Stephanie Oplinger is creating Art, paintings, films, tutorials, and Dreams
3
patrons
$25
per month
BRING YOUR IMAGINATION AND ESCAPE FOR A WHILE
Hello Dearest,

I am Stephanie Oplinger, and I am a visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. I am deeply influenced by surrealism, and I love incorporating imaginative and dreamy images into my paintings, stories, videos, and creations. While you most likely know me from seeing my traditional acrylic paintings on social media, I also work across several different mediums including film, writing, music, and sewing. I look forward to sharing more of my creations and tutorials with you than ever before!

As social media on Instagram and Facebook makes it harder and harder to be visible and share my creations with you, Patreon is a great space for it all to come together while also offering you EXCLUSIVE monthly REWARDS. This is a space where you can expect to see exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks, early access first looks, first collector options, exclusive livestreams, art tutorial videos, and lots of other physical art goodies.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

I spend a lot of money on art and craft supplies. It digs heavily into my regular living budget (like food!). And as my project ideas get bigger and more complex, they often also get more expensive to create. Your patronage will help me be able to afford the new supplies as my creative projects get bigger and better. 

FOR EXAMPLE:
I created a dress - an evening gown, to be exact - out of nearly 1,500 spoons! It was an ambitious project, and it cost my over $150 in supplies to make. I will be creating more wearable art pieces in the future, and as Patrons you will get a hand in voting on the next project and also helping absorb the costs of creation.

Additionally, I have 4 upcoming group, solo, or student exhibitions coming up within the year. Exhibit expenses such as framing costs, catering for opening receptions, and travel costs are some of the things that add up really quickly when showing my work. Your monthly patronage will greatly help to absorb these costs and be a major part of the success of these exhibits!



My list of upcoming exhibits:
  • WCCC - Student Exhibit - April 2019
  • Garden & Civic Center - Solo Exhibit - July 2019
  • Illuxcon Showcase - table - October 2019
  • GHAL - Solo Exhibit - June/July 2020


TIERS AND YOUR REWARDS

 
For as little as $1 a month, you become one of my Dream Keepers and will receive:
  • Access to my exclusive Patreon feed
  • First look of new art (months before I post them anywhere else!
  • Behind-the-scenes look and special works-in-progress
  • First option to buy new artwork (before they go on sale anywhere else!)



For as little as the price of one cup of coffee a month, at the $5 per month tier, you become one of my Starry Knights and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Patreon exclusive Livestreams with me each month
  • Monthly Coloring Page (PDF file download)
  • 3 Month Calendar wallpaper for PC or mobile background (download) - quarterly
  • Vote in the Polls! Choose which projects I work on next.



At the $10 per month tier, you become a Dream Seeker and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Detailed tutorials with step by step written instructions or a detailed video demonstration
  • Social media shout-outs of work you create from my tutorials
  • Your name, picture, website link listed on my website on a special Get to Know My Patrons page (if you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay too!)
  • Special discounts on future online classes and workshops



At the $25 tier, the physical goods start, and you become my Prince (or Princess!) Charming and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Monthly Pen Pal Letter mailed to you each month - includes calligraphy, illustrations around stationary, and wax seal
  • Your name listed at the end of my Youtube/Facebook videos as an Associate Producer
  • Special monthly discounts for my online store (coming late Spring 2019)



At the current top tier at $75 per month, you become a prestigious Dream Maker and will receive an 8x10 original piece of art each month. (All previous rewards also included.)
*There is a limit to 3 patrons to claim this monthly reward.




Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even just $1 per month adds up, and it is greatly appreciated!

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge anytime you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about my page or rewards, or just want to say hi, you can send me a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!



Thank you so much for your time and support. I hope you join me on this creative journey.

Even if you can't join as one of my monthly Patrons, I am still grateful that you have taken the time to check out my Patreon page and my work. 

You can also find me on these other sites:
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter

Blessings to you, my friend!

Tiers
Dream Keepers
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support! All my Dream Keepers will receive:  


~Access to my Patreon exclusive feed, including behind-the-scenes looks, special works-in-progress, and first view of new art (sometimes months before I post anywhere else!).


~First option to buy new artwork (before it goes on sale anywhere else!)  

Starry Knights
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for becoming one of my creative knights! All my Starry Knights will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers


~Patreon exclusive Livestream with me each month


~Monthly Coloring Page (PDF download)


~3 Month Calendar wallpaper for PC or mobile background (quarterly download)


~Choose which projects I work on next - Vote in the Polls!


Dream Seekers
$10 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support! I am glad you have joined me as a fellow dream seeker! All my Dream Seekers will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers 


~Detailed tutorials with step by step written instructions or detailed video demonstration


~Social media shout-outs of work you create from my tutorials


 ~Your name, picture, website link listed on my website on a special Get to Know My Patrons page (if you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay too!)


~Special discounts on future online classes and workshops




Prince(ess) Charmings
$25 or more per month only 9 left

Thank you so much for becoming my prince/ess charming! All my Charmings will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers


~Monthly Pen Pal Letter mailed to you each month - includes calligraphy, illustrations around stationary, and wax seal


~Your name listed at the end of my Youtube/Facebook videos as an Associate Producer


~Special monthly discounts for my online store (coming late Spring 2019) 



Dream Makers
$75 or more per month only 3 left

Thank you so much! You are making the dream happen. My Dream Makers will receive:


~An original 8x10 drawing each month


~All previous rewards  





Goals
3 of 50 patrons
When we reach 50 patrons, all patrons will receive (via mail) an art package of a small print, magnet, and special stickers. This amount will help me to cover the costs of my supplies and exhibition costs.
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BRING YOUR IMAGINATION AND ESCAPE FOR A WHILE
Hello Dearest,

I am Stephanie Oplinger, and I am a visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. I am deeply influenced by surrealism, and I love incorporating imaginative and dreamy images into my paintings, stories, videos, and creations. While you most likely know me from seeing my traditional acrylic paintings on social media, I also work across several different mediums including film, writing, music, and sewing. I look forward to sharing more of my creations and tutorials with you than ever before!

