Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween DIY free images

Since Halloween is coming again I prepared something for hand crafters and for everyone who likes to work with paper. DIY printable images, ready for Halloween party.

What you need:
- US letter size paper sheets, or if you from Europe A4 paper sheet
- printer ( if you don't have just print it in the print shop in your neighbourhood)

And that's pretty everything.
Just print the sheets with 100% scale set up on your printer and enjoy cool Halloween 2.5 inch images, which are great for party decorations. You can glue them to the ribbon, timber sticks or cupcake toppers. Perfect for Halloween Party!

And that's all. 2 free sheets for download here and here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Folk Birds and Wildflowers

Latest I am really under big influence of folk art, so I decided to incorporate this kind of images into my digital collage sheets.
Folk and nature inspired accesories are very popular now, so it's great to add some of these pieces to your daily outfit. I created Wildflowers images ready to be used in handmade pendants, magnets, earrings or bracelets.

How to create these goodies by yourself? Not so difficult.
You can see great tutorials for making bottlecap pendants by Beadaholique. First part shows how to prepare your images here and second one is expaining and showing how to work with resin coat here

Basically you need:
* bottlecap (base for pendant) but you can use bezel tray as well
* resin
* glue
* sealant/mod podge - to prevent running ink from images
* jump ring bail - to connect pendant with chain - no need if using bezel trays
* ball chain or any other chain you like
* metal hole punch - to make hole in bottlecap for jump ring bail
* torch - to remove bubbles from resin
* measuring cup - for resin
* medical stick - to stir resin and apply it into bottlecap
and of course printed images to incorporate into pendant

Beadoholique explains step by step how to create lovely pendant.
First you glue your circle cut out image to the bottlecap, dry it, then seal it to prevent changing colors of the printout. After drying you just put the resin coat. But of course it takes time, since sealant and resin need to dry. Torch is useful to remove bubbles from resin - just after applying resin into bottlecap.
Very detailed and simple instruction you can find in these tutorials - great source of knowlege for all handcrafters.

Have fun with making your own jewelry!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robots, Robots everywhere!

Robots! Here they are as my new drawings for scrapbooking, party decors or jewelry. You can create your own decorations just printing these images out. Pretty cool for boys birthday party since they looove robots.

Robots topic is very interesting since the history of robots is very old and pretty new at once.
The term 'robot' was first used by the Czech writer Karel ńĆapek in 1921 and origins from slavatic word 'robota' and means 'hard work'.
But history of robots didn't start in the 20th century. The concept of robots occurs in the mythologies of many cultures around the world. Engineers and inventors from ancient civilizations, like Ancient China, Greece or Egypt kept trying to construct self-operating machines, quite often resembling animals and humans. The clay golems of Jewish legend or mythical statue of Pygmalion that came to life are one of the first creatures resembling robots.

In Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci was the author of sketched plans for a humanoid robot. Da Vinci's notebooks show detailed drawings of a mechanical knight now known as Leonardo's Robot, able to sit up, wave its arms and move its head and jaw.

In modern times this topic is very popular, well known S-f writer Isaak Asimov wrote many novels about robots and their interactions with human society, and he created Three Laws of Robotics:
1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2 A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Later Asimov added the Zeroth Law: "A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm"; the rest of the laws are modified sequentially to acknowledge this.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Strawberry field forever

Hello, not sure if you feel this spring mood already, but here in Poland it is on. March, but very warm and sunny. Completely opposite to the previous year, winter lasted till end of April! So this early spring motivatted me to draw something colorful and happy. And I draw strawberries. Connected for me with great weather, sun and strawberry cakes.

P.S. I just set up Facebook page for my Etsy shop, I share there all new images and offers. I would be very happy if you visit and check this up :)

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