Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mary Poppins Themed Birthday Party with Silhouettes and Matching Cake Topper!


This adorable Birthday Party took place in Jacksonville, FL,
and had a Mary Poppins Carousel theme.
Original Cake Topper Silhouette by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
Designed and hand cut just for the occasion!
Sweet Birthday Girl turned 3! She and all of her friends had their Silhouettes cut on the spot.
Extra copies of the Silhouettes were given to the parents to scrapbook later.
What super decorations!
Silhouette Artist Kathryn cutting live on the spot.
Each portrait takes about 90 seconds per person, and a Cake Topper Silhouette can be custom designed to match the theme of your specific party!
 
For prices and availability, please visit Paperportraits.com and send an email inquiry.
Please include the date,
location (city, state and country),
 time of event,
number of Guests,
and theme!
 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes

Check out the PaperPortraits.com Etsy Shop on the side bar for some brand new Wedding Cake Toppers! Each one is hand cut to order from acid free paper.

Hand Cut Paper, Deer Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes.
Original artwork by Kathryn Flocken.
Wreath Wedding Cake Topper with your Custom Silhouettes freehand cut from paper,
 and mounted in the middle of the wreath.
Custom Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes with your choice of dog breed.
Each made to order, cut by hand from acid free paper.
Day of the Dead Skulls Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes,
custom cut to order, with the accent color of your choice.
Victorian Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes, hand cut
from real French Silhouette paper
by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken of PaperPortraits.com .
 
All paper Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes come with 8" lollipop sticks
and stickers to affix them. See the PaperPortraits shop on the side bar.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Custom Silhouettes with Colored Paper Embellishment


 Have a look in the PaperPortraits Etsy shop on the side bar 
for this new series of Custom Silhouettes
that include a paper cut embellishment in the color of your choice.
 This Custom Silhouette comes all framed up for $39, or unframed for $25 in the 5x7 size.
 Wood frames also available!
Silhouette and 8x10 wood frame $70
Silhouette and5x7 wood frame $60

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Elegant Ivory Frame Added to the PaperPortraits.com Frame Selection


Elegant new Ivory 5x7 and 8x10 Silhouette frame has been added to the PaperPortraits.com frame collection. This frame is really rich and gorgeous looking, made of real wood,
and has a hand gold leafed inner lip.
First Anniversary Wedding Silhouette hand cut by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
 Framed in 8x10 wood frame, antiqued ivory with hand gold leafed inner lip.
This frame can be found in the PaperPortraits Etsy shop on the side bar of this blog.
 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

King Thranduil Bronzed Silhouette


American actor Lee Pace plays Elvin King Thranduil in the new motion picture The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I was so stricken by this character's beautiful costume and head dress, I thought I'd give it a go as a bronzed Silhouette. 
***Sorry, this Silhouette is intended as a show piece only, and is not for sale.***

The process of hand embellishing a Silhouette is fun but challenging, as Silhouette paper is VERY unforgiving as a medium. If the Silhouette is cut incorrectly, you must re-cut it, and the paper itself has such an unusual grain to it, you cannot erase or alter/soften your paint or
drawing lines on it in once a mark is made.

Currently, there are about 100 working Silhouette Artists in the world, and maybe only 2 of us that make embellished or "bronzed" Silhouettes.

First, the silhouette must be hand cut with scissors as a solid black figure, then details are carefully hand drawn and/or painted in. For King Thranduil, both pencils and paint were used.

Lee Pace as Elvin King Thranduil by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.

Above is King Thranduil, about 3/4 of the way finished. More silver detail needed to be added into his hair, boot detail, and another layer of gold added to his coat on the right hand side.

Lee Pace as King Thranduil by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken. The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug.
 
Some close up details King Thranduil's crown, hair, coat and boot. 
Click on any of these photos to enlarge. Images may be shared, but with credit, please. 
Images may NOT be taken and copied, or used for resale.

To have YOUR silhouette custom hand cut and hand bronzed from your photos,
please see my Etsy shop on the side bar,
or go to my website Paperportraits.com and send an email inquiry.
 

Historical samples of bronzed Silhouettes, from the 1700-1800's. 
Courtesy Peggy McClard Antiques.
That's me in the middle.
Ahhh, what an Elf I would have made.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Custom Silhouettes for Christmas!


 Hand cut Silhouettes custom made from your photographs by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
Be sure to place your order by December the 12th for Christmas delivery in the USA.
Go to PaperPortraits.com and click on the Portraits by Mail button
 for photo instructions, prices, and further information!
Just take a perfect right profile, email it as a jpg attachment, and pay securely on line!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Custom Birthday Cake Topper Silhouettes!

