Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lyndie Dourthe ~ paper artist

Lyndie Dourthe is a French paper artist whose work I first saw in an issue of Marie Claire Idees ~ a French craft magazine ~ one of my favorites. Lyndie's work is inspired by nature and Victorian era 'cabinets of curiosities'. Her paper flowers are delicately colored, crafted by hand and dipped in wax for a look that is reminiscent of old wedding crowns. She also utilizes glass domes or handmade paper boxes and identifying labels or tags in much of her work giving it the look of a museum or specimen collection. Her brooches utilize old engravings transferred onto fabric and then sewn, stuffed, and further embellished with beads ~ presented in a handmade paper box along with a tag or label. Simply gorgeous!

{varieties of paper flowers}

{radish under glass}

4 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Julie! Her work is exquisite! I love the specimen type look it has ~ very botanical looking and scientific...gorgeous! xxoo, Dawn (hope the babies are having fun together!)

The Feathered Nest said...

Julie, I've scanned a few wonderful old covers of sheet music and am giving the images away on my blog ~ the last one reminds me of something you'd just love! Have a wonderful weekend with your babies...xxoo, Dawn

rochambeau said...

Thank you for featuring Lyndie Dourthe's work. She is brillient.
I like your blog!

Constance

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Thanks for sharing this flowers, they are fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~