All of our designs start life as original concepts by our head designer Michelle. All designs and images on this site are copyright of Ta Muchly. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to feature our work.
Our papercut designs are all handdrawn and then edited using Procreate and Adobe Illustrator until we’re 100% happy with them. It usually takes many hours and many revisions until the design is perfect and we’re happy for them to be turned into a papercut. All of our papercuts are delicately cut from a single sheet of 100lbs/270gsm acid-free paper, one mistake or false cut can ruin the design, so we have to make sure there are no snags or areas of concern. Once we’re happy, the designs are then programmed into the machine and sent to cut. For some of our more intricate designs, certain elements are cut by hand to avoid tearing the paper. We then have to carefully pick each tiny cut out from the mat to reveal the finished design. It’s not a quick process, but it is completely worth it!
All of our prints are original designs. We draw these by hand using an iPad Pro, to give the best quality digital print. We also make sure that these are produced as Limited Editions in batches of no more than 50 of each design. Each print is individually numbered and hand signed.
Our paper blooms are hand crafted from either Italian heavy weight or German fine crepe paper. We use only the highest quality crepe paper which gives the most realistic looking flowers. Some of our petals are also hand coloured to get the perfect shade using inks, pastels and markers. We cut, glue, fringe, twist, shape and mould each petal and leaf individually to create each bloom. We intentionally make each flower slightly different to the next so that they are more representative of nature, no flower is perfect, as in life.
We spray our flowers with a UV coating which will help to protect it fading and moisture damage, however we do recommend you display your paper blooms out of direct sunlight. Obviously they don’t need any water! You can also give them a little shake and turn them upside down every now and again to remove any dust. Other than that they should last years without any maintenance.