What works?

I’m spending part of my day working on photos for the new Etsy account. How does one best represent a simple ornament? Do you hang them, prop them up, use them with other items? Do I try to make a background that’s a single color or use fabric or paper under the works? What will best help sell these little guys?  What target market am I going for? This morning I had inspiration thinking about how people could use the ornaments. Why not for wine bottle decoration, gift box toppers, or wine charms? Take a look at what came up.

There were many images taken to pull out these three.  I’m liking the color combinations between the blue flakes, satsumas and cedar branches. Oh and the Hosho paper is nice and soft looking. I admire so many sellers on Etsy because of their choices with displaying work.  Color, texture and lighting all play a huge part. Will these choices make a difference with my work? Time will tell.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “What works?

  1. I think the last image, while very simple, showcases the ornament best. The other images are very attractive, but there is so much going on that it’s easy to miss the texture and color variations on the ornament itself.

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I agree with Sarah Jane that you might wish to have the last photo be the main photo, but the other photos as ideas for use are great. Mention them in your description as that will help draw in more people looking for those items. Just be clear that the price is for the ornament only, no props are included.

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