OnceUponaPaper

Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings

Woodside, New York · 4168 Sales

OnceUponaPaper

Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings

Woodside, New York 4168 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(898)

Announcement   ❤ Price Increase: Starting June 1st, we will have the first price increase in 9 years, to better reflect our product top quality and design approach.

❤ Discount
Purchase your KETUBAH with a matching GUESTBOOK, ALBUM or INVITATION SET and get 12%OFF with coupon code ''ketubahmatchingSet''

❤ Wedding Season
During busy wedding season, March through September, our schedule for Ketubah, Guestbooks and Artworks is as follows:

Production turnaround
_ 3 to 6 weeks for printed, painted and papercut ketubah and guestbooks,
_ and 6 to 12 weeks for custom commission ketubah, guestbooks and artwork.

Shipping
In addition you need about 4 weeks for regular mail, and 2 weeks for express postal transit.

_ Upon receiving your Order Form, we create a reserved listing for you and a schedule with important purchase, proof and shipping date, so please respond in a timely fashion.
_ For orders closer than 9 weeks expediting is available for purchasing to be able to guarantee a timely delivery.


❤ Gold Leaf Accents
Real gold leaf elements can be added to any product. We use real gold 22-24k as available on the local market. An additional fee will apply in direct proportion with the area covered, $50 for up to 10 square inch, $100 for up to 20 square inch, etc...

We are an artist studio offering handmade ketubah with coordinating invitations and guestbooks, original watercolor paintings with hand calligraphy and gold leaf details, many translated into woodcut and papercut designs, and art prints.
We use museum quality materials for our artwork and for all that is born from it.

With so many products being customizable, we invite you to browse our hundreds of designs developed over the past 9 years. https://www.onceuponapaper.net/
However we encourage you to embark on a completely custom design experience.
https://www.onceuponapaper.net/pages/options

The best place to start, contact us with your event date and we will guide you throughout the process.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 27, 2018

❤ Price Increase: Starting June 1st, we will have the first price increase in 9 years, to better reflect our product top quality and design approach.

❤ Discount
Purchase your KETUBAH with a matching GUESTBOOK, ALBUM or INVITATION SET and get 12%OFF with coupon code ''ketubahmatchingSet''

❤ Wedding Season
During busy wedding season, March through September, our schedule for Ketubah, Guestbooks and Artworks is as follows:

Production turnaround
_ 3 to 6 weeks for printed, painted and papercut ketubah and guestbooks,
_ and 6 to 12 weeks for custom commission ketubah, guestbooks and artwork.

Shipping
In addition you need about 4 weeks for regular mail, and 2 weeks for express postal transit.

_ Upon receiving your Order Form, we create a reserved listing for you and a schedule with important purchase, proof and shipping date, so please respond in a timely fashion.
_ For orders closer than 9 weeks expediting is available for purchasing to be able to guarantee a timely delivery.


❤ Gold Leaf Accents
Real gold leaf elements can be added to any product. We use real gold 22-24k as available on the local market. An additional fee will apply in direct proportion with the area covered, $50 for up to 10 square inch, $100 for up to 20 square inch, etc...

We are an artist studio offering handmade ketubah with coordinating invitations and guestbooks, original watercolor paintings with hand calligraphy and gold leaf details, many translated into woodcut and papercut designs, and art prints.
We use museum quality materials for our artwork and for all that is born from it.

With so many products being customizable, we invite you to browse our hundreds of designs developed over the past 9 years. https://www.onceuponapaper.net/
However we encourage you to embark on a completely custom design experience.
https://www.onceuponapaper.net/pages/options

The best place to start, contact us with your event date and we will guide you throughout the process.

Elena Berlo

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Looking for the sun even on the smallest patch of sky... deciduous_tree sketch for Anniversary ARTWORK COMMISSION - with gold leaf details and calligraphy to come.
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They stand shelter to their love and witness to their commitment seedlingKETUBAH ARTWORK COMMISSION - The Four Seasons Tree of Life with Love with gold leaf details.
Symbols that define and guide... herbFamily Tree Watercolor Painting is waiting for the names to be filled in.
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About

In nooks and corners Cold remains: Flowers of the plum
- Yosa Buson

We are Genu & Elena, the creators of ElenaBerlo™ and OnceUponaPaper™, a husband and wife team with a mutual passion for art, painting, printmaking and illustration.

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who put their faith in our artistic heart and hands. It is with your support this journey into customized artwork was made possible.
We took small steps in giving our paintings a new purpose, each one specially requested by a new couple. And it all grew organically as we came to understand that capturing life’s precious moments in art helps us make sense of our presence and connects us to the past, present and future, and to beautiful new people.

Our artwork derives from our day to day experience. As an architect you always start with pencil on paper. You need to sketch your ideas and give form to many aspects of a building and it’s surroundings. Many times your space planning drawings start looking like a cluster of basic geometric shapes following a structure. From there, our pattern paintings surfaced, especially the Trees of Life. It clearly suited our trees to be part of such an important moment in people’s lives, as they are a symbol of new beginnings, shelter, support and endurance beyond our existence. So many stand now as a silent witness to the promises made and signed by the bride and groom on their handwritten and painted Ketubah.

All of our ketubah, guest books and albums start as a painting and they will continue to do so as we love the sensibility of the paintbrush that stands out no matter what the end medium is. We are still the only ones in the field offering a Woodcut Ketubah and painted guestbooks, and we are adding calligraphy and gold leaf as a special detail. With so many products being customizable, the large majority are made in-house. We continue to use museum quality materials for our artwork and for all that is born from it.

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Shop members

  • Genu Berlo

    Owner, Designer

    Genu Berlo is fully involved in each project within the studio, and oversees all aspects of the concept, development and production. He also expands his interest beyond illustration into modern and contemporary art making. berlo.net

  • Elena Berlo

    Owner, Marketer, Creator

    With a bachelors in Architecture, color and fine arts education at FIT, and architectural practice in NYC firms, Elena Berlo is now a full time painter blending the family life with her endeavour in fine arts. elenaberlo.com

Production partners

  • CNC Laser Cutting and 3D Printing Studio

    Bucureşti, Romania

    Our Laser Cutting Manufacturer delivers the papercut and woodcut components of our products with outstanding quality and attention to details.

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