Just a few crafty bits and bobs I got for Christmas. A new copy of Selvedge magazine which is stupidly expensive, but has pretty pictures and articles on artisanal* crafty things. A book of 20 different fabric flowers for me to try making, and some pretty silver tape. Continue reading “Crafty Christmas Presents”
I went to visit the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester where there was an exhibition on of Tibor Reich. (January- August 2016) Reich was an Hungarian textile designer, he came to the UK in 1937 after Europe became a little too hot for Jews.
I’ve seen stuff about making stamps from foam by attaching it to wooden blocks. I don’t understand why these people have some many wooden blocks just lying around their homes, maybe I will one day…anyway I opted to use cardboard instead.
I had some thick cardboard and I cut it into 4 pieces which turned out to be around 6 x 7.5cm and glued them on top of each other to make a cardboard block I could hold easily.
I cut some strips of foam out and glued them onto the cardboard block- half horizontally and half vertically. And that’s the stamp. I made some others with arrows, hearts, and holly.
To ink up the stamp you dab the ink pad onto the stamp and not the other way around. You should also store your ink pad upside down to stop it from drying out.
Helen Friel is a London based paper engineer which is one of those made-up sounding careers that I totally should have taken up. It does seem that her job is just to make paper things for photo shoots for magazines to accompany articles but what she makes is quite cool.
This image was for the Time Magazine article ‘Into the Void’.
This was a piece from a solo show she did at Coningsby Gallery in 2013
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I was looking for snow globe inspiration for some Christmas ones I was planning to make and I stumbled upon these cool ones by Martin and Paloma Munoz famous for their sculptures and photographs of sculptures that contrast pristine settings and grisly scenes.
I found these cute drawings by Javier Perez who uses everyday objects and line drawings to make photo illustrations.
This is the second part of my origami crane blog post, part one introduced the Inside Reverse fold which is the tricky part of making an origami crane. In this part I’m going to actually make the crane 🙂