Please introduce yourself to my readers:
Our names are Dmytro and Luliia and we live in Ukraine. We love creativity and handmade things, because looking at them you can feel the inner world of the person who made them. We are creating hand-cut paper art silhouettes from a single sheet of paper and all of pieces are interconnected.
Our story begins from the childhood, when being children we visited creative classes such as painting, drawing and paper craft. Growing up and studying at university we didn't pay proper attention to creativity, but it always lived in our hearts.
Once, we created a greeting card with hand-cut elements for our friend’s birthday. It was the first realized step how much creativity occupies an important place in our lives. After that, we took interest in paper cutting art and started creating paper cut silhouettes.
When did you first begin selling your art?
We decided to create our DreamPapercut shop on Etsy and share our art with other people a half year ago.
What inspires your designs?
All our works are made with love and soul and are inspired by nature, life and people who like our works. To get inspiration we go for a walk to the parks, forests to enjoy the nature. Also we like meet with our friends and spend time talking and having tea. It helps us to relax and get new energy to create original works.
Share a little bit about the process you use to create your pieces:
Paper cutting is very amazing process, when at the beginning you just see a piece of paper and after spending several hours/days to cut, paper becomes a beautiful art work. Silhouettes for us are not just a sheet of paper. We put in our works a piece of love, care, kindness, happiness and truly believe that people can feel the same emotions looking at our paper cuts.
We use different colors of paper but the popular one is black. Also use special cutting mat and knives to cut silhouettes.
What is your favorite design to make?
Almost all design of our papercuts is dedicated to love and nature theme, because they are eternal values in the world.
Are you self-taught or did you learn from someone?
We are self-taught artists. We like to grow and learn something new by ourselves.
How do you promote your shop?
Kind, responsive and selfless people feature our shop and art works on their great blogs and this really helps us.
8. What tips have you learned that have helped your business?
You should listen to your customers and use their advice and requests but do not lose your own way.
What is your favorite dessert?
Do you have any pets?
We have a cat called Lisa. Despite her 14 years old, she is so cute and likes playing with us.
We like all natural colors.
Favorite Etsy shops:
Created by Laurie
Megans Beaded Designs
Golden Plume Jewelry
The Candy Tree 125
Thanks for sharing your shop with my readers!
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Giveaway is open Worldwide and will end June 15th.