Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Font By Any Other Name...

Typography, true type, typeface, font, glyph, serif, sans serif. Blah blah blah! Cool letters that make words which makes for cool pictures.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lucky Artist

This day and age artists have never been so lucky. The Internet has completely changed the world of art. We now have art galleries looking us in the face from our computer screens. If you have an artistic talent the world could simply see it in 2.5 seconds through You Tube, your blog or now the latest craze of visual bookmarking sites like Pinterest, We heart it, Piccsy, Fancy and FFFFound to name a few. I never thought I'd be able to view images or watch streaming live video of Banksy creating a work of art on the streets of England or watch street balloon animals come to life in New York from the subway vents.  The ideas are out there, the possibilities are endless, create art that makes yourself go Ahhh!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Water Slide Image Transfer

Water Slide Image Transfer
Step 1: Select image you would like to use.  Be sure to get the correct image transfer paper according to your printer ie:inkjet or toner
Step 2: Print image. Carefully cut image without leaving a lot of extra area around the actual image.
Step 3: Spray printed image with a few coats of polyurethane. Let stand until completely dry
Step 4: Soak printed, coated image in warm water in baking dish or long bowl so that image can lay flat while soaking.  Soak until design starts to separate from backing but not too long as it may lose some of the glue backing.
Step 5: Slide image from paper to ceramic, glass, or any smooth surface.  Manipulate until you get the design in the right position.  Lightly dab with a soft sponge or use a hairdryer to dry.
Step 6: Let dry 24 hours.
*Note this is not dishwasher safe

On the Third Day of Christmas

I decided to take the plunge and make ornaments this year. I've seen some uber cute ones online that were Salted dough. The recipe is super easy and I was able to get about 2 dozen from 1 batch. They are literally three ingredients simple. Give a try won't you. 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • cookie cutter
  • bake for 1.5 hours on 325