1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


– Whispering Paper –


My name is Marthe van Herk (1986) and I create custom made Handcut Paper Art under the name Whispering Paper since 2012.

As long as I can remember I’ve always loved to draw and to visualize the images and worlds I had created in my head. So it wasn’t a surpise that I went to Artschool.
After my graduation from University of the Arts Utrecht in 2009 I worked for several years teaching art to my high school students.

After these years of teaching we moved our family (husband and two girls from ’12 en ’14) abroad. There I felt the urge to create again and with seeing papercut art in a magazine I got inspired to try this technique. I loved it and went on to develop my own style, after many many hours of cutting, of incredibly delicate and intricate pictures.

Since 2014 I’ve been cutting professionally and worked for clients on commissions both private as corporate (VT Wonen Tv show, Libelle Magazine, Gros Ventre Cellers, Plint, Quarto Publishing, etc.). And I had the chance to make many fun things like winelabels, magazine illustrations, gifttags, posters, and ofcourse many commissions translating personal stories and special events.

This is precisely one of the things I like most about my work; the personal contact I have with my clients and the stories they share. Sometimes I even get pictures sent that are secretly taken of personal items such as shoes and jewels, that need to be incorporated in the work. Well, anything for a nice design, right?! 😉
Do you have a personal story which you like to have depicted in a unique papercut, or are you interested in visualizing the vision statement for your company
or another type of cooperation;
I’d love to hear from you!

- Inspired? -

I'd love to hear what you have in mind for your papercut and how
we can work together to make this reality.
Just contact me to request a custom quote and ask all the questions you may have.

- I'm looking forward to hearing from you! -

Sign up and

Follow Along

%d bloggers like this: