Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Designing Pillows —- Digital Art for Zazzle

Sometime in January I posted in a Zazzle forum calling for ideas for new products how cool it would be if independent designers (me, for instance) could design throw pillows to be produced by Zazzle. I was pretty excited on February 7th when I found out that they now have that in place, and I quickly designed 3 pillows on GIMP. A really nice thing about these pillows and the other housewares products that came out at that time, is that they are being manufactured by a company that "sustainably employs" and supports single mothers.

Here are the three pillow designs that have sold from my store so far. You can see a theme emerging as far as what is popular. (I also see that with my iPhone cases and cards.) Two of these have a digitally collaged background of  vintage Parisian and French ephemera, including an old invoice, receipt, handwritten letter, the handwritten manuscript of Madame Bovary, lovely typography and old stamps, with a number of the vintage images from Karen at the Graphics Fairy.
Paris Eiffel Tower Butterfly Pillow mojo_throwpillow
Paris Eiffel Tower Butterfly Pillow by 13MoonshineDesigns
Vintage Paris French Ephemera Pillow mojo_throwpillow
Vintage Paris French Ephemera Pillow by 13MoonshineDesigns

Three of my other pillow designs were featured products on Zazzle, wining Today's Best Awards.

Sunflower Ancient Rome Italian Pillow mojo_throwpillow
Sunflower Ancient Rome Italian Pillow by 13MoonshineDesigns

And just a couple of days ago:
Vintage French Floral Dress Forms Pillow mojo_throwpillow
Vintage French Floral Dress Forms Pillow by 13MoonshineDesigns

I have actually designed 49  pillows that are available in my store.

If you are a Zazzle designer who has sold any pillows, add a comment to my post with a link to your best selling pillow design.



Deb said...

Your work is truly beautiful. The Hydrangea, I believe is my favorite. This is the link to my most popular pillow design and it's probably my simplest. Purely tonal gray, white, and black - shadowed,curving stripes.

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