When I first saw Woodland Papercuts on Oh So Beautiful Paper, I was blown away — the invitations feature the beautiful textural qualities of lace combined with beautiful forest imagery. Today, Naomi has generously offered to go in depth about her papercuts, the process, and why these certain invitations are her personal favorite!
I’ve been thinking about making wedding stationery for years now, but I was reluctant to attempt such an undertaking until recently. Earlier this year I started making a papercut ketubot line in collaboration with Jennifer Raichman, and the more I worked on them the more I wanted to make matching invitation and reply cards.
It’s hard to pick one invitation that I’m proud of more than the others. The one I feel a special affinity to is the Deer Beloved invitation set. A few years ago, when I started developing my papercutting style, I also first took notice of deers. Since then they’ve been interwoven with my artistic development and they became a sort of visual mark of my illustrations, something I am inspired by and take care to include in some way in all of my work.
This invitation was designed and completed over the course of one night, while I was watching romantic movies to set the mood. The process is painstakingly detailed and maybe a bit repetitive, but I find it quite enjoyable. I like the attention to detail, and the reveal of the image from the paper. I like how the paper itself takes center stage, that the full impact of the papercut is both seen and felt. I think tactile illustration is very powerful.
Deer Beloved invitation features a forest scene of three majestic animals. Though the scene can be rustic, the lines of the illustration lend themselves to an elegant design. The invitation is matched by a stag reply card. The whole set, along with the complementing ketubah, are suited for a winter wedding.
Thank you so much, Naomi, for sharing with us! Visit her WeddingInviteLove profile, or check out her website for more beautiful examples of her paper cuts.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!