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Claddagh - Hand Painted Cast Paper | Irish Celtic Wedding Anniversary Valentine's Gift | Aesthetic Wall Décor
Materials: Cotton Paper, Acrylic Paint
Width: 8 inches
Height: 12 inches
"Claddagh" in Cast Paper
☆ Original design, handmade & hand-painted.
☆ Beautiful Irish Gift
☆ The Keepsake Story is on the back to cherish forever.
☆ Beautifully matted with a high-quality frame option.
☆ Cast Paper art has a unique dimension and striking beauty.
☆ Unique Celtic gift for a Wedding, Anniversary, or Valentine's Day
☆ The dimensions are 8" x 12" and this artwork is intended to be displayed as wall decor
☙The Keepsake Story ❧
an Irish favorite
The Claddagh is Ireland's most romantic tradition. The hands signify soul friendship, the heart true love, and the crown eternal loyalty. The design is a wish for friendship and love to prevail.
☙ More about the Claddagh❧
The Claddagh is a traditional Celtic Irish ring that represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The name comes from the village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. The Claddagh ring consists of two hands holding a heart, with a crown on top. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.
The Claddagh has been used as a wedding ring in Ireland for centuries. In Irish legend, the first Claddagh ring was made by a man named Richard Joyce for his fiancée who was taken captive by pirates and sold into slavery. After she was freed, they were married and lived happily ever after.
Today, the Claddagh is still a popular choice for wedding rings in Ireland. It is also worn as a fashion accessory or given as a gift to symbolize friendship, love, or loyalty.
☙ What is Cast Paper? ❧
Cast Paper is a handmade paper that is molded to create dimension. The process I use is self-developed and unique.
■ Step 1 - I carve an original out of wax. This can take a very long time depending on the size of the piece.
■ Step 2 - I make a rubber mold from the original carving. Multiple castings can be made from a mold.
■ Step 3 - We take 100% cotton fiber and grind it with water to a workable pulp. This pulp is worked and pressed into the mold.
■ Step 4 - The casting is dried, trimmed, and checked for imperfections. Not all casting makes it past this step.
■ Step 5 - The dried castings are hand-painted with high-quality acrylic pigments. This is where I spend most of my time.
■ Step 6 - Each casting is beautifully mounted for display.
☙ What are my matting and framing options? ❧
● Mat Options. This work of art is mounted for display on an acid-free mat board with a top mat and a liner mat. A hidden foam spacer is between the mats and back to create depth for the artwork. The color options are listed from top to bottom. For example, Black-Gold-Maroon would be a black top mat, a gold liner mat, and a bottom mat maroon. Regardless of frame choice, you will receive mats.
● No Frame Option. You may choose to receive this work without a frame. You will still get the mats and it will be ready to frame but can not be hung until it is framed. You will need a canvas depth frame to frame this on your own. Framing can be costly and difficult for thicker items like this. I only recommend this option if you are familiar with what framing entails.
● Framed Option. You may choose to have your item framed. We frame in high-quality black anodized aluminum frames with glass. This no-hassle option is ready to hang. I strongly recommend this option for items that are intended as gifts.
☙ About the Artist ❧
-Kevin Dyer. Céad Míle Fáilte!! That means 100,000 welcomes in Irish. I am a self-taught artist who has been blessed with a full-time art career dating back to the 1970s. I am originally from the west coast but have lived in Georgia since the ’70s. I have experimented with almost every medium you can think of but found my place in making cast paper in the early ‘90s. I love almost every culture of antiquity but found my roots in Celtic-style art. I find most of my inspiration today from Celtic culture, nature, and fantasy. I spend most of my days at home making art. My daughter, Logan, works with me full-time, and every day I pass more and more of the skills I have learned down to her.
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Exactly what I wanted! It's truly a beautiful piece of art and the I matting is perfect.
Absolutely stunning. Very good quality all around. Great customer service, fast and careful shipping. This made a wonderful anniversary gift.
Very unique and nice quality. Recommended seller
Beautiful high quality - even nicer then I hoped for and received sooner then expected!
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