Tuesday, April 9, 2013


No, these aren't what I'm calling gorgeous. They are two tags I finished up this morning for the "crackled background" tag swap on the Art for the Creative Mind art swap group. They were fun - I started using Tim Holtz's distress paint for the background - but I didnt' think the crackle that happened was pronounced enough, so I decided to stamp on some "extra" crackle - now, they're crackled for sure! Added some die-cuts from the Vagabond machine and some wooden die cuts from Helga at Art Chix Studio and some odds-and-ends. Voila!

I found these paper sculptures and thought you would enjoy seeing them. They absolutely knocked my socks off - they're gorgeous - and so unbelievably detailed!

Jeff Nishinaka, paper sculptor, was born in Los Angeles and gained international recognition in the past fifteen years through his unique representational art forms in 3-Dimension. He pioneered paper sculpture in the US advertising, promotion, and publishing fields. Since then he has worked non-stop as the premiere paper sculptor in both commercial advertising, illustration, and fine art.

Generally using Strathmore 2-ply and 3-ply kid finish papers (and sometimes using watercolor paper or handmade papers), he tears and cuts the paper into three-dimensional sculptures.

Hope you're inspired - now go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥ 

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