Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Silk screening with the Mayor at UCLA Commons


The Mayor of Santa Monica Bobby Shriver came to our DIY clothing class at the Commons!  The girls were so excited to meet the Mayor and he was especially impressed with my Platypus Lovers design!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gold Notes on Vibe Magazine Cover


These gold notes were a quick job that I almost didn't take.   I only had a 24 hour turn around so I had to figure out quickly how to make notes that looked like metal.  I used my Cricut and the Hannah Montana cartridge to cut chipboard into musical note shapes then layered several layers of cardboard using spray mount to glue them together.  After that I dipped them in resin and let them dry over night. In the morning I painted them with Montana Gold spray paint.  I've never used Montana spray paints before but the thickness and density of the gold color was quite impressive.  In the end they looked like metal although it might have been easier to make them out of clay.  I think these would make great Christmas tree ornaments and that is probably what the ones in the photo will become now that they are back in my posession!