Making a wall of wheels, or paper rosettes, is a great way to make a HUGE impact at a party without a lot of fuss or cost, from just a pack of paper and some doilies – that’s it! Here’s a link to Ali P's basic tutorial from her blog Sprinkles of Charm on how to make this great back drop. Show More Summary
Designer Heather Moore of South Africa's brand Skinny LaMinx,has put her clever pop-up lasercut Garland placeholders into her Etsy shop. These little guys are perfect for adding a little bit of sweetness to a table setting, no matter how simple. Show More Summary
I figured out how to do eyes properly from origami, and now am going crazy putting eyes on everything. Note the magnets--the lozenge-shaped thingies. I use those in places where clips can't reach, to hold surfaces together as the misted paper dries (the paper is pre-treated with methyl cellulose and a light ink rub, so it stiffens up nicely). Show More Summary
I saw these wonderfully detailed paper letter forms on Sabeena Karnik's (an artist and designer from Mumbai, India) Portfolio on Behance and was smitten with her beauteous way with curls. See the whole alphabet at the link.
Racky RoadHow disarmingly endearing is this Pirate Elephant from delightful mixed media artist, Kristin Batsel, from Marietta, Georgia, who loves working with "paper, doodads, and bits and bobs". Her blog, junk&stuff, Her Etsy She's on Craftsterwhich is where I first saw her work (via Pinterest) and a designer for Alpha Stamps. Show More Summary
Paper adds infinite charm to everything, even the Thanksgiving table. Such a simple shape, cut from simple plain colored paper, strewn under platters, plates, and mixed in with your centerpiece, can make a holiday table so creative, inviting, and cheerful. Show More Summary
Artist Lydia Hirte makes lovely miniature paper sculpture pieces that are worn as jewelry. [photos: Jürgen Kossatz] She writes about her techniques: forming and fixation under strong pressure"On account of applying my different methods and techniques I am able to generate strong tension within the cardboard. Show More Summary
Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool, some interesting process shots from user Shigeru Kanemoto, who's used a Craft ROBO brand paper-cutting robot to prepare a stencil for applying solder paste to a PCB in preparation for SMT assembly. Uppermost, the stencil freshly cut; immediately above, solder paste applied. Cool idea, with a few more shots in Shigeru-san's photostream.
Today we’re diving deep for an easy build you can do in an afternoon: your very own cardboard periscope. Let’s go!
Actually, it's pretty easy: Shoot the film, have it developed (not mounted), cut out the exposures, and feed them to a craft-store sticker maker. And it's always a pleasure to see what the inventive photo-hackers at Photojojo will come up with next.
Clever, clever idea from NY design studio Rich Brilliant Willing (a play on the three founders’ names, FYI), on contract for design blog Core77, which is giving these away to winners of its inaugural Design Awards this year.
This is actually really convenient, because I've been needing a pair of these. I just didn't realize it until I saw them. Thanks, Instructables user art.makes!
Neat off-the-wall idea from Instructables user blightdesign, who’s been experimenting with preserving folded paper by rubberizing it with Plasti-Dip. More pics in B. Light Design’s Flickr set.
Origami isn’t only an art form, practiced by thousands worldwide, it’s also an Australian jazz trio. And they have an album coming out. This album comes in two forms: the now traditional digital download and as a physical CD with an origami CD cover. A rather attractive model, we think, one that may be familiar [...]
It is undeniably true that Paper Forest has been taking a bit of a hiatus. Posts have been few and far-between. I have been busy with personal art projects and teaching and raising a pre-schooler, but also reassessing the future of Paper Forest. Show More Summary
Leading off our Flickr pool round-up this week is a hot little red-headed astromech from Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, photographed by Chris Palmer. Other highlights include wooden gears, a homemade high-polish "dishing hammer," and some more workshop pr0n. Check it out!
Push Paper officially hits the shelves today! I had the opportunity to Jury this title (I got to pick the artists from a long list of Paper Forest favorites, pick favorite works and interview these guys) and it was a great experience. Show More Summary