Commemorate a BIG Birthday with a Custom Birthday Cake Topper featuring YOUR Silhouette!

Custom Birthday Cake Topper Silhouette by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
Laser cut from food safe acrylic.

First your Silhouette will be hand cut the old fashioned way, then it will be computerized and sent to the laser.  You will receive the paper Silhouette along with your cake topper to give as a gift!
 
See the PaperPortraits Etsy shop on the side bar for prices and details!

Custom Silhouette Ornaments

Custom laser acrylic Silhouette Ornaments! The perfect gift for Christmas!
 Your Silhouettes are all hand cut first from paper, then computerized and cut from sturdy acrylic to make your custom ornaments.
 Laser cut Custom Silhouette Christmas Ornaments by
Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.

 Personalized ornaments also available, with either one or two subjects.
This Custom Silhouette Christmas Ornament was laser cut, with the Silhouette engraved into the middle. Then the Silhouette is painted by hand!
 
See Kathryn's Etsy shop on the side bar for prices and details!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake Toppers with Your Silhouettes!

Wouldn't you like to have a Wedding Cake Topper that is totally unique to YOU? What better way than to have an elegant Silhouette hand cut by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken, then computerized and cut from food safe acrylic. You will ALSO receive the hand cut Silhouette in with your Cake Topper package...so pretty to keep this true Silhouette heirloom FOREVER!

See Kathryn's Etsy shop on the side bar for prices, details on how to order, and different design choices.

Custom Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.


Custom Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
 
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To Make Your Wedding Complete!
 
For Wedding entertainment and favors all rolled in to one, Kathryn is also available to make authentic hand cut silhouettes LIVE ON THE SPOT at your Wedding Reception!

Seeing is believing!!! There are less than 100 working REAL Silhouette Artists in the entire world!!!

Guests will be amazed to watch the process of freehand Silhouette cutting...NO TRACING, NO COMPUTERS, NO PROJECTORS, NO PHOTOSHOP!!!! Just an Artisan with a sharp pair of scissors and black paper.
* Portraits take just two minutes per person.
* Up to 100 portraits can be hand cut of your Guests in 4 hours.
* Two copies of your Guest's Silhouette will be cut simultaneously. One for the Guest to keep, and one that will be mounted into a Guest Book, for the Bride and Groom to keep!
* Please go to  PaperPortraits.com and send an inquiry to check Kathryn's availability. Be sure to Include the city, state and country, the start time of your reception, and number of Guests you are expecting.
* Kathryn has been featured on national television and Bridal magazines doing this rare art in its purist form.
*Watch Kathryn's 3 minute Wedding video HERE:
Silhouettes by Kathryn Wedding Video

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEW!!! Custom Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes and the ULTIMATE Cake Topper Silhouette Set!

Custom Wedding Cake Toppers, Custom Birthday Cake Toppers and Cupcake Toppers!
By Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
 The ULTIMATE Custom Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette set! Silhouetted Toppers of the Bride and Groom facing each other, AND your framed hand cut Silhouettes for display at the reception!

The Ultimate "Double Subject" Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette. Includes artwork and frame!
Double Wedding Cake Topper Custom Silhouette by Kathryn Flocken.
 Or you may just get the Custom Wedding Cake Silhouette Toppers by themselves.
 Your Silhouettes will be hand cut by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken,
 then computerized and lazered out of food safe acrylic to make your Cake Toppers.
Wedding Cake Toppers Custom Silhouettes by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
 Custom Wedding Cake Toppers Silhouette
by Kathryn Flocken of PaperPortraits.com
 Custom Wedding Cake Silhouette
by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken
Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette with Pet
by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken of PaperPortraits.com
 
Laser cut from food safe acrylic.
6" tall with a 2" cake spike.
 
Check out the side bar for prices and details
in the PaperPortraits Etsy Shop!
Victorian and Generic Wedding Cake Topper Silhouettes too! 
 
 
Alice in Wonderland Cake Toppers for Weddings and Birthdays!
Peter Pan and Wendy Cake Toppers and cupcake Toppers for Weddings and themed parties! 
 
Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette with Arch. Original design by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.
 
Chuppah Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette for a Jewish Ceremony.
Comes complete with Chuppah design of your choice, and even a tiny Wedding Glass! 
 
Custom Cake Topper Silhouette with Couple, child and Pet!