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Spinning into Christmas with paper carousel design

A Christmas Carousel made entirely of papers from Antalis has captured the spirit of Christmas

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Anaïs Herd-Smith used three papers from the Keaykolour range and one from the Curious Collection

Paper artist Anaïs Herd-Smith has created a Christmas Carousel using papers from Antalis’ newly relaunched Keaykolour and Curious collections.

The design was part of a brief from the Paper Artist Collective on the theme ‘Christmas Spirit’ and Antalis supplied a range of festive coloured papers to members of the Collective.

A global community of paper artists, the aim of the Collective is to raise the profile of paper art and artists. 

Throughout the year, the Collective sets its members a brief and Herd-Smith says it’s amazing to see the variety of designs produced each time despite working on the same theme.

In response to the Christmas Sprit theme, Herd-Smith produced a Christmas Carousel design. This featured a three-dimensional paper sculpture using a windmill mechanism as its foundation.

The design was in response to the Christmas Spirit theme set by the Paper Artist Collective 

To create this, she used Alchemy Gold from the Curious Collection and Guardsman Red, Atoll, and Particles Moonlight from the Keaykolour range.

Prior to bringing the design to life, Herd-Smith produced lots of hand drawings, then produced shapes on the computer, and later tested her design using scrap paper. Once happy with the shape and structure, she created the final piece using the creative papers.

Reflecting on how the papers were to use, she says: “I found the Keaykolour and Curious papers easy to work with; they could be cut and folded without becoming fragile.”

Vicky Weatherington, sales manager for Creative Papers at Antalis, adds: “We have collaborated with the Paper Artist Collective several times now and every time it’s a real joy to see their skilfull and colourful creations – they’re a brilliant showcase of the beauty and versatility of paper.”

All papers within Antalis’ Creative Papers range are carbon balanced via World Land Trust.

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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