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Jen Smith never guessed she would become an embroiderer, much less a famous one. She currently has more than 106,000 Instagram followers, a website, and an online shop where you can find all her creations. Her embroidery story is quite unusual. It all started when she randomly found a pattern on Etsy and decided...
Magic is close at hand. For Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker all it takes is some paper, scissors, and light. The husband and wife artist duo (known as Hari & Deepti), create paper cut shadow boxes that have a dreamlike feel to them. Their multi-layered artwork is meant to draw the viewer inside...
There's nothing like paper art to remind you of the tangible quality of everyday life. Aline Houdé-Diebolt knows best. A freelance paper designer and set designer, Houdé-Diebolt makes elaborate props and complete paper sets of paper. https://www.instagram.com/p/BN6tFC3hgsi/ Inspired by the world around her, Houdé-Diebolt translates the banalities of the...
With collage art, the process is just as important as the finished piece. Beth Hoeckel knows best. Based in Austin TX, Hoeckel loves rummaging through vintage publications ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s, in the search for just the right material for each piece. “I love to mindlessly flip through pages and then...
Michael Velliquette is an American artist who takes paper art to a whole new level. Instead of replicating swans or roses, Velliquette is creating elaborate sculptures and architectural designs that are so impressive that you'll have a hard time believing they are made out of paper. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCyr1XkpwjX/ Despite being made...
Do you remember those old plates with flowers and random portraits on them? The ones that your grandma probably still keeps around? Well, they are making a big comeback thanks to Canadian artist Marie-Claude Marquis. Marquis uses these vintage plates as a canvas on which she projects witty messages that are both funny and...
Slow living has never been more appealing. Now is the time to take a breather and look for comfort in the small things in life. Here to help you out is writer and illustrator Naomi Bulger. An avid letter writer, Bulger teaches the traditional art of writing a beautiful letter through online and offline courses.
You'll have to take a closer look at Italian artist Linda Di Martino, of Lindadi Creations', aquarium to believe that all the sea creatures and plants are created from yarn. While many of us are just starting to learn how to crochet, she's made an entire aquarium full of animals.
Andrea Lauren's motto is "ink, print, repeat" — an abridged description of what it is she does. A printmaker and surface pattern designer, she is recognized for her unique hand-carved linocut prints inspired by her love of nature, walks in the woods, storybooks, folk tales, and childhood memories.  Each of her designs is drawn...
With all the time on our hands while being in quarantine, many of us have taken up DIY crafts to occupy ourselves and learn new skills. You've probably tie-dyed enough shirts, completed tons of puzzles, and embroidered artwork, but if you're looking for something new to try out, you'll want to check out this artist!

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