OnceUponaPaper

Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings

New York, United States · 3915 Sales

OnceUponaPaper

Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings

New York, United States 3915 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings
Wedding Restyle
We design and make Modern Ketubot, Quaker Marriage Certificates, Guest Books and Albums, Invitations, Family Trees, Wedding Gifts and Keepsakes.

Our offer includes an exclusive artwork collection to put your wedding, anniversary or family celebration in style. All artwork is our original watercolor, pencil and gouache, made on finest paper available. Each piece requires our full attention, and is mixed with lots of love to create an outstanding modern product.

Thank you,
Elena & Genu
Website: OnceUponaPaper.NET
Shop: OnceUponaPaper.ETSY.COM
OnceUponaPaper™

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2016

Modern Ketubah, Guest Books & Watercolor Paintings
Wedding Restyle
We design and make Modern Ketubot, Quaker Marriage Certificates, Guest Books and Albums, Invitations, Family Trees, Wedding Gifts and Keepsakes.

Our offer includes an exclusive artwork collection to put your wedding, anniversary or family celebration in style. All artwork is our original watercolor, pencil and gouache, made on finest paper available. Each piece requires our full attention, and is mixed with lots of love to create an outstanding modern product.

Thank you,
Elena & Genu
Website: OnceUponaPaper.NET
Shop: OnceUponaPaper.ETSY.COM
OnceUponaPaper™

Genu Berlo

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A Silver Painted engraved wood Guest book ready to be packaged and shipped out. Himalayan salt LED lamp changing colors and creating subtle yet spectacular reflections into the metallic silver coated guestbook.
The sun is playing on this fresh out of the studio watercolor Ketubah sun_with_facesun_with_facesun_with_face GOLD FOIL details on the TREE OF LIFE KETUBAH PAINTING.
All custom requests are welcome.
Latest work - Olive Tree Watercolor Guestbook Painting - all custom requests are welcome.
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About

Once Upon a Paper makes quality design, gouache and watercolor paintings.

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

We create outstanding artwork to put your wedding, anniversary or family celebration in style.
Our museum quality artwork and products are made in finest materials, love, and with outstanding handcrafting and painting. It is designed and purposed to be displayed as a centerpiece in your home for years to come, to delight, harmonize, and even enhance positive energy of your room, and to bring back the most dear memories of a perfect day.

We are constantly inspired by travels, architecture, cherry and plum blossoms, seasons and nature. We love painting. And we love the touch and feel of paper, watercolor, gouache, oil colours, and are not limiting ourselves to one technique. We are dedicated to detail and quality handcrafting throughout our product range.

We had been working in the architectural field for 10 years in various firms in NYC, including world renowned Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), but in 2007, with the feeling of a more pressing creative impulse, we started exploring commercial venues for our artistic expression.

The artwork derived 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.

Until 2012, we were happy and proud with what we accomplished, selling online, going to art fairs, having satisfied customers that checked back on us for new work. But the day came when we received a request, to give one of our trees a new purpose, that of a guest book. And it all grew organically with every new product type being specifically requested by a new couple.

We were slowly drawn into this world of personalized artwork. 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.

Our Ketubah is a piece of art that combines ​abstract graphic​s​ and ​traditionally ​symbolic elements​, such as the tree of life,​ with a body of text, adapted and written specifically for the couple getting married.

​OnceUponaPaper ketubah collection has its modernity revealed by the sophisticated line style, various compositional graphic layouts, the embodiment of the wedding theme through vibrant color palettes or subtle harmonies, and use of specific genre of style, exploration of specific cultural symbolic archetypes, like platonic solids for instance, or geometric sacred architectural elements.

The way we preserve the traditional ground is by subtly or sometimes boldly embedding iconic motifs into the design. Traditional Jewish motifs like David’s Star, the pomegranate, the tree of life, the well-known Song of Solomon's phrase “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”, or key words like “Love” and “Life” are often encountered in our designs. ​

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  • Genu Berlo

    Owner, Customer Service, Designer

    Eugen Berlo takes the lead role in each project within the studio, and fully oversees all aspects of the concept, development and production of new and existing products.

  • Elena Berlo

    Owner, Marketer, Creator

    With bachelors in Fine Arts and Architecture from the University of Bucharest, and architectural practice in well established NYC firms, Elena Berlo is now a full time mom blending a family life with her passion for fine arts.

Manufacturers
  • 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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