As social media on Instagram and Facebook makes it harder and harder to be visible and share my creations with you, Patreon is a great space for it all to come together while also offering you EXCLUSIVE monthly REWARDS. This is a space where you can expect to see exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks, early access first looks, first collector options, exclusive livestreams, art tutorial videos, and lots of other physical art goodies.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

I spend a lot of money on art and craft supplies. It digs heavily into my regular living budget (like food!). And as my project ideas get bigger and more complex, they often also get more expensive to create. Your patronage will help me be able to afford the new supplies as my creative projects get bigger and better. 

FOR EXAMPLE:
I created a dress - an evening gown, to be exact - out of nearly 1,500 spoons! It was an ambitious project, and it cost my over $150 in supplies to make. I will be creating more wearable art pieces in the future, and as Patrons you will get a hand in voting on the next project and also helping absorb the costs of creation.

Additionally, I have 4 upcoming group, solo, or student exhibitions coming up within the year. Exhibit expenses such as framing costs, catering for opening receptions, and travel costs are some of the things that add up really quickly when showing my work. Your monthly patronage will greatly help to absorb these costs and be a major part of the success of these exhibits!



My list of upcoming exhibits:
  • WCCC - Student Exhibit - April 2019
  • Garden & Civic Center - Solo Exhibit - July 2019
  • Illuxcon Showcase - table - October 2019
  • GHAL - Solo Exhibit - June/July 2020


TIERS AND YOUR REWARDS

 
For as little as $1 a month, you become one of my Dream Keepers and will receive:
  • Access to my exclusive Patreon feed
  • First look of new art (months before I post them anywhere else!
  • Behind-the-scenes look and special works-in-progress
  • First option to buy new artwork (before they go on sale anywhere else!)



For as little as the price of one cup of coffee a month, at the $5 per month tier, you become one of my Starry Knights and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Patreon exclusive Livestreams with me each month
  • Monthly Coloring Page (PDF file download)
  • 3 Month Calendar wallpaper for PC or mobile background (download) - quarterly
  • Vote in the Polls! Choose which projects I work on next.



At the $10 per month tier, you become a Dream Seeker and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Detailed tutorials with step by step written instructions or a detailed video demonstration
  • Social media shout-outs of work you create from my tutorials
  • Your name, picture, website link listed on my website on a special Get to Know My Patrons page (if you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay too!)
  • Special discounts on future online classes and workshops



At the $25 tier, the physical goods start, and you become my Prince (or Princess!) Charming and will receive:
  • All previous rewards
  • Monthly Pen Pal Letter mailed to you each month - includes calligraphy, illustrations around stationary, and wax seal
  • Your name listed at the end of my Youtube/Facebook videos as an Associate Producer
  • Special monthly discounts for my online store (coming late Spring 2019)



At the current top tier at $75 per month, you become a prestigious Dream Maker and will receive an 8x10 original piece of art each month. (All previous rewards also included.)
*There is a limit to 3 patrons to claim this monthly reward.




Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even just $1 per month adds up, and it is greatly appreciated!

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge anytime you want.

I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about my page or rewards, or just want to say hi, you can send me a message directly that only I answer the second you become a Patron!



Thank you so much for your time and support. I hope you join me on this creative journey.

Even if you can't join as one of my monthly Patrons, I am still grateful that you have taken the time to check out my Patreon page and my work. 

You can also find me on these other sites:
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter

Blessings to you, my friend!

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Tiers
Dream Keepers
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support! All my Dream Keepers will receive:  


~Access to my Patreon exclusive feed, including behind-the-scenes looks, special works-in-progress, and first view of new art (sometimes months before I post anywhere else!).


~First option to buy new artwork (before it goes on sale anywhere else!)  

Starry Knights
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for becoming one of my creative knights! All my Starry Knights will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers


~Patreon exclusive Livestream with me each month


~Monthly Coloring Page (PDF download)


~3 Month Calendar wallpaper for PC or mobile background (quarterly download)


~Choose which projects I work on next - Vote in the Polls!


Dream Seekers
$10 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support! I am glad you have joined me as a fellow dream seeker! All my Dream Seekers will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers 


~Detailed tutorials with step by step written instructions or detailed video demonstration


~Social media shout-outs of work you create from my tutorials


 ~Your name, picture, website link listed on my website on a special Get to Know My Patrons page (if you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay too!)


~Special discounts on future online classes and workshops




Prince(ess) Charmings
$25 or more per month only 9 left

Thank you so much for becoming my prince/ess charming! All my Charmings will receive:


~All rewards from previous tiers


~Monthly Pen Pal Letter mailed to you each month - includes calligraphy, illustrations around stationary, and wax seal


~Your name listed at the end of my Youtube/Facebook videos as an Associate Producer


~Special monthly discounts for my online store (coming late Spring 2019) 



Dream Makers
$75 or more per month only 3 left

Thank you so much! You are making the dream happen. My Dream Makers will receive:


~An original 8x10 drawing each month


~All previous rewards