Ann Koffsky's Profile

About

Come see more of my art on my site, www.JewishArtbyAnn.com.

I am illustrator of children's books and greeting cards. To date, I have had the opportunity to illustrate more than 30 books, and over 100 greeting cards for places like Hallmark, Great Arrow Graphics, and RSVP.

I create my papercuts with an x-acto knife, and a lot of patience. First, I cut complex designs from one or more sheets of solid papers. I then shift them around, to create interesting shadows, or matting effects. I then create the painted layer. This part is the most fun, because it usually involves splattering, spritzing, and overall mess-making with vivid colors. To create the final look, I layer the cut out papers over the painted paper. The contrast of loose textures against the clean cut-lines create a visual dynamic that I really enjoy.

  • Female
  • Born on May 2
  • Joined January 28, 2009

Favorite materials

my xacto knife, my pack of 100 blades, and vividly colored papers that I can easily slice into

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About

Come see more of my art on my site, www.JewishArtbyAnn.com.

I am illustrator of children's books and greeting cards. To date, I have had the opportunity to illustrate more than 30 books, and over 100 greeting cards for places like Hallmark, Great Arrow Graphics, and RSVP.

I create my papercuts with an x-acto knife, and a lot of patience. First, I cut complex designs from one or more sheets of solid papers. I then shift them around, to create interesting shadows, or matting effects. I then create the painted layer. This part is the most fun, because it usually involves splattering, spritzing, and overall mess-making with vivid colors. To create the final look, I layer the cut out papers over the painted paper. The contrast of loose textures against the clean cut-lines create a visual dynamic that I really enjoy.

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