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This Artist Turned Old Books Into Whimsical Papercraft

These creations are beautiful!

We've all been there, folks: after a good room cleaning and rearranging we stumble across all the books we've left behind that we no longer desire. Whether a school book or one of leisure, it's not that we didn't enjoy them, they're just sort of...collecting dust now. 

 

Donating them, selling them, or giving them away to a friend is always nice, but sometimes letting go of them is just a drag. It's like you're insulting them! Yes, I know books are inanimate objects, but I refuse to see them as such because what if they could gain another life? They could and this artist proves it. 

 

Malena Valcarcel has taken her art to a whole new level by upcycling (i.e. creatively repurposing) older books into detailed and whimsical papercrafts. With great care taken in cutting, gluing, coloring, and designing little figures and notable literary features, we are able to gaze upon the beauty that these renewed pages have to offer. Take a gander at these:

 

Malena Valcarcel

Image Via Etsy

 

Malena Valcarcel

Image Via Etsy

 

Malena Valcarcel

Image Via Etsy

 

Malena Valcarcel

Image Via Etsy

 

Malena Valcarcel

Image Via Etsy

 

These are so dainty and detailed that they can only charm whoever happens upon them. Although they're not the cheapest due to the demanding work and creativity it takes to make them, it's still worth it to check out the artist's Etsy account. These oldies but goodies surely got that second chance.

 

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