Creative Paper Artists Turn Common Paper Into Incredible Art

Often when we think of art, the conventional pencil on paper or paint on canvas comes to mind. That, or our thoughts go to museums filled with intricate brushwork and complicated compositions.

The art world is vast, however, and there are many mediums and artistic styles that transcend the traditional parameters of paint on canvas. An example of this is the paper artists that produce stunningly detailed work made from paper alone, by manipulating its shape, arranging collages and crafting it to form their ideal final piece.

This style is known as Paper Art, and can range from two-dimensional designs, to three-dimensional sculptures. It is gentle, fragile work and is difficult to master. It demands patience and imagination and requires expert drawing and design skills from the artists as the colour choices, the delicate cutting and handling of the paper and placing it appropriately is imperative for the final composition.

There are many different types of Paper Art, like scrapbooking, cardmaking and origami, all of which have paper and card at the focal point of the creations. Below, we have found numerous examples of paper artists producing incredible work in this form, with subject matters ranging from nature and food, to people and animals. Despite all of the work coming under the umbrella of Paper Art, each artists’ pieces couldn’t be more different.

Our site’s mission is to discover talented freelancers around the world and showcase their work for our readers. The freelancers featured in our posts are available for commissions.

Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Sabeena Karnik, India

Earth Day by Sabeena Karnik, India


Paper Artworks from ‘Two flood and full protection’ project by People Too, Russia


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Cover for Street Bouche Food Festival by María Laura Benavente Sovieri, Spain

Cover for Street Bouche Food Festival by María Laura Benavente Sovieri, Spain


Summer Paper Iphone Vibes by Elena Satsuta, Belarus


Claude Monet’s Garden by Helen Musselwhite, UK


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Paper Artwork  from Dental Clinics' EXPEDITIE TANDARCTICA’ series project by Ollanski, Germany

Paper Artwork  from Dental Clinics’ EXPEDITIE TANDARCTICA’ series project by Ollanski, Germany


Paper cut illustrations by John Ed De Vera, Philippines


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Paper Sardine by Raya Sader Bujana, Spain

Paper Sardine by Raya Sader Bujana, Spain


Paper Sculptures by Carlos Meira, Brazil


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Paper art by Pramod Kumar, India

Paper art by Pramod Kumar, India


Paper People by Yeni Kim, Seoul, Korea


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Asterix and Obelix by Marco Raffaelli, Italy

Asterix and Obelix by Marco Raffaelli, Italy


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Papercraft Village by Ron Oemus, Germany

Papercraft Village by Ron Oemus, Germany


Emerald Cicada vs Beautiful Demoiselle Paper Sculptures by Tina Kraus, Germany


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Paper Art and Fashion by Marta Leshak, Ukraine

Paper Art and Fashion by Marta Leshak, Ukraine


Paper art from McDonald’s Happy Meal Series by Ceres Lau, Malaysia


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | OpenTable - Mothers Day by Polly Lindsay, UK

OpenTable – Mothers Day by Polly Lindsay, UK


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Paper Articles by Melanie Edwards, UK

Paper Articles by Melanie Edwards, UK


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Sausages - 3D Paper Miniature by Tònia Boske, Spain

Sausages – 3D Paper Miniature by Tònia Boske, Spain


Cozy Winter vs Thanksgiving Dinner by Margaret Scrinkl, Russia


Creative Paper Artists on Huntlancer | Yellow Innovation - La Poste by Aline HD, France

Yellow Innovation – La Poste by Aline HD, France


Exodus by Zim & Zou, France

Out of all the paper artists that we have exhibited, no piece of work is the same, which is the huge appeal and joy of Paper Art. The effort and skill that goes into the work is commendable, and it is fascinating to see incredible art created from one of the oldest materials the world has to offer.

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