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3-D Paper Sculpture – Take 3

Calvin Nicholls

 

 

Calvin Nicholls

These Extraordinary 3D Animal Sculptures Are Made From Carefully Cut Layers Of Paper by Calvin Nicholls.

By Emily Davis, Trendingly

 

Calvin Nicholls

“Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid 80s. He creates these amazing 3D animal sculptures from multiple layers of paper, with each piece taking anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete.”

 

Calvin Nicholls

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3-D Paper Sculpture – Take 2

These Extraordinary 3D Animal Sculptures Are Made From Carefully Cut Layers Of Paper by Calvin Nicholls.

By Emily Davis, Trendingly

 

“Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid 80s. He creates these amazing 3D animal sculptures from multiple layers of paper, with each piece taking anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete.”

 

 

 

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Watercolors I Love – Take 15

Pure Blinding Colour

 

 

River Otter Watercolor – Artist Unknown

 

 

 

“Smoochy Foxes” – Etsy UK

 

 

 

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Watercolors I Love – Take 14

Joe Cartwright

 

 

Karolina Kijak 2016

 

 

Mary Gibbs Art

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3-D Animal Sculptures – Take 1

Calvin Nicholls

These Extraordinary 3D Animal Sculptures Are Made From Carefully Cut Layers Of Paper by Calvin Nicholls.

By Emily Davis, Trendingly

 

Calvin Nicholls

Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid 80s. He creates these amazing 3D animal sculptures from multiple layers of paper, with each piece taking anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete.

 

 

Calvin Nicholls

 

 

Calvin Nicholls

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Watercolors I Love – Take 13

25+ Best Ideas about Watercolor

 

 

Ann Fullerton – “Autumn Afternoon”

 

 

“Black Bear” – Dean Crouser

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Lifelike Bird Pins – Take 2

Lifelike Bird Pins Embroidered by Paulina Bartnikby

by Christopher Jobson on June 6, 2017 – Colossal

 

 

“Warsaw-based embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik stitches colorfully lifelike brooches of birds and other tiny creatures in a dense style called needle painting. Each object begins as a piece of wool which she prods with a special needle in a process called dry felting which results in a surface ideal for embroidery. She then paints with a needle directly on the felt and embroiders the finer details.”

 

 

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Lifelike Bird Pins – Take 1

Lifelike Bird Pins Embroidered by Paulina Bartnikby

by Christopher Jobson on June 6, 2017 – Colossal

 

 

“Warsaw-based embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik stitches colorfully lifelike brooches of birds and other tiny creatures in a dense style called needle painting. Each object begins as a piece of wool which she prods with a special needle in a process called dry felting which results in a surface ideal for embroidery. She then paints with a needle directly on the felt and embroiders the finer details.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gorgeous Carving

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Balloon Sculptures – Take 2

Nautilus

New Balloon Sculptures Depicting Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto

 

Proboscis Monkey

by Kate Sierzputowski on May 30, 2017 – Colossal

 

Siamang

 

Masayoshi Matsumoto doesn’t twist up your average balloon animal creations. Instead, the Japanese artist produces larger than life beetle larva and spider crabs, creating latex masterpieces that blow away the simplistic balloon animals we’ve come to expect. Multi-colored and not bound to any particular species, the works are incredibly realistic interpretations of the animals they imitate, making the requests at your child’s next birthday particularly bizarre.”

 

Spider

 

 

Termite

 

 

Capybara

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Balloon Sculpture – Take 1

house fly

New Balloon Sculptures Depicting Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto

by Kate Sierzputowski on May 30, 2017 Colossal

 

beetle larva

 

“Masayoshi Matsumoto doesn’t twist up your average balloon animal creations. Instead, the Japanese artist produces larger than life beetle larva and spider crabs, creating latex masterpieces that blow away the simplistic balloon animals we’ve come to expect. Multi-colored and not bound to any particular species, the works are incredibly realistic interpretations of the animals they imitate, making the requests at your child’s next birthday particularly bizarre.”

 

 

jumping spider

I’ve always loved the cute little animals that people can make by twisting balloons. I wish I could do that, because I love it so much. But this brings balloon-twisting to a whole new level!

 

snail

 

 

Nautilus

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing with Your Food – Take 7

Pinterest

 

Pinterest – Caterpillar

 

 

Feminiya

 

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Playing with your Food – Take 6

 

feminiya

 

 

simplycreativeblogger

 

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Fictional Self-Help Book Titles – Take 4

Art Therapy: Fictional Self-Help Book Titles Painted by Johan Deckmann

by Christopher Jobson on May 25, 2017, Colossal

 

 

 

“Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. A practicing psychotherapist himself, Deckmann thoroughly recognizes the power of language in therapy and possesses a keen ability to translate his discoveries into witty phrases. “I like the idea of distilling words to compress information, feelings or fantasies into an essence, a truth,” he shares. “The right words can be like good medicine.”

Deckmann often takes his pieces beyond simple language and into the realm of visual puns, such as an LP cover titled “The very best of the voices inside my head” or the juxtaposition of smaller and larger suitcases labeled “Baggage” and “Emotional Baggage.” All of the pieces have the faded color and worn texture of 1970s era self-help guides that were popular at the time.

Deckmann’s books have been exhibited around the world since he began the series in 2015, including a solo show last March at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam. You can follow more of his recent work on Facebook, and on his website.”

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Fictitious Self-Help Book Titles – Take 3

Art Therapy: Fictional Self-Help Book Titles Painted by Johan Deckmann

by Christopher Jobson on May 25, 2017, Colossal

 

“Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. A practicing psychotherapist himself, Deckmann thoroughly recognizes the power of language in therapy and possesses a keen ability to translate his discoveries into witty phrases. “I like the idea of distilling words to compress information, feelings or fantasies into an essence, a truth,” he shares. “The right words can be like good medicine.”

