Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday media and musings

in which our plucky heroine takes two steps forward and one step back...

when handicraft and history intersect... using exquisite papercraft as an illustration technique


Was working on some paperwork sorting/decluttering tonight and realised I needed something normally stored in the Transformer Cabinet, but when I opened the door, the entire contents of the cupboard exploded outwards, dumping ancient paperwork and random stuff all over the living room floor! KAPOW!!

I just had to laugh... it was so unexpected, that door has been opened countless times without such a surprise. I am going to just bag it all up and stuff it back in the cabinet, as it is all ancient history, old records and random papercraft supplies, most of it will likely end up in recycling or in the bag to go to Shredfest later this year.

This weekend I carved a small sparrow stamp, working on a seme of sparrows for Farbjorns heraldic device submission; rather than draw them each individually, the idea is to print them all on the heraldry submission form... not sure it will work, but even if not, this is a fun stamp... now to find some blue tape, tape off the form and see what happens...

Rough draft of concept... the printing works. I really like the effect of the identical birds. Definitely need to see if there is low tack blue tape, this tore the paper up badly. (on consultation with some friends, the suggestion was made to simply use another piece of paper to mask off the edges, as each bird is printed individually that would work and be really simple)

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1 carved bird stamp - 2 bags to Goodwill
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  1. That bird stamp is fabulous! Your cleverness knows no bounds!!!

  2. Your sparrow stamp is delightful, may you be blessed as you use it. Happy Imbolc!

    1. thank you Carol... Happy Imbolc to you as well