Book Lover's Day

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today is book lover's cool is that!  I love books, though I'll admit that I don't read half as much as I really wish I did.  But, books are good for more than just reading.  I love to write in them. I love their shape. I love a big bookshelf full of interesting books displayed in my living room. I love old books. I love books with amazing pictures.  I love fiction stories. I love when I get so involved in the book that I can't  put it down.  I love ...I love ...I love...

End table made out of books by tytie on Etsy.

Book ring by pennymasquerade on etsy.

Photograph by SarahMoldovan on etsy.

Photography by EyeShutterToThink on etsy.

Wooden sign by WilliamDohman on etsy.

Owl Magnifier by soradesigns on etsy.

Vintage reading glasses from elderobjects on etsy

Undiscovered etsy shops

Saturday, October 30, 2010

So I made this treasury and it was on the front page of Etsy!  It was totally full of all new talented shops that I love.

Here's a link if you want to go check out more of their items.

I heart Holga

Friday, October 22, 2010

I love my little holga camera, even though everyone makes fun of me for it. If you haven't seen one, they are little plastic, toy, film cameras that cost about $25.  But they produce really fun and interesting images with light streaks and blurred and dark edges!  Check out my latest results...
All of these images are available in my new shop!

 Northern Utah
Logan Canyon
An old house in Logan
From the airplane - somewhere near Salt Lake City

Rexburg, Idaho

Northern Utah


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One of my very talented etsy friends, Danielle of merriweathercouncil, has an interview with me up on her blog!   Thanks Danielle!  So honored :) Should I be blushing?

Make your own 'stamps'

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This is one technique of transferring images and I use it all the time!  The process is similar to that of stamping, but you can make as many as you want for almost no cost.
What you will need:
-'Chartpak' blender pen    (you can get these at any art supply store)
-access to a copy machine   (can't be a laser printer - go to a kinko's or copy store to find an old one)
-100% acetone

Step 1:
Go get a copy of your image.  As with all transferring, the image will be flipped so make sure to get a mirrored copy (especially if you have writing!).   You can only use each copy one time so I recommend getting several copies.

Step 2:
Put the copy face down on the paper that you want to transfer on to.  If you have a new Chartpak pen you can just color on the paper over where the image is.  Make sure to scrub over it with the end of the pen to get a darker line.  Keep one finger down at all times and just lift part of the paper up to see if it transferred all of the image (if you move the paper you won't be able to put it back on the exact same spot 99.9% of the time!).
Chartpak pens are expensive, but if it runs out...don't throw it away!  You can dip it into Acetone and that will do the transfer just as good.  (if you don't have a Chartpak blender you could try using an old marker but make sure the ink is TOTALLY dried up)

Step 3:
Marvel at how awesome it looks :)

That's all there is to it!  You can transfer onto almost anything!  Leather, material, paper, etc.....just play around and experiment.

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