Deckmann often takes his pieces beyond simple language and into the realm of visual puns, such as an LP cover titled “The very best of the voices inside my head” or the juxtaposition of smaller and larger suitcases labeled “Baggage” and “Emotional Baggage.” All of the pieces have the faded color and worn texture of 1970s era self-help guides that were popular at the time.”

 

“Deckmann’s books have been exhibited around the world since he began the series in 2015, including a solo show last March at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam. “

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Playing with Your Food – Take 5

Simply Creative – Blogger

 

 

Taste of Home – Watermelon Pig

 

 

Feminiya

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Sheena Liam Hair Embroidery – Take 2

Hand-Sewn Hairstyles That Cascade From Embroidered Hoops by Sheena Liam

by Kate Sierzputowski on May 24, 2017, Colossal

 

“Fashion model and embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from each of her 2D surfaces, Liam using black thread as a substitute for her subjects’ long locks. The works are all completed and displayed on embroidery hoops, with hair styles extending from the women in french braids, messy buns, and long ponytails. In one particular design, tiny pieces of thread are seen attached to the wall below the hoop, creating the illusion that the embroidered woman above is messily trimming her bangs.”

 

“Liam creates relatable, solitary moments within each hand sewn hoop. You can see more of her elegant designs, as well as snapshots from her travels, on her Instagram. (via Teen Vogue)”

 

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Playing with your Food – Take 4

Allie’s Affordable Creations

 

 

Feminiya

 

 

Pinterest

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Fictional Self-Help Book Titles – Take 2

Art Therapy: Fictional Self-Help Book Titles Painted by Johan Deckmann

by Christopher Jobson on May 25, 2017, Colossal

 

Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. A practicing psychotherapist himself, Deckmann thoroughly recognizes the power of language in therapy and possesses a keen ability to translate his discoveries into witty phrases. “I like the idea of distilling words to compress information, feelings or fantasies into an essence, a truth,” he shares. “The right words can be like good medicine.”

Deckmann often takes his pieces beyond simple language and into the realm of visual puns, such as an LP cover titled “The very best of the voices inside my head” or the juxtaposition of smaller and larger suitcases labeled “Baggage” and “Emotional Baggage.” All of the pieces have the faded color and worn texture of 1970s era self-help guides that were popular at the time.

Deckmann’s books have been exhibited around the world since he began the series in 2015, including a solo show last March at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam. You can follow more of his recent work on Facebook, and on his website.

 

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Paper Art – Take 6

Toilet Paper Rolls Art – Pinterest

 

 

Work of Art – A Look at Paper Flowers

 

 

Work of Art – A Look at Paper Flowers

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Paper Art – Take 5

Paper Cut Works by Bovey Lee

 

 

Peter Callesen-WebdesignerDepot

 

 

Portraits of Endangered Animals Around the World

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Paper Art – Take 4

Paper Necklace Jewelry – Pinterest

 

 

Maude White

 

 

Les Papiers de Peter Gentenaar

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Paper Art – Take 3

25+ Best Ideas About 3-D Paper Art on Pinterest

Paper is so versatile. I love the way some people draw or paint on it; some make designs on it so you can use it in your home for an accent, wallpaper, etc.; and some see other possibilities: a forest scene, a 3-d sculpture medium, or …..

 

Beautiful Paper Art – Artist Unknown

I just love this. This artist has created so many different textures with the paper here, delicate wing-like, ethereal parts to the stamens and pistols on the flower. Amazing.

 

Fans by Cissy Cook

And the childhood paper fans we all made are taken to a whole different level, combining different sizes to create a work of art. Isn’t it wonderful that there are people on our planet who think and create like this?

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Oil Paintings I Love – Take 10

Original Abstract Oil Painting – Artist Unknown

 

 

“The Dance Can Wait” – Corinne Hartley

 

 

Zolan – Webneal

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 6

Radiologist – ShoppingZonePlus

 

 

Baseball – ShoppingZonePlus

 

 

 

 

Welded Nuts and Bolts Dogs Sculptures – Pinterest

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 5

Weightlifter – Pinterest

 

 

Yardbirds – Baby Nuts the Dog Sniffing

 

 

Popular Mechanics

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 4

Metal Garden Art – Pinterest

 

 

Pinterest – Restroom

 

 

Pinterest – Fireman

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 3

Folf – Decor Decoration Putter

 

 

Funzug.com

 

 

Gunslinger – Enjoying Antiques on Etsy

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Button Art – Take 16

Framed Cat and Butterfly Button Art

 

 

Pilgrims – Nifty Homestead

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String Art – Take 19

Pinterest.com

 

 

 

DIY Bottlecap String Art Tutorial-Sam Rhymes with Ham

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Nut and Bolt Art – Take 2

I told you recently that I was thinking of seeing what – if anything – I could add to the world of nut and bolt art.  For this I would need to learn to weld. We have the equipment. We have the nuts and bolts and other assorted ‘stuff.’ I’m doing a survey of what is out there, and I have to tell you, I’m getting intimidated.

The people creating this stuff are really talented. They take a pile of stuff and create something that makes you smile. Their ideas are wonderful and their talent is great. I’m getting a bit intimidated, but I’m going to continue my research and then get out to the shop and see what I can come up with that’s different.

Meanwhile, here’s more of the wonderful things I’ve found –

Bored Art

 

 

Doctor – Shopping Zone Plus

 

 

Farmer on Tractor – Bolt People

 

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