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21 January 1990 @ 08:33 pm
Polyshrink Plastic Commission Information  
POLYSHRINK COMMISSION INFORMATION

Details
These commissions are for an opaque plastic conbadge, magnet or keyring. Keyrings also come with the option of being transparent (highly recommended and is in fact the default option :)). You can now also get hangers for your car mirror, Chrismas tree ornaments, earrings and necklaces!

All items are coloured in pencils and come varnished.


Varnish information
All items I make will come varnished to protect the colour work.

Gloss
Used on: Badges, magnets.
Details: This varnish leaves a slight shine to the badge which is pretty when it catches in the light. Depending on how shiny you want it I can add additional coats of varnish for no extra cost. This is the default varnish for badges and magnets

Flat Matt:
Used on: Badges, magnets.
Details: This varnish leaves no shine and is merely to protect the colour work. Because of the way it is applied though it can smear the pencil work. Therefore I will ONLY do this varnish on request.

Plastic:
Used on: Keyrings, Car Hangers, Christmas Ornaments.
Details: This varnish encases the item in solid plastic leaving a smooth, shiny surface and giving it a professional look (as well as blending the colours wonderfully). As it is applied with the use of heat some bending does occur during the process but it is normally not too distracting (some even say it adds character!). This is the default varnish for Keyrings, Car Hangers and Christmas Ornaments.

PLEASE NOTE
Orders placed after Dec 6th will NOT be ready for Christmas - the cut off posting date for most places has ended and as such I cannot get the items delivered to you by Christmas in most cases.

Please check the list at the bottom of the page to see how many slots I currently have available - I will be accepting 5 commissions at a time and as soon as one is completed the slot will be reopened.

If you would like to commission me...
Please email me at shikaark@hotmail.com stating the product you would like, a description of your character and reference images of your character for me to work from and I will get in contact with you. Usually from sketch to completed product (after payment) is approximately 2-7 days depending on how busy I am irl.

Alternatively you can comment on this post, once your commission is completed your comment will be screened (I can also do this by request if the item is a gift for instance).


Examples of Work - (Newest - Oldest)

Badges



Information
Badges can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character with your chosen name in block letters. The badges come varnished in either flat coat, gloss or solid plastic and come with a pin attached at the back in order to attach to your clothing. Plastic is OPAQUE.

Example badge #1 shows a 1/2 full portrait cutout with the characters name underneath, varnished in plastic coating. (created 1.4.07)
Example badge #2 is rectangular and shows a headshot with the characters name to the side, varnished in plastic coating. (created 19.1.07)
Example badge #2 shows a headshot cutout with the characters name underneath, varnished in three coats of gloss varnish. (created 1.12.06)



Magnet



Information
Magnets can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character with the option of your chosen name in block letters similar to a conbadge. The magnets come varnished in either flat coat, gloss or solid plastic and come with a strip of magnet across the back. Plastic is OPAQUE.

Example magnet #1 shows a full character picture, varnished in plastic coating. (created 27.5.07)
Example magnet #2 shows a full character picture, varnished in two coats of gloss varnish. (created 7.9.06)
Example magnet #3 shows a full character picture, varnished in two coats of gloss varnish. (created 3.9.06)



Keyring



Information
Keyrings can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character with the option of your chosen name in block letters similar to a conbadge (please note, if you select TRANSPARENT plastic then be aware that the lettering will be reversed on one side). The keyrings come varnished in either flat coat or gloss and come with a keychain already attached. Plastic can be OPAQUE or TRANSPARENT (transparent however is MUCH nicer when completed and is the default option).

Example keyring #1 shows a character headshot cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 15.01.07)
Example keyring #2 shows a full character cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 10.12.06)
Example keyring #3 shows a character headshot cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 4.12.06)


Car Hangers



Information
Car hangers can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character. These are transparent and come default with plastic gloss coating as this is by far the most attractive varnish for these. These items are designed to hang from the mirror of your car and as such come with black or silver elastic attached (your choice), leather coated cord or thin chain if requested (may charge slightly extra for chain depending on availabilty).

NOTE: As of October 2006, all car hangers now come with a metal ring attached to the top and 12" overall of leather cord as it displays them better.

Example #1 shows a character portrait, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. Metal ring and 12" of leather cord used for hanger. (created 9.11.06)
Example #2 shows a full character image, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. Metal ring and 12" of leather cord used for hanger. (created 26.10.06)
Example #3 shows a character portrait, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. Metal ring and 12" of leather cord used for hanger. (created 12.10.06)


Collar Tag



Information
Collar tags can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character with the option of your chosen name in block letters similar to a conbadge (please note, if you select TRANSPARENT plastic then be aware that the lettering will be reversed on one side). The keyrings come varnished in either flat coat or gloss and come with a split-ring already attached. Plastic can be OPAQUE or TRANSPARENT (transparent however is MUCH nicer when completed and is the default option).

