The Best Collage Sheets on Etsy
My Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/piddix
Hi! I'm Corinna Buchholz. I started selling on etsy while on maternity leave eight years ago. I had found some antique photographs at an estate sale, so decided to scan, restore and list some of them as a brand-new product called a "collage sheet." After listing the first sheet I took my dog on a walk and twenty minutes later had sold my very first digital download. Now, more than 30,000 collage sheets later, piddix is one of the top sellers on etsy, offering the highest quality, most trustworthy images available online.
With 20+ years experience in graphic design and a Masters degree in Women's History, I make sure that every image I sell is of the highest quality, thoroughly researched for copyright, and absolutely gorgeous. I travel the world with my scanner and camera, researching in archives and scouring antique stores. The piddix archive now contains over 50,000 rare, exquisite pieces of ephemera.
I also license larger piddix images for products such as journals in Target, Greeting Cards in Trader Joes, Calendars at Barnes & Noble, and all types of products in over 50 museums.
In addition to digital downloads on etsy, I also sell printed collage sheets here:
And places such as Fire Mountain Gems:
For more about me, you can read my Quit Your Day Job feature on etsy:
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How I research copyrights: http://piddix.blogspot.com/2008/03/copyright-and-digital-collage-sheets.html
All about collage sheets: http://www.piddix.com/DigitalCollageSheets.html
Tips and tricks for selling on etsy: http://www.piddix.com/etsy.htm
Collage sheets for immediate download: www.instantcollagesheets.com
Piddix Studio is named for my favorite city and hometown, Portland, Oregon (P-D-X).
I also sell full-sized printable artwork at piddixprintables.etsy.com
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Frequently asked questions
What is a digital collage sheet?
It's an 8.5x11 inch .jpg or PDF file with high-resolution (300 dpi) images on it. You can then print out your file again and again at home or at a copy store using cardstock, photo paper, sticker paper, and more for personal crafts or to make items to sell.
When will I get my collage sheet?
Your download email should come through immediately unless you're paying via e-check (in which case the file will be delivered once the check clears).
How does the copyright thing work?
Piddix ONLY uses legally obtained images. I write letters to publishing houses and authors (all of which I have on file), pour through old copyright renewal notices, have a lawyer with whom I consult on a regular basis, and create my own original designs. A full description of how I determine copyrights is available on my blog:
What's the quality like?
Piddix images are the absolute highest quality available. All piddix collage sheets are 300 dots-per-inch, the perfect resolution for printing. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so I can spend hours with my camera, scanner, Illustrator and PhotoShop restoring and perfecting each image. Check my feedback to see what other people are saying.
What can I do with these sheets? Can I make items to sell?
Can I re-size the images?
Yes! You can copy, paste, and re-size any of the images in a graphic design software. You can even do it in Word! I've written up a tutorial on how to do so using Microsoft Word. After your purchase, contact me if you're interested and I'll send you a copy for free, or here's a good place to start:
Where do you get your images?
I travel across the country with my scanner visiting dozens of archives personally, haunt second-hand shops and estate sales, and have walls and boxes full of more than 25,000 vintage cards, books, photographs and ephemera that I own. If you want to know where a specific image is from, please feel free to ask.