PLACING A CUSTOM ORDER
So what you’re saying is you loooooove my art and want one too? Why, you delightful little snowflake I thought you’d never ask. I specialize in making custom, mixed media collage pieces using YOUR mementos. I take your keepsakes and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that commemorates any special time, or person, in your life.
Follow these 3 easy steps to place your order. FAQ below for more info.
Any and all questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 1: COLLECT SPECIAL MEMENTOS
- Collect up to 10 images, scribbles, photographs, receipts, travel brochures, ticket stubs, love notes, shopping lists, fabric scraps or any 2-D items you want to see represented in your work. A wide variety is best. (Examples are located on FAQ page)
- Remember, originals will not be returned so don’t send anything that can’t be cut up or destroyed
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: All pieces done on canvas. Special sizes made by request.
STEP 3: CONTACT ME email@example.com to confirm you are ready to place your order. I will give you instructions on how to send me your memories and payment.
Please read the FAQ below and remember, this is a custom art piece so no refunds and no exchanges.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will my art look like?
Impossible to know! (j/k) I use your mementos to inform my work and have an aesthetic I trend towards. The examples I’ve provided all look slightly different, and yet, somehow the same. Yours will look something like these, but also, totally unique. Life is full of terrifying surprises. YOLO!
Can I get my mementos back?
nope. I actually use the items you send me in your art. Be prepared for them to be cut up, crumpled, painted, glued or partially destroyed. Maybe all of these! Do not send priceless pictures or artifacts.
Why do you require up to 10 different artifacts?
I’ll try to incorporate all the pieces you send but here’s where you have to trust me to create something rad for you. I might use them all, I might use only one. Maybe I’ll use half of each artifact? Things can get crazy in the studio. I can guarantee that the final piece will be cool and unique to you. I most definitely will NOT be returning your unused artifacts.
Can you give me some examples of mementos or artifacts that work well?
photographs, ink on paper drawings, newspaper articles, pages from a favorite book, magazine pages, ticket stubs, children’s sketches, a note on paper and scraps of fabric or ribbon work the best. I have some examples on my Instagram of finished works that might give you some ideas.
What kinds of things cannot be used for the artwork?
3-D objects such a toys cannot be used successfully. Yes, someone sent me toys once. Sand and locks of hair are tricky so I’m not making any promises. Aren’t sure? email me a photo of the object in question and I can give you a better idea.
What are the coolest things that other people have used?
- A printout of your children’s growth curve alongside a drawing of their family is a great combination
- newspaper clippings and a couple of photographs from a road trip
- ticket stubs and photos from a big night out
What materials do you use?
I work on mixed media or watercolor paper. Pre-stretched canvas panels are available by request for a slightly higher price. I use acrylic paints, gouache, tar gel, marker, ink and paper to create the collage along with your artifacts/ mementos.
How can I pay?
Paypal. Email me and I will send you a payment request. OR if you’re local, I will accept fat stacks of cash.
What happens if I change my mind?
Once you’ve placed an order, you have the right to change your mind on the size or dominant color scheme. Send me an email. However, if I have already started your piece, you’ll have to place a new order. No refunds, no exchanges.
What if I absolutely hate the final product?
Just like your roommates hideous college sweatshirt, maybe you’ll grow to love it. If not, that’s what guest bathrooms are for. If all else fails, no hard feelings if you decide to re-gift it. Unfortunately, due to the subjective nature of artwork, no refunds, no exchanges and no modifications will be made.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org