Hey everypony! Magpiepony here with some exciting news, I have been swept up into the world of shadow box making and I want to open commissions for you lovely people! Please check this journal entry often to know when slots are open, commission status, and other pieces of information you will need to know to get your own shadow box! (NOTE: This is my first time making commissions so bear with me xD I am a newbie at this)
Commissions are: ON HOLD
Slots Available: 0 (Waiting list slots available: 5)
After you read the information below, email me your commission request to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message here on deviantart
What is a shadow box?
A shadow box is a deep-set frame that has approx 1 inch of space between the glass and the back of the frame. Special cardstock paper layered on top of each other with foam adhesives give art a three dimensional look and a unique piece for your home! My shadow boxes are 100% hand made, I design, cut the pieces, and assemble them myself. Understandably, one person taking on all of the work on top of a thriving Youtube channel can be very time consuming and thus I can only open so many commissions at a time.
Flat rate for a 12x12 box is $75 plus shipping.
(That might seem a little steep to some, but when you factor in the cost of the frame, the specialized paper, time, supplies, etc. it makes more sense. Not to mention these pieces are HAND MADE and unique)
The flat rate includes: frame, design, one pony (with or without glitterstock paper and gemstones), minor accessories, and a simple background. typically this price is what you should expect, unless your design requires specialized paper not already at my disposal.
The price for having two characters (depending on the design and complexity) will add an additional 15-25 dollars.
Two ponies (or characters) per box maximum.
As of this current moment, I am only working with 12x12 frames, as time progresses that will change but I need to start slow xD
One box per commissioner (for now, again I need to start slowly and everyone should have a chance!)
No real-world or realistic images. For now, please stick to cartoons (specifically MLP but I'm willing to do other characters as well)
I'm limiting myself to 5 commissions at a time (typically that'll be like once or twice a month) to help with turn-around time. From the time you approve the cost of the commission I will do my best to get started. The problem here is that I travel to conventions frequently, and have a Youtube channel to run at the same time so my attention will be understandably divided. I'm hoping I can finish 5 boxes in a month, I don't know how long it will take to ship them to you, that depends on where I am sending your box. Once I have shipped the box you will receive a tracking number. I do promise, however, to work as quickly as possible!
How do I pay?:
Right now the only payment I am accepting is through Paypal. Paypal is the safest most reliable method for transactions that I have ever found online. Getting a paypal set up is generally very easy and will be highly convenient for you in the long run. If you are unable to use PayPal and have alternate payment method suggestions we can discuss it, but that would be rare.
I require the commission price up front (including the shipping costs that will be determined). If there is ANY problem with your box (i.e. it broke in the mail, etc) we will work it out between the two of us how to get that fixed for you.
Can I make the design and then you make it into a shadow box?
Yes, but please bear in mind that transitioning art to paper crafting can be difficult. Other than cutie marks, I don't use pens or ink of any kind to make the design, therefore shading is typically not incorporated (that's why it's called a shadow box, the shadow from the other pieces of paper will act as shading~) If you give me a design I will translate it into a shadow box design and approve it through you before I begin making it.
I have an image from another artist I want turned into a shadow box, can I do that?
ONLY if I PERSONALLY have WRITTEN PERMISSION from that artist. this means they need to email or message me on deviant-art themselves, you can't copy/paste a message from them. I need to hear it from them directly.
Will you draw the design for me?
If you need me to, yes I will. That's included in the flat rate.
There's a specific time I need my shadow box, can you accommodate that?
Well... I can try! Like I said, I'm juggling this along with like a billion other things so although I will try my best I can't guarantee that I can complete a box by a certain date. However, I do plan on working on these as quickly and efficiently as possible!
I want a box like the one you made for yourself that (insert person) signed. Can I get that?
Certain designs, yes, but others were inspired or designed by other artists so I would need you to clear it through them first.
What is the best way to contact you?
My email: email@example.com. I check it every day, multiple times a day. With commissions opening up I will be sure to check here on DA often too. Those would be the best and only options for shadow box commissions as of right now.
Do you have an ETSY?
Not right now, no. I'm conducting my business solely through Deviantart and Paypal for now. typically ETSY would be for sellers who have bulk items (like one design of shadow box available to everyone) but my work will be custom-made and only for you. I will, however, be making some designs exclusively for sale at Crystal Mountain Pony Con this July. if any are left over I will post them here on DA for purchase.
Do you ship internationally?
Short answer: yes. Long answer: I'll have to do some research on how to ship something that far and have it still be considered fragile. I'll do my best to find out for you how much shipping will end up being before I accept the commission.
Will you sign it?
Of course! I plan to sign all my creations, but ff you don't want the signature visible, I will sign my boxes on the back of the frame in the corner. if you'd like my signature in the box just let me know any little messages you want me to add, just ask!
I think that just about covers it... WELP like I said, keep your eyes peeled I have a feeling I'll be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Thanks for reading and hope you all have a great day! -Magpie