advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Paper Arboretum by Crute Studio

American Made Since 2011

Jerolyn Crute Sackman

Los Angeles, California
I make 3D paper floral sculptures using images of real leaves and petals.

Tell us about your business.

The birth of Paper Arboretum would have never been launched if my back had not gone out one fated day while reaching for the mail on the floor. My injury gave me a cocoon of time to develop the process further and learn how much I enjoyed making my paper floral sculptures. My paper floral sculptures began with creating symbols created for a mixed media painting, which translated into placing the symbols on "petals" that formed a wreath, which in turn inspired the possibilities of rotating patterns using natural patterns found on plants. On walks in my neighborhood or other places I find leaves and petals. I take them home, scan them and turn them into artistic images that get printed on paper. The images are then cut and curved into 3D shapes which are then glued to form wreaths or floral arrangements. Sometimes I use stock photos. I also use handmade papers as well. I would love for Paper Arboretum to grow to have a steady following of collectors and commissions.

What's the best business advice you've received?

The best advice I've gotten is to be persistent and patient as a business needs to develop over time.

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Hopewell Creek Designs

    Becky Neafus
    I am a wife,mother and now grandmother of 4 who has a passion for making toys that encourages a child's imagination.
  • 2014 Food Finalist

    Rooibee Red Tea

    Rooibee Red Tea
    Rooibee Red Tea Company is the only company bottling certified USDA organic rooibos tea with products available for both adults and kids.
    Food, Bottled, Jarred & Canned
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Rebecca Mir Grady

    Rebecca Grady
    Rebecca Mir Grady's beautiful and well-crafted jewelry is made by hand from reclaimed Sterling Silver and 14k Gold in Chicago, IL.
    Style, Jewelry

advertisement

advertisement