Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quilled Ketubah with Sculptured Camellia

Here's a ketubah I quilled for a couple whose wedding took place at the Chicago Botanic Garden earlier this summer. Calligrapher Tara Jones of Dallas, Texas had designed the couple's invitation and while looking for ideas for their ketubah, the bride came across my site and recognized Tara's unique lettering style on an earlier certificate she and I had worked on together - small world! The bride then asked if Tara and I would collaborate on their ketubah... yes, we would love to... these pictures show the result.

Quilled monogram ketubah by Ann Martin

The 22 x 30 inch marriage contract features the bride and groom's initials in a quilled olive leaf wreath. I based the seafoam green arrangement on the design Tara had created for the top of their letterpress invitation. The on-edge monogram was done in charcoal, double-thickness quilling paper. I referred to angular letter shapes in Tara's text as my guide.

Olive leaf wreath with monogram

For the area between the text and signature lines, the bride asked me to take inspiration from a botanical print of a camellia that had been custom-printed as the postage stamp for their invitations.

Quilled monogram ketubah by Ann Martin

Camellia botanical print

I quilled a stylized leafy vine and used pearlized and silver-edged paper to create the sculptured camellia. 

Quilled monogram ketubah by Ann Martin

This ketubah appeared first on Oh So Beautiful Paper.


19 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Gorgeous Ann!! Your wreath looks so perfect on both sides love how you made the bow.

Stephanie Pounds said...

Beautiful! Especially love the camelia!

Maureen said...

How lovely, Ann!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sweet stylised wreath,vine and camellia!! The pearlised paper comes up just goregous!! What a lovely centre on your camellia and the bow makes it complete!!congrats another perfect piece of quilling.
Licia

Anonymous said...

Job well done!

Zoe Brener said...

So elegant, so beautiful! Love that green-charcoal combination.

Michelle said...

Stunning! You never cease to amaze me!

Shylaashree said...

perfection in all. beautiful
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craftingcreatures said...

It takes skill to adapt a book to script – just as it does to adapt a printed item to quilling. The camellia makes me want to reach out and touch it. Well done again, Ann!

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous and so elegant, love it !!!!!
Paula

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Love the wreath..and how you took such care to take inspiration from other elements in the wedding!

Melissa Kojima said...

Wonderful, Ann! Thank you for sharing your process and the inspiration. I love reading the story behind this piece.

As well, thank you for doing your blog. It is always a pleasure to read it and to learn more about paper art and paper crafts!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

cate said...

just lovely .... lettering is especially beautiful..,

also, agree w/ above, thank you for doing this blog...very inspirational... the highlight of my week :)

komnatachista said...

Yes, I noticed the bowstrings, too, and the camellia is fantastic! What a designer you are, Ann. Thanks for sharing!

foldhere said...

lovely! the lettering is beautiful and quite amazing...

Ann Martin said...

How nice of you to say - thanks cate!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Karren - so kind of you!

Ann Martin said...

Thank you, Miro! I'm so glad you like it.

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