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Pencils & Pasta.
I am Annemarie, an illustrator from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I would love to draw your favorite recipe and make you a unique and personal gift!
ANNEMARIE INTERPRETED EXACTLY WHAT THE RECIPE CALLED FOR WITH BALANCE, COLOR AND A LIGHT HEARTED DESIGN.
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Q: What does it cost?
A: One custom recipe is 75 euros. This is including taxes, but without the shipping costs.
Q: Okay, so where do you ship from and how much does that cost?
A: I ship woldwide from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Obviously the shipping costs depend on where you live. Count on about 4 euros for domestic shipping (The Netherlands) and 7 euros for international shipping. If you need track and trace the costs for The Netherlands will be 10 euros and internationally around 20. I will give you the exact figure when you order.
Q: What size is it?
A: The size varies because I use vintage paper taken from old books. But I always try to find paper that is approximately 21 cm x 29 cm (8,3 inch x 11,4 inch). If you need to know the exact sixe before you receive it so you can find a frame for it, you can just ask!
Q: How do I order a recipe?
A: Via email. Go to 'ORDER YOURS' in the menu. There you'll find my email address and a big yellow button. Send me an email. Please include your wishes, the title, the ingredients and the directions.
After I have received your order, I will send you an invoice. Once this is paid, the order is final and I will proceed with creating your illustrated recipe. Of course you will be updated along the way.
Q: How long will it take for you to make the recipe?
A: It'll take about a week, after the payment has been received. If I cannot make that due to circumstances I will let you know immediately. That's without shipping time. For the USA it can take up to 3 weeks to arrive at your doorstep. Make sure you order in time!
Q: Do I get a tracking code for my order?
A: Usually you do not. But if you want to, I can send it with a tracking code. Note that this will increase the shipping costs (see Q&A number 2). A tracking code does not effect how it is sent or when it arrives. It only means it's registered post and you can follow it online.
Q: What do you mean with vintage paper?
A: I search for old books with blank first pages (leaves) that are a bit discolored by time. I use those to make my prints. Usually they are over 20 years old. That's why the color, shape and size can vary a bit and the edge on one side is rugged. The photos you see are all vintage paper.
Q: Do I need to frame it?
A: I highly recommend framing it. The vintage paper is delicate and will discolor more over time. To keep your poster in the best shape, you best keep her behind glass and away from direct sunlight.
Q: Can you illustrate specific brands I use?
A: Of course. Let me know what brand it is and add an image to the email whenever possible.
Q: Do I get to approve the drawing before you send it?
A: No. I will send you a sneak preview, just to give you a little hint of what I made. But there are no corrections in the final drawing. If I made a mistake or misunderstood something, we can discuss the possibilities. But tastewise... you want me to draw your recipe, so I assume you like my style and trust my judgement.
Q: What are the costs if I want more prints of the same recipe?
A: Email me your request and we can discuss the options.
Q: Do you have a refund policy?
A: No, these illustrations are completely custom. So there's no returning or refunding.
In the unlikely case something went wrong during shipping and you receive the poster damaged or not at all, I will reproduce your poster and send it again.
Q: Can I see your illustrated recipes in real life somewhere?
A: Yes you can! They are hanging on the wall at coffeebar and shop BIJ57 in Voorschoten, The Netherlands.