BEASTIARY illustration Victorian gift hang tags Surreal Animal no.9
Hang tags of fantastical animals, hand inked edges, fun wittty orginal and vintage altered art, archival quality, highly detailed
BEASTIARY, Victorian whimsical gift hang tags, Vintage Image and Digital Collage, SET OF 4, Surreal Animal No.9
This is for 4 hang tags with wonderful, weird menageries of fanciful beasts and anthropomorphic animals. The edges of all tags are hand inked with archival pigments. Suggest a color for the edges and hang strings if you wish. If no suggestions are made, then I will choose suitable colors and strings to accent the tags.
These tags are a variety of colorplates, engravings, lithographs, illustrations and woodcut details from Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard aka, J.J. Grandville. The images are gleaned from Les Metamorphoses du jour, Un Autre Monde, Fables of La Fontaine, Les petites misères de la vie humaine, Gravures, Le Diable a Paris and many others. Each image is then altered digitally and in some cases quite extensively to get just the right detailing.
Grandville's anthropomorphic creatures, fantastical creatures, outrageous caricatures and rebellious vegetables have grabbed my mind lately. Many different mixed media and digital collages are in the works. A complete collection of almost every illustration Grandville created is also being made into hang tags and prints. Look for them, or ask me about them if you are interested. Many sets are done but ads just haven't been written yet.
J.J. Grandville inspires any lover of Steampunk, anthropomorphism, fantasy, surrealism or Neo Victorian genre. Many of Grandville's images would be amazing in a nursery or for home décor. Once you study these amazing creations, you will want more and more. If you would like any of these prints for framing please ask me and I will create a listing for the exact Grandville image and size of print you are needing.
For many of these images, I have hand colored, enhanced or collaged together digitally. I have every book that J.J. Grandville worked on at my disposal, and am working on several sets of digital files, prints, and hang tags all based on his work. Please ask any questions you have if you would like more information on this amazing artist. His wit, intelligence and creativity is overwhelming.
All of our hang tags are packaged in a clear cellophane bag that is resealable. These are perfect for giving as gifts themselves! Also included with each order is a fresh sachet of elegant and sweet smelling lavender.
The tags are aprox. 2 inches wide by 3.5 inches long. The cardstock they are printed on is archival quality and always the highest grade and weight that I have in stock.
These can be used for marvelous gift tags, given as gifts, bookmarks, organizing, party favors, wish trees, feather trees, ornaments, home décor, scrapbooking, journaling, and much more.
If you are wanting a custom set, I can change the images however you might want - color, theme, or mix and match sets - just ask and I will get a custom set designed just for you!
I design each of the tags from images collected from vintage, antique, collectible and a very select few modern books, vintage advertising, and pretty much any thing that we think looks cool. Then I collage and digitally create each image. It takes many hours to get each image just the way I want it.
The hang tags are printed with full rich ink saturation on thick weight card stock and then hand cut out, edges trimmed and hand inked with colored pigments and a hang string added. The hang string and ink color on edges could vary from picture. I only use vintage, antique and rare fibers for my hang strings. If you have a particular color hang string fiber or ink edging color in mind, please let me know and I will find something in my extensive collection of fiber, inks, and pigments that suits you.
Thank you so much for looking at our items. We add new items often!
Shorn Sheep gladly takes custom orders and requests.
Shipped 1 to 3 days after payment USPS First class or USPS First Class Air Mail International
First Item: $2.18
Additional Items: $0.38
All Other Countries
First Item: $3.43
Additional Items: $0.43
Shipping times vary with product ordered.
DIGITAL FILES emailed 12 to 24 hours or sooner after payment
HAND MADE HANG TAGS ship 1-3 days after payment
DRIED BOTANICALS and HEDGE APPLES ship same or next day after payment
HAND DYED WOOL ships 1-3 days after payment - add 2 more shipping days for cutting into strips requests, add 3-5 shipping days for custom dye color requests, CUSTOM GRAPHIC ART JOBS are shipped according to specifics set out per each individual job request and quote.
Osage Orange hedge apple fruits are ripe and ready by late July to August. We pick right from the tree and ship the same or next day after payment. We usually have hedge apples available from late July to the end of November.
All my hang tags are made to order. They are shipped the same day or next day after payment if at all possible.
All digital files are emailed to you within 24 hours or sooner.
Hand Dyed Wool
If the ad states that we have the wool in stock - it ships the same or next day after payment, unless you want me to cut the wool for you for rug hooking. Then it might be a day or two longer, but I will always let you know if there is a delay. The large wholesale orders of wool are hand dyed to order and can take up to a week before I can ship it out. You can contact me for turn around time on the hand dyed wholesale wool if you need a delivery time estimate. We have an always rotating supply of wool in stock at all times.
WHY USE LANOLIN and WHAT IS LANOLIN WOOL?
All wool has been soaked in pure hospital grade lanolin as the final soak. This makes the wool soft and conditions the wool to make it hook better and feel better in your hands.
