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

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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.

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Russian dolls 2014, cut recycled paper

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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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Happy Russian Christmas!

Today is the day that Christmas is celebrated in Russia. Merry Christmas to my Russian friends!

Russian Dolls

Pen and watercolour.

Have a lovely evening x

Pooch Party!

The plus side of this weekends utterly miserable weather is that you don’t have to feel guilty not leaving the house all day…Any excuse to stay home and get creative :). I fancied a bit of a play around with colour and pattern today… and this was the result! I thought it might look quite fun as a party invitation (a slightly eccentric dog lovers party perhaps?!) I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Puppy party

Have a wonderful weekend x