St Mary’s Church – Art Pop Up

Art pop up in greeting card. Church tower and buildings at rear with tall trees behind. A stone path comes towards us surround by lawn. A curly haired dog wearing bow tie sits at the front. There is a tab to pull for the dog pop up.

Pop up art of St Mary’s Church, Marshfield, Newport, Wales.

Art pop up of church and lych gate next to photos of the real places.

Inside is the church with it’s tower and buildings, stained glass window and even a tiny bench outside to sit a while. Tall trees stand behind the church and a stone path comes around the buildings towards us.

Art pop up in greeting card. Side view of church tower and buildings at rear with tall trees behind. A stone path leads away to the front of the piece surround by lawn.

This is the church my niece got married in and the card was made to celebrate their wedding.

The lush grass and flower boxes conceal a surprise! Under a little sign that reads “Keep Off The Grass” – a pop up tab is pulled to reveal special guest Benji the dog. Benji is the bride and groom’s pup so he’s wearing a bow tie.

Close up detail of pop up art. Drawing popped up of a curly haired dog wearing a bow tie, sits on lawn next to flowers. Close up detail of pop up art. Drawing popped up of a curly haired dog wearing a bow tie, sits on lawn next to flowers.
Close up detail of pop up art. A pop up flap, closed, painted as lawn with a small sign saying "Keep Off The Grass".
Close up detail of pull tab for art pop up

A bit of fun as there’s no such sign at the real St Mary’s Church.

Otherwise I’ve tried to capture some of the features and character of the real church, yard and the lych gate which features on the front of the card.

Art pop up in greeting card. From ground level perspective. Church tower and buildings at rear with tall trees behind. A stone path comes towards us surround by lawn.
Close up detail of pop up art. Lawn meets stone path in front of drawn popped up buildings. Next to edge of church tower, tall trees behind.

This art pop up is made from paper, card, glue, ink and watercolour. The folded piece measures 6″ square.

Art greeting card front. Church lych gate.

If you want more information about making your own pop ups check out The Pop Up Channel on YouTube or Duncan Birmingham’s books.

Photos of the real church by John Lord

More photos of the church and Google streetview

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