I recently shared in my Instagram stories for #plasticfreethursday about trying to do an entire art show or outdoor art festival without using plastic. I don't have it all down perfectly yet, but I'm getting closer! Here's what I have so far:
Problem: Business Cards and Labels on Prints
Solution: STAMP, duh!
I'm not sure why this one took me so long to figure out. It's inexpensive, lasts forever, and is so easy my kids can do it for me! I used Rubberstamps.com to make a 5"x5" (probably could have been smaller upon reflection). My friend, and designer Allison Clough came up with the perfect stamp to educate and inform customers, while looking cute. I used Archival ink pads so that it will not leak and damage my artwork.
Maybe you have already had a commission made from an artist, maybe you are in the process of having one made, or maybe you are thinking about it, and want to know what to expect, and how to go about it. This article is meant for everyone.
I have been receiving a lot of questions about prints and editions from friends and people that I've met at art shows, so I wanted to take a moment to inform you about what it all means in case you were curious. This is information that I have gathered throughout my life admiring other artists, and now through my own experience as a professional artist. If you feel that I missed something or some part of it is not accurate, please feel free to comment and I will edit it for everyone. This is purely to educate anyone interested, so they can make art purchases more confidently.