Creative Experiments: Compositions With Cut Paper Collage
I’ve been tossing around some new product ideas for a new collection lately. I created these totem shape jewelry pieces last year for Rare Bird and they’ve been a big hit with our customers.
Like I said earlier, I already had an idea of composition and I had already basically created the shapes in Adobe Illustrator for our jewelry pieces. I just tweaked them a little and then printed them out, they would serve as the patterns to cut out shapes from my sons painting.
I had a lot of fun with this. It was interesting to see my planned designs come to life in a more real way. I had been thinking of using wood pieces for the wall hanging and so this worked well as sort of a preliminary mockup.
It was also interesting to play with these shapes in a more improvisational way to see what I came up with. I love these unexpected mobile/balance inspired compositions. Definitely got the creative juices flowing and gave me some ideas to think on.