ImagineAttic

Custom papercut portraits and bold modern designs

Liverpool, England · 233 Sales

ImagineAttic

Custom papercut portraits and bold modern designs

Liverpool, England 233 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Custom papercut portraits, pet portraits, house portraits, bold modern style cards and gifts inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo, Lucha Libre and Cuban culture.

Current production time for custom papercut portraits is 3-4 weeks (in addition to delivery time).

Announcement

Last updated on 07 Aug, 2018

Custom papercut portraits, pet portraits, house portraits, bold modern style cards and gifts inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo, Lucha Libre and Cuban culture.

Current production time for custom papercut portraits is 3-4 weeks (in addition to delivery time).

Nicola McGovern

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Nicola McGovern

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Wearing my bluebird necklace today. The perfect choice for delivering a feather printing workshop.
Did you know all my cushion covers are made with custom printed fabric using my unique designs? Fabric is hand washed, dried on the line and ironed on reverse before being transformed into funky home decor. Back in stock thanks to customer request.
Celebrating 200 sales today! tada Thanks to each and every one of you. blue_heart
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About

More than a papercut

My papercut artwork is quite different from traditional papercut art and has developed from painting techniques. I build up images using layers of cut paper in the same way that I build up paintings using layers of paint. It is more about adding three dimensional depth and detail rather than taking bits away. I often get asked "How do you do it?", so here is my story...

I work in 2 stages - firstly a digital design, then I use this as a template for the papercut. My digital design process has developed significantly, in order to retain more detail from the original photo (particularly focusing on the eyes), really capturing the character of the subject. Once I am happy with the design, I bring it to life in paper, often using 4 or more layers of different colours. Each layer is meticulously cut (using tiny scissors) and assembled by hand (no paper cutting machines in my studio!) enabling me to make alterations to the design as I work. The intricate layers of paper create a unique three dimensional texture and reveal the time, skill and care that have gone into the handmade production. Even if I am producing multiples of the same design, each one will be slightly different and unique as I often make decisions as I am cutting. I only use acid-free high quality artist's paper and glue to preserve the colours and produce gifts that will last for a lifetime.

There is nothing more rewarding than receiving feedback from delighted customers and my favourite feedback so far was for a mother's day portrait "Mum was so happy with it. It made us cry but it was a good cry." Thanks, Sam!

Shop members

  • Nicola McGovern

    Owner

    I'm an artist based in Liverpool (UK) who loves travel, knitting, photography, empty beaches and making beautiful things. When I'm not working in Imagine Attic, I deliver creative arts workshops with children and families.

Production partners

  • a Spanish printing company

    Spain

    My personalised printing company ensures environmentally friendly production processes and protection of human rights

  • a UK based laser cutting company

    Middlesbrough, England

    My laser cutting company is indie loving and provides a lovingly ‘handmade’ service

  • a UK based printing company

    Leeds, England

    My printers are an Investors In People accredited company, who create all their merchandise and print in house.

  • a UK based printing service

    Storrington, England

    My printers are dedicated to eco-friendly printing and only use environmentally friendly materials.

  • a USA based fabric printing company

    United States

    My fabric printers support independent designers to create custom printed fabric. Their digital print process uses eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks and dyes which produce very little waste

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 May, 2018
Processing time
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, please see individual items. My current processing time for custom portraits is kept up to date in my shop announcement. If your order is urgent, please contact me to check for availability of a priority order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Conditions of Return
If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 14 days of receipt to arrange an exchange or refund. If your order is returned within 30 days of delivery in perfect condition - still in any packaging - then I will provide a refund. Return shipping costs are the customer's responsibility. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

The Following Items Can't Be Returned or Exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for custom or personalised orders, digital downloads or items on sale.
Payment
Payment
I accept payment by Paypal or debit/credit card, as well as Etsy gift card. I do not accept e-cheques.

Cancellations
If you wish to cancel your order please let me know as soon as possible. Once your order has been posted then a refund is only possible once the item/s have been returned to me in saleable condition. Please note that personalised orders (such as custom portraits) cannot be cancelled once the production process has started.
Shipping
Shipping Information
I usually ship items Monday to Friday.

UK Delivery
UK delivery for custom portraits is by Royal Mail Signed For First Class delivery (requiring a signature). All other items will be shipped by Royal Mail First Class delivery, apart from reduced items which are usually shipped by Royal Mail Second Class delivery. First Class services aim to deliver to UK in 1-3 working days. However, please note that this is an estimated delivery time and cannot be guaranteed (especially at busy times such as Christmas).

International Delivery
International delivery for custom portraits is by Royal Mail International Signed (requiring a signature). All other items will be shipped by Royal Mail International Standard delivery. These services aim to deliver to Europe in 3 to 5 working days and to the rest of the world in 5 to 7 working days. However, please note that these are estimated delivery times and cannot be guaranteed (especially at busy times such as Christmas).

Shipping Notification
I always send a notification to advise when I have posted your order.

Delivery Queries
Sometimes things do go wrong with delivery which are out of my control. If you have not received your item within 5 working days (UK) of me posting it then please get in touch. For international deliveries please allow 15 working days.

Unpacking Your Items
Please take care when unpacking your order not to use sharp objects to avoid potential damage to you items.

Customs and Import Taxes
Any customs charges incurred are the sole responsibility of the customer, and it is the customer's responsibility to check any relevant customs charges, tax or duty, which may be payable in their own country before placing an order. I cannot be responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright
All images and custom portraits are copyright Nicola McGovern and should not be reproduced without my explicit permission

Reviews
Reviews are much appreciated - I'd love to hear your feedback. Please contact me first before leaving negative feedback, as I will do all I can to resolve any dissatisfaction.
Privacy
Privacy Policy
At Imagine Attic we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our customers. We don’t sell, rent or trade data with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. In this privacy policy, we are providing detailed information about when and why your personal information is collected, how it is used and how it is kept secure.

We will only use your contact information:
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfil your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

When someone places an order with Imagine Attic, a digital receipt is saved for tax return purposes. Order receipts contain a shipping name and address and are kept for at least 6 years before being securely deleted.

When someone visits Imagine Attic on Etsy a third party service, Google Analytics, is used to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Designs for custom portrait commissions will be kept on file indefinitely in case a previous customer wants to reorder a copy.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to shop owner Nicola McGovern and data will be deleted or anonymised within 1 month of the request.

More information

Last updated on 13 Aug, 2016
Seller details
Nicola McGovern
Imagine Attic, 34 Marmion Road,
LIVERPOOL, L17 8TX
United Kingdom