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Pecage and Pecage Art

What is Pecage and Pecage Art?

Whenever customers visit my market stall they have the benefit of seeing my pictures first hand, inspecting the precision bevel cut mount designs, the quilted fabrics, quality solid wood frames and generally ‘getting it’!  See my tips below on how to use Pecage to create that perfect gift. 

The most common comments are “simple but effective”, “I’ve not seen this before”, “this is completely new and unique”. A regular question then is “What do you call it?”

Although certain techniques I use have been used before they have not been combined in the unique way I do it and to be honest I did not know how to answer the question “What do you call it?” So I racked my brains, considered all the elements involved in making my pictures and all the benefits they offer, options available, personalisation, and feedback from regular customers and I now have an answer to the question.

It is called Pecage.

Now the …age bit on the end you will recognise from words like collage and decollage,  French arty farty stuff, – but the Pec… bit nominally stands for Personalised Elemental Creation.  Hence Pecage or Pecage Art.  The hashtag is just #pecage.

So there you have it. Pecage is your personalised creation made up of elements that you can choose. As an engineer by trade I like #pecage because it is short, simple and easy to understand. Remember the most regular comment I get is “simple but effective”? Well any engineer will tell you that it takes a lot of design, development, work and effort to make something look and work simply whilst the ducks in the background are peddling furiously!

Pecage gives you a series of options. I try my best to create great matches of design, adding character with vibrant fabrics, and mounted in simple but true solid wood frames and lots of customers love the mixes I produce. However, if I don’t quite get it right for you simply invoke the #pecage philosophy and create your own mix of design, fabric, maps, personalisation and framing options.

Here are some tips and some blogs that might help you find that perfect gift:

5 Secrets to finding the perfect gift for someone special

A Personalised Picture makes the Perfect Gift

Birthday Presents for Her – Gift Ideas for her Birthday

Birthday Presents for Men – Unusual gifts he will love

Mens Gift Ideas

Presents for Men

Presents for Mum

Engagement Present Ideas


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New Designs New Website – Gecko Designs

New Designs and a New Website from Gecko Designs

new designsWe have some exciting new designs now and are adding to them daily so we decided to build a new website to complement them. Our aim is to have new designs that match our customers’ specific interest needs so don’t be shy about getting in touch with your ideas. I will cover this in more detail at the end of this article.

New Website

We realised that our old website did not show our pictures in their best light and that it was a little difficult to use and to find what you want. Now we have a modern full width shop page to show our classic and new designs which allows us to display larger images of each picture in the gallery. When you click on the product you are interested in you now have a full width page in which to view options and select your choices. Our image zoom facility remains so you can have a closer look at the picture you want to buy.

Product Categories

new designs and product categoriesTo make it easier to find what you want we have added an enhanced Product Categories menu so that you can find, select and choose your personal and perfect picture by type or theme which makes it a lot easier and more pleasant to navigate your way around the website. You can also search using the search box at the top of the page and this will find articles and pictures that match your interests.

Still Working on it

We never think that our new website is perfect and will continue to develop and improve it. We will be tweaking the colours and logos over the next few weeks and finding more and more ways of making shopping on Gecko Designs an easy and enjoyable experience. Hopefully we will add some custom choice options to some of our more complicated designs to make selection easier.

New Designs and what you like

We have spent the last year coming up with designs that we feel might be of interest to you and have had some great feedback and ideas from our regular customers but we are always keen to add more. Our new mantra of “A Personal Picture makes the Perfect Gift” is based around you using our designs, fabrics, maps and ideas of your own to create a gift that is just right for the recipient or occasion but not forgetting that you might be looking to buy something lovely for your own home as well.

Here are our new designs you can order online today. Click on the picture you want and it SHOULD take you to the product page. If it doesn’t please let me know.

Footballer-UnionJack-AP10labrador-Golden-AP10  Cricketer-Blue-AP10  RugbyPlayer-Blue white stars-AP10  Pheasant-Brown-AP10  Vespa-Blue-AP10  capriMk1-FrenchFlag-Samples  Anchor-RedNautical-WW10  tamandscrolloutline3-right-fill  Familyof5-RedGoldFlowers-AP2010s  Three of Us - Blue Indian- AP168s

Keeping in touch

So like us and follow us on social media. Use our tagging and pinning facilities to keep tabs on the designs and posts you like and don’t forget to share. If we send you a discount code, feel free to send it to all your friends too. Our sharing tags should be popping up on the left hand side of the screen and of course you can sign up to our newsletter to get the latest on discount vouchers, new designs and developments.


Happy Days

Elaine & Tim


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Gecko Designs – New Material Added

Hello Gecko lovers, just a quick note to let you know we have added a great new material that we reckon will go with most of our cutouts.  We love it, we call it Beige Blue leaf fleck.  Tim thought it looks a little like cannabis to be honest but I said ‘you can’t call it that!’. So leaffleck it is!

I will add some pictures of cutouts soon with the material but we are just testing it out on the stall today for the first time.

Here is the material swatch picture :

beige blue leaf fleck