The Art of Lauren Child exhibition at Mottisfont House and Gardens

I have been a huge fan of Lauren Child’s playful illustrations for a very long time so was beyond excited when I heard about this exhibition! It was so inspiring and such a treat to see Child’s quirky and mischievous original works, currently being exhibited at The National Trust’s beautiful Mottisfont House and Gardens in Hampshire. Her illustrations combine bright colours with bold prints and chunky outlines to create contemporary childrens ‘cut out’ illustrations. The exhibition was delightful and most definitely captivating for both young and old. Mottisfont house itself was simply stunning and the gardens were beautifully in bloom and incredibly dog friendly! The great news is the exhibition is running until 6th September 2015, so there is plenty of time left to plan a visit!

 

Mottisfont

 

lauren_child

 

Mottisfont

 

Lauren Child

 

LC Lola

 

LC jelly beans

 

LC Blackboard

 

 

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New papercut illustration- ‘Tapas Table for Two’

One of my many illustrative ambitions is to illustrate a cookbook, so to help me on my way, I started a little personal foodie project last week. To build on my portfolio, as well as practice my photoshop skills, I will be whipping up some scrummy papercuts over the next few weeks… Starting with a Spanish themed table for two!

 

Isobel Barber

 

To create the printed wallpaper in the background I first of all created a little hand papercut pattern (below). After some minor tweeking on photoshop, I then turned this into a repeat print (below below). This is far easier said than done!… So to help anyone who wishes to create their own repeat pattern, I am currently in the midst of creating a little tutorial which I shall post soon.

 

Spanish pattern papercut Isobel Barber

 

 

Papercut print Isobel Barber

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First post!

Day in the studio.

This weekend I’ve been at my friend and photographer Robert Lister’s studio taking some snaps of some of my work for my new blog (and soon to follow Etsy shop!). He specialises in Actor / Actress portfolio headshots, so photographing my 2D collages was a bit of a trial and error case…However, twenty cups of tea later, here are the final edited shots 🙂

Festive Antlers.

Pheasant #CountryBumpkin

Wellingtons.

Vintage phone box.

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