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FAQ

  • How do I work out what size painting I need for a room?
    Finding the perfect size painting for your space can make all the difference in showcasing the beauty of the artwork. At Gina Jones Creations, we understand the importance of finding the right size for your painting. Here are a few tips to help you determine the ideal size: 1. Consider the wall space: Take measurements of the wall where you plan to hang the painting. It's important to leave enough space around the painting for it to stand out without overwhelming the wall. 2. Visualize the space: Use painter's tape or cut out paper to create a template of the painting's dimensions and place it on the wall. This will give you a better idea of how the painting will fit in the space. 3. Room size and furniture: Take into account the size of the room and the furniture in it. A large painting might be suitable for a spacious room with high ceilings, while a smaller painting could be ideal for a cozy nook. 4. Personal preference: Ultimately, the size of the painting comes down to your personal taste and the atmosphere you want to create in the room. Consider the impact you want the painting to have and choose a size that complements your vision. At Gina Jones Creations, we offer a range of painting sizes to suit different spaces and preferences. If you have specific size requirements or need guidance in choosing the perfect painting size, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
  • What color artworks work best in different rooms of the home?
    At Gina Jones Creations, I believe that choosing the right color artworks for different rooms can have a significant impact on the overall atmosphere and aesthetic of your space. For living rooms, vibrant and energetic colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows can create a lively and inviting ambiance. In bedrooms, calming and soothing colors like blues, greens, and soft neutrals can promote relaxation and tranquility. For the dining room, consider artwork with warm tones like earthy browns and rich reds to stimulate conversation and appetite. In home offices, stimulating colors like greens, blues, and purples can enhance productivity and creativity. Ultimately, the best color artworks for each room will depend on the specific decor, lighting, and personal preferences, and I encourage my clients to consider their unique style and the mood they want to evoke when choosing artworks for their home.
  • How Is the Breastmilk Preserved?
    How is a breastmilk portrait painting made? The process of creating a breastmilk portrait painting is complex and delicate, and involves several steps: As this is a painting, not breastmilk jewellery, I don't use preservation powders that breastmilk jewellers use or those of which that are sold on Etsy. Instead a unique patented process method is used for these paintings. - I use a fat extraction method to separate the solids from the liquids in your breastmilk. This ensures that only the purest and most stable part of your milk is used for the painting. - Then, I add a variety of preservatives and sealants to your breastmilk, to prevent them from spoiling or fading over time. - Finally, I paint your portrait, using my own unique and patent-protected working methods. I apply multiple layers of varnish to protect and enhance your painting.
  • How do I know my breastmilk won't be mixed up with another clients?
    When the breastmilk arrives it is immediately transferred to a vile with one of the first processing steps being added. Your full name is written clearly on the vile, with an abbreviation added to confirm whether the breastmilk has been through the full treatment process.
  • Is this straight breastmilk applied to the painting?
    Preserving and refining the breastmilk involves a comprehensive ten-step process. Adding untreated or unpreserved breastmilk straight to a painting can result in its deterioration.
  • Is there an age limit on the breastmilk?
    When using breastmilk in artwork, it is acceptable to include milk that is several years old. The storage times recommended for breastmilk are specifically applicable to the feeding of infants and children only.
  • Can I Use Frozen Breastmilk?
    Yes, frozen breastmilk is perfectly fine to use. If you are not wanting to defrost a whole bag, break off a piece of frozen breastmilk roughly 6cm x 6xm and 1cm thick. This works out to roughly 10mls.
  • Do You Take International Orders?
    Yes I do. I have been granted an import license from the Australian department of agriculture. Further information can be found on the Order Process page, but please let me know if you need more information.
  • Can you back up your claims about the Breastmilk Portrait Paintings not spoiling and growing mold?
    Indeed. I conducted a comprehensive yeast and mold test at Symbio Laboratories, where the results indicated absolutely no presence of yeast or mold growth. If you are interested, you can access a copy of the report here.
  • What sort of photos can I use for the Family Portrait Paintings and Breastmilk Portrait Paintings?
    Here are some tips for selecting the right photos to send in: File size: preferably high resolution as more detail will come through into the painting. I have worked with photos as small as 40kb before and the process has still worked. File type: all Photo features: detailed fabrics in clothing look great in a painting. Make sure the top of the head is not cut off, if its only slightly cut off that's fine, I can edit it. Looking away from the camera, and looking towards the other subject (ie, mother looking at child) evokes a more loving vibe. Remove accessories such as pacifiers /dummies, hats, sunglasses.
  • What is the process for the Breastmilk Portrait Paintings? How do I send in breastmilk?
