A few months back a family friend introduced us to the concept of dictionary print photos. If you don’t know what I mean, just do a Google search and be prepared to enjoy what you find.
Basically, it’s when a photo is printed onto a dictionary page which allows for the picture to show through the words. The first time I saw one it was of my home city Pittsburgh, PA and made me want to try my hand at it.
After some experimentation and finding the right tools, I am now selling custom dictionary prints through my creative arts business.
Check out the site for details.
For any of you artists out there…
if you work with visual art forms like I do, you probably understand that one of the biggest factors in trying to make an income out of your work is the cost of the materials and supplies involved in developing your final product.
Many of us are on a budget and in a lot of cases it might be difficult to afford putting something together for a prospective art buyer. But there is a solution for the financially impaired, that’s is if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices.
While this only applies to those whose work can be sold as prints, it’s still a great concept. I’m sure there are other sources out there but the one I’ll use for example here is the website Deviantart.
Basically, the way this site works (and probably others as well) is that you upload photos to your account and list them as being available for sale. How it differs from many of the other sites is that instead of you printing, packaging and shipping your work, the site takes care of everything. The catch – you only get about 20% of the sale price.
It’s an interesting option that you can weigh the pros and cons of for yourself.