8 Paper Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

April 20, 2017 by Erin Behan

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration, and these 8 Instagram accounts are just the place to remind yourself why crafting with paper is so exciting. From paper-cutting pros to paper flower mistresses, check out our must-follow paper artists on Instagram. Did we miss your favorite? Leave it in the comments.

8 Paper Artists You Should be Following on Instagram
The delicate paper cuttings turned out by Catfriendo Papercuts are swoon-worthy, and many take cues from nature. Butterflies, botanicals, cute owls and the like cram her feed. Best of all, you can purchase many of the one-of-a-kind, hand-cut work on the Catfriendo Etsy shop from the Canadian based artist, Sam, who's behind the venture.

You could get lost amidst all the prints and patterns on Kathryn Zaremba's Intagram feed. The D.C.-based illustrator once worked with Jonathan Adler and there's a colorful, quirky side to her style that shines through. Order your own personalized paper cut-out and drool over her custom wallpaper and textiles — see the whole collection at Kate Zaremba Company.

Paper goes 3-D on Sarah Matthew's Insta feed, with flowers, a teepee, even a very detailed flamingo. Her work runs the gamut, from patterned origami paper balls to papercut cards to complex feats of paper engineering in the form of birds and bees. To see more, head over to her site and her Etsy shop.

8 Paper Artists You Should be Following on Instagram
We've written about Zoe Bradley's amazing ability to create fantastic dresses out of paper before, but there's more to the artist, as you'll discover on her feed. Get a peek at what inspires her, artists she admires, her paintings, and other sources of interest for the "princess of paper."

If there's a superstar in the quilling world, it's Yulia Brodskaya, whose work has appeared on stamps and graces Oprah Winfrey's collection. Her brightly colored pieces mesmerize the eye and on her Instagram, you'll get peeks at her portraits, including this one of her grandmother. Don't miss our post on paper quilling, either, where Brodskaya plays a starring role.

Peek inside Woodlucker's cabinet of curiosities: flowers still attached to their bulbs, moths are laid out like scientific specimens, paper leaves in soft hues. It's easy to see why the team of Ann Wood and Dean Lucker are nearing 50,000 followers. For more of their art (both separately and together), check out WoodLucker.com.

8 Paper Artists You Should be Following on Instagram
We first met Lia at last year's National Stationery Show in NYC, and we can't get enough of her DIY style, especially her delicate crepe paper flowers. Anemones, tulips, magnolia buds, daffodils — there's no flower she can't tackle with aplomb — it's always springtime on her Instagram.

Paper illustrator Lorraine Nam out of Brooklyn dabbles in all sorts of paper artistry, but the three-dimensional worlds she creates set her apart from the paper crowd. Bright, often neon colors, metallics and other brilliant hues pepper her feed. You'll also get a look at the things and places that inspire her.

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Erin Behan

Written by Erin Behan

Erin Behan is an L.A.-based writer and editor who considers fine paper one of life's little pleasures.


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