Princess Kate and Baby George

I couldn’t resist doing this silhouette. They’re all dressed up and wearing vintage-like clothing and so well poised…

Silhouettes of Princess Kate holding Baby George

Silhouettes of Princess Kate holding Baby George

Silhouettes of Princess Kate holding Baby George
Silhouettes of Princess Kate holding Baby George


Patti Rishforth’s Silhouettes in Fine Paper Products

For the past several years, Patti has been taking her silhouettes to the next level, using her graphic design experience, and offering new and fun ways to print them onto custom cards, letterheads, baby announcements, wedding invitations and other products. But as she has met more and more new customers, this option has become difficult to keep up with – even with a few helpers. But luckily, she has recently teamed up with Marty Garrison, owner of Paisley and Paper, on Augusta St. in Greenville, SC.  They offer the top brands in stationary and are stocked in the very best papers and latest colors. This will allow customers to have many more options in the paper, color and quantity and designs and best of all, a faster turn around time!

Patti often does silhouette events at Paisley and Paper and will be scheduling another event this summer (date to come soon). And because Marty and Patti go “way back,” it only makes sense to collaborate this way! You can now find Patti’s silhouette cart displayed in Paisley and Paper, waiting for the next event, stocked with supplies.

Join Paisley and Paper’s mailing list to be notified in advance for Patti’s next silhouette event – not to mention shop for amazing gifts and party supplies! If you already have a silhouette by Patti that you’d like made into cards, you can bring them into the shop anytime to get started. Or, if you’d like one but can’t wait for the event, Patti can do silhouettes by email or Skype or FaceTime. And then Paisley and Paper can use the image for the very best in stationary ideas!

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Patti Rishforth in Charleston, SC

Patti had the pleasure recently, of working again with Tara Guérard, nationally known event designer and planner, as a special guest artist in her King Street Pop-up Shoppe, “Life is a Party.” Patti has worked with Tara on a few occasions both in SC and New York. Hand cutting silhouettes for guests at events has proven to be a big hit as guests enjoy watching their portrait being created before their eyes in only a minute or two, and then are presented with their personal silhouette to take home and display.

Patti also gets called upon, on occasion, to create silhouettes to be featured in custom stationary options designed by The Lettered Olive. Led by Tara Guérard, the Lettered Olive provides the finest in luxury wedding letterpress.

Patti and Tara together

Silhouettes at Weddings

Here are a few unique poses from recent weddings. People love to get creative with their portraits.

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Silhouettes in the Carolinas

Patti will be hand cutting silhouettes in at Southern Belles Mt. Pleasant near Charleston, SC on Saturday, March 15th at Southern Belles. (Call to schedule an appointment.) She will be in Greenville, SC that previous week and is already booked for this visit, but plans to visit again soon.

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Silhouette Studio/Artist in Houston, Texas

I’m very happy to be productive again in my new home studio! I went from having a 600 +/- square foot studio PLUS my additional studio downtown… to working in only a small corner of an apartment at the foot of our bed while we tried to sell our home and search for a new one. (During the holiday season, no less!!) This new one is not as large as my old home studio, but it goes up much higher and the bookcases allow me to utilize that space in a very organized and visible way. I also get the artists’ favorite, soft and steady Northern light through that window! I’m working on rematting and reframing my artwork to display on the walls next.

It is Easy to Get Silhouettes by Email

Thank you, everyone for your kind words. I’ve been back to work this week – staying busy is a good cure for now. Just wanted to show you some emailed silhouettes in progress. (It’s old fashioned hand cutting combined with latest technology – photos you email to me.) If you have questions about this process, try this link: or email me. I’m not able to stop and talk on the phone very much at this point. Each day I snip, snip, snip, and then race to the UPS store to deliver, deliver, deliver. (I miss my SC UPS people – they knew me by name there.)

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