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28 Ideas And Examples Of Amazing Paper Art

          The times when paper was considered to be the primary medium for artistic expression is long gone. Many writers and designers use digital media to improvise and develop their ideas. However, there is something particuliar in this “physical” canvas — something that keeps us getting back to paper when we want to brainstorm ideas in a notebook, doodle around in a sketchbook, collect inspiration in a scrapbook or just draw some sketches for the next project.

          The times when paper was considered to be the primary medium for artistic expression is long gone. Many writers and designers use digital media to improvise and develop their ideas. However, there is something particuliar in this “physical” canvas — something that keeps us getting back to paper when we want to brainstorm ideas in a notebook, doodle around in a sketchbook, collect inspiration in a scrapbook or just draw some sketches for the next project.

          In fact, paper is even more powerful than that. It is a very flexible medium. You can use it paper only for giving your ideas and feelings forms, but also as an expressive medium for creative artworks formed out of paper. You can create a sharp-edged paper plane or ship, but also form twisted curves of nature or complicated geometrical shapes.

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          In this post we present a showcase of paper art; you wil find many beautiful carved, folded, cut out paper objects and realistic 3D paper sculptures, all using paper, cardboxes or even books as materials. Please make sure to follow the links to explore further works of the artists presented below.

          The Beauty of Paper Art

          Apples

          Paper Art Apples

          Buscando a la serpiente

          Buscando a la serpiente

          Paper Tunnel by Jen Stark

          Paper Tunnel

          Flat Globe Cutting Book Series “AKIRA CLUB”

          Flat Globe Cutting Book Series

          Golden Swan

          Golden Swan

          Paper flowers

          Paper flowers

          Face

          Face

          Bijoux

          Bijoux

          Artists who make pieces, Artists who do books (detail)

          Artists who make pieces, Artists who do books (detail)

          Paper art 3 from Jen Stark

          Paper art 3 from Jen Stark

          Lost At E Minor

          Lost At E Minor

          Icosahedron

          Icosahedron

          World Books

          World Books

          Custom topography of St. Thomas

          Custom topography of St. Thomas

          Paper Latern

          Paper Latern

          Deep Sea Tango

          Deep Sea Tango

          Sunflower

          Sunflower

          Flock

          Flock

          Holding on to myself

          Holding on to myself

          Helen Musselwhite: Romany Caravan

          Helen Musselwhite : Romany Caravan

          Paper Drummer

          Paper Drummer

          Charles Clary 4

          Charles Clary 4

          O Ero He`ll Fight (Detail)

          O Ero He`ll Fight (Detail)

          Typography

          Typography

          My Modern Metropolis

          My Modern Metropolis

          My Modern Metropolis 2

          My Modern Metropolis 2

          Paper Mask

          Paper Mask

          Last Click

          Wataru Itou This paper model looks very impressive with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece.

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