Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brewchies With Talent | Posted on 24-04-2013
Ivelisse Estella is Owner/designer of iecreations a Staten Island, NY based handmade custom papierie.
We sat down to have a chitty chat with this bubbly creative mind.
Where does one get training to become a paper queen? I’m self-taught, just the school of life, YouTube, Martha Stewart, my mom, my camp arts counselor when I was 12!
What inspires you? Nature, fashion; my love for paper came by way of “Zama mama”. My supervisor when I worked at Kate’s Paperie. She was the Einstein of paper and its origins. May she rest in peace.
How many years have you worked on your art? Since 2009; 4 years this April.
What would you do, if you couldn’t create? Bite your tongue. I would roll over an’ die. Although, I work at a wonderful place- I only work part-time to supplement my passion.
Describe your process: My process begins with trying to recreate the ordinary, such as a “Happy Birthday” Banner– you know the one with the metallic letters all hinged together with that silver circle thingie that you would twist until it laid like the other letters –and make it different.
What do you want to get out of your art, what do you want to give to others through it? Selfishly, I get to release all my pent up creative craziness.
I like to create for my clients the most wonderful Fun Fantastic Fabulous shopping experience! Either they can choose to purchase one of my pre-designed creations or I help them realize their own paper decor vision and create a custom item.
I love to provide paper goodies to make celebration decor as unique as the event itself. The best part is, everything is HANDMADE. And I am happy to say that I have done this many times and the experience is always phenomenal!
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