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« on: November 03, 2006 08:53:50 PM »

I've always done crafty stuff at home, but now I'm so desperately broke, I'm toying with the idea of making stuff to sell. I'm going to ease into it with simpler stuff. I love decoupaged light switch covers. We sell small books by Taschen of retro ads from different decades where I work. If I cut out a page to decorate a light switch, maybe glam it up a little more with collage, will I be violating copywrite if I sell it? What if I scanned the picture and used my copy instead of the original page from the book? We've got employee appreciation coming up soon, so I will get a better than normal discount.
Someday I'm making record crafts-I rescued a stack of maybe 50 from a neighbor's junk pile. And I lucked into some old circuit board to play with-drool. I Love how it looks!
I won't copy anyone's designs from craftster. I get inspired with ideas here-for example, I never knew you could do anything with records except play them, before I found this place.But I think I'm okay taking a concept-for example record purses-and putting my own spin on it, especially stuff it seems tons of people are making.
Anyway, back to the switchplates-I'd feel pretty safe using old magazines/books from Goodwill, but the new book of ad collections is so cool.Any advice is deeply appreciated.
Oh, the fun idea-I've made the most fun wreath, and it's a concept I'd like to share. I found a great toy dinosaur in shades of orange and yellow-it just looked like fall. And I thought of a wreath using various objects in red, orange, and yellow.The dino is prominitely at the center, and some of the other bits are a red tiny tot stapler, a orange birthday noisemaker, a red foiled wrapped teabag, barrettes, a few silk fall leaves, a red brown green beaded necklace wrapped around the whole thing before I glued/wired bits on, and much more-god, I wish I could post a picture. It's in my kitchen-I like it too much to put it away.
I want to do an xmas one with red and green stuff, but no holiday materials. No bows, ornaments, ect, just quirky things in those colors, but who knows if I'll actually get to it or not. It's a good way to clear the odds and ends out of your stash that you've been keeping with no idea what to do with them! Plus it's fun.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006 09:28:47 PM »

Sorry, guys, I just started cruising the crafty business ventures and found a lot of my concerns addressed there. Oops!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006 10:22:11 PM »

I think cutting it from the book is  better than scanning  it and printing it, because that is considered reproduction of the work. Cutting it out of the book you paid for is collage. And if you cut it from the book, you have to buy the book first and can't mass produce it, you'd have to buy more copies of the book if you want to make more items. So they keep getting a cut of the money every time you buy more books. Once you scan it, you can print infinite copies and they don't get any more money in book sales.
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