Nymla

is creating Masks, Creatures & Artisan Crafts

67

patrons

$225

per month

Hi there!

I'm Caroline Eklund, but you probably know me as Nymla.
I make mainly masks & costumes, but also little troll figures, sculptures and all kinds of crafts and creations using a wide range of materials - with focus on organic, recycled and earth & animal friendly ones.
I find my inspiration mainly in nature, folklore, mystery & history.
My creative lair is located in Sweden.


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Find a collection of the most hefty Patreon posts HERE.


Go straight to my tutorials here:
Paper Clay   Glowing Mushrooms   Face Cast
      


There is also a Discord chat channel, that is open to all of you (not just patrons), join the chat HERE.
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With your support I can continue to explore the deep dark forests and share with you the ancient, magical and sometimes unsettling creatures I glimpse in there.





The process of creating my pieces is very time-consuming and because of that I have had to accept that it's not possible for me to make a living with my type of art at this moment, no matter how hard I work. But with the support from my Patrons I can fill in that gap and make it a reality!





I have periodically taken on other jobs to pay the bills. But my goal with this Patreon is to be able to work full-time on my own creations and projects - to bring to life the ideas that come from within myself.


Without that crippling stress connected to money – having the peace of mind to know I can pay my rent - I will be able to invest myself fully into my own creations and share it all with you!

And of course, I want to use this Patreon to connect with you all and give you an insight to my work. I would love it if you want to be a part of the process when creating these projects!

I want to share my work-process with you and hopefully be able to inspire you!
Come into my studio through WIP and behind-the-scenes photos, timelapse-videos, polls etc.





I have been creating things in some way my whole life and I will continue to do so, it's just what I do. The materials and techniques I use have and will always evolve since a big part of my creative joy lies in trying out new ways to bring to life these ideas – I have learned I must not try to suppress this urge, to fit into a smaller niche or become the expert in only one area – that will only slowly suffocate me.

So, you can expect to see a wide range of projects from me – although, I have been making for example masks and costumes for so many years now and I don't see that passion fading anytime soon!





As my Patron you can pledge any amount you wish monthly and in return you will receive various perks as well as my eternal gratitude!


Your support will not only pay for the continued creation of new art. It will also let me invest in better equipment, time to experiment with new materials and improve my work, arrange more and cooler photoshoots and videos with my creations, do more collabs with other artists, create projects that support wildlife and nature, maybe I can even some day make an art book!
Aaahhh, there are so many possibilities!

Also very important to me: I would be able to afford more costly ecological, animal-friendly and local materials and supplies. I strive to upgrade all materials to more eco-friendly ones and hopefully inspire others to do the same.





USEFUL INFO:
  • You can edit or cancel your pledge at any time!
  • When you become my patron you will be charged your pledge immediately and then all following charges will take place on the 1st of each month - more info here.
  • If you live within the European Union: VAT (value added tax) will automatically be added to your pledge - more info here.
  • All currencies and countries are accepted. Patreon is a US based site but will convert the dollars to your currency.
  • Pledging will grant instant access to the complete archive (depending on the tier you choose) of previous posts, there's a lot of them!
  • There is a Patreon app, if you want to be notified on your phone when someone you follow or pledge to makes a post.
  • Even if you can't pledge, I appreciate your moral support so much! You can still follow me on Patreon and get access to my public posts, and join in on the conversation. Creating a Patreon account is free.
  • All my finished pieces will always be free to see online!
  • Patreon has a very extensive FAQ and help section here.

Photo below by Thea Holmqvist.



I appreciate every dollar (or other coins) 
so much and it all adds up to make a huge difference for me!
Thank you so much for your support!

E-mail:  [email protected]
Official website: www.nymla.se
Monthly:ish newsletter:  link


Forests around my family's summer cottage, that I have visited in the summers since I was a wee little kid. So much inspiration here!


Tiers
The Pillars of Support
$1 or more per month

My sincere thanks for supporting me and my art! <3
It means so much to me and every little bit adds up and helps a ton!


