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My Artwork On Zazzle

Updated on July 16, 2014

My Artwork Designs At Zazzle.com

I've placed many of my designs from original paintings and digital designs on several different quality products on which Zazzle allows you to place your designs. I will show you how easy it is to start your own shop on Zazzle and attempt to inspire you to create some designs yourself.

I am an artist and designer and have been creating my paintings and designs for over 20 years.

One day while watching painting programs on the television, something clicked and I just knew I could do that! True to my lifelong passion of learning new things, I set my mind to it, got the supplies, and off I went into 'painting land'.

After retiring from a long work history with Corporate America, I decided to devote myself further to my artwork. In 2007 I brought my paintings online to my Art Blog and in 2009, I started sharing my paintings on Zazzle.com a print on demand site.

You may visit my Art Blog, my Art Website, and my Zazzle shop at these links.

Image above title 'Letters from Home' by Itaya

***Copyright - All Artwork in this article Is Copyright by Itaya - ItayasDesigns - ItayaArt***

Scanners for Artwork - Making High Resolution Images

No matter what type of artwork or designs you create, you will always want to keep very high resolution (dpi) images of your art. When I first started listing my artwork, I usually scanned my artwork in 300 dpi. Now I save at a much higher resolution. It is easier to scale down a higher resolution image to a lower resolution than the opposite without loosing the image integrity.

I have an external hard drive that I save my images to so that I will always have easy access to listing my art images on such sites as Zazzle.com.

The good news is that you can get a great scanner for a nominal investment! Click on this one to read more about it or to see other scanner options.

Canon CanoScan 3297B002 LiDE 700F Color Image Scanner
Canon CanoScan 3297B002 LiDE 700F Color Image Scanner

A color scanner by Canon with optimal scanning of 9600 x 9600 dpi and 48 bit color. You may not need one that scans this high but for the price, you can't beat the options. One day you might want to make a poster out of your favorite art piece or photo and with this scanner you can make a huge one!

 

Making Posters And Prints With My Artwork

My Artwork On Zazzle - ItayasDesigns

Zazzle has over 250 different items that you can place your designs on and their printing quality is first rate. They are continually adding new products to place artwork and designs on which keeps their market place very fresh and up to date.

Being a painter, I am a bit fussy about how the colors of my paintings translate to the items I place them on. Each time I place an order from Zazzle, I am very pleasantly surprised with how close to the original image and painting the item is!

It is always advisable to save images of your artwork in very high-resolution files so that you can make use of such sites as Zazzle.com. A large clear resolution image will insure the item you are creating will be top quality.

The following are a few examples of art print posters on which I have placed my paintings.

If You Do Not Want to Paint, Consider Creating Digital Art - It's Easier Than You Think

Most of the artwork that I've placed on Zazzle products to sell are from original paintings. However, many of my designs are also from digital art that I've created. Some are from photos that I've enhanced in some way using such programs as Photo Shop.

Most people think that creating digital art is very hard and that it requires special schooling. In this day and age, it couldn't be easier! Listen to these videos as digital artists walks you through creating your own along with some valuable tips.

First steps and things to consider when contemplating creating digital art by Patrick Lamontagne.

How to change the background of an image in Photoshop. Great tips.

10 things beginners want to know how to do with Photoshop CS6.

5 Easy Photo Effects in Photoshop.

Introduction and Basic Tools in Photoshop.

Photoshop tutorial. Layers and Layer Masks for Beginners.

Photoshop - How to make Pop Art from a photo.

Tutorial - Convert a Photo to a Line Drawing with Photoshop.

My Artwork On Hundreds Of Items At Zazzle - It's Easier Than You Might Think!

Lapel Pin Abstract Painting by Itaya titled 'Adoration'
Lapel Pin Abstract Painting by Itaya titled 'Adoration'

Lapel Pin created by Itaya from Painting titled 'Adoration'

I figure that if I can learn how to navigate the design templates on Zazzle and share my art with the world then anyone can! I am from a generation that did not grow up with a computer readily available for making and creating artwork. These days it seems like most babies cut their teeth on some kind of digital device and therefore designing seems to come easier for the younger generations.

Placing my artwork on items at Zazzle.com helps generate an extra income that I use to invest in my art supplies. I am sure that if I applied myself more that I could make this income grow even larger. Many Zazzlers make thousands of dollars a month with their designs!

Since it doesn't cost anything to have a Zazzle store or to list items to sale, all that you are investing is your time. Granted, time is important to everyone and very precious, but a few hours here and there can add hundreds of items to my store.

I have placed my artwork on dozens of items for sale in the market place. You can find my artwork on poster prints, canvas prints, mugs, mousepads, clothing items, calendars, jewelry, binders, notebooks and dozens more items. As long as you save a very large file of your artwork, you can place it on hundreds of items at Zazzle.com.

Make Art Make Money from the Life of Jim Henson - Written by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

Every artist eventually has to learn how to market their artwork, photography, and designs if they want to earn money to help pay for their creative passions. Jim Henson can be a great source of motivation and inspiration in this regards. The Steven's analysis of his career has appeared in numerous sources online and has proven to be very popular by readers everywhere.

Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career

A compilation of writings and lessons based on the inspirational creative life of Jim Henson.

 
The Corners Of My Mind - Original Art Painting by Itaya
The Corners Of My Mind - Original Art Painting by Itaya

What Items Sell Best On Zazzle?

Selling Artwork On Zazzle

Since being on Zazzle for the past few years, I've noticed a few trends with sales of my artwork and designs. As I mentioned earlier in this article, I not only place my original artwork at Zazzle, but also my digital and photographic designs there as well.

The items that sell best for my Original Artwork are Art Prints on Canvas and Paper, Invitations, IPhone Cases, Business Cards, and 3 Ring Binders. I've sold my artwork on many other items but these seem to be the top sellers for my Original Artwork.

For my Digital Designs, the best sellers seem to be hands down Invitations and specifically Wedding Invitations. I've also sold quite a few iPhone Cases and some Poster Prints with my Digital Designs.

My Photographic Designs have sold well in the Invitations category, 3 Ring Binders, and Necklace Pendants.

I am currently in the process of adding my artwork and designs to the newer items that Zazzle has brought to market and hope to see an upswing in sales with my artwork and designs on even more awesome items.

Zazzle now offers you the ability to place your artwork on lovely Throw Pillows, Messenger Bags, Cases and Covers for many Gaming, Electronic and Phone devices, Canisters, Pet Bowls, Playing Cards and so many more!

I'll share more of my designs with you as I place my Original Paintings, Digital Designs, and Photographic Designs on some of the newer items that Zazzle now offers.

Image upper right created by Itaya and is titled 'The Corners of my Mind'.

Have You Placed Your Artwork or Designs at Zazzle or Another Site? - Save The Date Magnate Design by Itaya

Save The Date Digital Design By Itaya
Save The Date Digital Design By Itaya

I would love to know how many visitors have placed their creative designs and photography at an online site!

Have you placed your creative designs online with a Print On Demand shop such as Zazzle?

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Links to Mostly Free Creative Tools - For Creating and Enhancing Your Art and Photos

I use several of these tools and thought they might help you with your creative process.

A Few Books To Help With Digital Design - Don't Know How To Paint? Do Digital Painting!

If you don't know how to do traditional painting, then consider painting digitally! Here are some tools to get you started with your research.

Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner
Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner

A good place to start if you are a beginner with digital painting.

 

I would love to hear about your creative journey or your comments in general! :)

Have you learned more about me and my creative adventures on Zazzle.com?

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Nice pieces of artworks.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @TanjaCrouch: Thank you very much for the compliments Tanja! I'm glad I helped you to find Zazzle and hope it proves a good resource for you. :)

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      TanjaCrouch 3 years ago

      First, I love your artwork. Second, thank you for the very informative lense. I didn't know about zazzle. What a great resource.

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      I love your designs. Great lens. Awesome art. I also appreciate that you let us know what items sold best for you on Zazzle. Thank you

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      Patricia 4 years ago

      Beautiful art!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Beautiful artwork! You are very talented.

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      allmonsterhigh 4 years ago

      What fun!

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      gatornic15 4 years ago

      You have some beautiful pieces! Blessed

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      Rosaquid 4 years ago

      Oh, you are so talented. I love your style.

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Boston

      Very, very beautiful artwork.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Your art is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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      Thankfultw 4 years ago

      I was thinking about putting my business logo, and some artwork on zazzle. You've helped me decide, thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful paintings!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love your artwork it is really nice.

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      ShoppingWithMonty 5 years ago

      Your artwork is really beautiful! I really love the 'Burning Promise' print and the 'Rapture' iPhone design.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      I love your artwork! I have a friend that collects art and I must check out your designs for gift ideas for her. Thank you so much for sharing your creations.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very pretty and simple designs. Nice work.

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      Mark Shearman 5 years ago from Alicante Spain

      Your art work is superb, the use of colour... my favorite is the first picture the blue and the red tree, it would look good done in wax on wood.

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      John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

      Back for another read of this lens and found more interesting leads. This time around I will be scattering a little angel dust. PS love your artwork

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Love your designs, I am now a fan on Zazzle.

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      Keep on creating - the world needs the love you put into your creations. Great work onthis article.

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Lovely artwork. Nice lens:)

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Your artwork is light and beautiful. I am trying to go lighter with my designs, I love bold color.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I love your artistic style ... it is quite appealing. I hope you are selling lots on Zazzle!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I have had a zazzle studio for one year today! I love it. Mostly I do photography but am thinking of expanding. I love this lens - I'm off to see more of your work.

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      myraggededge 5 years ago

      I love them all - I especially like the one in the intro!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      Love your creative work. I also enjoy Zazzle and the creative opportunities it inspires.

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      monstarfitness 5 years ago

      wow wicked cool designs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. God bless!

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      You are a cool artist!