We use a lanolin wool wash called Kookaburra. It re-infuses the wool with all its wonderful goodness. Kookaburra is also offered in our store so you can treat all your wool and make it even more wonderful!
When you dye wool, the lanolin is melted out of it. After we dye our wool, we soak it in the Kookaburra, which puts the lanolin back in the wool.
Wool with lanolin, resists dirt, debris, stains, dust and water. By soaking our wool, it makes for a much better final product for you.
Once you use our wool, we are sure you will feel, smell and see the difference. Wool is marvelous and wonderful and a lot of its greatness is for its lanolin properties.
WILL YOU CUT THE WOOL FOR ME FOR RUG HOOKING?
Wholesale orders of wool would have additional charges for cutting wool. Any wool listed that is less one yard, I will cut in the size you request with no additional charges or fees, as long as you are willing to wait for a day or two for shipping after your payment and checkout.
If you dont have a cutter for rug hooking, let us cut the wool for you. We use a Rigby and a Fraser to cut our wool.
We have blade sizes #3 through #10. Blade numbers and widths are as follows:
# 3 = 3/32" wide
# 4 = 1/8" wide
# 5 = 5/32" wide
# 6 = 6/32" wide
# 7 = 7/32" wide
# 8 = ¼" wide
# 8.5 = 5/16" wide
# 9 = 3/8" wide
#10 = ½" wide
#3-#4 are considered as fine or traditional rug hooking size - you get very fine detailing with these size cuts.
#5-#7 are midway sizes and allow some detailing
#8-#8.5 are considered traditional primitive hooking widths
#9-#10 are considered wide hooking
Each cut has its own nuances and pros and cons - it is perfectly acceptable to use all sizes of cuts in one rug or art piece. We will be happy to cut bundles in one size or a variety of sizes for each bundle for you with no additional fees. Just let us know in checkout messages or email what sizes you want your wool.
WHAT KIND OF WOOL IS USED?
Unless otherwise stated in individual listing, these are brand new off the bolt textures, plaids, tweeds and solids hand overdyed with our stock dye colors. These ARE ALL NEW 100% WOOL OFF THE BOLT - HAND DYED, AND SOAKED IN OUR LANOLIN WOOL WASH, unless otherwise stated in the ad that we used recycled woolens.
These wools are all the perfect weight for rug hooking and penny rugs. A nice medium weight with great hand and feel to each wool. These wools are 12 to 14 ounce per yard. Perfect for rug hooking, penny rugs, appliqué, quilting, sewing and more. These wools are all what I use in my own rug hooking and wool crafts, and I know first hand how each and every wool reacts and responds when being used for rug hooking and crafts. This is marvelous quality wool.
All our wool is already washed, hand dyed and lanolin soaked - ready to use.
We steam press all our wool before we photograph it, list it and store it for shipping. These wools are dyed, in stock and ready to ship as soon as payment is made. We only have the quantity listed, but can always dye more, or dye another color on your request.
WHY BUY FROM SHORN SHEEP?
All of our wool is pressed after we dye, rinse, dry and store our wool for shipping. The wool looks and acts better for you right when you open our packages. It is ready to use in your crafts with no additional treatments or processing.
With each order you get a lavender sachet and a sample of our hand made hang tags.
We use acid dyes especially for wool and protein fibers and set our colors with citric acid instead of vinegar. This makes our colors brighter and more vibrant. Our wool color is full of life and is heirloom quality for your finished items.
This hand dyed wool is lightly mottled for nice effect.
Our lanolin wool wash, Kookaburra, is completely biodegradable and safe for the environment and all septic systems. It is made from all natural ingredients and pharmaceutical grade lanolin. There are no toxins of any kind in the lanolin wool wash that we use. Our wool is a delight to smell and feel!
We do whatever we can to make our sales a wonderful experience for you. We want to be the best hand dyed wool vendor you have ever met!
It takes a lot of hours to hand dye, rinse, dry, and press each wool piece before we photograph it, list it and package for shipping - but the difference is very noticeable when you receive our wool in your post.
Lots of love, care and time goes into our wool during its whole life with us. We know you are creating great works of art and want to help however we can.
Custom Graphic Art Orders
I usually have a pretty quick turn around time for any custom requests. Contact me if you need a time estimate for a custom order.
Beads and Jewelery Supplies
Beads and jewelry supplies are shipped the same or next day after payment.
I gladly accept exchanges for any items not to your standards and will redye wool or remake gift tags upon return receipt of disliked product. If items are damaged in shipment, let me know and we will work something out. Im very easy to work with and cater to each and every customer. Shorn Sheep has great customer service.
Perfect all the way around! Thank you so much for working with me on my custom order.
First, thank you very much for the tags. They are stunning. And the little samples you send along, smell so good. I appreciate you sending the "mistake" ones, they are beautiful too. I have to say that I am SOOO impressed with your packaging. I love the map as a mailer idea. Wonderful. Thank you so much for your quick and personal service. I will be back for more!
Thanks, I will shop with you again.
I'm so glad I found you. I absolutely love my order. The artwork/designs are amazing. Thanks so much.