This weeks Confetti Artist of the Week is Poppy Chancellor AKA @PoppyPaperCuts. Poppy is a London based illustrator and papercut artist. Whilst working to commission creating personalised artwork, Poppy has also worked with brands including Adidas and Cath Kidston.
Poppy has recently launched her own book out called 'CUT IT OUT' including 30 Papercut Designs to Cut Out and Keep. Forget complicated step-by-step instructions, no need for lots of expensive equipment, all you need is a sharp scalpel, craft mat, Poppy’s imaginative designs and a bit of creativity, and you can make cards, masks, invitations, partyware and presents! Poppy is a massive Girl Boss Crush of ours because she is living proof you can build any hobby or passion into your career! We Love Poppy's female empowering cut outs and creative words of wisdom! here's how our cute interview went down...
Tell us a little bit about you, an introduction?
I'm Poppy, I love karaoke, crafting and burger sauce.
Describe your art and how you create it?
I draw out my designs with a pencil then use a scalpel to cut my drawing out from a single sheet of paper. Its painstaking, yet totally satisfying.
Were do you get inspiration from and who are your favourite artists?
My main inspo is powerful women. The British museum is great for female gods with attitude. The everyday makes me laugh, I write down quotes I overhear on the bus. Fave artists have to be Lakwena, Aubrey Beardsley and Matisse.
When and where did your creativity first start and how did you develop into this style?
I was a naughty child so drawing was my outlet. I drew obscenities all over the walls, luckily my mum was pretty relaxed about it! I went to art school and everything grew from there.
What is your plan next and what is your biggest future goal?
I know I'll never stop making, so I'm determined to keep experimenting. I'd love my work to get bigger. Huge vinyl figures towering on the sides of buildings. I love the idea of metal work, I could get good at welding...very flash dance.
What advice would you give to any inspiring artists?
Find your niche and dominate it.
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