"Paper tole, also known as three-dimensional decoupage, is the art of handcrafting three-dimensional pictures from flat prints. Paper tole art is created by skillfully cutting, shaping, and assembling pieces of paper layered onto an image until a three-dimensional version of the image emerges."
The art of 'Paper Tole' has been an interest of mine, for many years. Although I have loomed beads, since I was twelve, I did find time in between to learn more about other art mediums. I have completed so many pictures using this 3D technique.
Here are some examples of 'Paper Tole'.
With all of the 3D beading I created, I have yet to turn my 3D beading interest in to a similar technique to 'Paper Tole'. I have now begun this journey which I call ©Seed Bead Tole or ©Bead Tole!
This beading technique is so different, it is not able to be searched on the web, or read about in books. I have taken the steps to Copy Right this beading technique and names, both 'Seed Bead' and 'Bead' Tole. I have also been able to refine 'Seed Bead Tole' and completed a focal for my present work on the loom, The Piano Keys. I'll share the stages of this ©Bead Tole of a Red Rose, but will save the completed version until it is secured on the Piano Key Cuff. I am very excited about how this has unfolded and can't wait to work on other wearable art looming, to include this idea!
As with most of my loomed creations, I add a dimension in the form of a seed beaded focal. This is another way to accomplish that focal!
It would be exciting to see how other Bead Artists create wearable art, using the technique of ©Seed Bead Tole. The Copy Right acquired, C17KP-L5JQ9-Q8FHB, allows encouragement for others to work with this technique and is worded that this technique is open for creative interpretation, but with acknowledgment given to the Copy Right Holder.