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Framed: Common Seal original artwork

Framed: Common Seal original artwork


A beautiful original framed artwork handmade by Cornwall based artist Ruth Proudfoot Smith. This square original celebrates this friendly creature native to the North Cornish coast. The image also shows a swirling seaweed and mermaid's purse. Ruth has depicted the distinctive colouring using plastic Sainsbury's and Coop packaging and added white threads to capture the whiskers. The free machine-stitching technique adds details and a hand-drawn style to the image. The details have been gradually built up from layers of heat-fused plastic packaging.

Art mounted and framed.

Dimensions: 39cm (width) x  39cm (height)

Weight: 1.419kg

Choose postage: Royal Mail Special Delivery - medium parcel rate (1500g) with £500 cover/compensation plus tracking reference number = £11.95 (within UK)

OR First Class signed for (medium parcel 1500g - compensation £50 only =£8.05 (within UK.)


    Goods ordered online are shipped via RoyalMail 1st class / 2nd class or Special Delivery/next day UK UK orders only please. For orders outside UK please contact me on this website's Contact Form, to arrange postage with accurate cost

    Estimated processing time (from our receipt of your order to posting out): 1-3 days Goods are delivered by RoyalMail within approximately 2-4 days after we process your order, though we will aim for as swift turnaround as possible. We will send you a message by email to tell you when we have dispatched your order.

    For full details of delivery & shipping terms, returns policy and postage costs, please CLICK HERE


    All designs are individually made and hand printed, therefore may vary slightly from product to product. I source materials from my immediate locality here in the SouthWest, including using good local printers and framers.

    My original and large framed prints are housed in environmentally recycled material using locally-sourced 'Polcore' moulding. I am endeavouring to use 90% recycled packaging from pre-used sources. As my business grows, so will my compostable boxing and wrapping.

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