Silvia Raga is an Italian children’s book illustrator and a paper artist who runs her own creative paper studio Giochi di Carta (Playing with paper in eng.). Something that was born as a blog for Raga’s pastime, has over the years turned into a successful and known paper studio that creates paper art and decorations for homes, events, window displays, and set design for clients both in Italy and abroad. Raga helps clients both big and small by creating beautiful floral paper installations, origami designs, decorative paper cut patterns for publishing and stationery brands, and much more.
Raga’s paper designs have been commissioned by brands such as Betterly Italia, Nutella Ferrero, L’Oréal, Kitchen Aid, and more, and graced the pages of CasaFacile, ELLE Decorations, Flow Magazine, Couch Magazine, and Made in Paper, while the artist has been invited to host numerous workshop and lectures. Raga’s work is recognizable in its quality and attention to detail.
Silvia Raga is especially known for her beautiful paper flowers and origami vases, the skill to replicate any plant species with character, and a sense of contemporary design. The artist’s eye for color and texture feels uncanny, as her harmonious designs feel effortless in the best way possible.
Learn to create paper designs such as the artist herself with the help of the Giochi di Carta book full of inspiring paper projects for all skill levels
In 2019 publishing house Il Castello Editore published “Giochi di Carta” book by Raga that features 25 paper decoration projects for the home and the holidays. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, stunning photography, the artist’s tips for successful crafting, also includes the templates for each design. Created for anyone interested in paper art and the enjoyment of paper cutting, the projects in the book vary from simple and easy to more complex and time-consuming. The book is in Italian but there’s never been a better time or reason to bruce up on your lingua Italiana. You can find the book here, where you can purchase wonderful paper designs by Raga too.
Make sure to follow both Silvia Raga‘s personal account, as the Giochi di Carta account on Instagram for endless paper art inspiration!