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marieC
« on: May 17, 2010 01:52:23 PM »

First of all, I didn't make the tote.  The lovely people at Michaels did.  I didn't seem to fit into the reconstructed category and I didn't see a posting section for "lazy bums who are just embellishing store bought items".

Second of all, the Dover Pictura line of clip art books are fantastic.  This is the one I used for this project:
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Nouveau-Dover-Pictura/dp/0486996395/ref=pd_sim_b_7
I also have the Japanese one.  I covered up a chocolate stain on a friend's white skirt with some very lovely cranes. 

I dropped the picture into Photoshop (this may or may not have been done on my work computer), copied it out so that it was the length I wanted, made the background color roughly the same as the bag, and added my initial in the same color.  Then I just printed it out on that color iron on paper, cut it out, and voila:



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It's been a book or crochet bag (pfpht, like I ever finish anything crocheting) for a while now and seems to be holding up just fine.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 06:49:18 PM »

Nice job! Your maybe/maybe-not work computer must have a great printer attached, cuz that looks so crisp and clean. I totally love Dover's clip-art. I get the newsletter for the freebies Cheesy

By the way, every time I see your cat I laugh Tongue My parent's meezer, Julie, is just as much of an attention hound!
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PoodlyBooty
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 07:03:18 AM »

Oh, that looks really nice! 

Love the "model", kitty, so pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010 11:31:05 PM »

Beautiful, both the bag and your lovely model  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011 08:52:34 PM »

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Vicbowling
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011 02:26:00 PM »

That's a great transfer. I'd love to master that technique! Perhaps when I don't have so many other projects on the go. Those Dover clip art books are wonderful. I bought one several years ago that came with a CD with all of the clip art on it and I could layer whatever I wanted together in Photoshop. Do they still provide CD's with the clip art I wonder? My local bookstore doesn't stock their books anymore (*exasperation*).


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