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Topic: A True Blue Collage Artsy Box & a Car CD Holder that's really awesome  (Read 952 times)
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« on: December 03, 2008 08:38:34 PM »

I made this collage artsy type box and a car CD holder for my daughter's boyfriend for Yule/Christmas.  I had to make all the gifts this year because we are just tooooooo po' to buy anyone anything.  And last year I was so stressed that I didn't get anyone anything, but then I felt like a real heel about it.  I was so depressed about the holidays coming and again wouldn't be able to buy gifts, but then I challenged myself to make all the gifts and do it with whatever materials I had on hand.


I love this picture.  I sent off, once, for an art college's stuff and they sent this incredible book of their students work.  I used most of the pictures on the box from the book.




My daughter did some doodling, she's pretty artistic herself, and I found some of them and used them on the box, too.  They're the ones that are on white paper in the upper left and right corners.


She also did the doodle that is under the "Rebel" picture.  He's really into the energy drinks, even though I fuss at him about how bad they are for him.  I figured he'd like it, though.

Here's the CD Holder I made for him:


Notice that a couple of the cd spots are backwards.  I did that by accident and I didn't have any more of the fabric to fix it, so I put them in every 3rd one and it actually looked like it was supposed to be that way.  So, accidents really do come out right sometimes.



I took the last pocket and turned it into a zippered compartment instead of another cd pocket and added a pocket for his sunglasses.  This doesn't look anything like the pattern I found online.  But that's what makes it unique, in my opinion.



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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008 01:13:28 PM »

I love the box!!!! I remember that first painting of the girl at the window from somewhere... do you know who it's by?
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008 05:28:08 PM »

Ha, my last name is Watson too.  LOL.  I don't remember the artist name.  But I got the picture from a catalog of the San Francisco Art Institute, it was thick and full of students work.  I love it.  You can go online and order a catalog with the . . . ummmmm fake. . . intent of going to their college.
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