Weekly Paper Art Update 2

This week I managed to complete two of my light boxes. I find this part really exciting because I never really know what the end result will be until they are actually done.

I also started working on two new projects, but both of them are in the very beginning stages. I will most likely begin work on another light box as well. I’m trying to cram in as much work, because once the baby comes (I’m due in six weeks) I won’t have much time to do anything.

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Weekly Paper Art Update 1

After completing the April Art Challenge, I realized how much I enjoy participating in different challenges and contests.

The best part of participating is the large amount of growth I see in my work in just a matter of weeks. By forcing myself to create more in a shorter time span, I am faced with lots of roadblocks that I have to tackle in order to complete the challenges. These roadblocks ultimately lead me to find solutions to problems I had previously avoided and that leads to growth and a greater understanding of what I can achieve with paper art.

Below are some challenges that I am participating in for the month of May.

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B-Movie Star in Arachnophobia Horror Movie

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The story

After having her 15 minutes of fame, Amelia was over the moon. She was finally where she belonged. She had always known she was a star and better than everyone else.

But, as it happens, people soon lost interest. It didn’t help that she was talentless and rude.

The movie roles stopped coming. She was dead broke, so, she did what all B-Movie Stars do, she caved in and stared in a low budget horror film.

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Voodoo Witch Gets Revenge

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The story

Growing up, Ofelia was always reminded of just how different she was. It wasn’t her fault that her eyes were different colors, that she had a slightly green tint to her skin, or that her head was too big for her body.
She learned, at an early age, to isolate herself and rely on art as her friend and companion.

Life was as good as it could get for Ofelia, but that all changed. When children started disappearing in her village, everyone automatically assumed it was her. People claimed they had seen little kids running around her home. Little did they know that they were paper people she had created so that she wouldn’t be so lonely.

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Octopus Monster Street Art

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The story

Poor little Diego. Being the smallest boy in Middle School was tough enough, especially when since he was kind of a jerk. But being the new kid made matters even worse. Nonetheless, he was determined to fit in. It was his right after all.

When the popular boys invited him to join their group, he said yes instantly, without really paying attention to what he had to do to join them.

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Sister Sister

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The story

Valentina and Emilia were not your ordinary 7-year-old twins. They were quite different.

It wasn’t because they were conjoined, but rather because they thought everyone else should be.

It started off innocently enough, with them tearing apart their dolls and giving them extra heads, just like them.

But that got boring fast.

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Queen of Hearts

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The Story

Don’t be fooled by the Queen’s youthful and somewhat innocent appearance. A few years back, at the age of 87, she made a terrible pact with the devil. He would restore her youth, health and beauty in exchange for her soul. She agreed instantly, before realizing that the secret ingredient to being young again was eating the hearts of her dead relatives.

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Day 30 – Favorite Moment in April – #AprilArtChallenge

My favorite moment in April was definitely creating so many light boxes out of paper. Prior to this monthly challenge, I was creating a light box a month. I did not think I would be able to create six light boxes that were so detailed in one month, but I did it, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

To represent my favorite moment, I created little paper people that would be the witch’s friends, along with a few more props, like scissors, a craft knife and a piece of paper with a paper person cut out.

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Day 29 – Film Scene – #AprilArtChallenge

I decided from the start that the setting for the arachnophobia light box was going to be a movie set. I wanted it to have some movie set elements, like a camera, a light, and the x to mark the spot where the actress was supposed to stand. However, I also needed to create the background base to house the set of the movie.

The first step was creating the base. I decided on a blue (teal-ish) paper to be the background walls and brown for the floor. I constructed those, added a bit of marker to give them a bit of texture, and then put them together. I added some wall trimming to separate the two and make it look more like a room.

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