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Title: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy*
Post by: tiph_thompson on February 01, 2006 04:23:08 PM
This is a real mixed bag.  i figured i'd just lump it all together because, well, it seems pretty miscellaneous to me.  ;)  First off was me playing with shrinky-dinks and sharpie markers, with a little bit of metallic marker thrown in for good measure (these look better in person):



I actually have no idea what i'm going to do with those, they have holes in the top so you could make pendants or whatever out of them.  We'll see.  Anyways, next is a set of coasters I made with some of my favorite authors on them:

That's Burroughs, Hunter S. thompson, Anais Nin, Bukowski, Henry Miller, and Irvine Welsh, muddled up.  :)  

I made this deck of cards photobook, a pin-up switchplate cover, and bookmark for a friend:




Here's some ridiculous magnets, made for the same friend (personal favorites include "drink and DIE" and the sue johanson "sex with sue" one where she's demonstrating how to insert something in her danger zone):


Lastly, and unrelatedly, is a pair of mittens i made because i'm going to Ontario to visit friends and family and it's cold there.  No, seriously, it's cold.  ;)  Made from an old woolly skirt, scraps of white fabric for the argyle design, and an old fleece scarf for the lining:


okay, so, thank you for taking this journey with me of "THINGS TIPH HAS MADE RECENTLY THAT DON'T BELONG IN OTHER CATEGORIES"

yar.


Title: Re: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy*
Post by: VaxGirl on February 01, 2006 04:35:29 PM
I love your mixed bag, especially the skulls and the magnets!


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Post by: laurak on February 01, 2006 05:51:07 PM
I love love love the author coasters. Where did the pictures come from?


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Post by: tiph_thompson on February 01, 2006 08:07:41 PM
thanks guys!  :)

I love love love the author coasters. Where did the pictures come from?

They're just pictures i found by doing google image searches.  I had to edit them a little for size and then just printed them out and trimmed them before attaching them to the backing, and spray-lacquering them.  Bada-boom.


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Post by: bluelise on February 01, 2006 11:07:09 PM
Those author coaster are fabulous! Did you attach them to cork/wood/something else?


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Post by: amaryllisroze on February 02, 2006 03:48:48 AM
Wow...those skulls & coasters...excellent stuff!


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Post by: dcjitterbug on February 02, 2006 10:39:13 AM
These are all really rad.  Not sure which are my faves. 


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Post by: sarahimpossible on February 04, 2006 06:30:20 AM
I love those author coasters too, and would appreciate knowing how you made them.  ;D


Title: Re: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy*
Post by: tiph_thompson on February 04, 2006 10:07:11 AM
I love those author coasters too, and would appreciate knowing how you made them.  ;D

and

Those author coaster are fabulous! Did you attach them to cork/wood/something else?


I was actually kind of a cheater on this one...no special technique for the base - just bought some el-cheapo dollar store coasters, the kind with cork on the bottom and then laminated paper designs on the top.  I cut my pictures out of print-outs on regular printer paper, glued them on and sat some books on top so the edges would adhere well, and then went a little wacky with the spray lacquer - let's say...five or six coats. You could use lots of different things to finish them but I had the lacquer around.  It was really quick and they look sturdy and shiny at the end.  And that's that.  :)


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Post by: arabella on February 04, 2006 11:37:56 PM
you've got some really great stuff here.

I love those author coasters!!
and the outlet cover!  and the bookmark!  and the photo album is very cool!  And those mittens! 

great projects!!


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Post by: Sugar_Slug on February 07, 2006 01:39:45 PM
oh shrinky dinks are so much fun and vanessa is totally into them too.  we should play around with them for sure this week!
way cool stuff yer makin' these days baby!

you know i love it all!
j ::)


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Post by: maritaclarita on February 07, 2006 02:36:50 PM
I love the shrinky dinks!  How big are they?  They would make great magnets too!  I would buy a whole bunch!

I love all of it though...really cool.


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Post by: teapotdnky on February 07, 2006 02:52:59 PM
I LOVE the Sue magnet! I have to have one!!!!


Title: Re: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy*
Post by: tiph_thompson on February 07, 2006 06:50:22 PM
oh shrinky dinks are so much fun and vanessa is totally into them too.  we should play around with them for sure this week!
way cool stuff yer makin' these days baby!

you know i love it all!
j ::)

 ;) yeah, i don't know what it is, but i really love shrinky dinks.  It's ridiculously fun that they're smaller at the end.  Why IS that?! 

I love the shrinky dinks!  How big are they?  They would make great magnets too!  I would buy a whole bunch!

I love all of it though...really cool.

The dinkys are about 1.5 to 2 inches high...they would make great magnets if I hadn't put holes in the top of all of them, now they seem to want to be threaded.  I think I might hang them around the shade of a lamp or something...they're a little light-weight to be pendants. You should make some - they're easy  ;) and thanks for the compliments.
 
I LOVE the Sue magnet! I have to have one!!!!

I'm so glad you said that.  That magnet cracks me up so bad.  Geez.  :D I'll see if I can find the picture for you so you can make yourself one.


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Post by: tiph_thompson on February 07, 2006 06:54:40 PM
here, teapotdnky, go to this site
http://www.gazette.uwo.ca/2003/September/25/default.asp

Ride into the danger zone, baby. :-*


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Post by: teapotdnky on February 07, 2006 09:12:39 PM
Thank you, you're the best ever!!!  ;D


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Post by: LuckyLally on February 19, 2006 08:07:17 PM
Nice job.

I need to get some sweet magnets for my sad empty fridge


Title: Re: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy*
Post by: tiph_thompson on February 20, 2006 06:48:41 PM
ohh... poor sad fridge...  My fridge has the opposite problem, wherein it is too full of magnets and things all over the entire surface.  Too bad you aren't my neighbor, or my fridge would happily share with yours.  ;)