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GIVEAWAY! Two New Books Illustrated by Kevin Stanton.

Both books

Book 1

Book 2


This week I'm honored to host this exciting giveaway. It consists on 2 new books illustrated by Kevin Stanton. These books are a special edition of Shakespeare's volumes Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. Published by Sterling Signature. What you see in the photos is just a fraction of the laser-cut illustrations and images that the books contain.

For a chance to win these two luxurious books simple leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner next Monday, December 10.

I invite you to visit Kevin's blog to see more of his work.

Good luck!


See the series of 4 books of this type that have been published by Sterling Signature HERE 

And HERE are the books available for purchase on Amazon


A Giveaway! Shakespeare for the Soul.

Today I'm hosting an exciting giveaway. It is for two luxurious books beautifully illustrated by my fellow paper cutter Kevin Stanton. (Sterling Signature). We're talking about Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. He did such a fine job. Each book contains laser-cut  designs of Kevin's work plus printed illustrations. I already have my copies, I'm in love with them!

For a chance to win these two jewels please leave a comment in this post. I will announce the winner on Friday, June 8th 2012.

To see more of Kevin's work here is his web-site and here is his blog.



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Book Giveaway.



Don't miss this giveaway!

If you want to participate just go HERE.

This book features the work of 30 artists from all over the world exploring the boundaries or paper art.

There are tons of color pictures in it plus interviews with each one of the artists.

I'm extremely honored to be one of the artists.

I hope you win the book! You will love it.

Good luck!

Elsita :)


PAPER CUTTING. Contemporary Artists. Timeless Craft. (The Book)





Book 2 copy


In this post I promised to let you know about the progress of the books that I was designing covers for. 


Book 6 copy

Today I am extremely excited to announce the birth of one of them titled:  PAPER CUTTING. Contemporary Artists. Timeless Craft. I'm extremely honored to be also in the content of this book, with a group of my favorite paper artists from all over the world.

Book 5 copy

Matthew Sporzynski.

This is a great inspiring book for anybody who loves paper. Or for people who want to enjoy a visual feast (lots of color photographs) by looking at the different approaches to paper by artists from all over the world. This is a book for the papercut artist of the feature as well. It will convince you of trying your hands into such a wonderful art form.


Book 3 copy

Matthew Sporzynski.

I wish that I had this book back when I was a total beginner and was desperate trying to find a special book with beautiful papercuts to get inspired. This is not a how-to book but it will give you a clear idea of what you can do with paper as a creative person. There is content for every kind of sensibility. Below I scanned a page that shows you the list of artists. 

Book artist's list


Book 4 copy

Su Blackwell.

I want to thank Chronicle Books for making of this book a reality. Special thanks to visionary Laura Heyenga for all the hard work. Thanks a lot also to Rob Ryan for the beautiful preface (he's a real poet) and to Natalie Avella for the thoughtful and wonderful introduction.


Book 9

Mia Pearlman.

Big thanks to each one of the artists that contributed to the book with their beautiful photographs. And a very big thank you to Brooke Johnson for the easy communication, attention to detail and hard work in the process of making sure that this book was a special one.


Book 7

 Elsa Mora (me)

Book 8

Peter Callesen.

The designers River Jukes-Hudson and Matthew Boyd have also a huge part in this group effort, thanks a lot for the long hours spent designing this baby.

I hope that you enjoy it!

Elsita :)

Book Review.

Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut is a wonderful new book that I was sooo happy to receive recently! Nothing makes me more excited than a new book about paper and this one is really special. 

Book cover copy

Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut focuses on all aspects of paper manipulation. The book covers a wide range of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, paper folding, cut-out, pop-up, and installation. 

11 copy


Paper is one of the world's oldest materials and still one of the most widely used and this book celebrates paper in all its glory, providing an analogue remedy to the digital world. Paper profiles over 50 artists and designers who work with the medium, including Robert Ryan and Rachel Whiteread


44 copy


Paper also offers a history of the material, from the ancient process of paper manufacture in Ancient China, to the most recent technological advances. From the traditional arts of origami, bookmaking, the humble paper aeroplane and paper plates to recent, groundbreaking product design Paper is a critical look at how paper is used today. 


33 copy 


Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut is an interactive, intelligent and comprehensive look at paper today.


22 copy


I highly recommend this book to you, you will love it in person!


Elsita :)



(And tomorrow, I have something nice to announce here in this blog, Yay!!!!)