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DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!

DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
DVD - 219 Jessie Willcox-Smith Illustrations to use for practically anything!
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This fabulous DVD is crammed full of 220 great quality full-colour Jessie Willcox Smith pictures in jpeg format that can be used for practically anything you want to!

All of the images on this disc are out of copyright and in the public domain in the UK, US and all countries that follow the same copyright rules, and therefore can be used as many times as you like without paying any royalties or commissions to anyone!

Wow! That could mean a whole new business for you with very little outlay.

All but 9 of the images are over 1000px wide, the largest being 2436x3514.

Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) was a lady determined to succeed in a male-dominated world. She was originally training to be a kindergarten teacher but began painting after acting as chaperon in an art lesson given by her female cousin to a male pupil. She took part in the lesson and discovered that she had a flair for it, so much so that she ended her teacher-training and enrolled in the School of Design for Women. She soon realised that the school had little to offer her that would prepare her for an art career so she transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from where she began her career as an illustrator.

She quickly established that she couldn't survive doing freelance work alone so she went to work in the advertising department of the Ladies' Home Journal. The turning point in her career came following participation in the first ever illustration class offered by the Drexel Institute of Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia. This class was being taught by the master of illustration, Howard Pyle.

Pyle impressed upon her the need to become involved in the story and characters that she was painting. Jessie became his most successful female student. In 1898 she quit her job at the Ladies' Home Journal to concentrate on her career as an illustrator. She quickly began to work for some of the leading periodicals of the period such as Collier's, Scribner's Magazine and Century amongst others.

Although many of her pictures depict the joy of motherhood and childhood, Jessie never actually married. Her lifelong goal was to be a successful artist. Most of the big children's books of the time were illustrated by men - the work of women generally appeared in the lesser-known books that just couldn't compete with the very successful titles. Time and time again the most prestigious assignments were given to men, so when a woman embarked on a career as an illustrator, her future was uncertain.

Jessie Willcox Smith was one woman who did break into this male-dominated world which was an immense accomplishment.

Jessie's works include 15 years working for Good Housekeeping magazine, her work appearing on more than 180 covers (likely earning about a quarter of a million dollars for this work); Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies'; Joanna Spyri's 'Heidi'; Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'; Clement C. Moore's 'Twas the Night before Christmas' and Charles Dickens's 'Dickens Children'.

This DVD also includes a comprehensive article about the copyright rules in both the UK and the US and how they affect each other. Not only will you be able to understand the rules that put these pictures into the public domain, but it will also arm you with the knowledge so that you can decide if other pictures can be freely used in the same way.

Just think what you could create with these images .......

School Displays, projects and slideshows

Teachers and lecturers can use the images on this disc as a teaching resource.  Print and cut out the pictures for your children to use in their project books or for school wall displays. Use them in slideshows and presentations on the subject of American social history, Art History or women in art.

For teaching resources to be sold/made available to other teachers

Teachers - if you have made your own products with these images that have proved invaluable in the classroom, why not share them/sell them to other teachers on sites such as this! We have no problem with this (subject to the exclusions at the bottom of this text).

Motifs, pyramage, decoupage and backgrounds for card-making and scrapbooking

Designers or teachers - why use all your precious time working on your own designs to sell on other sites when you can create products using the images on this disc?  

Add borders to make motifs, cut out the pictures on your graphics programme to make pyramage and decoupage or repeat the image over a sheet to make backgrounds.  

Bring your holiday scrapbooking pages to life with these fabulous images and backgrounds. Use the finished products to fund-raise for yourself, your school or your church. 

Prints and postcards

It's so easy to take any image and re-size it as necessary to create prints, postcards and more.  Just working from home you can print the images onto good quality paper, card or photo paper for re-sale on Ebay, websites or on a market stall or fundraising event.

Pop the completed print into a film-fronted bag together with a piece of card to support it and you're done. Instant product at very little cost.

Or why not buy some cheap mounts to put your prints into which add so much value to your finished product for very little additional cost. 

Notelets, tags and bookmarks

Make notelets, complete greetings cards, tags and bookmarks using the images on this disc. Designers or teachers can use these images on items for re-sale or make the items and print them yourself for sale on websites, EBay or at fundraising events. Packs of mixed notelets/greetings cards using different designs from the same range look fabulous and sell really well.

Calendars, notebooks, stationery and place-mats

Produce your own calendars, notebooks, stationery and even place-mats simply yourself at home - or go into bigger production and get a printer to do it for you.  There is no limit to the amount of times these images can be reproduced.

T-shirts, mugs, key-rings, jigsaws, fridge magnets, mouse-mats and more

So many small businesses can make the most of images on this disc.  Why not use this opportunity to get your own business started producing t-shirts, mugs, key-rings, fridge-magnets, coasters, mouse-mats and other promotional goods.

Let your imagination run wild!

Suitable for PC/MAC.

Please note that the software box shown above is for illustrative purposes only - the DVD is printed, supplied in a plastic wallet and sent in a sturdy cardboard disc mailer. 

This compilation © Public Domain Image Library/Printable Heaven 2012-16.  You can use the images on this disc to make into other products for sale including, but not limited to, all the uses outlined above.  

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