Beautiful Paper Art


Bas-relief paper sculptures by Papernoodle. Every piece of paper is cut, curled, embossed, torn, or scored by hand, and then assembled.

Notes from the artist:

(…) When people say “paper sculpture”, it usually means that it’s a bas-relief sculpture made of paper. The most common bas-relief example would be the images on coins. You recognize the shapes not by color or lines, but by the shadows on the uneven surface created by light. To make a bas-relief paper sculpture, paper pieces are cut and manipulated and pasted on the background. One of paper sculpture’s characteristics would be that it has a floating effect. This effect is achieved by putting a support behind the object when it’s glued to the background. My paper sculptures are usually less than an 1″ deep, and they need to be framed.

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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene360 magazine. She's created successful projects over the course of 20 years in the fields of art, design, fashion and web. Currently, dividing her time between the West Coast of Portugal and the United States. Follow the author @ Instagram Facebook and view more articles.

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