Frequently Asked Questions

I have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s). I have done this in order to make the ordering process that little bit clearer. If you have any other questions please contact me HERE. Likewise, if you feel there are things that need to be added to this page drop me a message as I am always open to change.

What are paper cut commissions?

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They can be as personal as you wish with lots of details to mark the Special Occasion.


How long will it take?

When contacting me please let me know what your deadline is. Due to the amount of time required for each custom paper cut the more notice you give the better. Short deadlines can, however, be considered so please don’t hesitate to contact me with your ideas as I will make every effort to accommodate you and your request.

What can you have on it?

rainbow family tree papercutting artIn terms of what you can have in a commission: the possibilities are endless. For example:

Family or Friends,
Special Places,
and any other details you consider important.


How will we work together?

I will work with you and help you gather as much information as is required to create the commission.

What happens next?

Once the information has been gathered I will combine your stories and personal details to create a very sentimental and unique piece of artwork.

I then begin the process. There will be lots of communication beforehand so you will have a good idea what you are ordering. Also, it is a good idea to look through the images on the store pages on this website to see previous work. If there is anything you particularly like (or don’t) then let me know.

What about framing?

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Framing is available as standard to enable the special floating effect of your papercut.

I am able to source perspex for your frame rather than glass but this does need to be ordered in from my suppliers so will cause some delays.

Unfortunately I cannot post glass front framed artwork outside of the UK, however, I can source perspex for you.


What are the best colours?

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Have a think about what colours you would like. Contrasting colours work best as they emphasise the finer details of the paper cut but other colours can be used, after all, it is your design.

All Cara-Lou designs are cut using the signature rainbow paper, for photography all our cuts get mounted over a charcoal backing paper.

Other papers can be selected, and we can provide a mock-up of your chosen backing colours to help you decide.


Is there a price guide?

There is an approximate guide on the commissions‘ page, however, in order to get an accurate price guide, you are best making contact with your requirements. Art can be made with any non-copyright designs, or to suit budgets.


Can I order personal commissions for my shop?

These prices are for personal commissions only. If you would like information about commercial commissions, please contact me by email for details.