Posts Tagged ‘Paper Cut’

Harajuku Girl Themed Birthday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

My friend is Harajuku Girl obsessed and it naturally became the theme for her most recent birthday. For her gift I made a simple paper cut and put it in an inexpensive Ikea frame. Holla! As an added bonus I folded cranes using brightly coloured chiyogami and them embellished them with tiny satin bows. Holla, Crane style! Everyone dressed up in costume but I am a not a dress up kind of person so I made some masks to wear. Gwen Stefani eat your heart out. Holla!

Paper Cut Out

Paper Cut Out

Harajuku Cranes

Harajuku Cranes

Crane Detail

Crane Detail

Party Masks

Party Masks

Nick

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Customer Creations – CZ Paper Arts

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

We recently got a message from an amazing paper artist out of Quebec City named Cristina Zaletta.  She makes gorgeous paper-cuts, origami sculptures and book works using some of our papers.

These intricate paper-cuts are made from our Chiri tissue papers!

 

 

 

 

This Origami lampshade is folded from Tarasen Daisy tissue!

 

Thanks so much for sharing Cristina!

Check out more of her work here : www.czpaperart.com

 

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Pushing Boundaries with Paper

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

With February already nipping at our heels, I began to wonder what inspiring art events and projects would fill my month. Something I am really looking forward to is Toronto-based artist Shary Boyle’s upcoming collaborative performance with singer and songwriter Christine Fellows at the Harbourfront Centre. Everything Under the Moon is a modern take on the shadow play with all of its fantasy, mystery, and paper-cut magic! Boyle and Fellows will use overhead projectors, paper puppets, costumes and a variety of musical instruments to transport their audience into the world of a honey bee and a small bat, bound by friendship, on their quest to save their respective species.

If I can expect anything of Everything Under the Moon, I imagine the visual spectacle will demonstrate what we at The Paper Place are always on about: paper possesses the ability to assume evocative and concrete form while simultaneously maintaining the ephemerality of the shadows these forms produce. Paper can do and be anything you wish!

Boyle’s method of hand-manipulating her illustrations and paper sculptures atop a lit overhead projector reminded me of several precedents in art theatrical history that really expose paper’s versatility as a medium. Lotte Reiniger’s seminal 1926 animation, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, features intricately filigreed paper cut-outs that stutter and dance across the screen. Take a look at how lively Reiniger’s paper puppets were!

And what about traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry, called Wayang Kulit?

So, chase those February doldrums away with a eyeful of fantasy and a bit of shadow play! In fact, why not grab some colourful paper, a few X-Acto knives, and a bright light source and put on a shadow play of your own. A delight for all ages to be sure!

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Gorgeous Paper Cut Eyelashes – just in time for Halloween!!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Just in today!!  I was absolutely captivated when I first saw these breathtaking miniature works of art and had to bring them in to the store.  A completely unique idea for Halloween… time to start rethinking your costume!!



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Annie Vought’s amazing paper cut letters…..

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Do yourself a favour and check out Annie Vought’s intricate paper cut letters on her website. Truly inspiring!

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