Today's project is inspired by the new book Cut It, Paste It, Sew It. Which, since it's Thursday, means that it's also time to leave your answer to the day's question to enter to win Cut It, Paste It, Sew It. The question is a super fun and silly one!
Fill in the blank for this classic bumper sticker:"My other car is a........."
Mine actually says, "My other car is a sewing machine." Leave your answer by midnight ET on Thursday, September 9th 2010 and you are entered to win a copy of Cut It, Paste It, Sew It. Now onto what I made and a great tip on how I did it.
I die cut a bunch of fun tiny envelopes from our MakeReady wrapping paper. Our MakeReady wrapping paper is made from the recycled print runs when the books are being set up to print.
First I picked the image I wanted to use as my focal point on the tiny envelope.
Now to get really good placement I recycled the clear packaging the Sizzix die came in and die cut the envelope. I should note here that I taped the plastic to the die at one end before running it through the die cutter. The idea here is that it will hinge in place and be able to fold back out of the way when I run the paper through the die cutter. You can see how it looks in the above photo on my bird die.
In addition to the surrounding outline of the envelope I used the clear part of the envelope itself so that I could use the score lines as guides as well. I know it's a tad hard to see. Photographing clear plastic does pose a bit of a challenge.
If you like making all sorts of things out of all different and unusual elements I bet you will love this book as much as I do! To see more inside pages pop on over to the Qbookshop link and click on the "Google Preview" button.
Cut It, Paste It, Sew It offers both insight into the materials, techniques (both familiar and experimental), and inspiration from a collection of 10 international artists who bring their own distinct style and methodology to the art of collage. The book covers all types of materials including paper, fabric, wood, and found objects. It shows the artists at work in their studios as well as providing information on their work process and their sources of inspiration.
This book is unique and new in the material it features, with a high-design-style presentation that is unique in itself. This book offers completely original materials and methodology from talented designers and artists that have not been seen before. The content is presented in an easy and fun presentation that makes it accessible to beginners while at the same time inspiring to more experienced artists with content that isn’t available through online blogging or magazines.