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it's been a while since i used LJ with any regularity, so i went through the flist and dumped anyone whose real name i couldn't recall. we probably haven't chatted in forever... but i could have made a mistake. if we still talk, and i accidentally dumped you because i forgot your LJ handle, please lmk. i only dumped people i think i haven't spoken to in years.

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ps: http://artnicci.blogspot.com

Bianca's Bday Cake
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one way
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Mt. Adams & the Cincinnati Art Museum.17 April 2011.blogged @ http://artnicci.blogspot.com/
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Cataclysm's release prompts a sea of little green gobbies invading Azeroth en masse.

On Galakrond, a new guild will soon spring up. If you'd like to join us, message me!
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When the time comes to start printing these days, the first thing I reach for is a potato. That may seem a little odd until you've actually used one to stamp. Nothing cuts more easily. The problem, however, is that they dehydrate quickly, so your stamp is constantly changing as you use it. Add to that the potato is soft and pretty fragile, and you're looking at a pretty tiny print run. I made it to about 27 before the heart started to deform too much to use for my purposes. (18 prints and about 9 envelopes.)

If you decide to use potatoes to stamp, be sure to rinse and wipe them before you use them, so the surface is dry and free of extra starch. I used straight acrylic paint to stamp with. It works pretty well with vellum.
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altered photo atcs
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took a stack of unused photos from London and made cut them down to atc size, then altered them with some sanding and scraping and painting and such. turns out stuff sands and etches a lot better when it's been misted with water.

of course, sanded digital prints smell like nasty burnt ink.

it's definitely an interesting look. i'll have to consider this technique for my next travel journal. sharpie outlined in gel pen works nicely for lettering, but it all starts to look the same after a while.

maybe some stencil letters next time. more messy, less scrapbooky.
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her blue heart - heart 42
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# Send 1, 2, or 3 four by four inch (10x10 cm) hearts to receive the same amount back (Note: should be ABOUT 4x4 inches, heart shaped)! Please do your best work, and use heavy art papers that are acid free or archival so people have the option of framing. Art on one side only! Don't forget to sign the back with your name, handle here, and contact information. Include Self Addressed STAMPED Envelope with enough postage to rec back the same amount you sent in.
# No watercolor pencils, please!
# Any original media -- work made by your hand. This could be hand carved stamping over an acrylic background, inks and watercolors, pencil drawings, heart shaped love notes written on an old school typewriter, etc.
# Please no stickers, scrapbooking words, overlays, or mass produced bits INCLUDING cutouts made with croppers or shaped punches. If it's clearly commercial, it will be RTSed right back to you!
# Please do not thickly or heavily embellish. Feel free to add ribbon or sewing, but avoid hard things like beads and raised bits that will snag in the postal machines!

sound interesting? sign up here: http://www.artfortytwo.org/projects/202
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she loved her double chin
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it's been a while, but we're back in business.
http://fatgirlsketch.blogspot.com/
i am, anyway. for a while. we'll see.
i missed my pencils.
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Blue Winged Woman on Brown
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there are a few interesting projects going on http://www.artfortytwo.org and http://www.illustratedatcs.com this summer. i just hosted a painted winged things atc swap via art42, and joined a cool octopus themed skinny page project on iATCs.

come make some art & trade!
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pencil & paint on collaged in paper bits & linen.
stamped and stenciled and brushed.

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