Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hidden Messages in Hand-Drawn Matchboxes

Trang Hoang of 3XU handmakes unique and fun personalized messages in matchbox. The messages are hidden inside cute little boxes decorated with hand-drawn illustrations that will brighten up anybody's day. Their online store has matchbox messages for many occasions.

Besides matchboxes, they sell wooden magnetic bookmarks and wooden passport covers. Take a look!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Incredible Sculptures Created From Discarded Books

Malena Valcárcel is a paper artist from Spain who has been working in the paper field for some years now specializing in book sculptures. She uses old and discarded book and turns them into these magical sculptures. She cuts, folds and glue every single piece herself, and adds a LED light to create a fairy tale scene. She has an online store where she sells her one-of-a-kind book sculptures and paper jewelry. You can also join her on Facebook.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Amazing Crochet Art by Wilma Poot

Wilma Poot is a fiber artist from Netherlands who makes amazing freeform crochet art. Her portraits of animals and people feature expressive eyes, beautiful textures and fur or skin. Her work is inspired by impressionist, fauvistisch, and naturalistic painting style, often filled with strong colors and energetic shapes. To make her pieces Wilma uses materials such as acrylic, nylon, viscose alpaca, merino wool, silk and cotton.

You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram to get updates on her new work.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Paper Sculptures Using Recycled Materials

Angela Rodriguez is an illustrator and a sculptress from Barcelona. Her project Tundra Taiga is a collection of paper animal sculptures handmade using recycled materials including plastic bags, news paper and cardboard. Inspiration for making her models comes from the observation of birds and other animals in their natural environments. Her sculptures are hand-painted using water based inks that are safe for the environment. Each piece is unique that means no two will be exactly same.

To learn more about her work you can follow her on Instagram.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Embroidered Textile "Paintings" by Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright is an artist who specializes in embroidered textiles. She studied fashion and textiles at Birmingham City University before starting her business in 1994. Her work is inspired by animals, land, sea and cityscapes. Her collages are delicately hand or machine embroidered using bright threads onto papers and fabrics, the stitches on the surface makes each piece look like a painting.

"The embroideries enable me to draw and paint through the medium of fabric and stitch. My embroideries stand out because of the striking use of rich color, which captivates and draws the viewer in. My aim is simply to delight the eye."

Her work is available through galleries and shops. Rachel has exhibited with the 62 Group of Textile Artists, The Independent Textile Makers and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She has also shown her work at events such as Art in Action and Artisan at the Edinburgh Festival.