The grand opening of my Etsy store has been very encouraging! Within the first two weeks of business, I sold two pieces: Virgin of Guadalupe (left) and Sacred Heart (below, right). I am optimistic that Etsy will be a good forum for ongoing sales.
I am also happy to report that I have joined a very supportive Etsy team, the Catholic Etsy Artists Guild. It is a talented group of individuals, and I am honored to be part of the team. Keep an eye on our blog, because I will be a contributing blogger! Search for us on Etsy using the tag “teamcatholic”.
It is time to build up the inventory, so I am adding a few pieces to my Etsy store. First off is Our Mother of Perpetual Succor, a drawing about which I wrote previously. The piece is now framed and ready to find the person for whom it is meant!
Next up is Holy Mother and Child. With this piece, I took my cut-out technique to the next level, using more kinds of paper than I have ever used in one piece. I was able to create distinctive flesh, fabric and halos. I also played with texture — the halos and border are made of glittery paper, and the backing is red cork.
Finally, I have a new version of Immaculate Conception. You can read about the first version here. I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the Virgin out of Navy blue vinyl. I applied this to cold press white paper, and mounted the whole thing on brown corrugate. I am loving the contrasting textures!