Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Trying Something New

I've been working on a new line for my Etsy shop! Not cards this time, though. I have so many digital images in my files that I like but don't use for one reason or another and thought this might be just the way I could use them! Digital collage sheets! There are lots of them out there already, I know---Etsy is full of them. But they really seem to be popular! For a small fee, a JPEG (or PDF, if preferred) is emailed to the buyer to use again and again for their arts and crafts projects such as collages, scrapbooking, altered books and jewelry, journals, etc. They can even use the images commercially as long as the image isn't a) sold as a digital collage sheet or a printed photo image by itself or b) passed off as the buyer's own artwork. The copyright still belongs to the artist that created it. (In this case, ME!)

The digital download would print up the 2 inch x 2 inch images with no borders.

This image just pulls out a few to see more prominently.

My first two digital collage sheets that are now available in my Etsy shop look like a departure from my other art, but actually these are some of my first images. They were taken with a lower resolution camera, but the small sizes of the collage images do not necessitate any more than what they are. When I first got my digital camera I went nuts photographing EVERYTHING! These collage sheets combine many of the different textures and backgrounds that appealed to me at the time and many are very rustic and/or urban, but as a group, they are super in conveying a variety of flavors that an artist might be looking for to express themselves in a visual way.

I'd love it if you'd leave a comment about these or if you have an idea of a "theme" for my next set! (The one I'm working on at the moment is of Sunflowers! Can't wait to show you!)

Thanks for visiting Made by SwirlyGirl!


  1. This is a great idea! I could see certain kinds of images (like flowers, or animals, or simple landscape scenes) being great for resin pendants--like the scrabble tile ones people do, or something like Jade Scott does (Etsy seller). If they could be used/manipulated for Etsy shop banners, or blog title banners, that could be cool too!

  2. Great idea, Laurie. I still love that shot of rust. It's so wonderful and abstract. Can't wait to see the sunflowers. Love them too!

  3. Thank you both! Suzanne: one of my faves, too! Keirsten: it was the scrabble tile pendants that gave me the idea to look into this! Thanks for visiting and commenting!


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