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Thumbprint portraits use your own thumbprint to create a large (three feet high!) work of art that is absolutely uniquely you. I will ink your thumbprint and recreate its unique patterns using snippets of text provided by you. This could include passages & titles from much-loved books, poetry, quotes, proverbs, horoscopes, recipes, you name it! The result is a truly one-of-a-kind portrait that captures you, not through what you look like, but through the things that feed and inspire you. It makes a wonderful gift for a booklover, writer or wordsmith!

My thumbprint portraits have been featured on a number of blogs, including UPPERCASE Magazine's, Plywerk's, The Library as Incubator Project, the New York Daily News books blog Page Views (, among others - google me!, as well as - most recently - in Leselykke Magazine in Norway (

The thumbprint portrait comes ready for framing and can be framed in a standard 27" x 40" or 30"x40" frame, so that you needn't invest in custom framing!

As this piece is completely personalized and made to order, please allow a bit of time for completion - generally 2-3 weeks from the time I receive from you your inked thumbprints and the list of text to be incorporated into the portrait.

This listing is for one of the black text on white paper thumbprint portraits - please see other listings for the ones in full color!

Let’s collaborate!

I'm sorry, but I am no longer able to ship the larger size internationally - its large size has created too many problems in recent attempts to ship to international customers. Please contact me for a half-sized version at $350 if you are an international customer. Thank you!


The beautiful little bundle pictured in image #2 is a special add-on that can be purchased alongside your custom thumbprint portrait gift purchase for your mom (or sis or wife or grandma, or whoever you're honoring this Mother's Day)! You can give it to her on Mother's Day, then work together on inking her thumbprints and putting together her list for her custom portrait.

Included in this bundle:

- Super Duper Mom 6" x 10" canvas zipper pouch from Paper Source.
- Beautiful floral cover notebook with lined pages so mom can jot down all her favorites for her
- Scalloped blank notecards and lovely coral ink pad for inking her thumbprints, along with a
stamped addressed envelope she can use for mailing her inked thumbprints back to me for
scanning & enlarging.
- A couple of my picture business cards and a folded note card with a thumbprint portrait image,
which you can use as the gift enclosure.

This add-on is $25 plus shipping when purchasing a small (18" x 24") thumbprint portrait. If you are purchasing a large (24" x 36") thumbprint, you can have this add-on for free with your purchase - just send me a note requesting it with your order! Here is the link:

Large B&W Custom Text Thumbprint Portraits - for the Booklover, Reader, Writer, Author, Wordsmith

$600.00 USD
Only 1 available
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, adhesive, engineering vellum, mat board
  • Feedback: 19 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.