This past weekend my sister and now brother-in-law got married! I spent the last few months working on their ketubah. They wanted a papercut ketubah with lots of color and life, including: trees, birds, a newt, chantrelle mushrooms, roses, california poppies, hummingbirds, and the moon. To make this piece, I first painted the trees and birds, then drew the papercut on the back and cut it out. Then I painted the flowers, hummingbirds and moons. The text was later calligraphied directly onto the blue “background” so as to show up in the spaces around the tree. For a complete picture of the papercut, click here.
If you’d like to see what the ketubah looked like with the text (and the couple), click here.