How to turn flowers and dreams into beautiful cut-paper art
Artist Andrea Wan reveals the process she uses to make her three-dimensional collages
Illustrator Andrea Wan often looks to her dreams to create her haunting art works. Her second go-to? The botanical garden in the city she's been living in: Berlin. From these two sources, she comes up with the imagery that populates her quizzical paintings and cut-paper works.
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In this video, Wan is showing you one of her favourite techniques: creating collages out of her own painted images. First, she draws some shapes. Then, she cuts them out and organizes them into her desired combination for the collage she wants to create.
Then comes the gluing — but Wan will show you that that part can be strategic. That's because she likes to bend and shape her paper elements, to create a three-dimensional effect that allows hands on the page to reach into the air.
This how-to video is an invitation to dig into the creative process of an artist who transforms her surroundings, and the inside of her head, into surrealist artworks.
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