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 ♥ 



Liz said...

WOW those are gorgeous thanks for sharing! Great site by the way! OMG I have to decipher that darn code to post this! Only for you Tristan!

Gia Lau said...

Ahhh but I beg to differ Tristan...your tags ARE also gorgeous. You are right though, the paper sculptures-give me goosebumps. And I just received a little envelope of goodies I ordered from Helga- am loving her little wood things lately. Can't wait to play with them! Thanks for inspiring me this morning.

trisha too said...

Tristan, your tags ARE gorgeous, but those sculptures are shocking. In a good way, shocking. Amazing detail.


Margaret McCarthy Hunt said...

The tags are delish! Don't you love that guys art? Follett used to buy his art and pass out free posters of it. What a great freebie!

Carol Q said...

absolutely scrumptious tags Tristan. lovely colours choices. those paper sculptures are beyond words.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi tristan!!! glad to see you are back! the paper sculptures are fabulous! were you ever able to use any of that stuff i sent to you?

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Debi Tullier said...

I am in love, I am so thankful that I have found your site! Everything in the world that I love is here!