So, I decided to make some more baby jank for my future neice, this time with stencils instead of silkscreening, I also painted some sweet tattoo flash on some little baby converse for her, do you like?
My husband, myself, and our two close friends recently got a brand spankin new screenprinting kit (speedball) and decided to try it out last night. We made a shirt, a tank top, some undies (not pictured) and some wee baby clothes for my friends bun in da oven. We are all quite pleased with ourselves and can't wait to make some more. We used filler liquid to do this one (we won't be doing that again, too much work!) and we hope to use photo emulsion next. This was a first attempt for all of us, so if you have any tips let us know!
This began as a fathers day card for my father in law, but everything I make seems to turn out kinda gloomy, now it may not get sent, husband thinks it isn't really fathers day type material. Oh, and yes I posted my card here, I just thought it's more art than papercraft, but move me if I'm wrong
I love old tattoo artwork and sailor lore, so I thought this wall hanging would be a fun tribute. I drew up the picture based on some flash I saw in a magazine, colored it with colored pencils and traced the outside lines with a pen that makes your lines puff up (I don't know what its called ) then I distressed a piece of scrapbook paper with distress inks and sandpaper, stuck it to another paper and added brads and made the flower (It's attached with a brad also). I made tags from pictures of old sailor tattoos and used wire to hang them as well as the picture itself. Hope you enjoy!
One day whilst dumpster diving I came across an old tackle box. Inside were some sweet vintage finds (the box itself was old, I use it for my paints and pastels now) The next day I decided to go check out some yard sales and found these big books from the 50's and early 60's called Comptons Yearbooks and they basically have a look back on the year in question. I loved it for their old pictures and text. Anyhoo, I made this collage for my dad using some of the old tackle and some pics from the book. Unfortunately, the background is kinda blurry, because that thing that says splitshot is a small tin that used to hold sinkers and it's keeping the canvas from laying flush with the scanner.
I also used paints and distress ink as well as an old tape measure. Comments appreciated (if you can even make the dang picture out!)
O.k., so my hubbys birthday is Friday (the 13th- yeah, I know, he IS evil ,the friday the 13th birthday thing has happened to him like 3 times already) and I had a friend take some nice pin up pictures of me for him but I don't know what to do with them- a calendar is out, too late in the year, and I'd feel weird just giving him a few framed pictures, because I live here too, wouldn't it seem a little vain of me? Also, I'm thinking this might not be such a good idea anyway, I kind of always dress like this, so I wonder if he will think it's just no big deal.. Anyway. It will be o.k. if his gift is a little late, so if your ideas are kinda big that's o.k. too. Or if you think I should just scrap the whole thing, lemme know. Here are a few shots that I'll be using, PLEASE HELP!! (I look like such a tool, I know)
I have no idea why the last picture is upside down, but jsut tilt your neck and lemme know what you think!
The first is called "You ain't even Old Timey" (Anyone else like O Brother Where Art Thou?) The Second is called "Spring" and says "Spring will be ushered in by the wings of Birds" The last is called "Phoenix" and says "I will spread my wings and fly away. I will become someone else, like a phoenix from the ashes."
Well, this is the newest and my first time stitching on a card, I'm fairly happy with how it turned out, at least I learned a little about it (like how it kills your fingers and is actually PRETTY hard to do). Comments appreciated!
I really actually like how this one came out. I used a really old page from a book for the background and I like how that looks. Anyway here it is. Thanks for lookin' comments make my dismal life worth living!