Example collar tag #1 shows a full character cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 4.12.06)
Example collar tag #2 shows a full character cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 4.12.06)
Example collar tag #3 shows a full character cutout, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 23.11.06)


Christmas Tree Ornaments



Information
Christmas ornaments can feature either a bust or a full portrait of your character either in their regular attire or with some Christmassy clothing such as reindeer antlers, bells or santa hats. These are transparent and come default with plastic gloss coating as this is by far the most attractive varnish for these. By default the background colour for these items is a festive red or green but I will willingly do any other colours by request. To hang from your Christmas tree, the ornament has a matching coloured ribbon threaded through the top and tied in a small bow.

Example ornament #1 shows a full character picture with a simple background, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 1.12.06)
Example ornament #2 shows a full character picture with a simple background, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 1.12.06)
Example ornament #3 shows a full character picture in an oval shape, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny). Plastic is transparent. (created 14.8.06)


Earrings (NEW PRODUCT!)



Information
These earrings come in a variety of default designs (such as foxtailed teardrop or simple round disks with a motif of your choice) as well as giving you the option of having your own design (such as a character bust). The plastic used on the earrings is transparent and come default with plastic gloss coating as this is by far the most attractive varnish for these. The findings used in these pieces are high quality silver plated and conform to all the latest EC Nickel Directives (this means they have a very low nickel content and are less likely to cause sensitivity or allergic reactions). I also have two sizes of earwires, Regular (2.2 cm length) or Small (1.9 cm length).

Example earrings #1 shows a tear-drop style design in the shape of a pair of foxtails outlined in silver with SMALL sized earwires. (created 6.1.06)
Example earrings #2 shows a circular design in purple with a black pawprint, varnished in plastic gloss (VERY shiny) with SMALL sized earwires. (created 5.1.06)


Necklaces (NEW PRODUCT!)



Information
These necklaces come in a variety of default designs (such as foxtailed teardrop or simple round disks with a motif of your choice) as well as giving you the option of having your own design (such as a character bust/portrait). The plastic used on the necklaces is transparent and come default with plastic gloss coating as this is by far the most attractive varnish for these. The findings used in these pieces are high quality silver plated and conform to all the latest EC Nickel Directives (this means they have a very low nickel content and are less likely to cause sensitivity or allergic reactions). The necklaces themselves are made of an 18" length of leather cord with a transparent plastic pendant at the center.

Example necklace #1 shows a circular design in purple with a black pawprint at the center. It is pictured with the earrings created to go with this set. NOTE: this is a prototype item and the new necklaces are of better quality. (created 5.1.06)




A NOTE ON SIZES (IN REGARDS TO ALL ITEMS)
As these items are shrunk... they can get rather small. I normally cut out the character with just a thin border around them (naturally this means they will be a fair bit smaller). If you would like a slightly larger size I can easily do a simple coloured background and give you a rectangular, square or oval badge/magnet/keyring rather than a "cutout".

Examples

Rectangular


Cutout



EXTRA NOTE!
As you can now purchase the inked or coloured version of your badge at its original size before the plastic is processed, at the following URL you can view a comparison size between the original and the finished product.
Take a look!


PLEASE NOTE!! MORE EXAMPLES OF THIS WORK CAN BE SEEN AT: http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Shirik-Draguinea/Polyshrink%20Plastic%20Art/

PRICE LIST
Badges: £5
Magnets: £5
Keyrings: £6
Car hangers: £6
Collar Tag: £6
Christmas Ornaments: £6
Earrings: £3.50
Necklaces: £5
Necklace and earring set: £8

Upgrade magnet or badge to PLASTIC varnish: £1 per item.

You will get the original sketch included in the price you pay.
Please add £2 additional cost if you would like the original sketch inked. (Please note: badges and magnets come already with a basic ink outline - this £2 is for proper, neater inking)
Please add £5 additional cost if you would like the image inked AND coloured in coloured pencils.

Postage
Postage for all items is £2 (this covers shipping to the UK and the US, some countries may have different rates). Shipping costs pay for the box and shipping materials as well as the cost of shipping itself.

Items are wrapped in bubblewrap, have shredded paper or tissue paper included for padding and shipped in a box. As previous commissioners will tell you I package my items securely to avoid damage in transit.

PAYMENT
Payment wise I accept the following:

UK
+ Paypal
+ Cheque
+ Concealed Cash

Non UK
I will currently ONLY accept paypal payments - I have had trouble with money orders in the past else I would accept these also.

Paypal address is: shikaark@hotmail.com

Once I have sent you a low-resolution sketch and you have APPROVED it I will request payment from you. Colouring and varnishing these can take between 2-5 days depending on varnish type and people have neglected to pay me in the past.. resulting in me having unwanted items laying around the house :(



List of commissions:

Current slots:

1. Helios
5 X pendants
Progress: sketching PAID. EUROFURENCE ORDER, DELIVERY IN SEPTEMBER

2. Saethwr
2 X collar tags + inked, coloured originals
Progress: sketching

ALL COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


FEEDBACK
I have provided a page where you can see comments from previous commissioners. Feel free to view it before commissioning me!
Commission Feeback page