Every so often, someone will ask me whether or not I can “customize” one of my prints, or other merchandise, as a gift for a friend. My answer depends on the complexity of the request.
What examples of customization can I provide?
Greeting cards are a perfect example of adding custom messages. I do all my printing in-house, so I’d be more than happy to add a few personal lines inside your card.
Many people will keep greeting cards featuring my artwork, because the 5″x7″ card size fits perfectly into store-bought frames. Make the gift even more special by adding a personal message, that may be re-discovered decades later, when the card is removed from its frame. ;)
In 2014, I began adding literary quotes to my bookmarks. Although I have a large selection of ready-made bookmarks with complementary quotes, I can also create bookmarks with customer’s requests: inspirational verses, short lines of poetry, a dedication, or anniversary date.
I’ve had a few customer requests for names and dates to be printed directly on archival reproductions ~ to celebrate a wedding, birth, or retirement.
Changing a cat’s eyes from green to blue, or changing the color of a jeweled necklace, is a simple fix with Photoshop. I can use the Color Replacement Tool to swap colors, and print the revised image for use on magnets, key-chains, bookmarks, and reproduction prints.
This technique works best with small patches of color (like cats’ eyes). If you need the entire cat’s face or costume “re-colored”, please see below ~ “Other Additions & Changes“.
Of course, I do occasionally get requests for “alterations” so major that essentially they would be brand new custom portraits. For example, you might desire a print of your cat in a Tudor costume, but none of my current paintings look anything like your kitty.
All of the merchandise that I sell features my original artwork reproduced from my acrylic paintings. In order to create magnets, cards, or prints of your cat wearing a particular costume, I would first need to paint your cat’s portrait. I can’t create a magnet using artwork that doesn’t exist yet! ;)
Please visit my Commission Portrait page for details & pricing.
Tara Fly10 days ago
I have a surprise Sans in my lap this afternoon. He doesn’t often get the opportunity, nor does he stay long. :) http://ift.tt/2yH8QwF
Tara Fly26 days ago
Every time I order ink from Staples, they send a coupon for a case of wine. I order a lot of ink. What are they trying to say??? 😅 http://ift.tt/2yLExUx
Tara Fly26 days ago
The blue fabric that Sans is sleeping upon is my printer cover. Just imagine all that fur clogging my printer! 😅
He will need to move soon so that I can use it. Haha!
I'm just going to go knock over the vase of flowers on the table, stare at a random place on the wall for a few minutes, kill a roll of toilet paper, and then go hog the bed pillows. I need my beauty rest.
-The humans at @seizethebooksho are doing a holiday pop-up bookshop November 17 & 18 at Aisquith Presbyterian Church, 7515 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. They'll have tons of cool new books. pic.twitter.com/BRonmIDni4
Yesterday I wanted to turn my clock back a year.