HOW THEY'RE MADE...
I find my inspiration from piles of leaves, twigs, birds nests and tiny pieces of nature like pine cones, seed pods and flowers. I feel that hand cut paper cut pieces have a special something about them that makes each unique design a character in itself. I love paper artwork in all its many variations and I don't see laser cut pieces as inferior as they still have a very tactile and delicate quality, but I will always prefer to create your design hand cut over machine cut - every time!. I think that the human element is evident in every hand cut Mr Yen paper piece, with every curve and angle having a very organic feel.
PERSONALISED SILHOUETTESIf you are interested in purchasing a personalised silhouette, I will need a photograph of the person you would like the silhouette to be of. The best way to get a great photograph for a paper cut silhouette is to photograph the person (your son/daughter/partner) sideways on to achieve a profile image. If the person has long hair, this looks best tied up as much as possible, as this creates a more balanced silhouette image. The achieve a great silhouette it's best to take your photograph against a light/white coloured wall and in natural light.
If you have any more questions about how to photograph someone for a silhouette, or how to order your silhouette you can send me an email here. If you're ready to place an order, you can shop for all personalised silhouette options here.
CUSTOM PAPER CUTSIf you're interested in having a custom paper cut piece created for a personal commission or a special project for your company or brand, I would love to discuss options and my availablity with you to create something fantastic!
You can see more of my paper cut pieces created for brands and companies here on the Mr Yen website and if you would like to discuss anything, you can contact me by email here.
SIZESAll paper cut pieces in the Mr Yen shop are cut using 180gsm Daler Rowney Canford paper and are usually A4 in size. An A4 piece of paper translates to 210mm x 297mm or 21cm x 29.7cm (roughy 8" x 11") Every paper cut is created using Daler Rowney Canford paper and shouldn't fade, but continued exposure to sunlight might affect the colour of the paper.
MOUNTING AND FRAMINGTo mount your new Mr Yen paper cut to look its best, I recommend placing a thick, flat, piece of quality plain paper to show the texture and design of your delicate new piece. All Mr Yen paper cut pieces will fit into standard, off the shelf frames and you can find simple and stylish frames from IKEA for reasonable prices (look for the RIBBA Series).
PACKAGINGEvery Mr Yen paper cut is placed between two pieces of sturdy card before being meticulously wrapped using delicate black tissue paper, mettalic gold tape and finished with gold ribbon. If you would like to have your paper cut gift wrapped, you will soon be able to choose this option while placing your order.
Mr Yen gift wrapping will consist of your paper cut order being wrapped just like every other order - using delicate black tissue paper and gold ribbon...but this is then placed on a nest of shredded gold paper and encased in a luxurious black box, lined with a quality white paper which is sure to leave a lasting impression! Each gift wrapped Mr Yen paper cut also includes a hand written note for the recipient, you just need to leave the message you would like to be written when placing your order.
CREATION TIME AND DELIVERIESEvery Mr Yen paper cut order includes FREE worldwide delivery!
All paper cut orders are created individually by hand, by me and me alone once your order is placed. This means that your order can take some time to be created, but each item has a creation time detailed within the items listing. This creation time varies between each product, but if you need your paper cut creating quickly for a deadline or specific date (such as a birthday or anniversary) this can be done, but will incur a futher cost (which depends on the item you would like to purchase).
Depending on the size, detail and intricacy of your order/design and an estimated dispatch date will be included in your order confirmation email. All printed greeting card orders will be posted out within a week (seven business days) All items within the UK are sent out using Royal Mail and all items sent outside of the UK are sent using Royal Mail Airmail. If you require a signed for service, you will need to email me for a revised price for your order as all Mr Yen shipping is FREE, unless you request a signed for service.
RECEIPTSWhen you place an order online, a receipt is sent to you with your order confirmation email. If you'd prefer a printed receipt, please make this clear on your order and I will include one in your package when I post your order out.
RETURNING AN ITEM?* Before returning any goods, you must contact Mr Yen by email and never dispose of any product prior to refund.
* Return goods appropriately packaged. The cost of return postage will be at your expense unless the goods are faulty.
* Include your full contact details and the reason for return.
* Obtain proof of postage.
* Refunds or exchanges will be made to you within 28 days of receipt of the returned goods.
* Refunds will be made to your credit or debit card only.
* Custom designs can’t be refunded for obvious reasons.
If you could explain in as much detail as possible as to why you would like a refund, I would appreciate the feedback, and if you need to ask any questions or have any problems with returning an item you can contact me here.
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