Your favorite lake, bay, or shoreline is the subject of this layered papercut, made to your specifications and custom color scheme.
What it is:
I hand cut a body of water of your choosing and recreate as closely as I can its outline and lines of depth beneath the water's surface. The finished piece is an 8 x 10" frame-ready work of art that is both abstract and accurate.
What I need from you in a conversation or in the message to seller:
1.) The name of the body of water you'd like me to recreate. Send along a link to an online map if you can. Also let me know any additional important details about the area. For example, let me know if there are smaller lakes that are nearby that you'd like included or excluded from the piece, or if you'd prefer only a certain stretch of the shoreline to be included. Google Maps work well, but feel free to send a link to a map you feel best represents the area you'd like to see covered.
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/
2.) Your color scheme choice. I work with a set of cardstock that is available in four-shade sets. You can view them all in the last photo in this listing (above), and see examples of many of them color sets in other work in my shop.
3.) Your time line. Please check the SHOP UPDATE in the announcement for the current custom piece opening: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Crafterall?ref=si_shop . If you have a firm deadline, please let me know.
4.) Anything else not mentioned here that you think I should know or would like me to do. My main goal is to meet or exceed your expectations and I reach that goal easier with great information and clear communication from you.
What I will do:
Upon receiving your order, payment, and notes, I will contact you to confirm everything, submit a screen shot or image of the subject area in an 8 x 10 ratio for your approval, and clarify any questions or loose ends. When I've completed your piece, I will contact you with photos of the work to meet with your approval. Upon approval, I will send your piece to you in a sturdy box via US Mail.
If, for some reason, I am unable to fulfill your request, I will refund your full payment.
Looking for more?
Perhaps you’re looking for something more than just a lake. Maybe you’d like a mountain range, an island archipelago, a dotted line showing a bike route, more than five layers, a segmented diptych or triptych, multiples of the same piece, or any other additional traits that supersede the description of this listing. If so, please contact me to begin the planning process. Based on the details of your request, I will estimate the cost and time needed to complete your piece(s). Please be aware that the time and cost of a more detailed and complicated custom request may be significantly higher. I’ve taken on many amazing requests over the years, and I blog about many of them here: http://www.crafterall.blogspot.com
What some kind folks have said about their custom pieces from Crafterall:
"These are fantastic! I could not be happier and am thrilled to hang such great representations of our favorite lakes in our home! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!" -- LuckyLolaDesigns
"Awesome! Great work on a custom listing; exactly what I was looking for!" -- bodicegoddess
"Thank you so much for my custom order! I am so impressed by your work and the amazingly quick turnaround time for my order!" -- Speak04
"Professional, prompt, friendly, and talented. Pleasure to work with and exceeded my expectations for quality. Arrived safely and quickly!" -- VeraSpoon
"I am BEAMING right now with such a big SMILE and with such pride and amazement by the masterpieces of ART I received today in the mail!! THANK YOU THANK YOU Marnie for creating these SPECIAL and meaningful pieces for me! I love Thailand so much, and you were able to bring it to LIFE with the amazing and beautiful paper art work you did! (AND the DEMOs!!!!) Thank you also for the excellent continued communication and customer service throughout the entire time....I am floored by the entire experience! Thank you for sharing you artistry and talent on ETSY!" -- etsysunny