-Hang with me behind the scenes through Patron Only Instagram Stories!
Message me your Instagram username after becoming a patron and I will add you to the "close friends list".


-Polls
Join me every now and then in deciding things like a name for a new creature, vote on the next project I should take on and other fun stuff.

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.

Includes Discord rewards
Cabinet of Curiosities
$3 or more per month

This tier is where most of my posts are directed and you get to dive in deeper! There will be posts (not once per month but whenever it happens, sometimes more, sometimes less) like:


-Sneak previews of projects before I post them to the public.
-Sketches and ideas that I usually don't share anywhere else.
-Timelapse videos & photo-compilations of projects from start to finish.
-How-to's and tips & tricks (like how to make faux moss, glass eyes for masks etc.)
-Full-blown detailed PDF tutorials (like how to make paper clay, glowing mushrooms or casting a face - to be clear these tutorials are also available in my shop).


Also:

-Suggestion box send me (anonymous) tips/ideas/suggestions for things you'd like to see from me.

-All rewards from previous tier.


Find the how-to's, tutorials etc HERE.

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.

Includes Discord rewards
Wallpapers
$5 or more per month

-Once per month you get a new desktop and mobile wallpaper. It will be photography of both my creations and nature. When you pledge you will also get access to the backlog archive of previous wallpapers.  

-All rewards from previous tiers. 

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.  

Includes Discord rewards
Seasonal Card Collector
$10 or more per month (sold out!)

-Exclusive art card/print featuring my artwork.

Once per season (every three months) you will receive a high quality art card from me to your real life mailbox.
Please make sure your address is up to date!


I send these out around the beginning of December, March, June and September. If you join at another month, I will send you the previous seasons card.

These art cards are currently not sold online. They are reserved for folks that commission/purchase from me, for rare real life events, and for Patreon.


-10% discount at my Etsy shop! 

-All rewards from previous tiers. 

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$225 of $250 per month
HALF WAY WOOOT!
Wow, when we get here we are half way in covering my basic costs for rent, which is amazing! Less stress and more art. Thank you <3
When we reach this goal, all Patrons will get to vote on what project I should take on next!
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Hi there!

I'm Caroline Eklund, but you probably know me as Nymla.
I make mainly masks & costumes, but also little troll figures, sculptures and all kinds of crafts and creations using a wide range of materials - with focus on organic, recycled and earth & animal friendly ones.
I find my inspiration mainly in nature, folklore, mystery & history.
My creative lair is located in Sweden.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Find a collection of the most hefty Patreon posts HERE.


Go straight to my tutorials here:
Paper Clay   Glowing Mushrooms   Face Cast
      


There is also a Discord chat channel, that is open to all of you (not just patrons), join the chat HERE.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------


With your support I can continue to explore the deep dark forests and share with you the ancient, magical and sometimes unsettling creatures I glimpse in there.





The process of creating my pieces is very time-consuming and because of that I have had to accept that it's not possible for me to make a living with my type of art at this moment, no matter how hard I work. But with the support from my Patrons I can fill in that gap and make it a reality!





I have periodically taken on other jobs to pay the bills. But my goal with this Patreon is to be able to work full-time on my own creations and projects - to bring to life the ideas that come from within myself.


Without that crippling stress connected to money – having the peace of mind to know I can pay my rent - I will be able to invest myself fully into my own creations and share it all with you!

And of course, I want to use this Patreon to connect with you all and give you an insight to my work. I would love it if you want to be a part of the process when creating these projects!

I want to share my work-process with you and hopefully be able to inspire you!
Come into my studio through WIP and behind-the-scenes photos, timelapse-videos, polls etc.





I have been creating things in some way my whole life and I will continue to do so, it's just what I do. The materials and techniques I use have and will always evolve since a big part of my creative joy lies in trying out new ways to bring to life these ideas – I have learned I must not try to suppress this urge, to fit into a smaller niche or become the expert in only one area – that will only slowly suffocate me.

So, you can expect to see a wide range of projects from me – although, I have been making for example masks and costumes for so many years now and I don't see that passion fading anytime soon!





