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I am building a printmaking studio so I can take my pen drawings to the next level and make you hand-pulled, limited-edition prints!
I am building a printmaking studio so I can take my pen drawings to the next level and make you hand-pulled, limited-edition prints!
99 backers pledged $11,253 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello and welcome to my Kickstarter project!  This project is to help me raise funds to build my own printmaking studio.  The money you help me raise will go toward creating my first set of intaglio prints. These prints will be very limited-edition and are offered as rewards for your contribution.  Making intaglio prints requires a lot of equipment including an etching press, etching tools, paper, ink, brayers, drying racks, storage racks, a workable space, and many other supplies!

When you become a backer, you can choose from any number of rewards including:

Large Intaglio Prints

Limited-edition and made by hand, each large print will be a unique representation of one of the designs below:

Design 1: Memory
Design 1: Memory
Design 2: Alice
Design 2: Alice
Design 3: Raven
Design 3: Raven
Flying Contraption
Flying Contraption

Medium Intaglio Prints

Limited-edition and made by hand, each medium print will be a unique representation of one of the designs below:

Design 1: Octopus
Design 1: Octopus
Design 2: Robots vs. Aliens
Design 2: Robots vs. Aliens

T-Shirts

T-shirts will be heather grey v-neck, high quality shirts printed by Spilt Ink, a local Salt Lake City business.

#1: Star Wars vs. Space Balls
#1: Star Wars vs. Space Balls
#2: Octopus
#2: Octopus
#3: Godzilla
#3: Godzilla

Stretch Goals!

Thank you so much for helping me reach my goal! The $10,000 mark was the very least amount of money with which I could build an entire printmaking studio. The more money I raise, the more professional my studio can be, the better your rewards will be. Thus, I will be setting stretch goals so that everyone who donates can get bigger and better prizes. Each stretch goal reached will unlock another cool reward!

Stretch Goal the First $12,000: Postcards and T-shirt Design

In addition to their current rewards, everyone who has donated #2 and above will get three postcards with original copies of my art and a new t-shirt design will be unlocked!

Cost Breakdown

How each dollar is divided
How each dollar is divided

Risks and challenges

There is very little risk involved in this project. I am confident in my ability to deliver your rewards by March of 2016 and 100% confident in my ability to create and use a printmaking studio.

Since announcing my project, I've had friends tell me horror stories of backing a project that was never completed or just never followed through. As someone who runs my own business I can assure you that your happiness as a backer and client is my top priority and I would never just abandon you! My career is built on you and I know many of you personally.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    -T-shirt: A screen-printed T-shirt with your choice of one of two of my original designs
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    -Medium Print: An original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized print with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    -Medium Print: An original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized print with your choice of design
    -T-Shirt: A screen-printed T-shirt with your choice of original design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    -2 Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    -2 Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 T-Shirts: Two screen-printed T-shirts with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    -Large Print: An original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized print with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    -Large Print: An original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized print with your choice of design.
    -2 T-Shirts: Two screen-printed T-shirts with your choice of original design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    -2 Large Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints, with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    -2 Large Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints with your choice of design
    -2 T-Shirts: Two screen-printed T-shirts with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    -2 Large Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints with your choice of design
    -2 Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    -Commissioned Drawing: An original 8x10ish pen and ink drawing and three consultations with the artist to determine original design
    -T-shirt: One screen-printed T-shirt with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    -4 Large Prints: Four original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints, one of each design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $1,100 or more About $1,100

    -4 Large Prints: Four original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    -Art Lessons: Four hours of lessons or discussions with the artist
    -4 Large Prints: Four original, hand-made, limited-edition, large-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 T-Shirts: Two screen-printed T-shirts with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    -Commissioned Drawing: An original 8x10ish framed pen and ink drawing and three consultations with the artist to determine original design
    -Art Lessons: Four-hours of lessons or discussions with the artist
    -4 Framed Large Prints: Four original, hand-made, limited-edition, framed, large-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 Framed Medium Prints: Two original, hand-made, limited-edition, framed, medium-sized prints, one of each design
    -2 T-Shirts: Two screen-printed T-shirts with your choice of design
    -A hand-written thank you note and a VIP invitation to my first intaglio art show at Fice Gallery in Salt Lake City

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Funding period

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