These guys were inspired by Mexican paper cuts (known as Papel Picado in Spanish). I absolutely adore the paper banners and designs from
Mexico, and I decided to incorporate them into my wall hangings. It was fun to get back to painting these! They are newly listed in my Etsy shop here.
Here are some lovely images of traditional Mexican paper cuts:
Photo by Claire Montgomerie @ Monty
Paper cut photos courtesy of Peacay