PaperPortraits

Welcome to the PaperPortraits Silhouette Shop!

Orlando, Florida · 2684 Sales

PaperPortraits

Welcome to the PaperPortraits Silhouette Shop!

Orlando, Florida 2684 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(558)

Announcement   My name is Kathryn Flocken, and I have been making freehand-cut Silhouette portraits and paper cuttings in the traditional way since 1989. I currently cut Silhouettes on one of Orlando's premier theme park properties 🐀, and also work out of my home studio as well as tour the country cutting Silhouettes at weddings and special events of all kinds. I have also cut Silhouettes at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and two former US President's homes.

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Along with making hand cut Custom Silhouettes, some of the more unusual services and items in my shop are:

* WEDDINGS: Custom made First Wedding Anniversary Paper Cut Gifts, and brand new acrylic Wedding Cake Toppers custom made from your photos! There is a selection of original hand cut paper Cake Toppers as well. Custom orders are welcome, and Toppers can be made to match the theme of your Event.

* FOR THE COLLECTOR: Copper silhouettes, hollow cut silhouettes, and hand bronzed silhouettes.

* SENTIMENTAL: Custom Silhouettes from difficult photos. Silhouette images of a loved one who has passed, and you may not have the "perfect" profile photo on hand. Or, from photos that are 3/4 views, etc.

* RESTORATION and DUPLICATION: Silhouette restoration from fire damage, water damage and destruction from time. * Silhouettes can also be made of your loved ones TODAY to mimic the size and style of old silhouette(s) that already exist in your family collection.

* SUPPLIES: Silhouette paper, mounting paper, scissors, and my How To cut Silhouettes book.

* COSMIC ALPHABET Children's Book: a little alphabet poem, illustrated in full color. You will find it in the Books and Supplies section. :)

* LASER CUT WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLES: I design the puzzle pieces in conjunction with Artifact Puzzles of Seattle, WA. More puzzle designs will be in every few months, so come back and visit often!

Thank you for looking around! I will treat your Silhouette order with loving care.

Kathryn

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Due to heavy work and touring schedule across the USA, your order may take up to 2 weeks to ship out.

RUSH ORDERS: ~NO MATTER WHAT THE ITEMS MIGHT BE~ always, always, ALWAYS Convo me FIRST to make sure I am at home and have access to the supplies to fill your order! I do not travel with all of my supplies (sometimes it is just a carry on bag with clothing, makeup, a bit of paper and glue, and that's it!). Rush orders may also have an additional shipping charge.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 31, 2017

My name is Kathryn Flocken, and I have been making freehand-cut Silhouette portraits and paper cuttings in the traditional way since 1989. I currently cut Silhouettes on one of Orlando's premier theme park properties 🐀, and also work out of my home studio as well as tour the country cutting Silhouettes at weddings and special events of all kinds. I have also cut Silhouettes at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and two former US President's homes.

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Along with making hand cut Custom Silhouettes, some of the more unusual services and items in my shop are:

* WEDDINGS: Custom made First Wedding Anniversary Paper Cut Gifts, and brand new acrylic Wedding Cake Toppers custom made from your photos! There is a selection of original hand cut paper Cake Toppers as well. Custom orders are welcome, and Toppers can be made to match the theme of your Event.

* FOR THE COLLECTOR: Copper silhouettes, hollow cut silhouettes, and hand bronzed silhouettes.

* SENTIMENTAL: Custom Silhouettes from difficult photos. Silhouette images of a loved one who has passed, and you may not have the "perfect" profile photo on hand. Or, from photos that are 3/4 views, etc.

* RESTORATION and DUPLICATION: Silhouette restoration from fire damage, water damage and destruction from time. * Silhouettes can also be made of your loved ones TODAY to mimic the size and style of old silhouette(s) that already exist in your family collection.

* SUPPLIES: Silhouette paper, mounting paper, scissors, and my How To cut Silhouettes book.

