Home Paper art Exploring Recollections through Collage – iEla Snow

Exploring Recollections through Collage – iEla Snow


The hanging use of ornamental paper in collages created by iEla Snow caught my eye on Instagram. I knew I might quickly be sharing her interesting work right here on All Issues Paper as there’s a lot to see in every colourful and scenic collage.


wooded camping scene composed of decorative patterned papers



iEla, let’s get to know you – the place you grew up, the place you reside now, and your artwork journey.

My identify is iELA SNOW … pronounced i-eh-lah. I grew up in Merida, Venezuela which is a stunning place situated in a valley within the Andes. Later, I moved to Toronto, Canada, which is the place I now reside. 


My journey into the world of artwork started with admiration and appreciation for varied types of paintings. I began experimenting with completely different artwork types and ultimately discovered a ardour for images that impressed me to create different kinds of artwork. 


I fell in love with Japanese and craft paper as the colors and textures take me again to my childhood recollections of Latin America. These locations maintain particular vitality that each invigorate and calm me.


hand holding a colorful paper collage beach scene 


By means of collaging, which is the right medium for me, my creations movement naturally. I get pleasure from working with textures and hues, and my small-scale works, that are 6 x 8 inches or smaller – by no means greater – reveal my actuality in a novel and attention-grabbing approach. 


cherry blossom tree alongside tiny houses, all made of decorative papers

 Cherry Blossom


I generally query the validity of my artwork, however my husband, who can be an artist and appreciates artwork, loves my work and encourages me to share it with the world. I wish to encourage others who could also be questioning the validity of their very own artwork to share it with the world as nicely. Is it your expression and your technique to see the world? 


detail of decorative patterned paper cherry tree in bloom

Cherry Blossom – element

Are you a self-taught or professionally skilled artist? 


As a teenager, I took a number of arts and crafts programs like felt, knitting, stitching, clay-work, and watercolour portray (which I nonetheless do). In a while. I additionally took a number of images programs.


aqua watercolor flowers on white paper

Now as a self-taught school creator, I draw inspiration from varied sources, and mix my previous programs and all that I’ve discovered to realize my craft. I’ve a eager eye for element, guaranteeing that each component is completely positioned to achieve the specified end result. 


colorful paper collage of forked road leading to mountains or village

Journey to the Mountains


Inform us in regards to the papers and instruments you most like to make use of.


I work with Japanese chiyogami, yuzen-washi, kozo-paper, print-paper from outdated magazines, newsprint, craft paper, and another attention-grabbing paper that I’ve change into aware of. 


As for glue, so long as it isn’t shiny, however is acid-free and never quick drying, I’m good. I exploit all kinds of instruments – small, good-quality scissors, dissecting instruments, and a slide paper cutter. Oh, a vital one which I can’t do with out are my artisan magnifying glasses (which I put on over my prescription glasses) LOL. 


road in front of small houses and hills, all made of decorative papers

Camino Alvinedo

Do you promote your work? 


Not the unique collages, however as a result of I’ve been
approached a number of occasions just lately, the following step shall be to
provide a wide range of prints. 


tiny homes backed by mountains, all made of decorative, colorful papers

Discover Your Visitor Residence


The place can individuals discover you on-line? 


My URL ielasnow.com
is presently pointed at a web site the place my companion and I promote
merchandise. My intention is to develop one quickly that solely focuses
on my work. In the meantime, I might be contacted through Instagram, @ielasnow_art.


two cherry trees in park-like setting in front of row of tiny houses, all made of decorative papers

V I L L A Flor de Cerezos


Is there anything you’d like us to find out about you? 


conclude, I wish to categorical that my creations allow me to discover my
creativeness with none limits or stress. By means of collage artwork, I can
recreate components from my previous experiences. The reminiscence of the gorgeous
fantastic thing about mountains, seas, and surrounding charming cities at all times fills
me with a way of inspiration. The thought of happening countryside
adventures, like we used to do, brings again a flood of cherished
recollections. It jogs my memory of a cheerful time in my life that I maintain very
near my coronary heart.


smiling woman with long, brunette hair wearing sleeveless blue dress, headband, and long pendant necklace

iEla Snow

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