About

Hola! I’m Shea.

I'm so happy you're here.

My hand-dyed designs are a labor of love for me. I have been practicing forms of orizomegami (paper dyeing) since I was 6 years old when my parents taught me in order to save money on Christmas wrapping paper. We had the best looking presents on the block!

Having continued this craft through the years, improving my skills and experimenting with different dyeing media, I really wanted to share these beauties with people in a way that would transcend the delicate nature of the original pieces.

I strive to create patterns not traditionally seen in this art form. Each wallpaper design typically originates from a single piece of material, dyed in one sitting. The art is really in the folding and the dye manipulation in order to produce the resulting patterns. I like to leave the art form as natural as possible when I’m designing a new pattern in order for the owner of these wall coverings to enjoy the idiosyncrasies of a paper art on their walls.

I use any dyeing agent I can find to formulate my colors and intensities from watercolors to food coloring to natural substances. I often will attempt to replicate certain patterns over and over again through folding and dyeing techniques, however no single pattern is exactly the same. They are much like snowflakes - which is what I love about this art.

Beautiful results come both when I create with intention towards a certain shape or style and when I create without any care for the end result. I can fold and dye for hours watching each design bleed, develop, and unfold in front of my eyes. Sometimes I create in silence, sometimes with inspirational music, sometimes in nature, sometimes indoors, and sometimes while watching some juicy British crime drama.

Please check out my Instagram account (@chezshea) where I regularly post work-in-progress pics and my inspirations, and sign up for an email below so I can let you know about new collections.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy these beauties as much as I do in your space!

Con amor,

Shea

 

 

Notes about my products:

  • It is highly recommended that these wallcoverings be installed by a professional paper hanger.

  • Because I am a one-person business with very little overhead, I do not accept returns. All sales on anything other than samples are final.

  • If you are a showroom or retail shop interested in carrying my line, please get in touch at hello@chezsheadesign.com!