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1771  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED) Due Oct. 15th on: October 11, 2010 06:30:49 PM
Oh wow, Wulf should get his soon too!

Got mine on Friday morning as I was packing the car. I just realized I didn't open it yet, so there's a treat waiting for me as soon as I finish this! Cheesy

And as I hoped, Harvestfest was inspirational. There were vendors, as there always are, and one of them was selling used books. (Oh, more books is just what I need!) One of the six Roll Eyes I bought was Spirit Crafts by Cheryl Owen. A wealth of good ideas, not only for this swap but many WWPs to come.

And Monnie, I did send the (rebuilt) corn dollies on their way this weekend. Our Harvestfest always culminates in the ritual burning of a huge Corn King, and in the Mabon Swap, Monnie made me two lovely cornhusk dolls as offerings for the fire. They didn't survive the shipping well, so I rebuilt them fresh for the event.

So now to work fast and get those new ideas turned into something!

Wulf
1772  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED) Due Oct. 15th on: October 07, 2010 05:36:09 PM
Ugh! I think it's going to be right down the wire for me. I'm spending this weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada) at Harvest Fest, which will be lovely, but won't be very suitable for card-crafting. But maybe for inspiration...

Wulf
1773  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Head Start Art Journal Swap Gallery on: October 06, 2010 07:30:22 PM
Wow, 3-D journalling. That's taking it to whole new - er - dimensions. Grin I love all this great stuff piling up in the gallery this week! And more to come...

Wulf
1774  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Canadian small envelope swap (Signup oct.1/10-oct.7/10|SO-Oct.21/10) on: October 06, 2010 04:30:35 AM
It's like getting initiated into a secret society and finding all your friends and neighbours are already members!

Wulf
1775  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Samhain/Halloween Swap Round 23 (Signups 9-25 to 10-6, So 10-25) on: October 04, 2010 05:40:37 PM
Google isn't wrong. Florida Water is actually a 19th c. toilet water that's widely used in American magical practice for blessing, cleansing and protection. Not to be confused with Ft. Lauderdale tap water. Wink

Wulf
1776  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Canadian small envelope swap (Signup oct.1/10-oct.7/10|SO-Oct.21/10) on: October 04, 2010 05:23:51 PM
Yay, Psyche! I didn't even realize you were a neighbour! And welcome newbie swappers - this is the perfect way to get hooked! (The first one is always free!)

Wulf
1777  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED) Due Oct. 15th on: October 04, 2010 05:16:17 PM
I think it's okay - we've seen Monnie's envelopes, and they looked normal-sized. Of course things can get out of control...!

Wulf
1778  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Head Start Art Journal Swap Gallery on: October 03, 2010 03:29:13 PM
Wulf - what kind of binding did you use?

It's a stitched binding, but I can never remember the names for the different types. The signatures are stitched through and to each other, but there are no tapes. It's about the simplest you can do, which is why it's the only method I ever bothered to learn! Cheesy

I'm glad you like the stiffness of the cover, -zoma-, as I was a bit worried that it might be too thin. And as it happens, the spattered page that's your favourite was the very first one I did. And we owe each other extras, so we're even. Yours will be in the mail this week!

Wulf

1779  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Head Start Art Journal Swap Gallery on: October 02, 2010 08:10:36 PM
Okay, so this afternoon I got to meet up with my partner in person, because she lives just across town from me, and it's our organizer -zoma- herself! After commenting earlier in the week about how totally different everyone's interpretations were, -zoma- and I made each other journals that were remarkably the same! (The background material, by the way, is the luxurious handmade purple paper my book came wrapped in!)


She re-used the cover of a book called "Around Toronto", adding some Steampunky gears to the front.


Not only the cover was recycled, but many of the pages of illustrations by John Richmond have been bound back in, amid pages of many different kinds of blank paper, from thick watercolour to brown kraft paper. The title page even incorporates a drawing of the monument from the old War of 1812 burial ground on Portland St., which is one of my favourite secret spots in the city! There are two ribbon bookmarks with clock hands as finials.

There are some pages that just have one quirky image on the whole page:

Some incorporate the original book illustrations, like this poem:

Some pages have small ghostly bits of text or drawing, like this:

There are both large two-page backgrounds

and single pages with very specific places for writing. (This is one I particularly love.)


Faint images of machinery appear on many pages. There are also random photos, texts, poems, a wonderful "found poem" from a children's language workbook and lots of other stuff.


Finally we both ended our journals with envelopes inside the back cover, for collecting bits and pieces for future use. I did one large envelope across the back endpaper, and -zoma- put three into my book.

Thank you so much for this! It's so much like me, it's hard to believe we'd never met before today!

Wulf

1780  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED) Due Oct. 15th on: October 02, 2010 03:52:13 PM
Monnie, you must have been chanting that spell yourself a lot the past few days! My prayers go to everyone who's been soaked this week.

Wulf
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