Category Archives: Paper

Hattie Newman

Hattie Newman is a set designer and paper artist working from her studio in East London. She builds and directs animations and set designs using handmade cut paper elements.  Many of her designs are found in advertisements, magazines, physical spaces and books. In an article on Lavva she says this about the limitations of her art:

“The paper projects don’t keep very well. After a few months the glue unsticks and it will all just unfold; if you have it out in sunlight the color will fade, and it’s hard to clean. I don’t keep very much – I instead keep it alive through the photos. I used to be sad about that because I would get attached and sentimental about everything I made. Now, if I make something really special, I’ll keep it in a bell jar.”

More of her work can be found on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Hattie Newman

Helen Musselwhite

Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite is remarkably skilled at paper engineering.  She creates pieces of art by combining hand cutting, folding and scoring using a variety of paper and card.  Much of her work is inspired by the British countryside.  On Creative Boom she says this about her creative process: 

“My process starts with thumbnail sketches that are enlarged to work out layers or structure. Then I make detailed line drawings, which I often colour with marker pens; sometimes at this stage, I make scale models, usually in neutral papers, and particularly with 3D projects to work out construction and depth.”

More of her work can be found on her website, Instagram and on her agency, Handsome Frank.

Images:  Courtesy of Helen Musselwhite.

Tina Kraus

Tina Kraus is a freelance paper artist and illustrator based in Munster, Germany.  About two years ago she started making paper sculptures of flowers and then progressively introduced  insects to her repertoire.  She sculpts with crepe paper and adds details with pastel chalks and paint to painstakingly create these incredibly realistic insects.

More of her work can be found on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tina Kraus.