About the Artist

Betty Shew’s fascination with objects that make impressions began in her childhood. Antique cookie cutters and wooden butter presses are her early keepsakes. Betty worked for many years as a graphic designer, until she discovered paper-casting while volunteering with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. When she realized how amazingly paper-casting fit with her lifelong passion for collecting molds and antique lace, she experimented with the process and began a unique career creating intricate original molds from live flowers and nature objects.

Each paper casting is created by a lengthy process where the molds are filled with acid-free cotton fiber, compacted and allowed to dry. The casting can then be removed resulting in a dimensional canvas that is either left the natural fiber color or finished with acrylic paint used in a transparent watercolor technique.

Betty believes that in a world of constant change, there is comfort in the extraordinary beauty that botanicals and nature’s treasures bring into your home. Her one-of-a-kind, long-lasting creations make a perfect gift for family and friends and for special occasions.