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.

Keep reading to learn more about the finished and new projects below.

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Little Pirate Shipwrecked in Mermaid Land

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The Story

Little Miguel came from a family of pirates. He knew since he was a tiny baby that he was destined to be a pirate too and he would one day go explore Mermaid Land.

Mermaid Land was a mystical land that claimed the lives of many. Most people who dared go, were never to be heard of again. But many brave individuals still kept going, because whomever captured a mermaid and proved their existence, was destined for fame and wealth.

Miguel did not care for either fame or wealth. More than anything, Miguel wanted to go there and find his father and older sister who had disappeared on their journey to Mermaid Land only a year ago.

Against his mother’s wishes, he managed to escape one night and set sail on his tiny sailboat.

But things did not go as planned.

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Art Inspiration of the Month – Su Blackwell

Now that I’ve been working with cut paper as an art medium for the last five months or so, I feel an even bigger desire to learn more and keep improving. I’ve been looking at more experienced cut paper artists for inspiration so that I can see what’s possible to make with paper art.

One artist whose work I keep going back to is Su Blackwell’s. She’s an absolutely amazing paper artist who transforms books and paper into works of art. Works of art that awaken our inner child and make us imagine worlds that exist only in our wildest fantasies.

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Womb Sweet Home

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Available for custom order purchase here.

The Story

Sebastián lived in a home that was . . .

                     small,

                                 quiet,

                                            and dark.

                                         Just the way he loved it.

But life took an unexpected turn when he was forced to evacuate and move in with his roommates known as Mom, Dad, and Charlie, the cat.

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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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90 Day Art Challenge Paper Art Update (Feb 10 – 23)

The previous two weeks were so hectic, that I did not have a chance to complete the challenge every day, but I did make up the time that I was missing by making other days longer. I was also not able to post the update blog (that’s why it’s a week late). But things are back on track.

For the last two weeks, I continued working on the Day of the Dead themed shadow box. I continued trying to use more layers on the different characters in order to make them more three-dimensional and to make them more like real people look (but in paper form). I am so pleased with the results.

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90 Day Art Challenge Paper Art Update (Jan 1 – Jan 12)

It’s the start of my first 90 Day Art Challenge. I decided to focus on paper art, seeing as that’s the medium that has interested me the most these past couple of months.

The ultimate goal of this challenge is to improve my skills as an artist by reading up on the medium, learning from other paper artists, and by making paper art every day for the next three months.

Below is a day by day breakdown of what I made and learned each step of the way, these past two weeks.

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