A long time ago I took a paper making class at Kansas City Art Institute. It was super fun! There were long nights of staying up in the studio. I made a paper kimono out of a white paper table cloth, pressed flowers, matte medium, and strips of sewn paper. We couldn't use any glue or string. It turned out pretty. To hold the flowers colors the matte medium AKA clear acrylic paint was used on top of them. I had a friend that made a satchel. He found out that shoe varnish on paper made it water resistant. It was a fun class. I had a respect for paper after it.
This week I found PaperCutsByJoe. The artist is Joe Bagley. He's from Boston. What I love is that all of his art is cut by hand. No lasers used. He doesn't even use prints. It's all hand cut paper!
All artwork belongs to Joe Bagley. Please pin things from his Etsy Page to get him sales.
I really love his charming bikes that he has worked on!
This one is really neat. I like the one of Joe holding it up. It helps to see all the detail that went into making it.
Most of the time I'm not fond of hunted heads on the wall. Seeing that it's made out of paper, it looks way less intimidating.
Lastly is a squid. He has a really neat octopus to that he's made.
Check out Joe's Blog. He doesn't keep it updated, but it's still neat to look through.
Check out Joe's Facebook Page.