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      Wow! Your art is so pretty and looks really good on different products. This is something I've been thinking about doing but didn't know how to go about it. Thanks for explaining this so well! I'm off to read your other articles.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Your artwork is beautiful and Zazzle is a great place to promote it. I love the binder!

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      PTurner56 5 years ago

      I finally figured out what Zazzle is all about thanks to this lens! Great job!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I look forward to checking out more of your artistic creations. Many thanks for your words of encouragement about continuing to expand my collection of images and products available on Zazzle. I'm hoping I can have some success by doing just that. It's wonderful to see your talent expressed in so many lovely ways.

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      VisFeminea 5 years ago

      Nice! I like your Starry Starry Night ;)

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Very nicely done artworks and lens...from one artist to another, Bravo!

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Really beautiful paintings! I really like "Dawn's Early Light.

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      mobileboutique lm 5 years ago

      I'd never even heard of zazzle.com...going to have to check that out!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wonderful creativity.. YAY. Angel blessed.

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      rainydaz 5 years ago

      Just visited your Zazzle store. Love your artwork on the posters.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      So nice to meet you through this lens. Wonderful artwork!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Nice art work. Welcome to Squidoo! I hope you're enjoying Rocketsquids!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      You are very artistic.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      beautiful lens! like it!

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      MegStewart LM 5 years ago

      beautiful artwork!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very beautiful lens

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      dmboyce 5 years ago

      Stunning art! You have a wonderful gift. Love this lens

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautiful artwork! Blessed! Pleased add this to my Valentine Gifts, What Sold and Blessings 2012 lens.

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      decay39 5 years ago

      I just love your work. Brovo!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      I put my watercolor paintings on Zazzle. I hadn't checked my shop for some time until the other day and found a lot of new products I could put my art on. So I've got that on my to do list. Beautiful artwork!

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      You work is stunning. I'm so glad I found your site...I have visited your Zazzle store and really enjoy your work. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Your art is gorgeous! I gave you a thumbs up on Zazzle through my store there, as well. This terrific lens is more than worthy of a Flyby Winging and it can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Have Wings Will Bless! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad my aim was good when I wandered upon this. ~Ren

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      burntchestnut 5 years ago

      I thought about trying Zazzle, but only for photographs. I really like your artwork and I wonder if I could create something.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I really like your artwork and especially on your Zazzle products. Isn't it wonderful to be able to have an outlet for your work? Much success to you in Squidoo and Zazzle.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      Congratulations for getting it together. I've managed to get 3 images up on Zazzle and none of them my art. Hats off to you.

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      Rock Artist 5 years ago

      I really like your artwork, it's beautiful! I am also an artist (I paint rocks and sell them on Ebay and Etsy and through my lens here at Squidoo) and I have been very interested in learning how exactly to get going with Zazzle (I have been a little confused by it but always wanted to know more).

      In addition to painting rocks, I am also delving into personalized welcome, marriage, and baby name plaques that I have been creating lately. My thought was that I was going to bring them to a local consignment craft shop but now that I've happened upon this information about Zazzle I think I am going to try it first.

      Your lens has inspired me to try so I am going to revisit this page and click on every link to read more. I am so excited, thank you so much for this lens!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your artwork is beautiful, you have a natural talent, and I am so happy to hear you found it after working in the corporate world for so long. Having a passion makes life so much richer I think :) *Blessed

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Gorgeous artwork! You are so talented,... and the pieces are amazing beautiful. I especially love the magnet and the necklace

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      lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

      gorgeous artwork! great lens

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      Michele Marie Burke 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens. Your artwork is beautiful! Nice to meet you.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      I checked out your website, blog, and zazzle store, and I really love your artwork!

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      looking good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your story and admire your work and in particular your design for save the date, that would look stunning on a wall

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a lovely collection of artwork. I take photos and use zazzle to display them although this is new to me my store is paigeoneimages. I have liked your zazzle store as well as this lens

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      TheVox1 5 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous art and designs!

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      You certainly are talented and many of the colors you use in your art 'just happen' to be my faves. *Blessed and wishes for a successful online venture over at Zazzle.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Truly beautiful artwork. You do have quite a creative talent. Thanks for sharing this with us and hope it generates lots of sales for you.

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      TiannasCafe 5 years ago

      You artwork is ggorgeous!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Your artwork is so beautiful! I love the bird necklace...precious! I will definitely be visiting your Zazzle store. ;)

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Gorgeous artwork!

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      bdkz 5 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Matstar LM 5 years ago

      great lens, and some beautiful artwork

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      NeilTryAthlete 5 years ago

      Great lens and beautiful artwork! I love 'Burning Promise' - it caught my eye immediately, with its rich colors.

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      Nice to meet you. I like your art. I can't draw and paint, but if I made some attempts that were mainly tree motive. Thanks. Look forward to reading and seeing more art from you.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      I am not very good at drawing and painting, so I just find interesting vintage images (public domain) to use on products on Zazzle. I have tried using my own photos, but that has not been as successful. Therefore, I usually promote other Zazzlers on my lenses. Will have to feature you sometime. Great work.

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      what beautiful work - thanks for sharing it