Using paper and glue, the talented French designer Maud Vantours creates colorful, highly intricate works of art that boggle the mind.

"What I like about paper is its flexibility," Vantours told Jung Katz. "I’ve worked with paper for a long time and there is always a new way to use it. It’s a material which offers many textures, aspects, and colors, and I like to mix all these possibilities."

Vantours starts her work by hand, but quickly moves onto the computer to complete her blueprints. Once she's ready to start cutting, she uses a ruler and X-Acto knife. Vantours assigns numbers to match different designs with different layers as a way to stay organized. Glue and scotch tape keep the paper snugly secured in place. The whole process can take anywhere from 10 hours to three months, depending on the complexity of the project.

The flashy work has caught the eye of many people, including some well-known companies. In the past, Vantours has worked with brands like Lancôme, Bulgari, Guerlain, Adidas, and GAP.

“Inspiration can come from everywhere but actually I have no idea where my ideas come from; this is only from my head,” the artist said in an interview with GAP.

[h/t Visual News]

Images courtesy of Behance.