3D Paper Art ‘Find Your Wings & Fly Away – Into The Blue’ by Amanda Deadman
Amanda Deadman’s 3D paper art ‘Into The Blue’ is part of the ‘Find Your Wings and Fly Away’ series. The method for creating the butterflies is a bit different to her other sculptural pieces. Here, she has printed three sizes of a butterfly drawing onto watercolour paper and then painted swirling lines in various blues. She then splattered darker ultramarine and aqua watercolour at the tops of each piece of paper and white paint at the bottom. This creates colour graduation from light to dark.
The butterflies were divided into three groups and the left-hand wings painted in dark metallic blue, aqua, and silver. Then they were hand-cut and decoratively arranged in a graduating square. The darker butterflies with blue metallic are at the top, aqua in the centre, and silver at the base.
The result is a vibrant blues to silver modern relief design revealing individual butterflies on closer inspection. Different shadows are cast, and light reflected from the metallic paint on the up-turned wings depending on the direction of the light.
Amanda’s sculptural 3D paper art is unique and hand signed by the artist.
N.B. The image shown is an example of the series. Amanda makes each individual piece by hand, therefore every one is unique and will vary slightly from the one shown.
Watercolour and metallic watercolour on watercolour paper
The painting is framed in a white glazed (Perspex) deep box frame.
3D Paper Art Artist
Amanda Deadman creates stunning 3D paper art made from handpainted and cut paper pieces. Beautiful, bright and colourful artwork and that will certainly elevate your walls!
Amanda’s art journey began with a degree in 3D design and photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design. She works with a variety of media. From college, she produced kiln formed glass for sale exclusively through Aaronson galleries in Piccadilly London, and Edinburgh, Scotland. She has also painted all her life, producing photo-realistic work, in watercolour and acrylic on canvas. Her sculptural artwork exists in galleries and collections across the globe.
More recently, Amanda has returned to her 3D roots and now specialises in creating beautiful, intricate and detailed cut watercolour and paper artworks. She loves using watercolour, gold leaf and gold ink, and creating interesting colour graduations.
She has also branched out into creating completely white artworks which she continues to explore.
Amanda Deadman sculptures are handmade in her tranquil home studio in North Oxfordshire, UK. The natural world, such as flowers, insects, birds, and fish inspires her artworks. She is also very much a book and film fan, and her favourite films and books, such as ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ also feature in her work.