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9 Paper Artists Whose Work Honors the Earth


With Earth Day approaching on April 22, there is no higher time to
spotlight paper artists who’re making an effort to include recycled or upcycled paper into their work as a manner of honoring our extraordinary planet. Granted, these are simply very tiny steps however nonetheless worthwhile… giving paper a second life as one thing memorable is so a lot better than sending it to a landfill or incinerator. 

And now… on with the varied present! 

a paper mache flower emerges from each of two painted paper mache hearts


Juliana Bollini’s Instagram feed (@julianabollini) is a delight. She shapes and paints paper mache made with recycled paper to create beautiful floral items she calls Blossoming Hearts, in addition to considerate characters comparable to this Swan Girl, one in a collection.


paper mache art piece of slim woman with downcast eyes wearing pink dress with swan on head  


Ju studied visible arts in Argentina the place she grew up and has been
dwelling and experimenting with paper strategies in São Paulo, Brazil for
29 years. 

paper collage of woman seated at sidewalk cafe table on city street


I am unable to recover from the element that Boston artist Betsy Silverman
incorporates into her journal web page collages… they virtually appear to be
images. This summer time her work can be exhibited at The Edgewater
Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.


paper collage of two chickens walking on ground near farm pickup truck

Hilary Bravo
in England makes paper mache bowls, beads, and a preferred line of richly
coloured, resin-coated jewellery ‘fragments’… this blue and silver pendant is an instance. She begins by reducing up one among her personal summary acrylic work after which layers each bit onto a paper mache base
that she has comprised of acid-free, mat board off-cuts.

rectangular blue and silver necklace pendant with silver chain

A totally totally different type of
necklace by Hilary is manufactured from paper mache that’s hardened with epoxy
resin on the reverse aspect in order that the floral surfaces have the looks of
unglazed porcelain.

paper mache floral necklace with varied bead chain

Ulrike Hagel of Münster, Germany and Etsy store Paperuli
upcycles waste paper into helpful gadgets that embody rustic magnificence. For
instance, this good set of 24 pastel paper hearts can function a bit of e-book
to mark a special day or be used as place playing cards at a marriage or


stack of pastel handmade hearts tied together with slim satin ribbon


I completely love the colours of this South Seas yarn that Ulrike fastidiously twisted by hand from newspaper.


pastel newspaper yarn skein on surface next to crochet hook and crochet work in progress


Not solely does Alessandra Fabre Repetto of Rome, Italy and Etsy store AlessandraFabre
create stylized paper mache flower preparations
and vogue equipment, a lot of that are appropriate for weddings and
different particular events, but in addition residence decor that features elegant paper


paper mache sculptured flower bouquet in blush, peach, and pinks in clear glass vase


handmade paper sculpture pendant light decorated with floral design
It is a pleasure to see the numerous instructions Griffin Carrick of Etsy store GriffinCarrickDesign is taking quilling. Thus far in 2022 she has been upcycling well-loved denim into beautiful wall artwork medallions. 


quilled denim medallion wall art 


True, the above shouldn’t be paper artwork, however Griffin can also be utilizing classic yearbooks and atlases as a supply of quilling
paper strips and combines the paper coils with thrifted denim to
create wall hangings.


grouping of denim and paper quilling wall hangings displayed on wood floor 


Hilal Güngör,
initially from Istanbul, Turkey studied Industrial Product Design the place she labored within the automotive and machine industries as a technical
knowledgeable. Hilal is now dwelling in Lyon, France the place she has began a
product design enterprise, Studio ILA, utilizing environmentally pleasant
supplies comparable to cellulose and clay to create rustic containers, stools, and


orange and white rustic paper mache bowl



tall pink and yellow paper mache container filled with tulips

Modern jewellery artist Burcu Sülek in Istanbul, Turkey makes use of magnolia leaves as molds for paper mache that she
makes use of to kind elegant necklaces, brooches, and earrings that make up her Magnolias of Istanbul assortment, “a tribute to all the bushes
being sacrificed to urbanization.”

chain necklace with grouping of three horizontal leaves in blue and silver

This magnificence includes a hand
painted phoenix which Burcu states “symbolizes energy, transformation,
and renewal in occasions of doubt and confusion.”

chain necklace with grouping of two burgundy magnolia leaf shapes onto which a phoenix has been painted


How cute are the whimsical paper mache collectible figurines that Efthimia of
the Greek island of Rhodes creates by hand?! She makes use of cardboard
and handmade paper pulp (a mixture of recycled paper and glue) to craft every


paper mache gnome ornaments with red and white striped hanging cords displayed on flat surface

Gnomes carry a smile all 12 months lengthy and her little Hug Me characters can be found with plenty of  totally different sayings. They’re obtainable in Efthimia’s Etsy store, EfthimiaPapierMache.


whimsical paper mache girl figurine with outstretched arms holding a You Are My Sunshine heart-shaped sign

When you’re conscious of different paper artists who use recycled supplies, please tell us through a remark under so we will take pleasure in their work too.


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