5 Papercraft Trends for 2018
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5 Papercraft Trends for 2018

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Papercraft continues to grow in popularity and this New Year we’re bringing you the 5 hottest papercraft techniques that we think will be trending throughout 2018! Have a read, and see which techniques you could expand upon within your own papercraft practice this year.

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5 Papercraft Trends for 2018

Heat Embossing

How to Make Intricut Toucan Wall Art


Heat embossing is a quick and easy way to add a glossy, shiny finish to a project by creating a raised, varnish-like effect. It’s a technique that’s been around for a little while now, but one that we never tire of using within our projects. You can heat emboss onto all manner of materials including paper, wood, and even vellum!

Take a look at this beautiful Toucan Wall Art tutorial by our Papercraft expert Aisha, she’s used heat embossing to create textured variety in the lush green foliage surrounding the exotic toucan

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Clear Stamping

How to Make a Stamped Mother's Day Card 

Clear stamps are so versatile and enable you to easily align and layer multiple images onto your projects. At Hobbycraft we have an exciting new range from Hampton Art, providing a whole new selection of beautiful designs, along with some great ink pads to create cards for all occasions.

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Shaker Cards

How to Make an Intricut Shaker Card 

Shaker cards are an innovative way to add a glitzy three dimensional element to your papercraft projects; from cards to scrapbook layouts to gift tags, they can all be transformed! 

This vibrant shaker card uses both a shaker insert, as well as heat embossing for the bike! Read the above tutorial from the Hobbycraft blog to find out how to make your own. What colours would you choose?

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Hand Lettering

5 Modern Caligraphy Tutorials 

Hand lettering has been a massive trend in 2017, and it shows no sign of slowing down into 2018 and beyond! There are so many different types of lettering to try and it’s a great skill to have under your belt when tackling card, scrapbook and wall art projects. Have a look at the projects and inspiration below!

Take a look at this post from the Hobbycraft blog that details 5 modern Calligraphy techniques that are currently trending! 

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Paper Engineering

Your Cricut Explore Spring Rabbit Wall Mount

Paper Engineering is a fusion of origami and papercutting and there really is no end to what can be created! You can use dies, your Cricut machine, or simply freehand your own designs using a craft knife. 

This gorgeous wall mounted rabbit is possibly the sweetest Spring decoration around! Read the brand new tutorial above on the Hobbycraft blog to find out how easy it is to make your own with a little help from your Cricut Explore Machine.

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Paper Engineering

Colourful Quilled Paper Portraits by Yulia Brodskaya

Quilling is a super fun way of working with paper, and will really help you to understand the different qualities that can be achieved by different weights of paper and card. These gorgeous paper portraits by Yulia Brodskaya take quilling to the next level. We love the way that she uses vibrant colours and density of colour packing to add light and depth into her portraits.

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Paper Engineering

Papercut Artist Isobel Barber

Take a look at Isobel’s breathtaking paper engineering work over on her website, and use the imagery as inspiration for your next project! Isobel uses paper to create intricate 3D sets, and has worked with big names such as The National Trust and Women’s Health in order to create vibrant and engaging advertising campaigns.

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