Paper-cutting workshop at Wilderness Festival

I am beyond thrilled to have been asked to do a paper-cutting workshop at the fabulous Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire this August in collaboration with the wonderful Bridgeman Studio. I decided on a paper-cut headdress theme for my workshop where visitors can come and create their own hand-cut floral headdress or garland – the perfect festival accessory! I will provide inspiration and tips for transforming card into an array of intricate and lush botanicals. If you would like to purchase tickets for my workshop, they are for sale here, it would GREAT to see you there! Take a peek at some snaps from last years mind-blowing Wilderness festival below.. I can’t wait to jump in that lake!

 

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Isobel Barber

 
Isobel Barber

 

Isobel Barber

 

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New website!

After hours of website-building video tutorial watching, and just the one melt down!… This technophobe is jolly proud to announce that her new website is now live 🙂 You can take a look here!

Isobel Barber

 

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New poppy print products!

Jolly excited to have new products available from society6 with my poppy print alllll over them… including iphone and ipod cases, stationery cards and wall clocks to name a few 🙂

 

Isobel Barber

Isobel Barber

Isobel Barber

 

Have a wonderful weekend x

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How to make a repeat pattern

I have been playing with repeat patterns a lot recently and thought it would be fun to do a little tutorial to show how very simple creating a repeatable tile can be. Take a peek below!…

 

Isobel Barber

 

On a clean piece of paper create your design in the middle of the page, without letting any of the design touch the edges (this is very important!). I like to hand-cut and stick all my designs onto paper the trusty old fashioned way, and then scan them in to my computer. However, you can draw straight onto an illustration programme such as Adobe Photoshop if you prefer.

 

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Once your design is complete you are going to cut your drawing in half- (scary I know). Once you have the two pieces, switch them (see picture 1). TIP: Saving as a new file after each step, so you can easily go back, will soften the stress caused by inevitable fluff-ups! Ensure to pristinely line up the two halves.

Next you are going to cut your drawing in half again the other way- (yikes!) and flip those pieces (see picture 2). Now your design should be on all edges only, with a big blank space in the middle. You can now fill this space with the rest of your design (see below). However, remember again- make sure your design does not touch any of the four edges of the paper.

 

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Once you finish filling in any desired space, you now have your repeatable tile. This can now be repeated using Adobe Photoshop, or similar software. Voila!…

 

Isobel Barber

 

Have a wonderful weekend x

Papercut Russian dolls

Here’s a little project I’ve been working on. Created to curb my recent pattern and colour craving! Made using 100% recycled paper.

Isobel Barber

Russian dolls 2014, cut recycled paper

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Lovely Lavender

Here are some little lavender pots I snipped up. Super inspired by the Spring-like feeling in the Dorset air the past week.. watch this space for more beautiful blooms!

 

Isobel Barber

 

Lavender pots 2014, cut paper

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National Trust Illustration

Kingston Lacy, Dorset pen and cut paper

 

Isobel Barber

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