Tag Archive: alternart

Feb 02

Scorpion and Other Bottlecaps

scorpion and other caps

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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Oct 06

Butterfly Book

butterfly book inside

This is the book I decided was good enough to give to my friend for her birthday. She also got a scrabble tile pendant which happened to have a butterfly on it. It was coincidence, but I ran with it and gave her a butterfly sticker and a butterfly card. Like the striped book, this …

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Sep 22

Striped Book

striped book inside

  This book ended up a lot closer to what I wanted. I left enough space between the edge of the page and the inside cut so that it didn’t get maladjusted. I liked the cloth cover, and kept it clean and free of debris while it was drying. I also attached a strap wiht …

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May 27

Bottlecaps Fourth Group

glass 2013 023

This is the fourth set of bottlecaps that I made in February. I got the idea to use the seeds, and wondered why I didn’t use seeds more often. I guess it’s because most of my seeds go in the ground. The top left one has the insides of a watch in it. I wrote …

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Apr 08

Bottlecaps Second Group

glass 2013 025

I mentioned in an earlier post how I make these bottlecaps. One of the hardest parts is finding enough amusing and visually interesting pieces to put in them. If the background is simple, like the bottom left and the bottom right, I need to have more interesting inserts. I do have a few watch insides. …

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