Classic, Watercolor + Wood Silhouette Portraits

Laurel Springs, New Jersey · 705 Sales


Classic, Watercolor + Wood Silhouette Portraits

Laurel Springs, New Jersey 705 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Please visit our stand alone website for all ordering!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 2, 2017

Please visit our stand alone website for all ordering!

Essie Griffin

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A Family Print Shop

THANK YOU for taking the time to read about our shop! Also, I'm sorry in advance - I'm long winded and have to give all the details. Personally, I love buying from shops where I feel like I "know" the people behind the name. I mean, when you purchase from a small business that happens to be run by a mom or a dad, do you realize that every purchase literally helps put food on the table, clothes on sweet babies, and gives this mama the ability to go to the chiropractor. True story. ;) I am a stay at home mom to our two children (Lucas, 4 / Olivia, 2) and in my free time (ahem, nap time & bedtime :) I enjoy getting to work on this little shop. We have gone through some financial hardships over the past couple of years and while my husband transitions into starting his woodworking business (Family Woodcraft), I am trying to help where I can.

Even though I create silhouettes for others, I only just recently made the time to create my daughter's, to add along with my son's. I've had customers tell me before that they got teary eyed when seeing their finished silhouettes for the first time. I totally felt that way when I held my own in my hands. We all have photos of our kids and they are surely treasured. Yet, there's something unique about seeing your child in a different way like in a silhouette. This is why I love them and think it's really special to have this artistic representation of your child at one point in their little lives.

Many of the other prints in my shop were birthed out of a desire to have encouragement and truth around my home. As a mama with two littles, it's so important to have good reminders around me at all times. These are the best years but also the hardest. So let's "enjoy every moment!"

I get a huge smile on my face every . single . time I see the email saying "Etsy Transaction." It means so much to have other people wanting my prints displayed in their home. There are many amazing sellers & shops here in this part of the virtual world, and it is a huge honor to have you choose to purchase from me.

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  • Essie Griffin

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

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  • Family Owned Print Shop

    NJ, United States

    After sending over my designs, I personally pick up all orders, with my two kiddos in tow. I then am able to double check all prints prior to packaging and shipping them to you. I also love supporting another small business!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to view my shop! I am a wife, a momma, a homemaker. I'm thankful to have been blessed with the ability to stay home and care for my family. You should know that I get such joy over every single order I receive. I am so grateful for the chance to make things for my customers and for you to enjoy the final piece!

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Returns and exchanges
Unfortunately, I cannot accept returns on custom orders, which is why I communicate with my customers extensively through convos and photographs to make sure you are happy with your purchase before it is shipped. However, I want to ensure you love your piece and will work with you until you are completely satisfied.

I give many disclaimers about colors and that they MAY vary slightly from monitor to monitor and then to the final product. There, unfortunately, is no way around this. I do my best to make the colors match what I see on my computer but your monitor may be different than mine and therefore you could still see a slight difference. Not to mention some prints will print darker or lighter depending on their settings and level of ink. But, the differences are always slight. I appreciate you understanding!!
Orders will not be processed/started until payment is received.

Once a custom order is agreed upon, should you later make an additional request there may be an additional fee. I usually will make as many changes necessary until you are satisfied but large requests will require an additional fee based on the estimated time it will take.

If purchasing a silhouette: please make sure you are happy with the photos that you are sending me to use (ex. how the hair & smile look). Once I create a silhouette, using your photos, I cannot create another silhouette with different photos if you decide you don't like the final piece (based on how the child looked in the photo). I will happily make alterations to the final silhouette if you'd like but if what you ask is something that will take more than a few minutes to fix, then there will be an additional fee. I appreciate you understanding since creating a silhouette is a detailed and time consuming process. Once I create my artistic rendition, there are only so many changes that can be made. Great photos will help me produce a great silhouette!

If you make a purchase and wish to cancel your order, you must contact me within 48 hours of that purchase and I will happily refund you.
I am happy to support a local, small business by outsourcing my printing to a family run print shop. They do a great job and I love that I can have a professional complete that task for me. I do all of the designing, ordering, packaging and shipping. Due to me having to go make pick ups from the shop, I cannot ship every day. I have two little ones that I care for, as well as all of the other wife/homemaker responsibilities. I appreciate you understanding! Usually I pick up & ship orders twice a week. If you need something rushed please convo me first.

Pre-made Prints - these will ship within 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday.)

Silhouette Prints - check turnaround times for the initial proof. Once your proof is approved (also depending on if there are changes to be made) your print will ship within 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday.)

Prints will be shipped in a protective covering and in a sturdy mailer. They ship via USPS first class mail. Delivery times vary depending on destination. If for some reason your prints get damaged in shipping, please convo me within 7 days of receiving them so we can work out a resolution.

**If you do not respond to my request for proof approval, then after 5 days I will print & ship it. Please make sure to check your Etsy account & email account for my messages. :)
Additional policies and FAQs

It is your responsibility to send your photos to me so that I can create the silhouettes. If you order and do not send them over within a few days, then I will follow up with you as a reminder. However, after that initial follow up, I will not continue to bug you for them. Please try to have them ready to send when ordering so that you don't forget to send them. :)

Also, if ordering multiple silhouettes, I will create them once I have ALL photos. I will send ALL proofs over at the same time.


Output colors may vary due to different monitor calibrations and printer setups. All computer monitors display colors slightly differently. With that said, I do my best to ensure that the colors I see on my monitor match the colors on your print. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that you are seeing the colors on your monitor the same as I am on mine.


Any print that I make custom- as in it's not something already in my shop- has the possibility to become something I later sell in my shop. With extra customizations or as is. If you do not wish for me to use your art in this way, or even if you do not wish for me to use your custom piece as a sample, then please convo me about this first. There may be additional fees involved.


If you tag us in a photo of our print displayed in your home, then you are giving us the permission to use it on our own instagram account and/or as a sample photo in our shop.


We use authentic hand lettered fonts and hand painted watercolor images in our pieces. We support other small businesses by outsourcing that and then in house we tailor each individual letter (yes, letter!) and image into our personal design using our professional graphic design programs. All designs are our own.


All items are COPYRIGHTED. You may not reproduce, edit, sell, or duplicate.
Items that are printable are for personal & home use ONLY. Please do not resell files or pass them along to others. All products I make are the property of this Etsy shop and can be used as samples on my website.