Thursday, June 7, 2012


In love Zebras Handmade Original Papercut First Anniversary Paper Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

I was recently contacted by two very talented artists, Dmytro and Iuliia who live in the Ukraine.  They wanted to know if I still featured Etsy shops here on my DZFANTASY blog.  I am so happy they contacted me as their work is quite exquisite and I love having the opportunity to have everyone learn a bit more about these two artists and their delightful work!  Throughout the feature you will see photos of their paper cut art, and links to their work will be at the bottom of the feature.  Enjoy learning about these artists and be sure to visit their links to see more of their work!

Higher than Sky Handmade Original Papercut Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

Our names are Dmytro and Iuliia 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. So this encouraged us to share our handmade works with other people.

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.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

Once, we created a greeting card with hand-cut elements for our friend’s birthday. It was the first realized step as to how much creativity occupies an important place in our lives. After that, we took an interest in paper cutting art and started creating paper cut silhouettes.

Couple In Love Holding Heart Handmade Original First Anniversary Paper Cut Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

What aspect of creating your art, do you find the most fascinating?

Paper cutting is a very amazing process. 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.

In love Elephants Handmade Original Papercut First Anniversary Paper Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

All fruits and vegetables are tasty, healthy and unique and we would like our art to be every fruit or vegetable that people like and need.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

We are now trying painting, so we think it could be another medium to display our creativity. Painting is one of the greatest ways to express your soul and inner world with other people in different colors and styles.

Kids Couple Holding Hands Handmade Original Papercut First Anniversary Paper Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

We want to say through our art that world is beautiful, amazing and wonderful. Every second you can feel it perfection. There are main eternal values in the world like nature, love, help, kindness, care that everyone should spread, share and protect to live in harmony with yourself, other people and the whole world.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

You should listen to your customers and use their advice and requests but do not lose your own way.

In love Handmade Original Papercut First Anniversary Paper Gift: Hand-Cut Paper Art Silhouette

Dmytro and Luliia, thanks so much for contacting me and letting me share your wonderful creativity with everyone who may pass this way.  Your work is truly delightful and should bring joy to many people in all walks of life!!

To learn more about Dmytro and Luliia's art, be sure to visit their links below.  These paper cut silhouettes are unique and charming gift ideas!