Dandelion Wishes Pop-Up Cards

German designer and paper artist, Peter Dahmen, has produced these fun pop-up dandelion cards complete with fluffy edges and three-dimensional leaves for The Colossal Shop.

Order your 6 card set here.

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Workshop opportunity: Victoria

Curiosities from Paper and Wire

presents this 2 day workshop with

Ines Seidel from Germany

Dates: 6 – 7 October 2018
Times: 9:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: 54 Grubb Road, Ocean Grove, Victoria
More information: http://www.thestudioat54.com.au or phone Kerrie on 0402 273 693

Selected works from the artist’s website:

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Kate Alarcon: Paper Flower Concepts

Using primarily European crepe paper in various weights this Seattle-based artist creates lifelike flowers and plants.

Her website, The Cobra Lily, contains a mass of exquisite blooms from around the world, including this stunning King Protea.

For those of you on Instagram she also shares her work there, and it was lovely to see the components of her flowers before, during and after assembly into the finished products.

The faq page of her site has a couple of interesting ‘frequently asked questions’ which is worth reading if you own paper flowers, as she covers dusting/cleaning paper flowers and how long they can be expected to last with careful handling.

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Exhibition: Place

PLACE: Artist Books Exhibition

Panizzi Gallery
University of Wollongong Library
Building 16, Northfields Avenue

Bringing together 38 book artists from NSW, Victoria and Queensland, exploring the theme of place in their work, whether a physical location or a place of their imagination.

Artists’ Books, or Book Works as they are also referred to, are part of most artists’ vocabulary, either as drawings bound together, illustrated diaries or a response to a place, time, political or historical event, or personal emotion.

Dates:    11 August – 14 October 2018
Times:   10-5 daily

Exhibition opening: Wednesday 15 August, 2pm.

More information: Click here

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Dior: Designer of dreams

Paper Garden.  Dior exhibition in Paris at the Museum of Decorative Arts.

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Workshop: Saturday August 11 2018

Primrose Paper Arts present their latest workshop:

Powerpoint for the Paper Artist
with Maria Stagno

Saturday August 11 2018
Northbridge Sailing Club – Club house
Bethwaite Lane

So how do you manage your artwork, record it and know where to find your images and notes when you need them?  One way to have everything at your fingertips is to utilise a simple tool to help you organise both your completed projects and those you are currently working on.

Using the digital program Powerpoint you can store, rearrange and file your processes (and more) saving you time and energy.  In this workshop you will learn:

  •  presentations for teaching or showing friends or groups your techniques
  • design diaries that don’t take up any space in the house, can be as big or small as you want for every project you create
  • about saving paper and ink as you no longer have to print or photocopy everything.
  • how to file your inspiration and ideas for easy access
  • creating mood boards that can be easily changed and rearranged when ideas present themselves
  • recording workshop notes and photos for future reference
  • annotating step-by-step processes using your photos and illustrations and more

CLICK HERE for times, costs, booking form and requirements.

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Calvin Nicholls: Paper Sculptor

By webmaster

I simply couldn’t go past this website without sharing it with you.

The above is a screen snip of the front page of Calvin’s website.  Click on the image to visit his site and view his extraordinary work.

I especially like The Follett Collection.  You can view the slide-show here.

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