Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Karen Jinks is a freelance mixed-media artist and illustrator living in Cambridge, UK, specializes in stationery, gifts and accessories for weddings and christenings. She also works in collage, and in textiles.

Many of her works are a compilation of snippets of paper and images painted on top of to add dimension and change context. For instance;

See, a mixed media piece using acrylic and collage on canvas, measuring 40 x 40 cm, shows windows and doors superimposed on handwriting in the background. The disembodied images seem to represent transparency or possibly vulnerability. This piece retails for $180.00 and is ready to hang.

Scrapbook/Photo Album
This handmade scrapbook or photo album has an interesting blue texture on its Indian embroidered silk cover and includes 20 pages (40 sides) of acid free ivory cardstock with spacers to allow the book to keep its shape when full. Page size is 25 x 19 cm approx. $50.00

Asia Greeting/Note Card
Original oriental inspired collage printed on to white linen card. Perfect for a birthday or just to say hi! 100 x 210 mm. Plain white envelope included. $4.00

Custom Portrait
Commission a beautiful pencil drawing of your child and capture that moment forever. The artist uses A3 size quality artists’ cartridge paper (white) or ingres paper (colored) and for best results requires one or two large, well focused photographs to work from. $200. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact her before you order.

Original Rose Photo Print
printed on glossy photo paper with lightfast photographic inks, 8 x 10 inches, including white border for framing. $30.00. Beautiful and vibrant!

For her cards, art prints, originals, and other small gifts:

She also makes jewelry which will soon be divided into
its own Etsy shop at:

See more of her paper items and small gifts here:

1 comment:

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Very nice write up. I really like her Etsy store.