This past year I took steps to sell some of my items on wholesale to shops and boutiques. I had been planning and researching this process for a while and I want to share 6 steps to a successful handmade business that I found to be essential. After selling my original art, prints, journals and note cards at craft shows and my shop, I decided to move into the wholesale market.
You’ve got your website ready to go with all the plug-ins you need, your shop is well stocked with all your beautiful artwork, and you’re ready to sell! So, now what? How do you let people know about your incredible creations? Let me share with you what I’ve learned to be the Art of Social Media.
As artists we create for the passion and pleasure of creating. I know some days I create just simply to practice a new technique. But, for many of us it is a source of income and a way to pay the bills. In this day and age, selling at galleries is not the most common or lucrative manner to sell your art. You have to have an online presence if you want to sell and so I’m sharing 5 places to sell your art online.
There are a few packaging, display and transport items that I use in my art shows that help me protect my items and also serve as great storage for them. So today I’m sharing with you my 10 art show must haves!
Congratulations! You’ve decided to do your first art show! After making your wonderful creations and sharing them with friends and family, it can be a scary decision to sell them in an art fair. But, I’ve got 5 tips for your first art show to make it stress free and fun.
Are you like me and have a large collection of stencils? Of all sizes? When I became a Design Team Member for The Crafter’s Workshop I received quite a few stencils in various sizes. I soon was faced with the problem of storing the stencils in a way that would protect them and make it easy for me to look through them and select the one I wanted. Then I discovered We R Memory Keepers scrapbook products,
Recently I’ve been very busy filling wholesale orders that include mounted prints. So, I thought I would give you a little peak into my process of creating them. I make each one myself, I don’t have a team or manufacturer that makes them for me. I do order the MDF board from Dick Blick Art Supplies, but I print the art print myself.