Tuesday, 22 April 2008

This is...My Latest Discovery

My latest discovery is the OMNICROM machine at college....


Take one photocopy, in this case a drawing of a milk bottle - our next project at college is based on everyday things, so I've gone down the-fishing-stuff-out-of-the-recycler-to-make-it-useful-again-route. Oh and I've only recently discovered the positive/negative button on the copier, dodgy drawings look much more impressive on a black ground! So grab that copy I was warbling about and place it between the sheets of magic film, for demonstration and bling purposes I've used GOLD! Feed it through the magic OMNICROM machine (of which I have no photos, sorry) ....


and where we had black we now have GOLD!! Something to do with carbon and heat transfer, was far too excited to listen at this point!


And the negative version is left on the film!

Then I got carried away and stitched a photocopy to fabric with my free-needle embroidery foot (not sure that's its official name) which is a recent(ish) discovery, it gives a nice wonky line (well, very wonky when I use it!) that I really like and I then ripped areas of paper away, discovering a new (at least to me) technique that I love, love, love!!

Another amazing discovery of the last few days is that I am employable! I started a part time job in a wedding dress shop at the weekend and really enjoyed it. I'll be working a few hours on a Wednesday and Thursday and all day Saturday, advising potential brides.

Remember, 'Little Bo-Peep' is a good look for weddings, you heard it hear first!
Thanks to Knitowl for this weeks theme!

4 comments:

cloud9 said...

Oh, yes and the staff comes in very handy on the honeymoon missus!

cloud9 said...

No offence to littleski, but this IS something I want! What a fab result! It must be very satisfying to print something like this and have so many different results from one sketch.

Daisie said...

I love the milk, very funky, you should laminate the one you sewed to the fabric and make really fancy place mats? You could do eggs and bacon too or cornflakes to make a set?! X

RheLynn said...

haha I never even knew they picked my theme because I was too busy with a newborn at the time :) Hi and glad to find you! Will stop by again later.