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on: August 14, 2015, 10:22:47 PM
I bought some Avery Labels (2 1/3" x 3 3/8") to use on the backs of my artworks.  Here's a sample.  Not sure I like it. Wanted to try something larger as I had been using my business card and it just had too much info in too little space.  I have added the gold disk for my signature and the year.  Definitely will need a thinner line Sharpie for the signature.


Your thoughts?    What about a place for the price?   Guess I am pretty new at this.

aloha

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Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 12:18:56 AM
Dear Mea hamo pena;


I know I have read somewhere on PB that it is not a good idea
[size=78%]to date a piece [/size][/size][size=78%].  The artwork may not sell right away and the longer it takes to sell[/size]
and the older the date gets, buyers may get turned off.
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[/size][size=78%]Just a thought.[/size]


Why not make a rectangle shaped tag with a hole punched in the top and attach
it to a  ribbon or string and staple it to the back of the frame. [/size][size=78%] [/size][/size][size=78%]That way the buyer[/size]
will first look at the artwork not the price.


Hope this helps


PS    You are right on,  when you say that your business card may not be appropriate
        as it has toooooo much personel info on it.


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Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 12:20:56 AM
Sorry Mea;


Something went a rye went I try to post the last message.


I hope you can read it.


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Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 06:37:05 AM
You will still have your signature 'on' the piece somewhere?  I'd go with a hang tag for price. Looks good as long as the glue will not affect/bleed in the paper.   :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 08:44:37 AM
May Lynn, thanks.  The date is on this only because it was a commissioned piece and already paid for.  I will not put a date until a piece is sold.

Val, thanks.  Since this is a drawing, the label is on the back of the backing, not the paper itself.  Now you got me thinking, was I not supposed to glue the drawing to the backing before I attached the mat?  Are all three elements (artwork, mat, and backing) supposed to be left separate when they go into the plastic sleeve?

So much to learn.

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Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 08:46:19 AM
I have always been a strong believer in keeping it simple. On your business card I would only put your name, one phone number, e-mail address, and website (which, incidentally, is very well done!).
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Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
Thanks, Susan.  I do tend to "overkill," don't I!!!  I'll make the changes.  Thanks for checking the website.  I really have to update it with the "Ghost Palms" now that I have made it officially my "brand."

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Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 12:12:55 PM
Dear mea;


Krylon makes an acid free, oderless glue that can be sprayed on
the back of paper and is suppose to be safe.


It might be worth giving it a try.


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Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 05:48:11 AM
A few more tips:

1.  Consider also setting up a Long Lost Art Facebook page. Post photos of your art there and then invite everyone you know on Facebook to "like" your page. When you get ready to sell prints of your work, this will be another venue for you.

2.  On your webpage, if you aren't going to keep your blog current, I'd remove it. Having an old, one-post blog makes your page look dated.

3. Have fun! Don't find yourself so absorbed with marketing that you forget that the main reason you paint is because it feeds your soul.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 09:15:07 AM by BeaSue »
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Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 06:02:38 AM
Good points Beasue, especially number 3!

Question:
Does acid free really imply that it is always safe?   I know it must be acide free but what requirement needs to be meet for this appellation on a product?

Yes, simpler is best... only one or two seconds to grab the attention of someone in this electronic world.   I think we are all getting ADD and developing poor memory?  :(
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #10 on: August 16, 2015, 08:15:35 AM
Thanks, Susan.  I find Facebook just plain scary.  I am shutting my personal page as I just don't feel comfortable using it.  I opted out of Twitter a while ago and have not missed it at all.

OK, I will update the Long Lost Art website and remove the blog.  Should have done that long ago.

Thanks, May Lynn.  I'll look for the Krylon spray.

aloha

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Reply #11 on: August 16, 2015, 11:28:49 AM
Dear Annie;


I was interested in a process that attaches watercolour paintings to a board.
While watching a Utube video they showed "the how to".  One of the first steps
is to glue the painting to a wooden surface using Krylon acid free, oderless
glue.   


As for how safe it would be, I not sure, but, if well know artists trust it
to create this type of sellable art, I thought it was worth checking out.


Regards


May lynn


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Reply #12 on: August 16, 2015, 01:09:22 PM
like your sticker Mea O0


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Reply #13 on: August 16, 2015, 03:01:36 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  Looks better now that I decluttered it -

Thanks, Susan.  The sticker looks much better now.  Oh, and I removed the blog from my website.

aloha

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