Yulia Brodskaya Paper Quilling Artist

I have recently discovered the paper artist Yulia Brodskaya via her website. Yulia Brodskaya uses thin strips of paper cut and bent into dramatic, rich three-dimensional paper illustrations that delighted and fascinated me. I spent a good time browsing and I am sure readers here will find them interesting. Yulia Brodskaya says “I draw with paper instead of on it”. It is a very apt description for her innovative style. To find out more about her paper craft practice visit her website and browse her gallery pages. SaveSave

Cut and paste prints at the Rijks Museum

One of the surprising discoveries I made during my visit to the Rijks Museum is that early 17th century prints were not necessarily produced for only walls or to be housed in albums. There was a whole industry of prints produced for people to use in craft work as clip art. Apparently cutting out prints and pasting them to form new pictures or using them as decorations in craft work became a rage. Publishers responded by producing books of prints to cut out. This blue collage sheet is from an album decorated with cut-out prints by Hendrick Goltzius, Arent van …