Archive for January, 2008

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Baroque Beauty

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Michelle Zimmerman is one of the creative team behind the company that owns this blog.

Today we were thrilled to see the wonderful Kim Cavender take a look at the Baroque Beauty molds that Michelle designed for Krafty Lady Art Moulds. Kim’s blog includes a picture of a piece Michelle made for Kim and equally wonderful, samples from another artist who has used the molds in her own work.

Here are two pieces Michelle made. Above is Painted Lady made from a cast Michelle made of her original sculpture and which she ‘dressed’ with a Polaroid Emulsion transfer of an image of some San Francisco Victorian Painted Ladies. The original sculpture measures over 6 inches in size. Below is Flights of Fancy, made from the Krafty Lady mold that Michelle designed plus three other Krafty lady molds; the Ginkgo leaf, Trojan horse and wings.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

How to Glue Anything to Anything

One of the most difficult decisions crafters make when working with new materials is what glue to use. You need the result to be flexible or stiff? You can’t afford wrinkles or you love them? What works for me may not work for you.

when you need to understand your options for gluing this to that, visit This to That and ask the question. I’ve got you started on how to glue fabric to paper but what about wood to paper or leather to fabric? No problems, just select the media and click. You’ll find lots of great advice about the glues to use, links to learn more about them and any issues with them (wrinkling, stiffness etc.).

It’s a site well worth bookmarking so it’s handy for when next you’re prompted to ask “I wonder how to glue this to that?

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