ArtisticReflection

Funny Decals, Printed Stickers, Badges, and Eyeshades!

Longmont, Colorado · 3273 Sales

ArtisticReflection

Funny Decals, Printed Stickers, Badges, and Eyeshades!

Longmont, Colorado 3273 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Boost your car's ego with funny decals, stickers and magnetic grill badges! Need something custom-made? Just ask! Your car will never be so happy to get something in the mail.

Disclaimer: Items in my Etsy shop are not licensed MINI Cooper brand products. Artistic Reflection is not affiliated with or sponsored by MINI.

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2015

Boost your car's ego with funny decals, stickers and magnetic grill badges! Need something custom-made? Just ask! Your car will never be so happy to get something in the mail.

Disclaimer: Items in my Etsy shop are not licensed MINI Cooper brand products. Artistic Reflection is not affiliated with or sponsored by MINI.

Kristan Haynes

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About

Where did Artistic Reflection come from?

About Artistic Reflection

Some may be surprised to hear that Artistic Reflection is a one-person business. All of the art created here is done by me: From photoshoots and designing Eyeshades, badges, and decals to marketing and shipping. I run Artistic Reflection from my home-based studio in Colorado. It's the work that I do here that keeps me connected with what I love to do, and that is creating art for people to enjoy.

When art meets MINI…

There’s a good chance that you're reading this because you, like me, are a MINI enthusiast. You have mastered the art of glancing back at your car when you park it, roaring through twisty roads, and answering questions like, “Do you even fit in that little thing?” We MINIacs love our cars and we stick together.

When I adopted my pre-loved MINI, Volly, in 2011 it was love at first drive. The first artwork that I made for Volly was the first ever Eyeshade. The first MINI-related graphic design that I did was a badge designed for my local MINI club. I found making car graphics was strangely fun and addictive.

So where did these silly car eyes come from?

It started as a result of the "mod bug" that MINI Cooper owners tend to catch. I had just gotten my Cooper S in early 2011 and it is true what they say - It's really hard not to go crazy customizing!

When I started creating Eyeshades, it was totally on a whim. I knew that I wanted some fun car eyes for my MINI and so I searched high and low for a sunshade with eyes. But not just any eye sunshade would do. It had to be blue. And the expression had to be right. And it had to fit my car. And it had to last. Where could you possibly get something like that!? Nowhere.

After a lot of frustrating searches around the internet, I had found out that NO ONE made sunshades with eyes on either thick or fitted shades. There were some sad, flimsy, bulk-created ones, but they were all one size and color fits all. Yeah sure, they were cheap, but that's because they were built cheaply. I knew the next step was to make my own and that's what I did.

Excited about what I had accomplished, I had that thing in the windshield any time the car was stationary. I got a lot of positive responses from it, but the one thing that kept being asked was, “Can you make me one?”

From there, I set up my shop to accept orders and, to my surprise, they started to come in. Rarely were two Eyeshades ordered to be the same as the ones before them. I had a fun time putting together each individual design. A huge reward to this was getting the occasional photo from a customer with their car or truck wearing his or her new eyes. It’s a great feeling knowing that people out there are enjoying my artwork. To this day I continue to make Eyeshades and the selection keeps growing!

Stuff that sticks:

You can't make something fun like Eyeshades without eventually sparking up some other car stuff. Since then, my shop has sprouted magnetic grill badges, decals, stickers, and stripes. I love taking custom orders for these and it's fun to see what sorts of crazy ideas people come to me with. Some of my best sellers started off as requests.

A little more about me.

I enjoy fishing, archery, animated movies, video games, and motoring with my car club, MINI5280 of Colorado. I was elected as club secretary January of 2012 through December of 2013. My MINI is a 2005 Hyper Blue Cooper S named Volly.

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  • Kristan Haynes

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi! I'm Kristan. I like penguins and Chinese food. But not in the same way. I run Artistic Reflection from my home-based studio in Colorado. It's the work I do here that keeps me connected with what I love to do: creating art for people to enjoy.

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do badges come with badge holders?

No. When you purchase a badge, you'll receive the magnetic piece only. Badge holders are sold separately, but can be found in the badge section of my store. You only need one badge holder, but you can easily swap out the badges to a different design every day of the week or to match your MINI's mood.

Can my car club or I order any products in bulk?

Yes! I offer bulk discounts on items like decals and badges in quantities of 25 or more. I'll even do group buy events on Eyeshades! Just ask!

Can I order an existing decal at a different size than stated in the item description?

Yes, just let me know prior to making your purchase so that I can calculate the new price and set up a custom listing for you.

Do decals come with instructions?

They sure do. If you're applying a decal for the first time, it can be a little tricky to understand which layers to pull apart first. Just look on the back of your decal for the instructions! (However, if it's a simple-shaped printed sticker that doesn't require transfer tape, no instructions will be provided. If you don't know how to apply one of those, what kind of childhood did you have?)