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1  Re: Random Acts of Strangeness Postcard Swap Part III - gallery in The Swap Gallery by Tiki_Friki on: August 19, 2006 10:31:58 AM
Hi everyone. I received this great card from Dragonslair the other day. I was on vacation and didn't get the mail for a week, so I apologize for the delay!


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2  Re: Random Acts of Strangeness Postcard Swap Part III - gallery in The Swap Gallery by Tiki_Friki on: July 20, 2006 07:44:31 PM
Today I received this from Kiki Girl:

The front:

And the back:

And I got this from Yooper Hill:

Along the bottom, under the stamped women it says: Letter carrier - which is your fav 1, 2 or 3 (Circle one) Or are you chicken?

All three were circled, so ... um... I guess it's a split decision! <P>

Thanks both of you, these cards are great!

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3  Re: Random Acts of Strangeness Postcard Swap Part III in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Tiki_Friki on: July 16, 2006 07:11:06 AM
I received a card Saturday from Mayerlove... and it's pretty strange!

Way to go!  Grin Grin Grin

I didn't see a gallery set up, so I thought I'd post here!  I'll move it if there's a gallery I missed.
The card is made of a novel page wrapped around a cardboard, then with items glued down, and packing tape over the whole thing. Great technique!

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4  Bowling Ball into Gazing Ball in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Tiki_Friki on: July 13, 2006 06:28:11 AM
I saw this project posted by evildeadgirl - who showed a pic of her mother's crafty goodness with bowling balls. I was so inspired, I had to do it myself!

I hit the right day at Saver's thrift store, and got the bowling ball for $2.50 and the stand for $1.  I used some pearlized paint I had laying around to pre-paint the ball, then used E6000 glue to stick hundreds of blue (and some clear) marbles to the ball.  That was the tough part - because they wanted to slide away before the glue was dry. I had to work in patches.

What I'd do differently next time: I didn't realize that evildeadgirl's mom had put the marbles really tight next to each other. I spaced mine out - which looks okay, but isn't as cool as having them really tight.

I remember seeing piles of Mardi Gras beads at Saver's too... so I'm thinking the next gazing ball I do might be covered in those beads.
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5  Re: Embellished Lined Zipper Pouch Pix! in The Swap Gallery by Tiki_Friki on: August 07, 2005 02:31:37 PM
CraftyZary went above and beyond to create this pouch. It has a transfered hula girl with bead embellishments on it, and fabulous Hawaiian style fabric inside. Great work!

She also included some goodies: A set of island girls lapel pins, a handmade anklet and ring! Fabulous! I couldn't have asked for more!

CraftyZary was really early with getting her exchange to me, I apologize for being slow to get the pictures up!

_ Tiki

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6  M.A.R.S. Project collage card in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Tiki_Friki on: July 03, 2005 02:50:03 PM
Hi guys. I found this art show called the M.A.R.S. Project - and made this card for the exhibit.


According to their site, the MARS Project is: "The Mobile Arts Road Show Project -  Dedicated to sharing modern, primarily noncommercial art with the average citizen walking the streets, relaxing in parks, and cruising the beach by bringing the work to THEM..."


I thought that was pretty interesting, MARS made me think of Aliens, and since I live in Nevada, the home of AREA 51, I had to go with that theme. I'm a big fan of Art Bell and other wacko radio personalities, so I went with the "Black Helicopter" theme, something that conspiracy theorists frequently talk about.

The card is 8.5" x 11".

I hope the exhibit viewers enjoy it!

- Tiki
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7  Postcard made for anonymous mailing in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Tiki_Friki on: June 23, 2005 06:46:33 PM
I'm starting my foray into mail art, and found a site called Postcard X that gives you the name, address and interests of a random person. You make them a postcard and send it out.

This girl liked books, reading, fun and interesting quotes and fairies. Oh, and the band Coldplay. I couldn't figure out how to work them in, though!

I found a coloring book drawing I liked, loosely traced it in pencil, then watercolored in the areas. After it was dry I went back over it with a brown marker - pretty much drawing it my own style, and only loosely following the original sketch. I then prepped the quote on the computer, held my breath and printed right on top of the painting.

It was fun, and I hope she likes it! I added a few lines on the back, and I'll send it off tomrrow.

It will be interesting to see if she mails me back (though I understand with mail art that you're not supposed to *expect* anything, it would be nice to hear if she likes it) I hope it makes her smile. 

- Tiki
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