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If you are interested in commissioning a one-of-a-kind artwork, here's the rundown of what to expect in the process.

(1) Fill out the interest form below with your information including an idea of what design you are looking for, including the size of the overall work. 


(2) K.B. Newcomer will respond will an email to confirm your interest and set up a time to talk on the phone about the design, size, timeframe, and cost. 


(3) If the client is interested in moving forward, he/she will sign a contract for the commission that will outline the process and initial cost estimates. A non-refundable fee of 25% of the estimated final cost of the artwork for design services is due within one week of signing the contract.


(3) Once the design service fee is received, K.B. Newcomer will complete three design sketches within one week and send to the client via email for approval. The client will select one design and a follow-up phone call will be made to discuss any further changes of this design. 


(4) K.B. Newcomer will make any requested design changes within one week and send the new design back to client via email for approval. This process can occur one more time, but if more design changes are requested after that, then the client will be asked to pay an additional non-refundable 25% fee of the estimated final cost of the artwork for the extra design time. 


(5) Before final approval is made, the client may choose to cancel their commission at any time without further cost. Once the design is finalized, and K.B. Newcomer begins working on the final artwork, cancellations will not be accepted. Depending on size, please allow 2-3 weeks for your commission to be completed. If a comissioned piece is needed sooner than this, please communicate early and be prepared to pay a rush fee. 


(6) If interested, K.B. Newcomer is happy to send the client progress pictures of their artwork as it is being made. A photo of the final piece will be send to the client once the artwork is complete. When the artwork is completed and photo sent to the client, then the remainder of the final cost of the artwork is due within a week. 


(7) Once the final payment is received, the artwork will be packaged with care, wrapped in a plastic sleeve and tissue paper, put in between sturdy cardboard or chipboard, wrapped in more packaging paper, and shipped in a rigid flat box. It will be shipped via U.S. Post Service, unless a different service is requested by the buyer. We will inform the client of the estimated shipping arrival date and provide the client with the tracking number of the package. 


(8) The client will receive their one-of-a-kind papercut artwork! 

Commisson Interest Form

Commission Interest Form

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Commissions are first-come, first-serve, and K.B. Newcomer retains the right to decline a commission request for any reason. All commissions are done under contract. 


An initial design service fee of 25% of the estimated final cost of the work is due within one week of signing the contract. The client can request design changes up to 3 times, and any further design changes will require an additional non-refundable design service fee of 25% of the estimated final cost of the artwork. If the final cost of the artwork changes from the initial estimated cost within the contract, this will not affect these design fees.

Final Cost

The price of the commissioned artwork will be estimated in the contract before the design is finalized. The design fees will be based on the initial estimated cost presented in the contract. Once the design is finalized and approved by the client, the final cost will be calculated and communicated to the client. Final costs will included shipping fees. 

Cancellations & Returns

Commissioned artworks can only be cancelled anytime without penalty before the contract is signed. Once the contract is signed, the client may cancel his/her commission at any time but is still required to pay the non-refundable design fee of 25% of the estimated final cost of the work. After design is approved by the client, no cancellations are possible, due to the unique nature of a one-of-a-kind commission. 


K.B. Newcomer Studio works hard to make sure that the client is satisfied with the design before beginning the papercutting process. No returns are possible with commissions as well. If a client is unhappy with the design of the commission, it is their responsibility to communicate with the artist, K.B. Newcomer, in the design phase of the commission contract. 

Process Time

The time required to complete a commissioned artwork varies, depending on the size and intricacy of the design, the length of the design process, and the number of other commissions currently in process. On average, please allow 4-6 weeks for the completion of your commissioned artwork. K.B. Newcomer will communicate timeline expectations to the client and communicated any changes to the expected timeline as they arise. 


Commissions are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. One special occassions, K.B. Newcomer may be able to complete a commission in a quicker timeframe if necessary. This will require that no commissions are currently in progress, and may require an additional rush fee of 25% of the final cost of the artwork. Please email to inquire about  any completion timing issues or concerns. 


All commissioned papercut artworks will be shipped flat, wrapped in paper, wedged between chipboard or rigid cardboard, and sent in a rigid flat envelope or larger cardboard box. If the work is smaller than 9" x 12" it will be shipped in a USPS Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope. If the work is larger than 9" x 12" it will be shipped in a large, flat cardboard box with sufficient padding and send by USPS. 


Please allow 1-2 days for your order to be shipped. Most artwork shipped by USPS Priority Mail will arrive within 2-5 days (domestic) from time of shipping (about 3-7 days from time of order) and includes tracking and insurance. If expedited shipping is required, or another shipping service is requested, please email


All artwork, images, and graphics are the sole property of K.B. Newcomer and may not be used by any third party without written permission. This includes the rights to the image of commissioned original works and sold original works. Copying or reproducing artwork created by K.B. Newcomer (as seen on or elsewhere) is strictly prohibited with our written permission from the artist. 

For commissioned works that include personal information or details, such as names, dates, and locations, K.B. Newcomer will not reproduce any part of a design that includes such information. K.B. Newcomer strives to provide unique, one-of-a-kind papercut designs for commissioned work. However, K.B. Newcomer does retain the right to make reproductions of non-personal aspects of the commissioned design unless the collector or the buyer has purchased the full or partial rights to the artwork (in addition to purchasing the original work). 

When you commission an original papercut artwork, you the collector, have the right to display the artwork in your home or business, but the artwork may not be resold or reproduced without written permission. 

If the artwork ends up being reproduced in a magazine or other media, (such as social media) please credit K.B. Newcomer with the artwork title.

If you are interested in purchasing the full or partial rights to your papercut artwork, please email

Questions or concerns

K.B. Newcomer is dedicated to keeping the client well-informed during the commission process. If any questions, issues, or concerns arise with your commission, please email right away.  We will do our best to make sure you are absolutely thrilled with your one-of-a-kind commissioned papercut!

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