Category Archives: Etsy Find

Blanca Helga

BlancaHelgaThese fun and whimsical paper toys are the creation of Madrid-based illustrator and film maker, Blanca Helga. They are created primarily with found paper and cardboard using a collage technique and can be purchased under the brand, Paper Friends, in her Etsy shop.  More of her incredible work can be seen here on Flickr.  On an interview with ‘The Tools Artists Use’ she distinguishes her application of digital and non digital tools:

“The starting point is always non-digital. I feel freer and closer to the work, when I touch the paper with my hands. Another reason is that I love the warm, imperfect look of the non-digital materials. But I need most of the time the digital tool to finish the work.”

Images: Courtesy of Blanca Helga.

Gunna Ydri

GunnaYdriDiscovered these great screen print designs on Etsy. They are the creations of Danish textile designer, Gunna Ydri. The London-based designer is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design as well as the Royal College of Art where she specialized in printed textiles and illustrations. You can purchase the printed products here on her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Gunna Ydri.

Yumi Okita

Yumi-OkitaThese stunning moth and butterfly sculptures are the creations of Japanese textile artist, Yumi Okita. The North Carolina-based designer creates these large pieces using different materials – cotton, feather, faux fur, embroidery thread and painted fabric. The pieces are sold here in her Etsy shop, which is currently showing a sculpted poppy that may be the start of a botanical series. Anxious to see her impending creations.

Images: Courtesy of Yumi Okita.