Thursday, May 17, 2012

Seeing right through it...

I don’t know about you but I have quite a nice little supply of xrays accumulated over the years; and maybe you’re like me and like to think you can find a use for most things. So I’ve been doing a bit of research to see how others have used old xrays. Well, the first ones I saw were the embroidered xrays of Matthew Cox. What a clever, lateral thinking artist he is. Photobucket
Then I came across this installation by Julia Barello. I’d love to see this ‘in the flesh’ so to speak. As I would this lampshade by Sture Pallarp. Photobucket
I did find some instructions for making votive holders and a lamp at Fun In The Making so might give them a try. Photobucket
My Mum tells me that her generation used old xrays when making those lovely old card boxes like this modern version from Robyne Melia. Robyne has a tutorial on her blog and uses plastic covers from an office supply store. But Mum tells me that the old ones used xrays that were soaked in bleach to remove the print! I wonder if it’d work today….I’ll have to go off and have a play…. Photobucket

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Does your Mum enjoy playing? For just a few dollars you could get her some new toys!


top to bottom 1. How to make a 3 tier platter from My ERoom 2. Let Mum make her own articulated beast from Benconservato 3. Whip up some burlap thank you bunting from Hermia’s Wishes 4. Print off a Keep Calm and Stay Classy print from Wild Geese Digital 5. For a chuckle, let Mum construct some moustaches from The Sweet Paperie 6. Encourage her dreams but letting her run off the print Do What You Long To Do by Artdecadence 7. Let her make a bunch of pendants via Dew Supplies and you could receive one for your next birthday!