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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Snowflakes Falling
Now Playing: a cadre of cards
Topic: New Work

 

While you've all been watching a showing of the stained glass tissue windows, I've been making Christmas cards. The groupings today started as a book of photos of real snowflakes. Beautiful illustrations!

The first grouping are cards on which I used some sort of background paper. 

This next grouping are ones that use a single snowflake to fill the front of the card. 

The final group is cards where a grouping of 2, 3, or 4 illustrations are used in mosaic.

In each case I went over the snowflakes with 'Stikles' and finished each card with a gold peel-off greeting.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Final window panel #7
Now Playing: Yep, it's REALLY the last one!
Topic: New Work

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 15 December 2007 9:40 AM PST
Friday, 14 December 2007
Final window panel #6
Topic: New Work

 

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 14 December 2007 7:13 AM PST
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Final window panel 5
Topic: New Work

 

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 13 December 2007 6:39 AM PST
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Final window panel 4
Topic: New Work

 

 

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 12 December 2007 7:16 AM PST
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Final Window panel 3
Topic: New Work

 

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 11 December 2007 6:46 AM PST
Monday, 10 December 2007
Final Window #2
Topic: New Work

 

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 10 December 2007 7:00 AM PST
Sunday, 9 December 2007
The Final Window Panels - Number 1
Topic: New Work

 

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Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 15 December 2007 1:17 PM PST
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Window Cartoon 7
Topic: In the studio

Tomorrow the photos of the actual panels will start going up.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


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Friday, 7 December 2007
Window Cartoon 6
Topic: In the studio


 

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Thursday, 6 December 2007
Window Cartoon 5
Topic: In the studio


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Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Window Cartoon 4
Topic: In the studio


 

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Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Window Cartoon 3
Topic: In the studio


 

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Monday, 3 December 2007
Window Cartoon 2
Topic: In the studio


 

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Sunday, 2 December 2007
Window Cartoon 1
Topic: In the studio


 

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Saturday, 1 December 2007
A Look at Windows
Now Playing: explaining the process
Topic: In the studio

If you have a WILD IDEA about creating seven ‘stained glass’ windows for your church fellowship hall and you are CRAZY enough to TELL somebody about your idea and you get carried away and agree to ACTUALLY DO IT… let me tell you what you will be doing for the next three weeks of your life:

 

1.      Search Google Images for stained glass window nativities.

2.      Save to your PC.

3.      Import image into your graphics program and scale or crop to correct perspective (in my case they needed to be twice as tall as wide).

4.      Use graphics program to draw ‘leading’ lines over pieces of glass.

5.      Use fill feature to color individual sections.

6.      Draw a grid in fine white lines marking off four sections wide and 8 sections tall.

7.      Scale to full printing height of printer.

8.      Print.

9.      Mark the row numbers on the right side.

10.  Repeat with 6 more windows.

11.  Get a 200-foot roll of 4-foot wide black paper.

12.  Get a large package of tissue paper in assorted colors.

13.  Using the roll of black paper, measure off a 6-inch band at the end and mark with lead pencil.

14.  Measure off 1-foot grid and mark with lead pencil.

15.  Mark the row numbers on the right edge.

16.  Measure and cut a 6-inch band at the other end (after your grid is 8 feet long.)

17.  Make a leading tool by gluing two white-leaded pencils together, separated by a stack of 6 popsicle sticks.

18.  All drawing takes place with the new tool. Begin by making a leading band on each margin (ends and sides) of the paper.

19.  Use your printed cartoons as reference and draw out the design square by square on your grid-marked black paper (this is where those row numbers on both the cartoon and the black grid will come in handy.)

20.  Put a huge cutting mat on your table, under the black paper.

21.  Put a new blade in two craft knives. Use one to cut out a single section of the drawing. Remember to ONLY cut on white leading lines – your grid will be in regular pencil to distinguish it.

22.  Apply a thin line of white glue close to the edge of the opening.

23.  Carefully lay on the appropriate color of tissue paper.

24.  Use the second craft knife to lightly cut the tissue just outside the glue line. Remove the excess tissue.

25.  Proceed thus to the end of the 8-foot grid.

26.  At the bottom, turn up the 6-inch band to make a cuff. Glue across the width of the paper.

27.  Roll gently, being careful not to wrinkle or crease, till you are back at the top.

28.  Bind the other end.

29.  Set aside.

30.  Change the tissue blade to the grid blade and get a new tissue blade.

31.  Proceed thus until all 7 panels are completed, going to the store to buy more tissue paper in selected colors as needed.

32.  To display, insert 5-foot dowels in each cuff.

33.  Attach to wall over existing windows, using 3M removable hooks.

34.  When displayed you can be as impressed as everyone else because:

  1.  
    1. the most you’ve seen at one time is a 2 x 4 strip
    2. you’ve never seen the front of  it at all!
    3. every panel is reversed from the way you worked on it
    4. you spent about 8 hours on each panel PLUS the time to design them

35. Take pictures to prove you really did it!

36. Get some sleep!

37.  Prepare yourself for the let-down when the season is over and these are discarded because they are ‘just paper’.

 

Over the next few days I’ll post the ‘cartoons’ of the windows I’ve completed. They go up on Tuesday the 4th and I WILL take pictures and start posting them soon after.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 30 November 2007
3D Medallion Designer
Now Playing: designer's blog
Topic: Web resources

Have you tried the 3D medallions for making cards? Tracey Miller does a lot of digital design and has shared a number of them on her blog. I've subscribed to her RSS feed so I will never miss a new design.

Visit her blog at http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com to see her wonderful creations for yourself.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Secret Garden
Now Playing: scenes from Abernethy Park
Topic: Field Trip

What was long-ago a Post Office in our town is now an events center where weddings, parties, and other celebrations are hosted. Across a back street and up a long path is hidden this garden they developed for outdoor gatherings.

There are wonderful little vignettes of waterfalls, streams, arches, gazebos, antique lampposts, stone walls, and a huge brick floor. My hubby and I discovered it one day this summer and I took photos of my favorite parts to use on cards.

Here are three of the best shots.


Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Songs Stuck in My Head
Now Playing: shuffle play
Topic: Music to Work By

I got an iPod Nano a couple of months ago and have started loading my favorite CDs onto it (from my own collection). These are songs that I can listen to over and over and never get tired of them. Here’s the rundown so far:

 

ALBUM: ARTIST

Forget About It: Alison Krauss

Songs From the Acoustic Mountain: Bob Diehm

Celtic Woman: Celtic Woman

Close To You: The Carpenters

Simple Gifts II: Donna Jo Smith (harp)

Best of Sax by Candlelight: Greg Vail/Time-Life

Floating Into The Night: Julee Cruise

Nickel Creek: Nickel Creek

Voice of an Angel: Charlotte Church

Mirrorball: Sarah McLachlan

Celtic Worship: Eden’s Bridge

Come Away With Me: Norah Jones

And some selections from

Josh Groban, Blind Boys of Alabama, Alan Jackson and others.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Many Thanks
Topic: New Work

This ivy vine was stamped on white and embossed with copper powder. I trimmed close to the image to mount on green cardstock and layered that on a copper background. a final layer is the green folded cardstock.

I added three greeting stickers for a little extra punch.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST

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