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« on: May 04, 2007 02:26:15 PM »

Here's my project! Pall Mall cigarette pack, ashtray, cigarette butt and cigarette. All from felt, embroidery thread, poly-fil, and vinyl (shiny foil part on pack). The subject matter was chosen with my passion for irony: I don't smoke or approve of smoking at all! My painting (I'm a painter) style (well subject matter) is pop art. Wink


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embroidry of front or back (who knows?) and the transfer

"foil" top construction from some shiny silver vinyl I had (someone gave me)


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and with a cigarette pack and cigarette to show the scale


These were so fun to make, and this is my first craft challenge! Woohoo!

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007 02:30:56 PM »

Nice embroidery, and I think the cigarette butt is hilarious for some reason that I can't explain.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007 02:34:21 PM »

Gosh! i's massive when you see it next to the original!! It's a great idea- not very PC nowadays, but hey! brilliant carftsmanship though - the crest on the packet is so real! And my fave is the cig butt too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007 02:47:41 PM »

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It's a great idea- not very PC nowadays,

No kidding! Those were the subject of a series of paintings I've been doing. I had to get my neighbors to burn up that ashtray for me...lol.  I let them use actual cigs from the multitude of packs I had from those projects...they had like 10 going at one time. I made them do it in their yard, too, so my house wouldn't smell like cig smoke!
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I'm glad y'all like the butt

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007 05:42:28 PM »

OMg these are totally awesome.
Great attention to detail   Cool
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007 05:59:10 PM »

You did a great job on this.  The detail is fantastic!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007 09:34:57 AM »

I agree with all the compliments given.  You did a fantastic job with the detail! 
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007 06:44:55 AM »

I don't like smoking but...

The detail and embroidery on this piece is amazing! Cheesy

Great work
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007 06:55:33 AM »

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me either!!! (not many do!) thus making it perfectly ironic to find this in nice soft felt! As  explained in my original post, I am a pop artist who often uses ironic or sarcastic subject matter. Smiley
Thanks for the compliments!

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007 11:16:33 PM »

it's funny to me that the baby in your avatar seems to be reaching for smokes.... Smiley  Great construction on such a politically uncorrect item.
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2007 05:29:52 AM »


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it's funny to me that the baby in your avatar seems to be reaching for smokes

lol...I guess it would especially funny to note that he's in his christening gown.

Thanks! Pop art is my name, irony is my game! I'm glad you picked up on my goal of being non-pc!
Irony: "the use of words (in my case, art) to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning"

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2007 10:12:26 PM »

hahaha this is soooo rad.
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2008 10:00:19 AM »

wow, i love this!
if you could make a newport 100 pack, id definately be interested in purchasing it!
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*well the smoke don't mean theres fire, 'cause the smoke here smells like weed*
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009 01:34:01 PM »

omg, my ciggys!! I just looked at these again to link one of my students to it, for an example for one of her college projects!! ha ha!!
good times!!
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