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Anthocoris on Feb 26, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful, thick cap. I love the colors and texture. Fits perfectly. Shipped promptly.


Anthocoris on Dec 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Cheerful colors and designs. The seller was very accommodating and the cards were delivered promptly.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Rainbow woods, another beautiful watchcap well-knit by Mel. The colors are very rich.

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Last updated on November 9, 2013
ecollage® art is best described by others, as I am not a writer.

I employ 'papier colle' (French for collage) most often in the design & creation of OOAK (one-of-a-kind) collages, greeting & postcards, miniature boxes, bookmarks, bookplates & picture books. We have framed or unframed prints of collages as well. Over time we'll add more to our repertoire.

Themes include: flora & fauna, for example...
DOGS, lots of DOGS, MOSTLY Belgians.
Add to that architecture, landscape & humor, from abstract to representational art with just about everything in between.. WHAT is displayed here is just the TIP of the ICEBERG. I use as much recycled and post-consumer paper as I can find. Commissions are welcomed. 
I feel fortunate [that] my art benefits a worthy cause, MICA'S IMHA RESEARCH FUND. Until further notice 10% of all ecollage ART sold will fund medical research according to Mica's Mission Statement. Since she earned her Heavenly Wings, 100% of ALL of my art has been donated to her cause.

To expand what our charitable endeavor can accomplish on behalf of others, we implemented a change. When you support what we do, it means that you help us help others, and we as well as those touched by immune-mediated disease appreciate that.

If you wish to learn more, please visit

Rest assured that your ecollage® will NOT have the watermark you see here. Although it goes without saying, it may be best to say it anyway, so there is no misunderstanding. Any and all of my work is intended for your personal use only, the copyright remains with me even after a sale is made.

My primary PASSION in ART is paper, but I dabble in other forms of errant display which we call WEARABLE ART. This includes hand-knitting and JEWELRY- which we hope you will enjoy too.

All art, design, photos & typography copyright protected ©1990-2013 Melinda Lebens/ecollage®

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Returns and exchanges
Should a shipper damage your goods and you convo me detailing the whole sordid affair tout suite (French for right away!) & return the item, I'll do my best to try and make you happy that you chose ecollage® Art in the first place.

I know sometimes, "stuff happens."
PAYPal is the preferred method of payment, according to Etsy policy. I reserve the right to cancel an order if payment is not made in a timely manner. If you encounter issues with PAYpal outside your control, please just let us know.
I will ship to the address provided on your Etsy order. If you wish it presented as a gift, I can send an electronic ecollage® gift card announcing your intent $1 and GIFT WRAP for $2.

Most parcels will ship by US Mail.
Higher end hand-knit items will be shipped Priority Mail.

I will not be held responsible for items lost during shipping, yet you may inquire in advance about insurance or tracking-fees TBD. I mention this because I have NEVER had a parcel LOST in over 20 years, so I trust we must have the luck of the Irish!

(except I'm not Irish, and both of my dogs are Belgian, so go figure).

IF you need something lightning fast, I'll do my best to make it as lickety-split as possible for you, but it may cost extra. If I am caught up in work, it may not. Just so you understand, you'll pay all fees associated with 2-day or overnight mail, outside of my fees.

International buyers bear responsibility for custom duties, taxes or other charges entering the destination country. I'll work one-on-one with international buyers too with shipping charges. We do have the reasonable expectation that we can actually have weekdays (in the USA) to obtain that information before someone flies off the deep end, and results in our only less than 5star review. Thanks for your understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
We shall begin with notecard sized cards first, (4.25 x 5.5") A2 sized; then we will expand to 5 x 7" and then even gift card sizes (2 x 2") and more. They are printed with archival ink, on acid & lignin free stock; paper weight varies. Colors may vary depending somewhat on how your monitor is set. Also, we have both landscape (horizontal) & portrait (vertical) images. Some of the latter may be set slightly asymmetrically, according to my taste.


Should you wish the inside personalized, this can be accomplished for a fee (TBD). Feel free to include your text, and we can convo you a quote!

NOTE: I may be able to offer you a discount on quite large numbers of the same card, or even similar of a few cards. Quite large numbers are in the triple digits range, mate!

NOW regarding JEWELRY: (please read)

Please NOTE and CONVO that you have read, understood and accept jewelry under these guidelines. I'd be crushed if you were unhappy.

I make these pieces by hand, utilizing materials according to that recommended for the weight "it" is meant to carry. I have made several now over the past year with excellent results for gifting and I do wear several [which] I made for myself with have required NO maintenance.

I play with my dog and rough-house with good results wearing ones similar to the ones I make for you. These are not pre-worn, nor is ANY knitted garment.

Since they are not meant to withstand really rough work or handling, I sell them expecting any and all merchandise to wear well, but even though they are brand new, they are sold 'as is' meaning if you run afoul by showing little care for how you wear them and it breaks as a result, please be advised that I likely will not replace them, just like pieces I buy from other vendors say, on Etsy.

I trust that this is understood, as well as implied by making a cautionary statement such as this. I will, of course, be open and listen to the details of the story you have to tell and perhaps, depending on circumstances mate, may do something for you that would make you happy.

I just cannot guarantee it.

Also, Gemstones may be OOAK (one-of-a-kind), making the replacement of a "PAWticular" piece, imPAWsible" to remaster.

I sincerely hope that you'll be delighted with your purchase and I value your positive feedback. Mirra says that is nearly as good as a cookie. I guess in her world that'd be PAWsitive feedback though, right?