Her characters are forged via a complex process that delivers 3D pieces with a storybook vibe. “I start by sketching the basic composition,” explains Jayme. “Next, I sort through new and re-purposed papers to find the right palette for the piece. Everything I do is hand-cut with an X-acto [precision cutting] knife and different scissors. I use a quick-drying glue for assembling, building up layers and adding dimension with handmade paper supports.” When the cut paper work is done, she photographs it and amends the image using Photoshop. “I try to keep the digital manipulation to a minimum, though. All of the shadows in my images are actual cast shadows from the original photographs,” she adds.
This layered approach allows Jayme to create expressive scenes, where windswept characters are common themes. “My favourite thing about paper is that I can’t make things look as perfect as I would like,” says Jayme. These ‘imperfections’ infuse her work with an unexpectedness and charm that is both original and covetable. For a further look at Jayme’s work, visit roadsideprojects.com.