Last month, Mr Yen aka Jonathan Chapman contacted me and told me all about his wonderful stationery.
Today’s post features a selection of his botanical designs, starting with this Floral Concertina Card – open above and below closed.
And below are some more of his lovely designs…
Jonathan very kindly answered a few questions for me:
When did you start your business and where are you based?
I started my business last year as soon as I left university. I studied at Leeds College of Art and I’m still based in Leeds, where I work from home.
Where do you get your floral inspiration for your designs?
Where I get my inspiration from varies greatly. I get the majority of my inspiration for my floral designs from vintage books about how to identify flowers and plants, but I also find inspiration in fabric patterns, photographs and actual flowers!
It’s the shapes and structures of flowers and plants that I find inspirational when I create my papercuts.
What are your plans for the remainder of 2011?
For the remainder of the year I am preparing a papercut Christmas window display for Hannah Zakari (an independent shop in Edinburgh) which is the first window display I will have ever worked on.
I’m really excited to create papercuts on a large scale and to be working with Rachael (the owner of Hannah Zakari) to create something magical and festive!
I will also be attending my first craft fair this year too on the 13th of November, where I will have my papercuts on display and available to purchase at The Art Market.
Do you have a favourite flower?
This question is too difficult to just give one answer!
For both appearance and fragrance I favour ranunculus, peonies, jasmine, lilac and rose – but if I had to single out just one flower I would probably choose a peony as the layers and structure or the flowers are wonderful!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend…
(Images : Mr Yen)