HANDCRAFTED

    October 25:   Signatures assembled and ready to be bound, the new notebook process continues.

October 25: Signatures assembled and ready to be bound, the new notebook process continues.

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    October 26:   A notebook is very important to me, I carry it with me at all times and am constantly jotting down thoughts, doodling, etc. Over time I have established a certain aesthetic, but each new one grows out of the previous. 

October 26: A notebook is very important to me, I carry it with me at all times and am constantly jotting down thoughts, doodling, etc. Over time I have established a certain aesthetic, but each new one grows out of the previous. 

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    March 22:   Happy Birthday David Laskowski!

March 22: Happy Birthday David Laskowski!

    May 18:   Embroidering the beautiful F37 Bella lowercase g.

May 18: Embroidering the beautiful F37 Bella lowercase g.

    May 19:   Finished the outline of my embroidered F37 Bella g and have decided that I liked it better as a simple running stitch.

May 19: Finished the outline of my embroidered F37 Bella g and have decided that I liked it better as a simple running stitch.

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    June 18:   Another little card.

June 18: Another little card.

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    May 6:   Tonight I am playing with paper. I wove together this little thank you note from a couple of monoprints I made earlier this year.

May 6: Tonight I am playing with paper. I wove together this little thank you note from a couple of monoprints I made earlier this year.

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    May 12:   Xerox gelatin monoprints.

May 12: Xerox gelatin monoprints.

    October 17:   It’s almost time for a new notebook, thus I plan to create some new prints and such to fill the signatures with. The monotype methods I use lend themselves nicely to linear drawings, so I doodled this today. 

October 17: It’s almost time for a new notebook, thus I plan to create some new prints and such to fill the signatures with. The monotype methods I use lend themselves nicely to linear drawings, so I doodled this today. 

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    October 18:   I manipulated yesterday’s drawing over the photocopier which resulted in many new interesting patterns.

October 18: I manipulated yesterday’s drawing over the photocopier which resulted in many new interesting patterns.

    November 18:   I manipulated a line drawing, which I created about month ago for a previous project, over my copier and then printed yesterday’s map in reverse on the back. I cut out each state from various prints and then pieced together the puzzle.

November 18: I manipulated a line drawing, which I created about month ago for a previous project, over my copier and then printed yesterday’s map in reverse on the back. I cut out each state from various prints and then pieced together the puzzle.

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    December 24:   Established a color palette and design scheme for my holiday gifts. I am noticing a lot of design elements that I have used recently; guess I branded my presents this year.

December 24: Established a color palette and design scheme for my holiday gifts. I am noticing a lot of design elements that I have used recently; guess I branded my presents this year.

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    September 1:   Added some color and texture using a gelatin printmaking method. I was hoping to make some other prints to use for cards and such, but I bought a different brand of gelatin than I usually do and it started to fall apart rather quickly.

September 1: Added some color and texture using a gelatin printmaking method. I was hoping to make some other prints to use for cards and such, but I bought a different brand of gelatin than I usually do and it started to fall apart rather quickly.

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    October 20:   Using a couple of the prints from this weekend, I made my friend a happy birthday/happy fall card.

October 20: Using a couple of the prints from this weekend, I made my friend a happy birthday/happy fall card.

    December 29:   With only a few days left until Significant Nonsense’s one year anniversary I thought I should get movin’ on a concept for the finale post.

December 29: With only a few days left until Significant Nonsense’s one year anniversary I thought I should get movin’ on a concept for the finale post.

    December 30:   Still need some cursive practice, but I like where this is heading.

December 30: Still need some cursive practice, but I like where this is heading.

    November 10:   A sneak peek of what I am working on. Using a laser-print transfer method, I am attempting to transfer prints onto balloons.

November 10: A sneak peek of what I am working on. Using a laser-print transfer method, I am attempting to transfer prints onto balloons.

    November 11:   My goal was to laser transfer onto balloons, but the method I typically use was not reacting well to the rubber. In order to get the toner to release from the paper, I apply a natural solvent to the opposite side of the paper and press it onto the desired surface. I tried transferring the design before it was blown up, also after, but more often then not, I popped the balloon. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to get a few to come out somewhat well.

November 11: My goal was to laser transfer onto balloons, but the method I typically use was not reacting well to the rubber. In order to get the toner to release from the paper, I apply a natural solvent to the opposite side of the paper and press it onto the desired surface. I tried transferring the design before it was blown up, also after, but more often then not, I popped the balloon. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to get a few to come out somewhat well.

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    November 4:   I saw some packaging design a while back that used a similar stitched method and I have been wanting to employ it myself for some time. It seemed to go along with the idea, so I seized opportunity. I tried a few different papers, and would have liked to try a thicker thread, but this was all I had.

November 4: I saw some packaging design a while back that used a similar stitched method and I have been wanting to employ it myself for some time. It seemed to go along with the idea, so I seized opportunity. I tried a few different papers, and would have liked to try a thicker thread, but this was all I had.

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    June 17:   A little card for my boss to congratulate her on her graduation.

June 17: A little card for my boss to congratulate her on her graduation.