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Leaf-filled illustrations created by paper artist Margaret Scrinkl

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In this artfully made edit of an Instagram reel, paper artist and stop motion animator Margaret Scrinkl puts together a three dimensional illustration celebrating Summer. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how her paper cut letters are decorated with delicate plant clippings.

paper cut letter M
summer illustration
In the video below, Scrinkl films the creation of a forest scene for a fox. The greenery, house, and fox are all made with paper, set within a jar-shaped paper cut frame.

setting up the fox illustration

What paper words and scenes do you want to create? Follow Margaret Scrinkl on YouTube, Instagram, and at

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