Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Attention Orlando Brides!

Come visit me at Central Florida's Largest and Most Popular Bridal Event!

I will be cutting FREE* Silhouettes in the Pre-Function Room, starting at 9am!
*You must purchase a ticket to the show*

Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Show itself runs from Noon to 4:00 PM

Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Valet Services Available
This is Central Florida's most popular bridal event and they are putting everything bridal under one roof in one afternoon!

Get ideas!
Meet vendors!
Have fun!
Win prizes!
See fashions!
Save money!
Save time!

Visit me at the show to discover how I can help you have the wedding you've always dreamed of! I can't wait to meet you.

For more information about the show or to pre-register for your Buy One, Get One Free Tickets, click here.

I look forward to seeing you there! No matter what stage of planning you're in...there's something there for you!
Buy One, Get One Free Tickets!
Click here to pre-register for your Buy One, Get One Free Tickets! This is an amazing event you won't want to miss. I look forward to meeting you there!
Offer Expires: June 13, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Silhouette Restoration

Doug McQ. of Apopka, FL brought in this Silhouette that was made of his wife Lynn-Dee when she was just 4 years old. He was hoping I might be able to make a nice restoration of it, as it was literally crumbling apart.

Doug brought in the original cutting (a tiny thing, maybe 2x3 inches mounted on a 5x7 inch card) plus this scanned photocopy for me to work from.

I cut it for him there on the spot, trying my best to replicate the hand that originally made the Silhouette. The original work was created in 1950, and signed by an artist named LaBoche. If anyone knows anything about the artist in question, do let me know!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Silhouettes at Weddings

I just love weddings! Cutting silhouettes at weddings, to me, is a big honor. I always keep in mind that these sweet images will be kept for a lifetime. This lovely couple held their wedding reception at Narcoossee's Restaurant at the Grand Floridian on Walt Disney World property.

Heidi and Tom. Wedding Silhouette by Silhouette Artist Kathryn Flocken.

That's me, hard at work...about ready to cut a Silhouette of the Bride's Mother.

It was a great day, and I cut about 65 Silhouettes or so in 3 hours. These folks were all military, so they knew how to line up! What an organized bunch!

Heidi's review on www.Disboards.com:
We had Kathryn Flocken, a silhouette artist in the Orlando area at our wedding. She was great, and our guests loved it. She would simultaneously cut two silhouettes, so the guest would get one (in a 5x7 card) and she saved one for us. So...whenever I get around to scrapbooking, I have silhouettes of all our guests!

For more information and samples, go to my website www.paperportraits.com. Send email inquiries with the date, time and location of your wedding reception to check for my availability and rates.
I am now including either a small or large Guest Book as part of your Wedding Package.  The small Guest Book is for a Wedding party of 100 or less and just me as your Silhouette Artist.
The large Guest Book is for a Wedding  with over 100 Guests, and myself and one other silhouette Artist.
Please inquire with me for a second Artist, I can get one for you!          

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sonogram Silhouette

I often get asked, "Do you do baby Silhouettes? What's the youngest person you've ever done?" When I tell people I've even worked from ultrasounds, they feel a lot better about my capabilities to have their "Wiggly Kid" sit in my chair!

So, I was thrilled to get yet another opportunity to make a Silhouette from a sonogram. This time, however, I asked the Mom-to-be if I could borrow the picture to scan, and put the photo plus the Silhouette up on my blog.

Patty and Richard C. are 12 weeks along, and this is their Baby, and the Silhouette made from the ultrasound! Congrats!
You can have your child's sonogram made into a silhouette. You will get your choice of 8x10 background in either pink, blue, soft green, or soft yellow.