    STEP 1 Place an order online for your portrait and please ensure you have uploaded a photo. STEP 2 Please put 5-10mls of breastmilk into a zip lock bag. I recommend double bagging the breastmilk to protect against any possible spillage during shipping. Please send no more than 50mls to avoid spillage. STEP 3 Please send to the following address via EXPRESS Post, advising me of the tracking number: Gina Jones Creations, Parcel Locker 10238 43793, 38 Sheridan Street, Cairns City, QLD, 4870 Note: Express post is not required for international customers. It is just a recommendation due to greater delay with standard shipping speed across Australia. STEP 4 Once the order is placed and your breastmilk is received, the breastmilk will go through the preservation/treatment process. STEP 5 When I have the photos and breastmilk I will start on the photo conversion and painting. STEP 6 After the painting is completed and has been sealed, I will send you a photo and video of the final painting. STEP 7 I allow 48hours to allow all the layers of sealants to cure. After that I will post out your lovingly gift wrapped painting.
  • Wont breastmilk go bad being sent in the post?
    No, you are absolutely fine to send the breastmilk in the post.
  • What sort of photos can I use for the portraits?
    Here are some tips for selecting the right photos to send in: File size: preferably high resolution as more detail will come through into the painting. I have worked with photos as small as 40kb before and the process has still worked. File type: All Photo features: detailed fabrics in clothing look great in a painting. Make sure the top of the head is not cut off, if its only slightly cut off that's fine, I can edit it. Looking away from the camera, and looking towards the other subject (ie, mother looking at child) evokes a more loving vibe. Remove accessories such as pacifiers /dummies, hats, sunglasses.
  • What is the turnaround time for the portraits?
    Kindly be aware that the painting process typically takes approximately 4 weeks to finish. It is important to note that this estimation does not include the time required for shipping.
  • Do you guarantee your work?
    Absolutely. I like my customers to be happy with their painting as this is something they will treasure for many years.
  • Portrait Paintings, how do you make them and what medium do you use?
    I use your precious family photo or any given photo to create the negative white space that you will see on example paintings on the website. The paintings are created with alcohol inks, and synthetic paper.
  • How to package the breastmilk
    To reduce the risk of spillage, follow these steps: first, double bag the breastmilk in a breastmilk bag. Next, surround it with a paper towel or a similar absorbent material. Then, place the double-bagged breastmilk in another zip-lock bag. Remember to remove any excess air and ensure that no more than 20mls are sent.
  • Documents Required
    Forms you will need to complete and attach to the outside of the package. These forms will be sent to you upon ordering your painting. These forms can be placed in a ziplock bag and taped on: • 2976 customs form (if using USPS) • Import Form provided by Gina Jones Creations (this is already mostly completed for you) • A printed copy of your receipt.
  • Recommended shipping provider for international clients.
    I would recommend using First-Class Package International Service if you are looking for the most affordable option to send the breastmilk. This should be approximately $17.30 USD More information regarding sending conditions and prices can be found on the USPS website via these links: https://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_021.htm#ep2686864 https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#_c341 Also, the 2976 customs form can be created online prior to going into the post office to save time. You will be able to generate the custom form here: https://cfo.usps.com/
  • What is Giclée Printing
    Giclée printing is a high-quality digital printing process used to reproduce artwork on canvas or fine art paper. At Gina Jones Creations, we use Giclée printing to replicate the intricate details, vibrant colors, and texture of original artwork, ensuring that each print maintains the integrity and beauty of the original piece. This process involves using archival-quality inks and materials to create museum-quality prints that are fade-resistant and long-lasting. Whether you're a collector, artist, or art enthusiast, Giclée prints from Gina Jones Creations are a stunning way to bring art into your home or business space.
  • What printing method is used?
    Giclee printing is used for the printing of all prints, with the service being conducted by professional print makers.
  • Do you ship worldwide?
    Yes, at Gina Jones Creations, we are proud to offer worldwide shipping for all of our handcrafted artwork and custom pieces. Whether you're located in the United States, Europe, Asia, or anywhere else around the globe, we are happy to offer shipping to your desired destination. My curated printers will ensure that your item is carefully packaged and shipped using reliable methods to ensure it arrives safely at your doorstep. Please note that shipping times and costs may vary depending on the destination, so please view the shipping page for more specific information regarding international orders.
  • What is the quality like?
    The print comes from one of my original paintings and are generally scanned at 600dpi or 1200dpi depending on painting size. Paintings are scanned with an Epson Perfection V600 with the addition of Silverfast scanning software to get the best scanning results. Colour profiles between monitor, scanner, and my print manufacturer are calibrated, so you can be sure to receive the highest quality Fine Art Print close to the original painting. Further enhancements such as dust removal and noise reduction are performed in Photoshop and Topaz Suite.
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