By Carolyn Edlund
Just for fun, imagine turning one of your paintings into a piece of wearable art. Now you can do it.
In today’s Print on Demand world, just about anything is possible. It’s not hard to get t-shirts created with custom designs, or even order yardage created with your artwork.
Several print-on-demand providers can help you can create wearable art and get some amazing results,including Launch My Wear which allows artists to literally get into clothing manufacturing.
Artist Anne Gudrun had several gorgeous dresses made. She explains, “Last summer I was working on my Essence Art painting of red roses. Essence Art is a personalized painting that captures a person’s essence as a beautiful and sacred symbol. While I was painting I imagined myself wearing my art and I suddenly was inspired with the idea of making my painting into a dress.”
“Creating my own fashion art becomes a natural way to further my creative expression and another way to bring art and beauty to people’s lives. My vision was to have the dress as large as the actual painting to create a unique style that completely represented my art.”
At LaunchMyWear, you can easily use design tools, download manufacturing-ready patterns, and collaborate with customers. With 3D CAD technology and the use of apps, artists have greater access and flexibility than ever before. Using this site eliminates middle men and tedious re-designing, because errors can be easily rectified. Print on demand technology uses variable image printing, which means that one-offs or small runs are no big deal. They not only produce and fulfill orders for the artist, but integrate with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as e-commerce solutions.