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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / screen printing onto transfer paper? on: November 08, 2008 04:02:04 PM
For my screen printing class, we have to use the process of screen printing to create a sculpture object. I was thinking about screen printing some images onto a "decal transfer paper" and then applying the images onto rounded objects or non-traditional surfaces.  However, I can't seem to find any information on what type of transfer paper i would use.  All I can find is information on lazertran, which is for using with your lazer printers or photocopiers, and other transfer paper that is put through one's at home computer printer. 

Does anyone know what kind of transfer paper I need and what it is called that can be used with screen printing processes?  I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!!!!

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Peg Bundy: for the love of bon bons on: November 04, 2008 10:59:21 PM
hahahhahaaaaa.... those leopard leggings are killing me... hahahhaaa.... that is so perfect. awesome.
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Yip Yip Martian INVASION!!!! on: November 04, 2008 10:48:26 PM
Yips were my favorite too on seasame street!!! I feel like an idiot being from wisconsin and never hearing the phrase "fib" before, however, just from seeing the "fib" costume, with obvious IL references, I easily figured it out, lol.
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: ideas for sarah palin costume on: October 13, 2008 08:05:41 PM
I recently went to a tailgating party where the majority of the crowd was republican and called me sarah palin, probably due to my glasses and brown hair. I also decided to go as Sarah Palin this year for halloween. I was planning on wearing a red suit with a pencil skirt, and most definitely wear a hunters cap and carry around a stuffed moose!

DEFINITELY carry around a stuffed moose. There's so much media hype on her and hunting/eating moose. I also recently wrote an article on this years election and candidates, and when i google palin, I recieved a ton of links relating to anything "Moose". Lol. Watch some SNL videos on Sarah Palin for inspiration. That's what i did too.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Coppola's Marie Antoinette-esque Dress *Action shots added!* on: October 13, 2008 07:58:31 PM
WOW. WOW. WOW. That is freakin amazing. I am in love. Mad props. That is awesome!!!!!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Window painting? on: October 13, 2008 07:43:52 PM
Hm. Good question.  I would probably cover the window with clear contact paper prior to painting it, that way there should be no worries.  If you lay the paint down thick directly on glass, i'm thinking you should be able to peal it off, but i'm not 100% positive on it.  So I would definitely apply something like contact paper before painting. I'm not familiar with the dish soap idea, maybe someone in the interior decorating board would know?
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: AP Studio Art on: October 13, 2008 07:32:45 PM
Regarding using number for inspiration, I recently watched an Charlie Rose interview with artist Brice Marden http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=983257097746078134 where Brice talks about using numbers given him by an astrology to base his painting off of.  I found the interview very refreshing and inspiring, so I thought you might like to watch it too.

I would gather all the art you have done in the past and try to find a common theme in all of it.  It's hard to suggest a theme, because it's so personal to the artist.  It's also helpful to get some outside feedback on your previous art.  Your peers, mentors, friends, and family may see something that maybe you didn't see before.  Then you might be able to get a theme off of their reflection on your art.

Instead of worrying about getting bored with a theme, think of ways that you can challenge yourself.  For example, I recently finished a series of 100+ drawing over the past few months all inspired by a coffee cup.  While in the beginning the drawings were more observational and representational, the most recent drawings were not so much inspired by the object its self, but by a circle, a void, a hole, and/or a window.  While you may struggle at times to think of new directions to go based on your theme, use your own personal experiences in life to guide you.  Never stop experimenting with materials. 

American Artist Charles Demuth (sp?) used numbers more literally in his work. You may find it inspiring to google some of what he has done.

I find it helpful to surround yourself with artists and art.  Look up a bunch of artists, or google some art schools.  Usually art schools have links to student work, which may be inspirational.  I hope this helps.  I wish i could tell you what theme to do, but I find the choice to be too personal.  Go with you instinct.  If it tells you the number 5, or hats, go with it. Good luck!

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Christo Wrapping? on: October 03, 2008 10:01:41 AM
Are there any other requirements for your project? Is your project for school?  Are you allowed to wrap things on campus? I'm trying to think of objects that can be wrapped that completely eliminate it's original function.... If you can wrap objects on site specific locations, and this project is for school, what if you wrapped a toilet or sink?  Or could you wrap a tree on campus? Or a bubbler (aka water fountain... sorry I'm from Wisconsin)? 

Other Things to wrap: a toaster, a pineapple, an iron, branches, a store mannequin, vacuum, hair dryer, fan, lamp, ice cubes, hammer, sewing machine, wrap yourself or a friend, a lawnmower, chainsaw, cactus, slide projector, camera....

Hm. Hope that helps!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Vintage Cat and Pumpkin Mask Paintings on: September 30, 2008 02:39:21 AM
Those totally rock. i'd leave them up year round. what is this? martha glitter?Huh awesome.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New fall stuff...! on: September 24, 2008 08:53:21 PM
oooOOOOoooOOO!!! I love them all! I'm especially eyeballin that awesome tunic! Did you use a pattern?  I'm also lovin those pockets on the scarves.
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