Paper art covers a fairly wide spectrum.
The extra dimension is what makes the Paper style different from the Cut-out style.
The idea of using old or stained paper is also a good way to get away from the constant digital feel.
In some samples here from my Dappleshadespaper decor range, the paper becomes a 3D sculpture evoking foliage or a cascade of bubbles or stones. I’ve also used it in animation for the wings of a paper moth called ‘Tallulah (a very small love story)’.
The last three images are from my latest short movie in development, ‘Nothing to Fear’.