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« on: October 11, 2009 10:46:24 PM »

Ever since reading Animal Farm in the sixth grade, I've been a huge fan of Orwell.
I used scrapbook paper for the backgrounds and inked and painted the hell out of them. I made transfers using tape and words/images I'd made in Photoshop. Some have glitter and rhinestones added or ribbon, as well as some drawn elements. They are fairly simple, but since I've started school full time I haven't had much time for crafting, so these are extremely satisfying. I'm still able to create something in the small amount of spare time I have. I'm so glad that I discovered making ATCs.
These are all 1984 quotes, but I'm sure you'll be seeing some more Orwell ATCs from me in the future (especially since I just found a magazine ad with sheep drawings ALL OVER it.)

You can see how much I altered the scrapbook paper ... the one above and the one below are the same cream and powder blue paper.

If I do make more Orwell cards, I'll just add 'em to this thread.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009 10:56:14 PM »

wow... they're awesome! I especially like the "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength" quote.
By the way, what do you use to ink? (paintbrush? or do you just rub it on?)
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009 10:56:25 PM »

I really love these. 1984 is my all time favorite book. I even have a 1984 quote tattooed on me. Anyway, you did a great job.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009 11:09:33 PM »

these are amazing! you can really tell the amount of work that went into them. my fave is the "until they become conscious they will never rebel...." orwell was an absoulute genius.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009 11:59:22 PM »

Thanks, guys!

By the way, what do you use to ink? (paintbrush? or do you just rub it on?)
I use these ink pads that I got for $1 and some I bought at garage sales and I brush the edges against the pads and then use my fingers to spread the ink before it dries. Sometimes I pick up some ink with my finger and rub more on. Sometimes I'll gently lay the card on top of the pad, too, but that's only if I don't mind possibly getting a line of demarcation from the edge of the ink pad.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009 02:03:40 AM »

I love those, 1984 was one of the best books ever

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009 04:13:25 AM »

These are so great!!

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