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Arctic Volume White: 150gsm

Munken Lynx: 150gsm

Delicate Strength

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a full time paper artist living and working in the Lake District in Cumbria. My 2 greatest passions are nature and paper. I am inspired daily by the magic and beauty of the natural world and try to capture some of that beauty in my paper art.

Tell us a little bit about your interpretation of Paper Passion?

My interpretation was to simply have fun whilst showcasing the amazing versatility of paper.

Tell us a little about your piece?

I am always amazed by the endless possibilities that come form a single sheet of paper. It is delicate yet strong. I feel the same way about feathers, a single feather on its own is light and can float through the air, yet build a wing out of them and together they become strong and powerful. The swan demonstrates this beautifully and I knew straight away that this is what I wanted to make.

What was the most challenging part of the brief?

Each individual feather is hand cut and the sheer volume that I needed, at times felt like an endless task. However. looking at the finished piece, it was definitely worth it.

What part of the brief did you enjoy the most?

It is a real treat to be given such an open brief where the main aim is to just have fun and showcase the material I love the most. 

How did you enjoy working with Munken and Arctic Volume?

I have worked and experimented with hundreds of different types of paper and I found the Munken and Arctic volume a joy to work with. The scalpel glided effortlessly through the paper and was beautifully smooth. I was a little nervous of painting the paper as I had chosen a lighter weight at 150gsm but it took the paint perfectly without warping. I used Arctic volume for the feathers and Munken for the painted elements.

Emma Boyes
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