Printing Fun and Patreon Rewards

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Guess who has access to her university’s fancy printer and learned how to use layout software last quarter? THIS lady.

I’m very excited to offer more Patreon rewards! I have wanted to create these things myself for ages, I can’t even tell you. And I’m such a baby that when the first printings were coming through, I teared up a bit. Well, I also cried watching a kpop video that day, so maybe I was just having a hormonal weirdness. In any case, it’s been a dream of mine to create full books of my artwork, and this feels like a small step towards that goal.

5 x 7 inch Prints

I really liked the idea of sending out lots of prints over the course of a year, so a person would have 24+ images to set side by side, or to see as friendly reminders all over their living space, or to give out to friends when they’re going through a hard time.

Coloring Books

I decided to print the pages single rather than double-sided. I liked the idea that someone could use markers (with something behind the page to protect the rest of the pages!) without ruining the image on the other side. I also wanted people to feel like they could pull images out of the book to scan them or hang them up.

Each 8 x 10 inch coloring book will be ten pages; two cover images and eight pages of content. I tried to assemble images in a coherent theme so the text flows naturally. For example,  in the July coloring book, the images I used were of the theme, “for when you’re feeling lost.”

Feel Better Minibook

The minibooks I am especially excited about because I’m assembling them basically as chapters of what I hope to eventually create as a larger book.

Like with the coloring books, each 5.5 x 7 inch minibook is themed; July’s “Feel Better Minibook” has the theme, “For When You’re Feeling Hopeless.” I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have that anywhere on the minibook itself, but I could potentially add that in later books. Thoughts?

Why Have These As Patreon Rewards? Why Not Sell These on Etsy?

I am interested in reopening my Etsy shop in the future, however, I am currently a full-time student. Shops are very fun but require constant upkeep. Future Kate would HATE me if I decided to have a shop open during finals week, for example, when I feel like I don’t have enough time to shower, let alone assemble and ship orders as soon as they come in.

Patreon is lovely because the rewards are monthly. I can create, assemble, and ship out all the orders at once. Fitting all that into a student schedule feels a lot more doable. I also like the community Patreon creates; creating rewards for my Patrons feels like a special thing.

Here is a link to my Patreon if you’re at all interested in any of these items.

I’m very much looking forward to sending these out to people! Thank you for your support of my artwork. ♥

 

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