Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I {heart} Piddix

The title says it all.  I love, love Piddix on Etsy and using Corinna's collage sheets. You know the gazillion, cute little acrylic pendant necklaces? This is one thing I know of that are made using her pretties. She sells both modern and vintage digital prints.

I was first introduced to Corinna in an Etsy virtual lab class when she was talking about quitting your day job to sell on Etsy. Are you kidding me? And I found out she knows! How would you like to have more than 15k 100% positive feedback on Etsy? (That's 15,000 happy purchases, updated: 18,500.) After the class, I immediately went and purchased a couple of cute vintage Santa Christmas prints (that I did not need and had no idea what to do with them) LOVE THEM.

So this is all you need to know about Corinna to check out her store. Oh one more thing: She is one of the top 10 handmade sellers on Etsy. And trust me, it isn't just making digital prints, listing and sending via email. Anyone can do that. Her set-up is remarkable. Her resources, customer service, personal auto response emails, FAQs - are all customized to work perfectly with her craft. (Can you tell I am impressed?)

So what is a sheet of Piddix prints doing in my freezer? Well, I do use an ink jet printer. When I coat the prints with Mod Podge or Triple Thick stuff, the reds and oranges run and the process turns whites to yellow. By accident over the holidays I discovered a trick to set the ink and ... BAM, it really works!

I have made some dimensional paper buttons for rings with my 1" Valentine circles. They are gifts so they aren't for sale this year. But I will have St. Patrick's Day rings in the store soon.

Thanks for dropping by!


P.S. Oh, so how long in the freezer? About a half a day, give or take an hour.

P.S.S. And Corinna's subsequent blog post on this same subject is here.

Disclaimer: I have not been paid for this post nor given free product.


Pitterle Postings said...

Those are so cute!!

Ann said...

the freezer huh? Well I'll be darned. I've had the same problem with ink running when I used modge podge on images I've printed. I thought I was doing something wrong. I'm going to have to go stick some stuff in the freezer now and try it out.

Jason said...


I'm a little late here but you deserve thanks for this. I tried the whole hairspray-fixative trick and it didn't work for me at all. When deciding to give your idea a go I went for the ultimate test -- inkjet printouts with large areas of solid black.

My hopes were high when I took them out of the freezer, but I admit my expectations were low... then it worked! Like, completely worked!

Your discovery is to Decoupage what Fleming's was to medicine -- an accident that turns out to be a big game-changer. :)

BTW I don't suppose you'd care to share how this accident occurred, just for the annals of decoupage history?

I love to do stuff with really wild and non-standard artwork and thanks to you the sky's now the limit, so I really express my deep gratitude.

Best wishes, Jason

xroma said...

What a great tip!!! Thank you so much!
Can I ask one more question? What kind of paper do you prefer (and works better with your "freeze-trick"?
A glossy photo paper or a matte heavy paper?
Thank you

Molly Smith said...

Χριστίνα, I have used this technique on all types of paper, but mostly glossy photo or presentation paper.


Cynthia said...

I found that the freezer trick didn't work. Also had trouble with glossy photo paper.

Unknown said...

Can I use this method on plain tissue paper? Thank you