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PaperPortraits

Welcome to the PaperPortraits Silhouette Shop!

Orlando, Florida · 2160 Sales

PaperPortraits

Welcome to the PaperPortraits Silhouette Shop!

Orlando, Florida 2160 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(465)

Announcement   CHRISTMAS DEADLINE: All orders AND photos must be in by Monday December 12th for USA Christmas delivery.
(Friday Nov 25th for Christmas orders outside the USA)
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My name is Kathryn Flocken, and I have been making hand-cut Silhouette portraits and paper cuttings in the traditional way since 1989. I worked throughout all of the Walt Disney World theme parks cutting Silhouettes for over 20 years, and now 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 my touring schedule across the USA, your order will usually take up to 2-3 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.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2016

CHRISTMAS DEADLINE: All orders AND photos must be in by Monday December 12th for USA Christmas delivery.
(Friday Nov 25th for Christmas orders outside the USA)
***************************************************************************
My name is Kathryn Flocken, and I have been making hand-cut Silhouette portraits and paper cuttings in the traditional way since 1989. I worked throughout all of the Walt Disney World theme parks cutting Silhouettes for over 20 years, and now 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 my touring schedule across the USA, your order will usually take up to 2-3 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.

Kathryn Flocken

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Kathryn Flocken

Custom Pet Silhouette Portrait
$30.00
Medium 8 x 10 inch Hand Cut Silhouette Portrait
$30.00
First Anniversary Gift
$175.00
Hand Cut Original Pug Silhouette Set
$40.00
Medium 8 x 10 inch Hand Cut Silhouette Portrait
$30.00
5x7 inch Gold Oval Wood Frame for Silhouettes
$35.00
Custom Pet Silhouette Portrait
$30.00
Silhouette Frame 5x7 Solid White
$15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(465)
MEGHAN gervasio

MEGHAN gervasio on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing professional quality, they are little mini works of art wow!! Exceptional turn around time received in 3 days!

agangluff

agangluff on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful silhouettes of my 2 boys. Prompt response from the artist and super fast shipping to me! :)

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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 Walt Disney World 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.

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  • Kathryn Flocken

    Owner, Silhouette Artist, Author And Puzzle Designer

    I have been making authentic hand cut silhouettes since 1989.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 31, 2016
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and most credit cards.
Shipping
I ship via the USPS. Since your order is hand made, it may take 2-3 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 2-3 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom Silhouette orders. Please Convo me with what you have in mind.