Have you visited the Instagram account of illustrator Clare Youngs? If not, I’d strongly recommend you to have a peek and absorb the many lovely, colorful animals you’ll encounter there. All created with tiny bits of paper that are filled with beautiful, playful patterns. The monkey is my favorite!
I’m so incredibly smitten with the gorgeous details in these miniature birds by Nayan & Vaishali. Using hand cut & hand painted layered paper, they create colorful and charming little birds that will easily fit in the palm of your hand. the blue and green European Magpie in the first image is my favorite!
There’s something about these beautiful, rich illustrations by artist Stacey Elaine that I can’t seem to keep my eyes away from. So rich of colors and details.. Such a soft, friendly and festive character.. love!
Stacey Elaine creates highly detailed, hand cut illustrations with layers of tissue paper which she carefully applies and seals onto heavy hot press watercolor paper. I’m drawn to the bold contrast between the saturated colors of the tissue paper and the bright white background upon which they are adhered. Although Stacey has a background in the art world, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she felt a strong need to pursue her passion, which was when she started creating these precious paper made pieces.
When you shop small, you come across the most wonderful and unique items you cannot find anywhere else. And as we’re slowly heading towards the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to start finding those precious goods to surprise your loved ones with <3
That’s why, from this week until the end of the year, we will round up every Friday with a Crafty Gift Guide! A selection of 25 illustrated items, created by my favorite crafters. Spiky planters, fish bags, bear beanies and many more, all made with love and all currently available online.
Clicking the images will lead you directly to the shopping spots. Enjoy!