FAQs About a Custom Pet Art Etching:
Watch the video showing how a custom pet art etching is created.
Most people commission a custom pet art etching as a gift for someone special or for themselves to remember a loved pet companion or even just a special memory that they’d like to enjoy for years to come. A custom pet art etching is a GREAT way to transform a snapshot (even a cell phone shot) into fine art.
See before and after images with their testimonials at the bottom of this page.
How do I choose a photo to send?
Sometimes people get stuck on choosing “THE image,” but I just suggest to send me a few favorite photos (even smartphone shots) for me to choose the best candidate for an etching. It’s best to send images that are in focus and without filters applied to them. You can see how I chose Erby the dog’s best photo for her etching HERE.
Can you etch my picture with a person AND a pet?
Yes! Please see an example of this in the image above of the cute puppy and owner.
Can I order an etching with more than one pet in it?
Yes! There is no extra charge for more than 1 pet in your single handcrafted etching. See these two cuties in one custom pet portrait etching pictured below or go HERE to see two lab siblings in one etching.
Are you able to make a collage with my multiple pets?
How long does it take to get one of these pet etchings shipped?
From the moment I receive your images, it takes around 1 – 2 weeks to start the handmade process, finish your custom pet art, and ship to your doorstep in the U.S. (For international orders, please plan for an additional 2 weeks + for shipping.) You can purchase expedited shipping if needed. Watch the quick video on how these custom pet art etchings are made to see how truly handmade they are.
Will my artwork be wrapped and can I ship directly to the person I am gifting it to?
Yes! It looks like the picture below, wrapped to delight! Complimentary holiday wrapping can be added if you request it (no extra charge). Fine art etchings are matted in standard-sized creme-colored double mats (ready for your frame SML etching + mat = 8×10, MED = 11×14, LRG = 12×16). Each etching is hand-signed and titled, wrapped along with art card card, tissue paper, gray folder, ribbon and Greyboy Pet Prints tag! There is a place in the shopping cart to enter a different shipping address than your own.
Can I mail you a greeting card to include with the etching I am gifting?
Yes! Simply mail your greeting card to me at Greyboy Pet Prints PO Box 2992 Chino Hills CA 91709. Please tell me in the notes section of your etching order that a card is coming. Another option is to add one of our cards for $5 (holiday or sympathy card – found in the cart). There will be a place to note what you’d like me to hand write in the card.
Can I really add my pet's ashes to an etching? How does that work?
Yes, I can add a tiny bit of your passed pet’s ashes into the ink of any etching. When checking out, add the ashes add-on to your cart and I will mail you a kit which has everything you need to collect a tiny portion of ash to ship to me. (If you don’t see an ashes add on, please email me.)
– The Complete Keepsake Etching already includes the ashes (along with a paw print, a lock of fur…)
How much does a custom pet art etching cost?
There are 3 sizes that come double-matted and ready for your standard-sized frame. Custom sizes (18″ and under) are an option as well. Contact me for custom sizes and pricing.
Here are the standard sizes and prices for custom pet art which may be easily ordered through the website. Please note that if you join our VIP list to receive our twice a month email, you receive a code for 20% off your etching! (This can be found at the very bottom of this website.)
- SML: 4×5 handmade etching in 8×10 double mat (ready for your 8×10 frame) = $199
- MED: 6×8 handmade etching in 11×14 double mat (ready for your 11×14 frame) = $299
- LRG: 8×10 handmade etching in 12×16 double mat (ready for your 12×16 frame) = $399
Can I order a second print of the same image? How much does that cost?
Yes, you may! Keep one, gift one! We can make multiple etching prints off of the metal plate we etched your image to. A duplicate print is half the price (ex. a duplicate medium etching would be $299 divided by 2 = $149.50 + tax). (Please see sizes and prices above to configure other sizes.) Do note that each print impressed from the plate is not a true “duplicate.” Since this is a handmade process, each etching print is unique. The print will look the same overall, but may vary a tiny bit on darkness, lightness, etc. They all come out beautiful and unique, which is the loveliness of the etching process!
Can you add color to an etching?
Yes! I can hand color the completed etching, as shown below in the before and after examples. The client requested I add the Lakers colors to the hat. Something small like this (color on a hat) does not incur an extra fee.
How do I order a pet portrait etching?
Simply go HERE to choose your size, make your payment, and send over some snapshots. Once I see your images, I’ll suggest which image is best for your custom pet art etching. It’s best to send over the original image (without filters). If you simply want some direction first on the image, go ahead and email me directly through the contact page. If you don’t have an image for the etching you’d like to gift, you may order a beautifully wrapped gift certificate so the recipient of your gift can choose the image themselves. Simply contact me to order this.
Custom Pet Art Etching before and after examples so you can imagine how yours might look!
DOG ETCHING with hand coloring:
(Given as a gift.) “He loved it. Thank you so much for creating such precious memories that will last forever!” – Bryan
CAT ART cropped and transformed:
“The artwork of our sweet Beto captures his specialness. It has been so difficult, but this made it better.” – Mary
CUSTOM DOG ART from an iphone snapshot:
“Thank you! I can’t believe it was at one time a cell phone picture!” – Linda
CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT from client’s snapshot:
“He was really a man’s dog and very special to my husband. I wanted to give him the etching as a Father’s Day gift. Made me tear up when I opened it and saw it. You see, Jake would have been 16 tomorrow so the arrival was bittersweet for me. It’s beautiful and will be a treasured memory for many years. Thank you!!” – Lora
CAT ART created from an iphone shot:
“I could imagine what the etching of my furry family would be, but when I opened that package and saw the results of Mandi’s work I was simply astounded and delighted. Way more than I had anticipated! That etching will be in a place where I can gaze at it every night.” – Meta
CUSTOM DOG PORTRAIT from client’s snapshot:
“WHAT A GREAT DECISION!!! I absolutely LOVE this etching!!! Everyone who sees it loves it as well. If you are on the fence as to whether or not to splurge on this, I urge you to do so. You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you, Mandi, for giving me an amazing etching of Max that I will cherish long after he is gone.” – Michelle
Greyboy Pet Prints is happy to create YOUR unique artwork to enjoy and remember your favorite companion for decades to come! Order yours HERE.