Saturday, January 28, 2017

Create Your Own 20”x 16” Gallery Wrap Family Portrait by Artsy Couture at Zazzle

You can create your own 20”x 16” Gallery Wrap family portrait by Artsy Couture at Zazzle.com. There are other sizes available. "Give your home a modern look with professional print wraps from Artsy Couture. Perfect for a gallery style look, these print wraps add dimension and sophistication to your photographs while turning your most cherished memories into masterpieces. Information about the product... dimensions:20”x 16” x 1”, photographic print mounted on wooden block, UV coated laminate for color protection and longevity, and the prints are easy to clean and scratch resistant. The wall art can be cleaned with a damp cloth. It will arrive ready to hang. These are hand-made in U.S.A.

The first sample here is the original photo template. Below you will see the same photo with various filters available in Zazzle's system to change the printed effect to create a more artsy look to your family portrait.
This is the original photo... no filters.

Give your photo a brown earth tone with a sepia filter.

Create a black and white photo from your color image.

A rainbow ombre photo effect.
This filter is one of my favorites.
I think it would took great on a photo of my great niece for her pink bedroom.

This photo effect creates a nice vintage feel.
A classic looking photo for your wall.

This photo effect also creates a nice vintage feel.
A classic looking sepia style filter, but it retains some color.

This photo effect also creates a nice vintage feel.

This photo effect also creates a nice vintage retro style photo.

A modern black and white filter.
This photo effect adds some bright, warm colors to the child's face.

This one would look great in my great niece's pink bedroom too.
She loves the color pink.

The grunge look isn't my favorite with a portrait,
but the warm orange ombre colors are cool.

The grunge look isn't my favorite with a portrait,
but the colors aqua blue ombre colors are cool.

The destroyed grunge look and warm colors will create a unique family portrait.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Greenleaf Filter at Zazzle Applied to a Photo

I've been having a lot of fun checking out the different filters at Zazzle. Here is the original OtterBox Apple iPhone 7 Defender Case with the original photo of pink, purple and red flowers in a flower box.


and here is the same photo on a custom OtterBox Apple iPhone 7 Defender Case with the Greenleaf filter applied. Wow, talk about green leaves! So when you create your own monogrammed photo case at Zazzle, make sure to check out the different filter options!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Purple and Blue Ombre Table Cloth Options at Zazzle

Here are a few variations of a purple and blue ombre tablecloth to choose from... You can choose the customize it option and fine tune the shade of purple that forms the background behind the blue ombre.







Monday, January 23, 2017

A Question From A New Shopkeeper... What Sells Best on Zazzle?

I have a few friends that recently both started stores at Zazzle. They have ask me what sells best in the online marketplace at Zazzle.

For me... all kinds of varied items. You see, I started my store there many years ago, before we were limited to 100,000, so I have a wide range of products that sell. Below you will find some the gifts that shipped from Zazzle's offices today for various customers around the globe.

But my advice for my friends was actually to do things a little different from what I'd done in the past. Zazzle's site is always changing and adapting to the Internet of today. I suggested that they focus more on creating templates that people can customize.

For instance, below is an example of old Green Shamrock Invitation for St. Patrick's Day has a generic invitation on the back because I'd created it using the Quick Create option. Customers notice that they can customize it, and I have sold it a few times. However, I believe that in today's marketplace, it would be far more beneficial to create an easily adapted invitation template on the backside. (Note to my friend that is reading this... I won't do that this year because I've started another huge project. But if I wasn't otherwise involved, that is what I'd do today.)

So today's advice to them for what sells...

Whatever the theme you're working on...

1. Create products one at a time with unique descriptions, titles and tags...

2. Create your own unique product that contain templates for people to customize or personalized.

3. If you're working on a theme (such as St. Patrick's Day), start a quick search in the marketplace to see what the most popular products for that theme. If you are creating a St. Patrick's Day design this year, the first products you should considering adding it to are probably a t-shirt, a greeting card, a postcard, a stamp, a stick and a clock. If you wanted to make a pouf or a teaput... sure ... make them. There will be less competition! But far more green themed t shirts will sell.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

I Sold a Silver Necklace at Zazzle Today


Yesterday I was telling a friend that I've talked into starting a store at Zazzle so they can start earning extra money online that there are many types of custom necklaces, but that I don't sell silver necklaces all that often because they have the additional cost of the precious metal.

Someone in Germany's ears were ringing! I sold this necklace today in silver.

Thank you to the person in Germany that wants a little relaxation in their life right now. The design is an aqua om symbol against a coordinating space photo.