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Topic: **UPDATED** NEW grotesque, gluttonous beasts-- handpainted on vintage plates -  (Read 9173 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2006 09:59:05 PM »

I like the use of patterned plates.  Hope to see more of these..... with a variety of patterns. 
You've given each of the beasts some great character.
Whole place settings would be divine.....salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer.
Yes, yes...make more, make more.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2006 10:02:15 PM »

i absolutely LOVE your plates!
they are well done and look fabulous!
i'd say to hold off on eBay for a bit because you may end up having to sell yourself short with the way the bid process is. i'd check art galleries, try craft fairs, perhaps even a quirky, fun cafe near where you live that might want to feature your plates as a kind of gastronomical "feast for the eyes". i think a collection of those grouped on a wall would attract attention quickly. maybe even try an internet cafe. somewhere  people will be sitting and can check out the art on the wall.
i also think you could easily get $25 a plate, even if it is a thrift store plate because you've made it new again!
great job and good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2006 10:12:32 PM »

Those plates are amazing!  I would love to hang things like that in my kitchen.  Howsoever vintage plates not always being nukable or sometimes containing lead, you may want to follow the new plates for eating suggestion made earlier.  I was totally seeing them as wall art.  I can think of several coffee shops that would be great for those.
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2006 12:22:08 AM »

oh holy geez...those plates rock something fierce!  I'm officially obsessed. What an awesome idea. I agree with what someone mentioned previously about them being on plain white plates. I do like the little girly flowers w/ the monsters though. Maybe you could paint some cute flowers on the white plates to keep that mix of cute and nasty? LoL They are supremely beautiful nasty plates though. I would absolutely buy them if you made some to sell! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2006 04:52:59 AM »

black heathen, VERY helpful reply!  thank you!  definitely something I will be keeping in mind, I totally understand that mentality!

Glad to be of help Imreallyjustsam!

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I saved something from the landfills, saved money, battled consumerism, and gotten something unique and different too
Because of the very same reasons you've mentioned, I have crockery salvaged from the local tip as well as thrift stores, so it's not anything personal. Generally speaking though, I've found that it's not us creative types that will pay the big bucks in gift stores (we can do/make it ourselves....can't we?), and it's for precisely these reasons that as a seller I hope my customers won't follow! (Not very grammatical, but I think my meaning comes across.....)
Good luck, and please keep us posted with any new ones you do!


PS I think this is a really cool idea.........

Maybe you could paint some cute flowers on the white plates to keep that mix of cute and nasty?

So is this........

perhaps even a quirky, fun cafe near where you live that might want to feature your plates as a kind of gastronomical "feast for the eyes". i think a collection of those grouped on a wall would attract attention quickly. maybe even try an internet cafe. somewhere  people will be sitting and can check out the art on the wall.

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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2006 07:00:38 AM »

Those are so wonderful! My 6-year-old loves the last one!

I'm with the others - I really think you should try to get them in a really cool, quirky cafe somewhere as wall art. If you sold them through Etsy, you could see about posting your Etsy store's info along with your pieces, or having business cards available for everyone interested. I think $25 a piece is a fair price. If you're willing to do an entire set, you could state somewhere in your store's header that buyers can contact you for prices for entire sets. You could also offer to revamp someone's existing dinnerware for them. Just an idea!

If you do end up selling these, please us know! I really want to buy one! Grin
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2006 07:55:58 AM »

Yuck! I love 'em. Can we have your autograph early?  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2006 08:05:11 AM »

when most people post stuff on here and ask if they could sell it i think in my head "no way", but i really think you have something unique and original here and people would defenity buy them! i think you should do some on plain white and some on floral patterns but use new dishes, you may be able to get some from the dollar store or something.  I have a question, did you actually test out washing these more than once, how did they hold up and where did you get the paint? thanks!
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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2006 11:22:18 AM »

Okay, I would so totally buy those.  Fabulous work!
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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2006 11:26:06 AM »

Wow! I love the style of these, and the fact that they're on such innocent flowery plates is just perfect! Grin
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