We love these cut paper illustrations created by Russian Federation-based illustrator and animator, Margaret Scrinkl. Small leaves, blossoms and other natural elements form the basis of her work cutting all of the details by hands, sometime looking like jewelry work. More of her work can be found on her website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram. A few of her pieces are available for purchase here in her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Margaret Scrinkl.
Admiring these incredible paper cuts created by Patrick Cabral, a multi-disciplinary designer and type artist based in Manila, Philippines. This series of endangered species was created in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to animals most at risk of disappearing from the face of the earth. Each piece is created in painstaking detail with layers of white paper accented with glowing yellow eyes and intricate filigree.
You can see more of his work on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Patrick Cabral.
Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these Pochi Bukuro, small envelopes to enclose a token of your gratitude. They come in a wide variety of designs including traditional, seasonal and contemporary. We found these modern designs at Japanese site, Klastyling. We love the simplicity of the designs and felt that this would be a wonderful weekend project. Complete instructions in Japanese can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Klastyling.