Category: alternart

Feb 16

Moroccan Medium

 I made this postcard, as the other, with a stencil and some modeling paste and a pre-made postcard ground with black on one side and paler paper glued to the other. After I did it, I let it dry and then started layering different colors over it, which mostly stuck only to the raised surface. …

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Feb 12

Cash Cow and Renaissance Man

 Here are four more bottlecap magnets I made. One of the things I found was that the background image had a more profound impact than the things embedded in it, unless the thing embedded in it was something cool like a pair of tiny scissors. That’s part of why I didn’t put anything in the …

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Feb 02

Scorpion and Other Bottlecaps

I gave some of my bottlecaps away, so I decided to make more. This is a simple, short-term project that can tide me over while I’m waiting for something or when I don’t know what I want to make. I have a hole-punch that I use to make perfect 1″ circles, but it broke recently. …

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Jan 19

Wooden Pyrographic Poppy Box

I made this between projects, when I had just finished with a large one (I think it was the owl) and wasn’t yet ready to start something big. I bought this wooden box at Michael’s.  They’re not too expensive, and this one came inside a larger box.  Of course, as soon as I started to …

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Jan 12

Chicken House

 This is a chicken house my dad and I built to replace the old one with the tile cupola. They don’t live in there, it’s just a place to sleep and a place to keep their food dry and a place to lay eggs (if the lazy birds ever start laying again.)  I cut most …

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