As my Patron you can pledge any amount you wish monthly and in return you will receive various perks as well as my eternal gratitude!


Your support will not only pay for the continued creation of new art. It will also let me invest in better equipment, time to experiment with new materials and improve my work, arrange more and cooler photoshoots and videos with my creations, do more collabs with other artists, create projects that support wildlife and nature, maybe I can even some day make an art book!
Aaahhh, there are so many possibilities!

Also very important to me: I would be able to afford more costly ecological, animal-friendly and local materials and supplies. I strive to upgrade all materials to more eco-friendly ones and hopefully inspire others to do the same.





USEFUL INFO:
  • You can edit or cancel your pledge at any time!
  • When you become my patron you will be charged your pledge immediately and then all following charges will take place on the 1st of each month - more info here.
  • If you live within the European Union: VAT (value added tax) will automatically be added to your pledge - more info here.
  • All currencies and countries are accepted. Patreon is a US based site but will convert the dollars to your currency.
  • Pledging will grant instant access to the complete archive (depending on the tier you choose) of previous posts, there's a lot of them!
  • There is a Patreon app, if you want to be notified on your phone when someone you follow or pledge to makes a post.
  • Even if you can't pledge, I appreciate your moral support so much! You can still follow me on Patreon and get access to my public posts, and join in on the conversation. Creating a Patreon account is free.
  • All my finished pieces will always be free to see online!
  • Patreon has a very extensive FAQ and help section here.

Photo below by Thea Holmqvist.



I appreciate every dollar (or other coins) 
so much and it all adds up to make a huge difference for me!
Thank you so much for your support!

E-mail:  [email protected]
Official website: www.nymla.se
Monthly:ish newsletter:  link


Forests around my family's summer cottage, that I have visited in the summers since I was a wee little kid. So much inspiration here!


Recent posts by Nymla

Tiers
The Pillars of Support
$1 or more per month

My sincere thanks for supporting me and my art! <3
It means so much to me and every little bit adds up and helps a ton!


-Hang with me behind the scenes through Patron Only Instagram Stories!
Message me your Instagram username after becoming a patron and I will add you to the "close friends list".


-Polls
Join me every now and then in deciding things like a name for a new creature, vote on the next project I should take on and other fun stuff.

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.

Includes Discord rewards
Cabinet of Curiosities
$3 or more per month

This tier is where most of my posts are directed and you get to dive in deeper! There will be posts (not once per month but whenever it happens, sometimes more, sometimes less) like:


-Sneak previews of projects before I post them to the public.
-Sketches and ideas that I usually don't share anywhere else.
-Timelapse videos & photo-compilations of projects from start to finish.
-How-to's and tips & tricks (like how to make faux moss, glass eyes for masks etc.)
-Full-blown detailed PDF tutorials (like how to make paper clay, glowing mushrooms or casting a face - to be clear these tutorials are also available in my shop).


Also:

-Suggestion box send me (anonymous) tips/ideas/suggestions for things you'd like to see from me.

-All rewards from previous tier.


Find the how-to's, tutorials etc HERE.

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.

Includes Discord rewards
Wallpapers
$5 or more per month

-Once per month you get a new desktop and mobile wallpaper. It will be photography of both my creations and nature. When you pledge you will also get access to the backlog archive of previous wallpapers.  

-All rewards from previous tiers. 

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers.  

Includes Discord rewards
Seasonal Card Collector
$10 or more per month (sold out!)

-Exclusive art card/print featuring my artwork.

Once per season (every three months) you will receive a high quality art card from me to your real life mailbox.
Please make sure your address is up to date!


I send these out around the beginning of December, March, June and September. If you join at another month, I will send you the previous seasons card.

These art cards are currently not sold online. They are reserved for folks that commission/purchase from me, for rare real life events, and for Patreon.


-10% discount at my Etsy shop! 

-All rewards from previous tiers. 

The Discord chat is open to both patrons and followers. 

Includes Discord rewards