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Spotlight on: Kate Kelly paper sculptor

I have been crafting. Honest. I went back to my trusty size 12 needles and chunky wool and begun to knit an even trustier snood in moss stitch; the same one I made earlier this year in purple. However, as I’m still smarting from an error in this project which will almost definitely mean an un-doing of the previous doing, I can’t bring myself to write about it in any detail.

So instead I’m going to write about an awesome artist and paper crafter I stumbled upon recently: Kate Kelly of Kaper.

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of birds, owls have featured on this blog many-a time, and for anyone who loves birds Kate Kelly is an artist you MUST check out.

No only is she a dab hand at paper craft, but is also a kind of engineer. The process Kate describes for creating these 3D sculptures sounds like it may use CAD there somewhere. I love the idea these beautiful creatures popped alive from a sheet of printed paper.

Here are just a few examples of her work, for more head on over to her website:

Kate Kelly mices

Image from Kate’s website Kaper online: woodland creatures

Kate Kelly crows

Image from Kate’s website: Kaper online, birds

Kate Kelly owls

Image from Kate’s website: Kaper online, owls

I just love her work and I’m very tempted to treat myself this Christmas. Speaking of which, you can buy Kate’s wonderful work over on Etsy or keep up-to-date with her on Twitter, follow her blog or like her Facebook.

If anyone knows of any other paper sculptors out there please do let me know in the comments.



About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker. Whilst I don't play sax I do play the ukulele. I'm a digital marketing professional living and working in Vancouver, Canada. I am prone to wanderlust, I ❤️ children's books and am a dedicated knitter.

2 comments on “Spotlight on: Kate Kelly paper sculptor

  1. Fi

    Look at those owls, they are so amazing. I need them in my life! x

  2. Pingback: We’ve launched on Etsy and top gifts for crafters this Christmas – from Etsy and Folksy | Danni and Charlie do craft

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