Friday, January 10, 2020

Multi-layered Paper Cut Designs by Emily Brown

multiple layered paper cut barn owl

outline layer number 1

paper-cut bunny

outline layer

Emily Brown of Bird Mafia is a paper-cut artist and a designer based in Portland, OR. She has been interested in art ever since she could hold a pencil but her career as a paper-cut artist started in 2007 when she borrowed her husband's xacto knife. She honed her skills for years and founded her brand Bird Mafia to share her paper-cut designs. 

Each design is hand-drawn and hand-cut before they are tuned into tea towels, cushions, stationery, mugs, art prints and more. I am swooning over her multi-layered paper cut collection inspired by nature and animals. The design usually starts with a delicate paper-cut outline in black and details are stacked one layer over the other using different colored papers. For the barn owl on the top, the artist cut the outline as the base layer and added details such as feathers with layers of greys and brows. 

You can find the paper goods and home accessories based on her paper-cut in her online store - Bird Mafia.