I love to cut things up and let me tell you Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration is filled with some of the most amazing cut up art! One of my favorite ways to cut things up is with my Sizzix die cutting machine. I just got what has to be the coolest card die cut in the shape of a thread spool.
So, combine a book filled with all sorts of creative cut up paper art, a new thread spool shaped die cut, and my newest addiction, Washi tape, you get this cute little card.
This page from Creative Review was what gave me the idea to wrap the cover half of the thread spool card with washi tape. Artist Chrissie Macdonald used tape to create the details on this cut paper art. I also added a button and some yarn to tie the card closed.
More about the Rockport book:
More and more the design world is turning away from digitization and once again embracing the imperfections of handmade, craft-based practices. Written and collated by noted papercraft illustrator Owen Gildersleeve, Paper Cut offers a unique perspective into this burgeoning field of contemporary illustration. Featuring astonishing works from twenty-five of the world's top papercraft illustrators, this collection also contains in-depth interviews and rarely seen behind-the-scenes photography, which reveal the artists' motivations and working techniques. Contributors include Rob Ryan, Yulia Brodskaya, Jeff Nishinaka, Andersen M Studio, Chrissie Macdonald, and Kyle Bean.
Owen Gildersleeve is an illustrator and designer based in London. His work predominantly focuses on papercraft illustration and over the years he has become highly respected in the field, working with a large array of international clients, as well as collaborating with many other respected artists. In 2009 Owen was awarded the Type Director's Club Award for his work with Fast Company Magazine. Then in 2011 he was awarded the Art Director's Club Young Guns award, which showcases the some of the world's best young talent in the fields of art, design and illustration.
And if you too love thread and sewing over at Goodreads there is a giveaway going on of the soon to be released Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists: Relax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches by Jane Monk