Custom Skateboard Painting for Junkie Threads!

By painting custom skateboards, I get a lot of different design ideas from clients. It is so fun to turn your vision into a painted deck!

Some of my favorite decks have come from working with apparel brands. They have an existing logo + style, but are looking to mix things up! We work together to create an awesome creation that is fun + represents their brand. 

I was so stoked to work with the guys behind local Arizona apparel brand, Junkie Threads! The faces behind the biz are Estevan + Ryan, and we had a great time throwing ideas back and forth about their deck design! 

The guys gave me a lot of artistic freedom, which I always appreciate! There only request was to incorporate a logo from one of their rad tee designs. 

As you guys know, I have some mad love for Arizona, so I wanted this thing to scream AZ pride. I presented them with a ton of options, and let them decide!

I was secretly hoping they would pick my Camelback Mountain design (option A) because I've been wanting to do a deck of the mountain forever. So I was stoked when they did! 

We actually ended up combining designs A + B, by doing a new color scheme of the Arizona flag. This was something I hadn't thought of, so I was really excited when the guys suggested this. 

And then, I hit the studio, and hand-painted this baby! It was such a fun one to do. 

True life: free-handing a logo is always kind of tricky. I have to be really focused + try not to breathe too hard (LOL) but it always ends up being my favorite part of the painting experience. I love getting the logo to look just right. 

And here's the finished deck! I love the photo below because it shows the dimension I added within the stripes (which was totally Estevan's idea and I love. it.) 

Thanks to Estevan + Ryan at Junkie Threads for the awesome deck idea! I'm stoked to hear that they love how it turned out. And I always love a chance to represent AZ!

Sending positive + creative vibes your way!

Introducing My Shop: Studio Skate!

It's finally here guys! I have been dying to tell you about my new business. I have painted my art on skateboard decks for many years, and this summer I am launching my skateboard brand, Studio Skate! Launching this brand is something I have dreamed about for a while, and I am beyond excited to make it come to life! I will be hand painting the decks, which will also be handcut by myself.

In order to make this dream a reality I have launched the project on Kickstarter! You can check out the project page here to see samples of my art. Any support you can give would be so appreciated! There is a lot in it for you guys too, by contributing you can get stickers, posters, or even your own custom skateboard deck! 

If you've never tried Kickstarter before, it is a website that makes projects possible. By contributing towards the goal, you will receive rewards based on how much you give. If the project is not fully funded, you will get your money back. But here's to hoping we get fully funded!!

I want to thank you all so much for your support in advance. Not just for this new project, but also for reading my blog + being here! I am so appreciative to have this awesome online posse. 

Please go give Studio Skate a look, and share it with all your friends! We are also on Instagram: @studioskate

Thanks again guys, and I'll see you tomorrow! x, Paige

ART_Tropical Pomeranian Skateboard Deck

DSC_1235jpg I have yet another skateboard for you today! This was commissioned board that I did for a friend to give to her boyfriend. It was a pretty unique request, blue tropical flowers with a running pomeranian and their anniversary in "thug" font.

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I wanted to include this photo when just the background was finished, because I really liked how it turned out.

I also made another process video because I think it's a cool addition to the photos, so check it out or see more photos below!

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!