wrapping paper inspiration

A while ago I mentioned some vintage wrapping paper I found in a bag in my parents basement. This was one of those papers that had been folded up after the present inside had been opened (probably somewhere between 1978-82, and tucked away and saved for later use. It’s very old and brittle, but still vibrant in color. I love the painterly quality the illustrations have and when cut up into small pieces the textures and colors are absolutely gorgeous and work so well in my mixed media work.

You can see bits of it here and here and now here in some button sets I just finished. Here you can see a close up of what the artwork looked like before making them into buttons.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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