This custom house portrait makes a great housewarming, newlywed or new home gift. The personalised home illustration papercut is handmade in the UK from multiple layers of coloured paper to create a unique texture and finish.
Featured in ‘The 14 Best Custom House Portraits’ Brides.com Feb 2020 – “Everyone will be swooning over the intricate elements in this highly-detailed, full-color custom paper cut house illustration.” and ‘A Portrait of Home: Custom Home Illustrations from Etsy Artists’ article on apartmenttherapy.com, July 2017.
My papercut house portraits are digitally designed, then created by hand, building up layers of quality fine art paper to create a 3D textured surface reflecting the colours and materials of the building. I use tiny scissors to ‘draw’ with blocks of colour and my (sometimes wonky) hand-cut lines add a unique quality to the handmade artwork. Windows are cut out using a scalpel and tiny details are meticulously cut and assembled to keep as much of the character of the house as possible. Shadows give the illustration depth and reflections in the windows add interesting shapes. Simplified semi-abstract shapes of trees and plants break up the angular lines and add seasonal colour and more depth, with contrasting colours in the foreground and more muted tones in the distance.
Portraits are signed and dated on the back. The wooden frame is not included.
Customer Feedback (18 Feb 2021):
“I just received my Custom House Papercut Portrait and it’s gorgeous! It’s very well done and I can’t wait to hang it in my new home. My siblings gave me a gift certificate for a house portrait as a gift when I moved and sent the Brides article “The 12 Best Custom House Portraits” as a starting point to decide what I wanted. The example from Imagine Attic by UK artist Nicola McGovern was the one that I thought was the most creative, original piece of art and would best showcase my new house. Nicola was a pleasure to work with, very quick to reply to all my questions and was interested in making sure she captured my house the way I see it. Her attention to detail is reflected in her beautiful work. I highly recommend Nicola. I am pleased to own such a beautiful original art piece celebrating my new home sweet home!”
My custom house portrait papercuts are available in 3 sizes:
– Large (A4) measures approximately 30 x 21cm (12 x 8 inches) unmounted. Large size is also available mounted on a white card matte (border). The ‘Large + Mount’ option including a simple white card matte measures 40 x 30cm (16 x 12 inches).
– Medium (A5) measures approximately 21 x 15cm (8 x 6 inches) unmounted. Medium size is also available mounted on a white card matte (border). The ‘Medium + Mount’ option including a simple white card matte measures 24 x 18cm (9.5 x 7 inches). Please let me know if you would prefer a 10″ x 8″ mount.
– Small (A6) measures approximately 15 x 10.5cm (6 x 4 inches) unmounted. The ’Small + Mount’ option including a simple white card matte measures 18 x 13cm (7 x 5 inches).
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like a different size as I can create a custom order for you.
How to Order
Please add any personalisation requests when ordering. Then provide a good quality digital photo of the house via email to email@example.com Please let me know if there is anything you would like editing out of the photo.
Current turnaround times for custom-made orders is 1-2 weeks (in addition to delivery time from Liverpool, UK). If your order is urgent, please let me know and if I have availability, I will prioritise your item.