Monday, March 22, 2021

Japanese Paper Collages by Rebecca Ridout of Gnarly Cat

Rebecca Ridout is a graphic designer who loves to create paper collages using Japanese and other handmade papers. In 2003, she studied in Japan which had a huge impact on her personal art style. Her interest in traditional Japanese craft has inspired her artwork, she even signs her work with her name in Japanese katakana.

Her paper collage series is created using hand-cut paper and assembling them in layers to form an illustration. In the beginning Rebecca was making greeting cards with the technique but gradually she progressed into larger paper collage compositions. Her artwork primarily feature animals, birds and natural elements with Asian influence. The paper collages are composed of handmade Thai papers and Japanese origami paper. She can be contacted you custom commission work through her website -