Cut Paper Illustration by Jayme McGowan

Sacramento, California · 1407 Sales


Cut Paper Illustration by Jayme McGowan

Sacramento, California 1407 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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ubersmurfy on Dec 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These are so cute. I just love them. Thank you!

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Amylynn McDevitt on Nov 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great prints perfect for any age!

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Amylynn McDevitt on Nov 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

love these prints will be perfect for my son's room!


Samantha on Nov 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Cards look perfect, thank you!

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How does she do it?

I create my images through a unique process of 3D illustration. When beginning a project, I use a concept board to brainstorm and work through my ideas. I then collect reference materials and begin sketching. After my initial drawing has been finalized, I use colored pencils to find the right palette. I then start cutting, pulling materials from an ever-growing collection of new and re-purposed paper. Each piece is cut individually with steady hands and tiny scissors. It is then carefully glued into place, often with the aid of tweezers.

Layer upon layer, I build characters and sets for a miniature scene. I stage the pieces in my paper theater (imagine an oversized shadowbox), using thread or wire as necessary to hold the paper elements in place. I then photograph the dimensional paper artwork, playing with camera settings, lenses and light. In the final stage of my illustration process, I bring the digital image into Photoshop for minor adjustments.

To learn more about my process, see images of my work in progress and get updates on current projects, please follow me on Facebook.

Thanks for letting me share my work with you. I'm so happy you stopped by.

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Last updated on August 19, 2013

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Orders shipped to a California address will be charged sales tax (8.5%).
Please allow up to one week for your order to ship. I will contact you with an expected delivery date as soon as your purchase is in the mail.

Prints are sealed in archival plastic sleeves with backing board and shipped in rigid fiberboard mailers to ensure their safety in transit.

U.S.: Prints are shipped USPS First Class Mail (3-5 business days for delivery).

INTERNATIONAL*: Prints are shipped USPS First Class Airmail (8-10 business days for delivery).

*Customs forms are marked "Merchandise" and specified as "Photographs" with the retail value displayed. Customs fees, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer.
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