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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cranbrook Art Museum
Cranbrook Design Studio
On top of a gate.
Jack & Earl in front of another very cool gate. Aren't they cute??
Jack in front of his favorite piece.
This is the window in Jack's studio.
Jack took us through all of the departments studios, and we got to see what students were working on. Since I don't have their permission, I can't post any photos, but let me tell you - there are some very talented artists at Cranbrook.
As a crafter myself, I think what intrigued me the most was an old letterpress that some of the students are starting to work with, as well as catalog all of the type that has been sitting for a very long time. Evidently, this is not a technique used frequently anymore.
Can you believe this stills works?
This is the "type" that is sitting inside the letterpress. Can you read backwards?
All of these drawers are full of different movable type.
More type on an adjoining wall.
Of course Jack took us through his studio - but I'm not showing those photos! It reminds me of his bedroom when he was a teenager - YIKES......but I guess it gives him inspiration! Here are some photos of specific items in his studio though.
These will be worked into one of his next projects!
Interesting books on his shelf!
Some practice work from last year.
A significant stencil. During his undergrad, Jack did a lot of projects with spray paint and stencils-
they were amazing!
A couple more photos from his department............
The spray paint room! It vents out so you are not overcome by fumes.
I could use one of those.
Some of the screens used in printing.
Jack, the artist, in front of a huge printing machine.
I have a LOT more photos, but this post is long enough. We had such a fun time with Jack. The campus was beautiful with autumn colors starting to come out, and the weather was perfect. This is how I felt that day - I was so happy.....
Thanks for stopping by - and making it to the end of this post!
I couldn't believe that I found myself, at the last minute, without a card for my hubby's birthday!! REALLY??? How does that happen!! So, needless to say, I needed to make something quick - and it had to be fairly easy because I was so short on time. I'd seen a card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set - well, I've seen a LOT of cards using that stamp set because it has been around forever - it is so popular. Anyway, that was the set I decided to use....and here's the card I came up with.
This could really be used for many occasions - just change the colors and the sentiment. Here's all I did.
I layered Early Espresso card stock on Old Olive card stock, and that on Whisper White card stock, which made up the card base. Next, on another piece of Whisper White card stock, I started with Crushed Curry ink, and the long narrow stamp from the Work of Art stamp set, and stamped it several times, close together. I used Soft Suede ink next, and finally Old Olive ink.
I stamped the trees (from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set) and the greeting from the Four You stamp set, using Early Espresso ink. Next I just tied a little linen thread around the piece and attached it to the card front with dimensionals. There you go......quick & easy. Give it a try.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
While at Camp One Way, one of my sister demonstrators showed us how easy it is to make these cute table top decorations. Here is the first one I made, following her instructions. I'm showing both sides. I had a LOT of retired Halloween product, so decided to use them on my "practice run". I think it turned out really cute.
If you'd like to try one yourself, keep reading. I have step-by-step instructions below. Please note that I've used Real Red Cardstock in the illustrations; I plan to make a "Christmas" luminary, which I will show you in a later post.
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 9" x 12". You need to use cardstock for the weight because paper will not hold the shape when completed. On the short side (the 9" side), score at 4 1/2". I've placed the marker at the 4 1/2" mark.
2. On the long side, score at 3", 6", and 9". You hopefully can see that I've also indicated these measurements with the little markers.
3. Fold on all the score lines - really well. You will be glad you did as you proceed with your project. I use my trusty bone folder for this step.
4. Fold "hamburger" style, and while folded, cut on the center score line from the fold to the fold line in the middle.
5. Unfold, then refold "hotdog" style. See the hole that you created with your cut?
6. Using a 2 1/2" circle punch, punch in each of the four center sections. If you slide your punch all the way, it will be in the perfect spot. I always turn my punch over so that I can see exactly where the hole is going to be; it makes for easier centering, I think. I'm sure you'll come up with something to use those 2 1/2" circles for......don't want to waste them! Your luminary is starting to take shape now.
7. Cut four squares out of vellum, 2 7/8" x 2 7/8", and glue them over the cut out circles on what will be the inside of your luminary. I used the a glue stick by Stampin' Up! (Mine is an old one; the label on the new one looks different.) **See note below**
8. Make sure the glue around the vellum is dry, then glue the two short sides together, and fold your luminary. If you "push" the two sides together slightly, it will help open up the center section.
9. The next step is to decorate your luminary any way you want to!! Pretty easy, huh?
10. Place one of those little battery operated tea candles inside your luminary to get the effect of a candle (without burning your project up!). I found these babies at the Dollar Tree - 2/$1.00. Gotta love the dollar stores.
I stamped on my vellum squares with Staz-on ink before gluing them onto the luminary. It just gives another aspect of fun!!
I hope you try this project. It's fun & easy, and can be made for any holiday or occasion. I'll list the supplies that I used for the instructions below; all Stampin' Up! products.
Stampin' Trimmer #126889
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (stylus & place markers included) #122334
Bone Folder #102300
2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906
Craft Scissors #108360
Stampin' Glue Sticks #130654
Real Red Cardstock #102482
White Vellum #101856
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