* COSMIC ALPHABET Children's Book: a little alphabet poem, illustrated in full color. You will find it in the Books and Supplies section. :)

* LASER CUT WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLES: I design the puzzle pieces in conjunction with Artifact Puzzles of Seattle, WA. More puzzle designs will be in every few months, so come back and visit often!

Thank you for looking around! I will treat your Silhouette order with loving care.

Kathryn

****************************************************

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Due to heavy work and touring schedule across the USA, your order may take up to 2 weeks to ship out.

RUSH ORDERS: ~NO MATTER WHAT THE ITEMS MIGHT BE~ always, always, ALWAYS Convo me FIRST to make sure I am at home and have access to the supplies to fill your order! I do not travel with all of my supplies (sometimes it is just a carry on bag with clothing, makeup, a bit of paper and glue, and that's it!). Rush orders may also have an additional shipping charge.

Kathryn Flocken

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Kathryn Flocken

FRAMED Custom Silhouette in Vintage Oval Frame

FRAMED Custom Silhouette in Vintage Oval Frame

$40.00

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FRAMED Custom Silhouette in Vintage Oval Frame

FRAMED Custom Silhouette in Vintage Oval Frame

$40.00

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(558)
Pamela Mark

Pamela Mark on Feb 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

We loved ours! It looks just like our daughter. Thank you.

Darcie Vlahos

Darcie Vlahos on Feb 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The perfect silhouette!

Darcie Vlahos

Darcie Vlahos on Feb 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Authentic Hand-Cut Silhouettes, Puzzles and more!

Everything old is new again!

A nearly lost art form from the 1700's -Hand-Cut Silhouettes- is now making a comeback in the 21st century!

Started as a popular alternative to expensive commissioned oil portraits in the 1700's, the art of silhouette cutting pre-dates photography by about 100 years, and is considered a precursor to the modern-day portrait photograph.

Done exclusively with scissors and without the aid of pen ink, or tracing, it became a popular way of capturing an individuals' likeness, as well as a practical way of keeping family records.

Although regaining popularity, this precious art form is still hard to find: only a handful of of artists in the world still practice it today in its original, purest form.

Kathryn Flocken began her silhouette artist career in 1989, and has worked throughout Central Florida's premier theme parks.

Kathryn travels all over the country cutting silhouettes at special events, and has also been featured on national television demonstrating this rare, and fascinating art form.

Kathryn is also available to make hand cut Silhouettes on the spot at your Wedding reception. Please send an inquiry to check availability. Please include the location, number of Guests, and time. Please watch Kathryn's Wedding video here and Like her Facebook page. :)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=423926667674&set=vb.423041184761&type=3&theater

Kathryn also makes custom silhouette portraits from a photo- of you, your children, or even your pets! She can also be commissioned for an original hand-cut work of art made to your personal specifications.

Shop members

  • Kathryn Flocken

    Owner, Silhouette Artist, Author And Puzzle Designer

    I have been making authentic hand cut silhouettes since 1989.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2017
I will do my best to make excellent Silhouette portraits for you, with great attention and loving care. Please email your photos to my email address, kathyart (at) earthlink.net. If you have more than one photo, and are unsure, send a few and I will work from the best one!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If there is a problem with your order, please let me know. I will work with you to make it right!
No refunds after 30 days receipt of items.
Thank you!
Payment
I accept PayPal and most credit cards.
Shipping
I ship via the USPS. Since your order is hand made, it may take up to 2 weeks to get to you.
I will mail your order to the address you leave with your Etsy order, unless otherwise specified.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Due to my touring schedule across the USA, your order will usually take up to 2 weeks to ship.

RUSH ORDERS: ~NO MATTER WHAT THE ITEMS MIGHT BE~ always, Always, ALWAYS Convo me FIRST to make sure I am at home and have access to the supplies to fill your order! I do not travel with all of my supplies (sometimes it is just a carry on bag with clothing, makeup, a bit of paper and glue, and that's it!). Rush orders may also have an additional shipping charge.

For orders outside the USA, any Customs fees charged by the post office are the sole responsibility of the buyer to pay.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom Silhouette orders. Please Convo me with what you have in mind.