The short answer is YES!
All of my merchandise ~ from greeting cards and bookmarks, to magnets and keychains ~ are created using my original paintings, which are reproduced in my home studio, using a professional-grade printer that I purchased several years ago.
So while I did not paint every single bookmark by hand ~ Wow! That would be time-consuming! ~ I did paint the original cat artwork featured on each bookmark. I scan each painting into my computer, adjust the size and scale to fit various products (2″x5″ for bookmarks, 5″x7″ for greeting cards, etc.) before printing them on sheets of Epson paper.
I trim everything by hand, using scissors or a paper trimmer. I fold my cards, glue and laminate my bookmarks, and stain and varnish my plaques…. one at a time.
I could probably cut corners, literally and figuratively, but I’m a bit of a control freak and I want to have my hands involved in every step.
Here are a couple of YouTube videos that I filmed while working. (I plan to add more videos soon!)