Anonymous said: Hi there, i love your cupcake card and want to order a bunch how/where do I do this?
Unsure as to where you live, but the die-cut cupcake cards were done for a brand called ‘The Paper Mill’ and can only be purchased at ‘Riot! Art & Craft’ stores in Australia and retail for $4.99 for 6.
All you need is a bit of scrapbook paper and craft glue, but understandably not everyone is a crazy paper collector like I am so I guess if you REALLY want me to put them together for you just send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go from there.
I have a small collection of unframed limited edition prints slowly stock piling so this year I figured I should start framing them.
The frames cost me $7 each from an op-shop, I then sanded them back (with a lot of help from my wonderful boyfriend), painted them with acrylic and then hit them with spray varnish. I also cut out my own mat board using my awesome bevel edged cutter. Time consuming, but totally worth it :)
This recent framing was a Beth Emily print of ‘Night Owl’. You can find more of Beth’s beautiful illustrations…HERE.
I work for an art and craft company and had to design a series of die-cut craft cards a few months ago.
This cupcake one was my favourite and the design is all mine :). It doesn’t seem like a lot, but when you have deadlines to meet stock imagery becomes a way of life and suddenly your design isn’t really your design anymore.
Just wanted to show how simple it is to make an effective card with these. You can throw one together in 10 minutes :)
I seriously suck at making frequent blog posts.
I made this baby elephant card for a lady at work who is going on maternity leave :)
I made a quick illustration/template of my original drawing, then cut, cut, cut and glue, glue, glue.
My boyfriend, amusingly, has hair similar to Vegeta from Dragon Ball. SO, naturally I took it upon myself to utilise this feature and make him a card of his face for his birthday.
Made from card, felt, fine liner and a couple of rhinestones :)
Had to give Azealia Banks a feature in the background.
When I saw what my boyfriend called his business cards I almost died looking at them. And as a graphic designer and caring girlfriend I vowed I would re-do them for him because I couldn’t let him give another one out if I could help it. Seriously.
I just finished these. They took A LOT more effort than I initially thought, I unfortunately got inspired and ran with it. They started as green & brown laser cut card, then I sprayed them black, then coloured the front & back with gold & silver acrylic paint. There’s 80 in total.
I guess what I saved in money I used in effort. I’m too pov to afford die cutting, embossing or a metallic PMS colour, so I compromised.
Original K.O logo by the awesome Drew Funk :)
So yes, back to my own projects because I finally have the time…well, sorta.
So for Publication Design we were allowed to either redesign an existing publication or make a new one and of course I chose the latter. And of course I chose the topic to be ‘illustration’ where I decided to use hand drawn type and my own photography and literally hunt for the rest of the shit online making this one big fucking effort and a half. Plus the referencing is going to suck ass. Ok I’m done whining.
'Juuri' was done using graphite and watercolour pencil. 'Iain Macarthur' was done using a fine liner in an attempt to emulate his style.
Now check out Iain Macarthur HERE and Juuri HERE. Awesome, awesome illustrators/artists :)
I feel like I haven’t updated this blog in FOREVER. Once uni is done, I should hopefully be updating more often and doing more things I actually want to do.
Had a very quiet Saturday at home doing homework and managed to squeeze in a new card for mama for mother’s day :)
Figured I should show some progression with this piece. The photo doesn’t do it justice, naturally.
Next stage is to breathe life and meaning into it.
Acrylic, gouache and pencil on A4 MDF. Bang, bang, boogie :)
Erykah Badu has been a great inspiration to me for the last few years. Her words have consoled my soul and helped me grow.
I needed to do this, it’s been in my mind for 2 years, it feels nice to finally let it out.
'Out my mind, just in time' 2012, acrylic & pencil on MDF, A4.
So…I finally finished Frida :)
The background shit me so much I painted over it 3 or 4 times and got severely frustrated to the point of leaving it for a month…or few. Finally inspiration hit me in the ass last week and now she is complete.
Pencil & acrylic on MDF, A4 in size.
So I haven’t actually made/created something in what feels like an eternity and finally I’ve picked up my lazy ass to make a seriously belated birthday present.
So…when I give you your birthday present 2 months, maybe 6 months later consider yourself special because chances are I made your present with love and lots of effort :)
A6 visual diary hand bound/hand cut/ hand stabbed from scratch. Now let’s pretend China couldn’t mass produce this for 60 cents a pop.
Finally I’m selling my cards at a market. WOO!
So come join Shauna and I at Bend and Snap this Sunday, December 18th, from 3pm- 8pm at 1000 Pound Bend for the twilight market :)
Shauna will be selling her awesome Sucre Noir jewellery. Our designs are 100% our own, so come support us and show some love if you’re cruising around Melbourne on Sunday.
Trying to vent out one form of anxiety, whilst slowly trying to get the other one out of the way (assignments). Inspiration you come at the worst of times.
Work in progress. Pencil on MDF. Titled: The Destroyer.
A little too early for Christmas? Mmm just a tad, especially since I’m not a Christmas person at all.
Can’t decide if I like the rosy cheeks, going to make another one without them, also I should probably invest in lighter felt too.