Framing options

print and framing
 

The giclee print will be printed with vibrant inks using the latest technology on heavy smooth art acid-free archival paper. The inks are pigment inks, which are archival quality and fade resistant. The unframed print is wrapped in tissue and will be sent in a solid cardboard tube.

Our frames are handmade in the UK and are available in black and white. The wood is FSA certified softwood with very high-quality 2mm thick optically pure acrylic glazing. The two frame dimensions are 38 mm wide and 20 mm deep and 20 mm wide and 35 mm deep. 

The frames are carefully prepared, taped, sealed, provided with saw-tooth hangers and felt pads. Framed prints are dispatched using custom made packaging. All framed prints shipped in the UK are sent next day delivery.

All the print sizes we offer fit standard frames so you can also easily source your own frame. and if you have a frame we can also print it to fit your frame!

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The frame dimensions are 38 mm wide and 20 mm deep. This is the standard frame I offer

The frame dimensions are 38 mm wide and 20 mm deep. This is the standard frame I offer

The frame dimensions are 20 mm wide and 35 mm deep.

The frame dimensions are 20 mm wide and 35 mm deep.

 

 

print size options

Currently, we are offering a variety of different print sizes. I am researching options to go bigger and bolder so watch this space!

50 x 70 cm, the most popular size, offered in landscape and portrait

50 x 70 cm, the most popular size, offered in landscape and portrait

40 x 50 cm, offered in landscape and portrait.

40 x 50 cm, offered in landscape and portrait.

40 x 30 cm, portrait

40 x 30 cm, portrait

30 x 40 cm, landscape

30 x 40 cm, landscape

21 x 30 cm, portrait

21 x 30 cm, portrait

 

 

the original art work

This is the vital and core ingredient of a Junior Masterpiece. And really any drawing you love on the whole is possible of being transformed into a masterpiece. Below I have included a variety of drawings we have used in the past. 

Most importantly is how you supply me the art. We can work from either your child’s original artwork or from a scanned image, depends on the product you choose.

PAPER

Images or portraits can be drawn on separate sheets of A4 as we can assemble one picture from multiple drawings. We recommend adding names, a date or a title to enhance your print and give it a place in time. After placing your order, email your scanned drawing to karen@quirkylime.co.uk 

SCANNING

Please scan all artwork in colour at 300-600 DPI (dots per inch) at 100% as a jpg, jpeg or pdf format. We will notify you if we have any issues with the quality of the scanned artwork. 

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Fathersday Workshop

We are going to try a new angle. I have had parents say, ‘I never get my children to draw’ or ‘I can’t draw, how can I do it with them’. First off all, don’t let your children hear you! Kids are amazing drawers, their mind is free and have no boundaries.. which is why I love their drawings, honest reflections of their vision!

We are organising a workshop this Friday at the Consortium, for those who would love a family portrait but can’t get their children to draw! You have to stay on the premise but we have tea and you can have a browse at Mint Tea Boutique and the Consortium while we draw with your kids. 

They only thing is you have to commit to buying a print, which will be ready for fathers day. It doesn’t need to be a family portrait it can be whatever you desire. Please email me (karen@quirkylime.com) or call me 07880578496 to book a time between 10-4 this friday the 2nd of June 2017.

Professional photoshoot

My first photo shoot.

I left Winchester at 7. 2.5 hours later, I unpacked the huge amount of products, frames and props I had brought. The studio was so much smaller than the photos I had seen online, but it was also so much more homely than the photos, there were plants everywhere. I looked like a plant rescue. 

I had a stylist and the photographer for the day, so I was going to take notes on all the expertise and experience these people had. I let them do their thing, I bit my tongue a few times, but I remembered I was here for their expertise. And I am so glad I let them to their thing. The stylist Mugdha had the coolest job. with the props, she told a story with each print. The more we photographed the freer it became. MT tape stole the show, all the props were used in many different ways. it was a great learning curve for me.

Next time, I will have a list of photos I want. The top shoots were the most fun. Having the camera high up so you can create an image on the floor, this allows you to defy gravity in your photos, and you create amazing images. I think I might try it myself at home. 

Lighting and consistency were key. if you look at my updated website you can see the consistency and coherence of the images. They all have the same chimney breast and the same grey wall. As the products were similar but different, so you could go wild on the props. 

I will now set twice as much time to do photography as I would have had done otherwise. I will put on the french radio and take my shoes off like in Yeshen’s studio and hopefully, we can recreate the peace and calmness of the shoot… ah and I am going to buy some more house plants, that reminded me of my home in Holland.

Professional photoshoot; Photographer Yeshen Venema, London and the stylist Mugdha Sapte

Your sons scribbles pride of place in the living room, in one step

Every parent has a stash of their children's drawings which are too nice to throw away but not quite good enough to frame on the wall. Here is your answer: transform them into a junior Masterpiece. 

This is a little case study, explaining the process.

Let's say your four-year-old son, doesn't draw much, but then one day you see him scribbling away on the back of a crumbled, coffee stained utility bill. He has a pencil and is drawing, the papa very tall, the mama near him and his sister next to him, much smaller than him, even though she is the tallest in the class and is two years older. With all his concentration he manages to write everybody's name. There you go, The best masterpiece ever, your family by your own son..... but why did he draw it on that piece of paper, off he goes into the garden.

With a drawing like this you can make the best, the most original and the most personal gift in the world. In only one step. Hand it over it me, and I will transform your son's creativity into a piece of art that will suit your interior and hang proudly in your room, no utility bill and no coffee stains.

enough chat here is the proof:

the 2017 wall planner

6 years ago a friend asked me to design her a wall planner. 6 years on, we have screen printed the 2017 wall planner in a cool colour orange! It is a A1 sized calendar screen printed on sturdy white card and strung together with treasury tags. Four months hang in each section and each calendar comes with velcro adhesive strip to hang it on the wall. The chunky wall calendar allows you to see the whole year in one.