Will you do custom calligraphy or watercolor for me?
First, every request is an honor to receive! It's a compliment to my work and I appreciate your interest! I always love hearing suggestions for calligraphy that you would like to see designed and listed in the shop. Depending on personal and professional time constraints, each request is considered on an individual basis. Please reach out using my contact form and I'll be in touch if I think I'm able to make it work!
What's the best way to frame or display my art?
- Most art prints listed are common frame sizes (5 x 7, 8 x 10, 11 x 14, 16 x 20). These frames are easily found at most retail stores like Michaels, Target, Home Goods, IKEA or World Market. This is the easiest & fastest way to frame your art!
- Tip - My personal preference is always to choose a frame one size larger than your art, then add a mat to your small to medium prints (5 x 7, 8 x 10 & 11 x 14) to make the appearance of your art more substantial and have more visual "white space" around it. For example, for an 11 x 14 print, choose a 16 x 20 frame matted for an 11 x 14 opening, such as this one from Target.
- Some unique, alternative ideas to frames are:
- Wooden poster hangers, like these made on etsy
- Acrylic floating frames with brass bolts like these from Wexel Art
- Vintage pants hangers
- Washi tape
- For the smaller 5 x 7s, you can prop up on a small wooden easel and change out the prints whenever you want!
- 11 x 17 is a little more uncommon of a frame size (it's called a poster frame), but is fairly easy to find one simply by doing a google search. Here is a basic black poster frame from Target - you can even spray paint it matte gold to give it a more polished look. (Here is my favorite matte gold spray paint)
- For the 13 x 17 canvas prints, I suggest placing in a 16 x 20 frame with a custom-cut 12 x 16 mat (any frame store can help with this!) to show more of the gorgeous canvas. The printed art is made to fit within an 11 x 14 opening, so you can also place them in an 11 x 14 frame, and trim with scissors to fit.
- For the 34 x 17 extra large cotton canvas, this is a unique size and is not stocked in stores. I'd suggest bringing the rolled canvas into a local frame shop to discuss custom framing options, or trying an online retailer like Art To Frames or Framebridge which builds custom frames to fit your art.
What's the difference between the card stock and canvas prints?
- Watch the video below for a detailed visual showing the two!
- Card stock is a sturdy, slightly textured paper that is a pure white.
- Canvas is a flexible, substantial woven cotton fabric. It's a natural creamy-white color with a beautiful woven texture.
- Tip - think about the decor of your house whether a creamy white canvas, or more of a crisp white would look best.
- Tip - the texture of the canvas is so beautiful, and looks great in areas where your art would be viewed up close, such as in a dining room, kitchen, living room or entryway. Consider if your art will be hung far away (up high, over a bed, in a large gallery wall), that you may not be able to view the texture.
What's the best way to give this as a gift?
- The prints are packaged beautifully in a clear envelope with backer board, so you can give them just as they are and let your recipient choose their own frame to fit their style & decor...
- You can give the packaged print with a $20 gift card to Target or Michaels to help your recipient pick their own frame out!
- You can pick out your own frame and give it that way!
- I love the ease & ability to switch out art prints of this magnetic poster frame from etsy, such a unique add-on to give with a print!