made in britain
can be personalised
A finely crafted paper cut illustration of the person who's hard to buy for, specially made to order to your specifications.
An original portrait that perfectly captures a person's individuality is the ultimate thoughtful gift for any friend or relative. With bright colours, clean shapes and neat details all made out of paper, these tiny little versions of the people closest to you will be treasured for a long time to come. Carefully designed and hand cut by Laura in her Glasgow home, each piece takes time and patience and is all done with a simple pair of scissors. The novelty of being able to hold a final illustration in your hands as well as the detail and care put into every layer make these portraits truly special and completely unique.
Simply upload a high quality photo to your order enquiry of the character you'd like to have illustrated, preferably from side on, after you've placed your order. This will also be an opportunity to specify any colours you'd like to be included for clothing, or any other special details - no details are too small!
Portraits are cut with Fiskars embroidery scissors, requiring a lot of skill and precision. The coloured paper is by Canford, Maya and Murano, and the smallest details are painted in gouache paint. Each layer of paper is assembled with strong glue using a pin for maximum neatness and minimum visibility. Pieces are delicate but can be handled if necessary, the strong glue typically provides a lasting hold. Included is a gold metal hanging frame by Oliver Bonas, with options of a pink, mint or turquoise ribbon.
Size of the papercuts vary but frames are 2"x2"