Meet the Gang - Imagine Attic

Nicola creates colourful travel inspired papercut cards and gifts with a Mexican twist. Her unique layered papercut style developed from painting techniques building up multiple layers of flat colour. It was in a moment of panic when there wasn’t enough time to wait for paint to dry that Nicola decided to layer coloured paper instead of paint to create her first papercut portrait for Sara at Pressed Gang - a baby portrait for her son’s naming day celebration. Sara and her partner liked it so much that they commissioned a second papercut portrait when they had another baby. Nicola’s range of work has developed over time and now includes papercut family portraits, pet portraits, house illustrations and a wide range of cards and gifts featuring Lucha Libre, Day of the Dead, tropical flowers, chillies and the odd giant cactus.