Bridgeman Studio Artist of the Month!

I am so so so delighted to be this months Bridgeman Studio ARTIST OF THE MONTH! You can read my interview and have a browse here to come behind the scenes in the studio, hear about my creative process, who inspires me and lots more!

 

Isobel Barber papercut illustration bridgeman Studio

 

Isobel Barber studio 3d paper

 

Isobel Barber 3d paper house scene editorial

 

Isobel Barber 3d papercut kate spade

 

Isobel Barber paper workshop Bridgeman studio

 

Isobel barber food illustration 3d paper

 

Isobel x

 

Custom papercut portraits

I wanted to share this custom papercut family portrait I snipped up with you, as it comes with the sweetest story! I was mid-way through this portrait when I was asked whether it was too late to add a baby in… as the couple had just found out they were expecting! A slight left arm adjustment and a little sleeping bundle later, here’s the finished product! My custom papercut portraits are available here from notonthehighstreet! (Pets welcome too!)

 

isobel barber paper portrait

Papercut custom portrait Isobel Barber

 

Isobel x

My little paper cacti in You & Your Wedding magazine!

So thrilled to see my little paper cacti featured in this months You & Your Wedding magazine! The perfect exotic wedding name tags for a destination or tropical themed wedding! You can find them here! These colourful cacti would also add a burst of colour to any desk, just pop them in your favourite little jar or teacup! The easiest plants you will ever look after.. and prickle-free!

 

Isobel Barber You and Your Wedding magazine paper plant

 

Isobel Barber paper cactus place cards

 

paper cactus wedding cards

 

destination wedding You & Your wedding namecards

 

Isobel x

 

New papercut illustration… This healthy little number contains all of your 5 a day!

Isobel Barber paper illustration

 

Isobel Barber paper illustration health

 

Isobel Barber papercutting food illustration

 

Isobel Barber papercut food illustration

 

This colourful papercut scene was a self initiated project. Even with self-initiated projects I like to give myself a brief and my inspiration for this one came from the very lovely organic brand of baby food called Ella’s Kitchen.. Their lip smacking Spag Bol to be precise! I wanted to create something fresh, colourful, playful and food related for my portfolio and this was the outcome! (Boxes ticked, I think?!) The Ella’s Kitchen story is so adorable and the brand is admirably environmentally friendly too.. If you’d like to read about it, click here! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new portfolio piece folks!

Isobel x

New Paper Pussycat Portrait!

Now I’m going to be brutally honest here, I am 99.9% of the time cool and confident with any papercut challenge or job that comes my way, but my heart hit my throat when I saw the markings on this little cutie! Which makes me eeeeven more excited to share this little fella with you as I’m so chuffed with how he turned out!… Stripey kitty cat coat challenge conquered! If you’d like to get your paws on your own pet portrait then you can order them from notonthehighstreet here!

 

Isobel Barber paper pet portrait

 

Have a great day folks!

Isobel x

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

New personalised Automotive baby boy print & an exciting feature by Bump to Baby blogger Alex

Afternoon all! I absolutely love it when I find the time to sit down and create new prints and products, and I recently did just that! I’m excited to share my new personalised baby boy Automotive print with you, now available from notonthehighstreet. This print makes a superb custom gift to mark the birth or christening of a relative or friends little baby boy… Or you could order one yourself as a keepsake for your own little one! Your name, birth month and year will be hand cut in navy blue paper. The wording will then be scanned and added to the artwork digitally, and printed to create your personalised flat print. The lovely Alex who writes the BumptoBaby blog shared a fab photo of the personalised prints I snipped up for her little ones Logan and Ethan (below!)

 

papercut art notonthehighstreet

 

papercut automotive print notonthehighstreet Isobel Barber

 

bump to baby notonthehighstreet print Isobel Barber

 

Isobel x