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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / sculpture on: November 11, 2006 08:58:18 PM
torso sculpture i did for a class; clay with an acrylic patina

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / vinyl cat pillow! and other! on: August 18, 2006 11:24:59 PM
so i made a couple of screens of my cat- i posted a print of it somewhere but i don't feel like spending a million years looking for it to link to. anywho, i made cool pillows- one is this:

featuring my cat in front of it.  the fabric on the back is freakin awesome, my girlfriend picked it up randomly at joanns for no reason other than it was on sale, and it was robots

and then i made this one on vinyl! it's pretty hard to print on it, and kind of a pain to sew, but it looks so cool

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / new shirts! on: August 01, 2006 03:51:38 PM
a bunch more of the shirts i made, continuing a previous post

a shirt i made for my sister's friend, some design i assume she found online

legalize manatee hunting! a promotional shirt for the S.E.U.S.A. (Society for the Extinction of Useless and Stupid Animals)

a shirt i made for the clarence ny high school ultimate frisbee team

one of my favorites, we made a bunch of these shirts for the people we play kan jam with

and that's all for now folks! tell me what you think!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / 1000 watt bulb on: July 17, 2006 03:05:43 PM
so, a guy my dad works with has a screen printing operation on the side, but i guess all he does is actually physically print the shirts, he sends out to places to make the screens. he found out i silk screened, and i'm currently making a screen for him, just a test.  thing is, i'm using cheapie speedball photo emulsion stuff. he sent over a lamp assembly that he never used before (it came with the printing machine i guess) and a couple of screens (they are super awesome industrial heavy duty super tight ones that i wish i could steal). thing is, the bulb is a thousand watts. it's the size of your head.

so my question is, does anyone have experience with industrial printing/making screens for industrial use? and thoughts on wielding this 1000 watt superbulb?

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / t shirts galore! on: July 11, 2006 06:06:02 PM
no sewing. but i thought i'd start to put up a few of the many many t shirts i've screened here.

ultimate frisbee.

atomic jellyfish (i'm also making a tapestry out of this one on hand-dyed fabric)

break dance!

i am a t shirt machine.
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / black and white cat on: July 11, 2006 05:34:44 PM
i think we're going to make pillows out of these. my girlfriend made/is making ones of her cats. we are lame/awesome. mostly lame. but kinda awesome.

this is the original. he is also lame, but not awesome at all, just lame.

i'm going to print more, thinking of doing the warhol/pop art thing with crazy colors and fabrics. you know, everybody does it, but what the hell, i think it'd look cool.

i used a free trial download 30 day crappy version of photoshop to edit the photo.
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / austin healey sprite shirt on: June 20, 2006 06:49:12 AM
my dad has a late sixty-something austin healey sprite, a tiny little british car that he restored a long time ago. it's a really cool car. problem is, there is never ANY sprite memorabilia of any kind anywhere, ever! however, i found a photo online and thought it would make a great t shirt for father's day, and it came out great.

this is what the real car looks like:

haha, if anyone's ever in the same conundrum looking for sprite memorablilia, let me know!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / comic lamp- it's a lamp made out of comics!!! on: June 20, 2006 06:41:24 AM
so i saw this travel show, and somewhere in a montage of shots of a vienna hotel room, i saw the coolest lamp ever flash across the screen. it seemed to be a bulb with a bunch of wires coming out of it, with binder clips at the end holding little pieces of paper with quotes from famous philosophers, et cetera on them.  a while later i'm attempting this, and i think the progress is coming along fantastic. i can't decide if it's done or not, but thought i'd still share:

this is what it looks like lit up at the lowest setting:

to make it, i searched around for a touch lamp with a detachable shade at home depot.  any kind of lamp would work, and i bet some cool vintage garage sale lamps would look really cool with this, but i really wanted a touch lamp.  i found the perfect one for $20- it has three settings for brightness which works really well when you're switching different shades of paper or stuff like that. i bought a couple of 24 packs of simple black and silver binder clips from office max for like $1.50 each, and some bendy craft wire type stuff at a hobby store for another $2.  all i did after that was wrap the wire around the base, just under where the bulb screws in, stick a bit out, bend the other end around a binder clip, and stuck some panels from some old comic book i bought for a dollar into it. i think this would look really cool if you used all sheets that were the same color, like post it notes or something, with little pen and ink drawings on them. it'd also be great for keeping reminder notes, hah

post if you make one, i'd really like to see some cool old garage sale lamps!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / head pot/pothead on: June 19, 2006 11:26:25 PM
so i made this life-sized portrait head in sculpture. a solid 25 pound hollow chunk of clay. what the hell will i do with this?

several hours of chipping with a screwdriver, breaking in half, bondo-ing back together and filling with dirt:

and it's the best mother's day present ever!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / wallet(new, improved with how-to!) on: June 19, 2006 09:57:38 AM
i made a couple of these; one i've been using for several months now and the other has just been sitting around. it's just a simple pattern i made up, nothing too fancy, but i like the fabric. should i post a how-to?

this is my first post, i hope these photos work

this is my first attempt at a wallet, or pretty much any sewing, actually, so the stitching's crooked, but the one i've been using has proved surprisingly durable, surviving 3 or 4 months' daily use so far with no ill effects!
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