Recycled art is becoming a rage these days and many have woken up to the benefits and importance of conserving nature. Recycled paper can be used for creating a number of beneficial things and also showpieces that fair surpass the beauty and appeal of expensive and unique pieces. Recycled paper can be transformed into wonderful pieces of art and all you need to have is some imagination, lots of recycled paper and abundant patience. To start your passionate journey, here are some preliminary ideas to get inspired and create your unique variations.
1. Crane Origami
Designed by Roman Diaz and Danieal Naranjo, this 37 cm square paper folding looks amazingly beautiful and realistic against a gray and shadowy backdrop. The Crane Origami looks best in twilight and can be shaped in various sizes and styles of feather arrangement.
2. Frog Origami
The miniscule green frog looks so vibrant and real that you are amazed to find that it is just a 2×2 cm paper origami art that came from the imagination of Toshikazu Kawasaki.
3. Origami flowers
The zig zag pieces of paper arranged into a beautiful flower pattern is amazingly beautiful and beyond imagination. Made by artist Elod Bregszaszi, by arranging seven thing strips of folded paper, they are easy to make and very attractive.
4. Dissected book
This book with detailed cut-outs looks like an impossible feat. But artist Brian Dettemer achieved this task beautifully by creating wonderful cut-outs around the images, giving them a 3 dimensional feel. The dissection is done using surgical tools after sealing the edges of the book.
5. 3 Dimensional paper illustrations
Designed by artist Yulia Brodskaya, these illustrations are created by rolling colored paper in varying styles and fixing the edges on to the surface. They look very classy and curly with those cute and strategically placed curls twisting and twirling anyway they like.
6. Sagrada Familia
One finds it difficult to believe that these intricate and delicate looking structures are created with paper. Deriving inspiration from Gaudiâs Barcelona cathedral, these structures are just out of the world!
7. Icosahedron II
Created by artist Richard Sweeny, this beautiful and three dimensional floral wonder beats all chandeliers that you have seen in beauty as well as intricacy. Add a few crystal hangings tastefully over it and you get a breathtaking accent piece for your living room.
8. Partial shell
A perfect paper origami created by just a few intelligent folds, the partial shell is the brainchild of Richard Sweeney. The folds are so neatly and rhythmically arranged that you are amazed at its perfection.
9. Paper cut sculptures
These simple paper cuttings look too easy to achieve. But try your hand at it and you know that it is not a joke. The paper cut sculpture are created by artist Peter Callesen and what makes it special is the intricate imagery that is shaped out into sculptures after cutting them out of the paper.
10. White shadows
The image of a bird is created from paper cuttings from watercolor paper of varying lengths and sizes and glued on to water color paper. The play of lights and shadows is what makes it special.
11. Architectural paper
This image is created by just folding and creasing at strategic places of a paper. Created by artist Simon Schubert, they are just unbelievable and perfect!
12. Scored paper art
Intricately cut and placed, one on top of the other, all you need for making these multicolored wonders is colored paper of varying hues and some creativity and imagination running in your blood. This wonderful art piece is created by Helen Musselwhite.
13. 3 Dimensional paper sculptures
These 3 dimensional paper sculptures are carved out with so much precision that you are immediately bowled over by the detailing, the awesome postures and above all, the overall effect it creates on the onlooker. The perfectly poised lady and the charmer deeply engrossed in his music are masterpieces of Sher Christopher.
14. Paper art
These are easier versions of the 3D sculptures but in no way inferior when it comes to the intricate detailing, the fantastic colors and the raised art that creates varying degrees of shadows are entirely admirable. This is the creation of Elsa Mora.
15. Architectural paper craft
Created by Crackpot Papercraft, architectural paper crafts are paper cuttings of architectural structures which are illuminated from the back with varied lighting to create a realistic silhouette. Various lighting arrangements at the back create a play of shadows and depths that are entirely praiseworthy and beautiful.