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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: 10 points for spotting the crucial error... on: September 23, 2009 01:46:51 PM
Dunno if it's already winging its way to the bin but, you could always get some ink that would print on transparent/translucent materials... that way you could still use it because the letters would face the right way through the material?

Still, I've done that cutting letters out before.  Smiley Don't worry.

cassette.x
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: vintage sewing machine case to sketchbook: COMPLETE!!! (**VERY IMAGE HEAVY **) on: April 02, 2009 03:51:11 PM
So awesome!
I've been making my own hand made journals for a while now, but I haven't made any with that wide variety of different types of pages yet, but I think I will.  I made a journal with hand dyed pages, but not to this extreme.  My figure drawing teacher last semester would always encourage me to draw on magazine pages and whatever else I found.  I tried a little, but if I had something like this, I think it would be more convenient and inspiring to me to start off with.

I'll just add this to my to do bag.... =P

Oh, and I also love that you used the fishing wire you found!  I love using found objects, it just adds so much.

What a beautiful and amazing work of art. so inspiring Smiley

thanks, guys Smiley glad to know people are still getting inspired by this. I went through a long while of not drawing much, but I've just started using this sketchbook again. I think you just have to make some marks and go, whatever else you're doing with yourself.

definitely let me know how your own books & journals are working out... Wink
speak to you soon,
cassette.x
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: "What do YOU Journal About?!" Ideas thread! on: December 22, 2008 05:51:00 PM
Is anyone else scared about starting their 2009 journal. I've just about finished last year's visual journal and went out and bought a new one for 2009 but haven't managed to put anything in it yet!! Any advice...?


sling your tea/coffee/other hot beverage on it. Wink or wine! new year's eve seems to offer a thousand opportunities.

...that way you've got something to either work with, or work against, you know?

either that or... depending on what you're up to as this year falls into the next one, you could get some folks around you to contribute; fill the first few pages with scrawled hopes and fears about the new year, and memories of the last one.

I'm working out sketchbooking things these days... which is also pretty difficult. so I kind of know what you mean, I think.
hope that helped, anyway, let me know if you have any other thoughts Smiley
cassette.x
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: mmmm, recycled coptic stitch: find me some recipes, you kids! (img wealthy) on: November 29, 2008 05:06:24 PM
Yeah I'm hoping to make a bunch more for x-mas gifts, so I think I'll wait and do a whole batch post!

This one I gave to lisaisab for her birthday, I think she's using it for notes in guitar class Cheesy

Oh, but the book I found in a little goldmine of a second-hand shop in my town in Vermont; every time I go in there I spend like $3 and get so much awesome stuff!! When I saw this I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. And as an added bonus, Lisa's been reading the book out loud to me! XD

sounds amazing Wink a lot of the places I used to get good books from have shut down now, but I'm always on the look-out. I want to get into dyeing pages with tea etc. for a weathered sort of colour & texture, I read about someone using walnut husks to dye their paper too.

but definitely making some for gifts, too. I'll look out for your post Smiley

speak to you soon.
cassette.x
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: mmmm, recycled coptic stitch: find me some recipes, you kids! (img wealthy) on: November 29, 2008 09:46:39 AM
Hey cassette - I actually did make one! Behold: Lord Sin notebook.

Thanks for the inspiration!

oh wow! no way, that is a beauty Cheesy

you're so welcome! I hope you post it as a project by itself Smiley what you going to use it for? and where did you manage to find such a brilliant book cover??

cassette.x
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: mmmm, recycled coptic stitch: find me some recipes, you kids! (img wealthy) on: October 14, 2008 12:13:14 AM
oohh yes. sprouts are awesome and very easy to grow yourself- I personally favor sunflower sprouts.

I'm vegan, and though this website's recipes are all vegan, i suppose you could use eggs/dairy where ever if you felt you needed to- www.vegweb.com.  I <3 that website. They also have a lot of threads for cooking while in college, so do a quick search on there and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

hey mint Smiley thankyou, I eat a lot of vegan food anyway - and I just found instructions for onigiri on that link, how exciting! I'll be sure to let everyone know when I've tried things out...

(the other night I made apple crumble, I think my flatmates love me)

thanks again!
cassette.x
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My London travel journal, -collage mostly- on: October 13, 2008 03:39:20 AM
I'm surprised you haven't got more comments and compliments on this, I think it's fantastic. It's interesting to see different people's perceptions of one place; did you travel to the city from abroad? because I'm in the UK, (born in London actually) and when I stay there with friends, I think I record a lot of different things. I love the key and feathers, it's strange how things can spark off whole threads of contemplation on where you're going, and why, and how you feel about the world. I keep meaning to stick old 'cold & flu remedy' packets in my sketchbook, though, so... that's kind of fairly transparent as an indication of how I'm feeling... Roll Eyes

I'd be interested to see other travelling journals of yours, if you're willing to share - this one seems full of exciting things, and you've clearly got a keen decorative sense!

keep up the good work ~ Cheesy
speak to you soon.
cassette.x
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pinkify your moleskine with TUTORIAL! and huge pics on: October 13, 2008 03:23:31 AM
that's beautiful! Smiley what a lovely transformation. the fabric is great, I think it makes it even better that you recycled something that would have otherwise been thrown away.

well done Smiley

speak to you soon,
cassette.x
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: vintage sewing machine case to sketchbook: COMPLETE!!! (**VERY IMAGE HEAVY **) on: October 13, 2008 03:21:15 AM
Absolutely beautiful, really. I wish I knew more people like you in person  Undecided

erk!  Undecided yeah, me too!

thanks for the compliments mint_bijoux.

speak to you soon...
cassette.x
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: vintage sewing machine case to sketchbook: COMPLETE!!! (**VERY IMAGE HEAVY **) on: October 01, 2008 07:07:39 AM
wow this is amazing, and I too would love to see your previous one, have you posted pix anywhere else, or will it be here.

and a quick question, reading through the comments, someone mentioned notation blocks?? what are they, for a noob bookbinder

hello! haven't posted pics anywhere yet of my other book Roll Eyes I know I promised to but you know how things get away from you... when I can photograph it properly I'll try and put it in a different post.

also, I think notation blocks are just those stacks of paper bound at one edge with a kind of rubber cement or tape so that you can just rip pages out if you want to.

thanks for your appreciation!  Cheesy

Quote from: ScrappySue link=topic=216238.msg3059732#msg3059732
date=1222657877
absolutely beautiful!
I am glad I'm not alone in my rust addiction.
Or random things that I think are beautiful but a lot of people think are just junk.
Truly inspirational.
regards
S

Smiley if it reassures you further, I've got a lot of animal bones around that most folks seem to find disturbing, I've run into people who can't even look at a tiny bird skeleton, but I think they're amazing.

thanks for the compliments, I'm so glad that this inspires people, it cheers me up every time someone says so!

This is really a lovely idea, and I'm so glad that you took pictures so we could all share in the process. It looks like it took an enormous amount of time and labour, and you have a beautiful result.

thankyou so much Smiley it did take a while. I wish I photographed my projects more often really. there must be some pictures around though from when I made a goat skull mask, out of recycled bits and pieces (don't ask me why!). I think sharing it is a brilliant part of the process, I love it when people get interested in things.



errrr again, thanks everyone! I won't be able to put any other pics up for a few weeks or so, I don't think anyway, but definitely keep an eye on me okay.

speak to you soon! hope all is well with everyone Smiley

cassette.x
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