Wimbledon paper style!

There’s a definite theme going on in todays post, and incase you’ve been walking around with your eyes and ears closed, it’s becaaause… Andy Murray only went and won Wimbledon 2016! So, I wanted to share some tennisy themed illustrations, old and new, from my portfolio with you! The 2D ‘Kit’ papercut below below is one I snipped up a few years ago and is available to buy as a print (framed or unframed) here. You can find a photo of it in the sweetest little colourful nursery in the photo at the bottom! The top 3D papercut is a recent illustration from my portfolio, using much stiffer card to create an almost paper set-like artwork. As I mentioned in my last post, my work has taken such three-dimensional evolvement over the past couple of years and it was so interesting comparing the two papercuts and wondering how my illustrations and interpretations will grow over the next few years!

 

Isobel Barber 3d paper sport illustration

 

Isobel Barber desk paper tennis illustration

 

Isobel Barber paper tennis print

 

Isobel Barber playroom with tennis print

 

Thanks for stopping by folks!

Isobel x

 

 

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Chez Fred- Papercut Shopfront Commission

I recently completed a mega exciting commission for a local newly refurbed Fish & Chip restaurant called Chez Fred. The shopfront has been so beautifully refurbished with its striped awnings and luxurious gold accents, the attention to detail makes it so wonderfully striking! I was thrilled when lovely Fred the owner wanted to go SUPERSIZE with the commission as this meant I’d get to capture all those teeny tiny details. It’s the largest scale papercut I’ve completed to date and up there at the top of the list of favourite commissions I’ve worked on. A combination of the colours, symmetry, detailing, stripes (such a sucker for stripes!) and the fact that the commission had a personal touch to it too… I’ve been eating fish & chips here for a whole 28 years!… made it such such such a super project to work on! Here are some papercut Chez Fred ‘in the making’ snaps and the finished product at the bottom. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Isobel barber papercut illustration flowers

 

Isobel barber papercut illustration typography

 

Isobel Barber desk

 

Isobel Barber Chez Fred restaurant

 

Isobel barber papercut building Chez fred

 

Isobel Barber papercut illustration buildings

Isobel x

Christmas Papercut Wreath Workshop!

Isobel Barber

 

Ever since the success and pleasure of the Wilderness Festival Papercut Headdress workshop I ran this summer, I’ve been positively itching to organise another one! With the build up to the festive season upon us, I decided a Christmasy themed workshop would be just the ticket!

Come along and join me for a fabulously festive morning on Tuesday 1st December at the lovely Deans Court cafe ‘The Squash Court’. You will receive a pack of high quality materials to enable you to construct your very own beautiful hand-crafted paper Christmas wreath. Alongside all the materials, I’ll be providing the assistance required to enable you to snip up little decorative accents for your work of art… robins, berry branches, oranges or whatever takes your festive fancy! As you work, your imagination will be fed by delicious homemade mince pies, loose leaf teas and Italian coffee. Tickets are available here!

Really hope to see you there!

Isobel x

Isobel Barber

New Dorset Jurassic coast prints

I recently made some paper cut prints inspired by some of my favourite spots along the World Heritage Jurassic coastline, where I am lucky enough to call home. The prints below feature the Wellington tower, an iconic landmark of the lovely coastal town of Swanage, and the Swanage steam railway with the ruins of Corfe Castle perched on the hill in the background. These can be purchased from the splendid Quarr Gallery in Swanage and now from their online gallery too!

 

Isobel Barber

 

Isobel Barber

 

Thanks for stopping by x

 

New Illustrations!

This post pays homage to my wonderful Wimborne roots. I was born and bred in the beautiful little market town of Wimborne in Dorset. Two of Wimborne’s many charming characteristics are these two noisy fellas! The Quarter Jack sits on the minster and strikes the quarter hours, whilst the Town Crier can be found on weekends wondering around the square and minster ringing his bell and generally being jolly! I created the below using cut and assembled recycled paper.Wimborne Quarter Jack

Wimborne Town Crier

Wimborne

Have a great weekend x