Gift yourself (or someone else)


Hello everyone. As some of you know, I’ve started doing some mixed media collages. Both personalized and my own. 

(Note from my wife “They are really beautiful. Like, really really beautiful”.)

I’ve been asked by several people when I’m going to sell some of the work I’ve created. So, I’ve decided to take commissions, either something I just make, made, or I could make something special for you.

Here is an example of four pieces that I made for my family. My children’s names have been blocked out.

Examples

The breakdown:

It takes me roughly five to ten hours to make one.

I currently use National Geographic magazines (the best image source because of their diversity of photos of people, places, and things), but could incorporate source material you provide – as long as you are cool with me deconstructing it. I have also added some other magazines and books to my repertoire. 

I use Mod Podge, paint and various sealers.

The bottom three were done on wood I recycled from a series of drawers from an old bed, the top is a wooden plaque from MICHAELS.

Each collage tells a story about the person I made it for (a written explanation accompanies each piece).

The concept:

If you are interested, you email me at trent@thetrentwilkie.com.

Then, I call you on the phone and we chat.

Like an inspiration interview. I get a glimpse of your personality or what moves you about the person (or couple) it is for. Colours, locations, hobbies, successes, accomplishments, years, dates, dreams, and more.

As a journalist I’ve done close to a thousand interviews, so I’ve got some experience.

We end our call, and I take it from there.

The cost:

The cost is $80 plus shipping for a simple rectangular plaque. If you would like the collage on a specific style of wood or created for a unique location, we can discuss materials and time and come up with a price for custom work.

This price does not include shipping and handling (If you are in Edmonton we can talk about a charge free pick-up). Otherwise, I will provide you a shipping estimate based on your postal code, and I will probably let my four year old wrap it good, so the collage arrives to you in the condition it was sent.

What you get:

Personalized multimedia collage and the story crafted from the inspiration interview.

The variables are: if one wants it on a different wood canvas (size will dictate cost) and if you want something fancy done with the description of the piece as well (other than just a word document).

If you have any questions please ask.

Below are more examples. Stay rad you crazy monsters.

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