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1  Re: look! books! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by crumpet on: January 19, 2007 03:48:24 PM
Oh, and here's my latest book -- I call it the Bright Ideas journal. Smiley  The cover is orange book cloth, and the image on the front is a fragment of an old linocut print.

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2  Re: look! books! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by crumpet on: January 04, 2007 07:36:45 PM
New books!

Big Ideas journal:

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing journal:

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3  Back on the Wagon in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: January 02, 2007 01:49:05 AM
I haven't had time to spin anything since July, and this yarn had been sitting on my wheel half done until yesterday.  One of my resolutions was to make more time for spinning, so I started by finishing it off.

It's not technically perfect, but it's exactly what I want for the project I have in mind. Smiley

It's 75 grams of a merino/silk blend, and has a beautiful sheen and softness.

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4  look! books! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by crumpet on: December 29, 2006 12:37:41 AM
I went on a book making binge this Christmas -- I needed relatively quick gifts, and I wanted to get some practice in.

Small concertina photo albums that can hold about eight 4"x6" photos -- these can be carried around as a book, but they also stand upright when opened out, so the photos can be displayed.  The cover papers from these two were old linocut prints on cartridge paper (I screenprinted the bird on the first one), and I also made one with chiyogami cherry blossom paper.

This is similar, but is smaller and in notebook version... I made two of these for my nephews, and screenprinted some animal illustrations on the inside covers.

Another notebook, with sewn signatures instead of a concertina layout, covered with chiyogami paper:

And finally, a large Chicago-screw-bound photo album for my mother-in-common-law, covered with cherry blossom chiyogami paper.  Her sister is dying from a rapidly degenerative form of motor neurone disease, so we wanted to give her something special.  My partner took really nice photos of everyone in the family, and we put them all in the album.

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5  Alice in Wonderland in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by crumpet on: December 03, 2006 03:45:36 AM
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted in these art forums, and I wanted to share my Alice in Wonderland work from this semester just past (I study printmaking at university).

First up was a linocut reduction print, which I then folded up into a fortune teller.  You can read more about it here.

The next project was a wood engraving featuring the White Rabbit:


We then moved on to screenprinting, and the assignment was to create a series of five prints on your theme  Here they are all together:


And here is a close-up of one print:

The final project for that particular class was to use CMYK in screenprinting, and I came up with these postcards:


It didn't end there though!  I ended up using the Alice theme in my Artist's Books class as well, and made these teacups.  The name for this piece is We're all mad here (collect your thoughts).


I get my results for the year tomorrow, which is a little frightening.  I feel like I did well, but you can never really know what someone's reaction to your work will be.  

Hope you like it!
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6  Sadako's Cranes -- an origami stop-motion short film in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by crumpet on: November 18, 2006 01:28:19 AM
It's been a while since I've visited craftster, but I'm officially finished the first year of my degree and have a little more time on my hands now...  I study Fine Art with a major in printmaking, and also took a media/animation class this year.  My final project was a stop-motion animation, and I used it to tell the story of Sadako Sasaki.

The animation is linked from this blog post -- hope you like it. Smiley

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7  Re: Aussie Send Us Yer Bits! swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by crumpet on: June 27, 2006 02:52:21 AM
ecrameri received my package today, so I can post the pictures safely now. Smiley

She sent me 8 blank coasters, 10 blank cards, some sheets of decorative paper, a bunch of cutouts from art books, and some canvas paper (this was the only thing I didn't end up using.  I also added some fabric for the book covers, some heavy watercolour paper for the book pages, and I carved a wood block to print the cards.  The scarf was a bonus from my store stock because I was so suckily late at getting this done (...damn life getting in the way of things!)

Group shot:

Inside the small accordion book (the images are solvent transfers of the images ecrameri sent me):

Inside the large book:

The coasters:

And a shot of the glarey, glarey coaster.  I call him "Dragonfork". Smiley

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8  Re: Firefly Swap Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by crumpet on: May 05, 2006 04:59:31 AM
Buddha listened when I asked for an awesome swap package. Cheesy

Thanks Frangipani! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

(PS -- how did you know that I totally needed new chopsticks!?!)
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9  Re: Amelie Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by crumpet on: March 13, 2006 12:57:58 PM
As always, I took photos before I sent my package off.  Here's what I sent Radioactivecrafter:

(cherry earrings, obviously, and the others are earrings inspired by cracking crme brle)

this hat was supposed to go inside the artichoke, but it didn't fit, so i made the necklace from the last pic with a little heart bead on it to go with the artichoke instead. Smiley

i'm glad you like it!  i hope the hat fits okay... otherwise feel free to make it into something else...
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10  Re: Amelie Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by crumpet on: March 11, 2006 12:44:47 AM
I received my swap package from radioactivecrafter about a week ago, but didn't get a chance to take any photos until now (I just started a new uni degree a couple of weeks back -- it's been a little hectic!)

Anyway, here's my awesome, awesome stuff:

Firstly, we have some spices for my cooking (and the ones I use most, too!), a little handmade book, some photo booth bookmarks and a little wooden box.  I also got a green seed stitch wrist cuff (inspired by the texture of dipping your hand into a sack full of grain), but I forgot to put it into the picture.  Oh, and a video like the one in the film!  It was my birthday recently (the day I started back at uni...) and Mr Crumpet gave me the Amelie soundtrack -- I listened to this while watching the video. Smiley

And the crme de la crme of the package?

Meet my beloved Rabalis:

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