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Saturday Finds

June 21, 2009

Saturday Finds is one day late, and for that I apologize. We have spent a lot of time sprucing up the house for two back-to-back showings this weekend, and that is a good thing (I hope!)

Here are some fun things to explore in the world of art.

The Making of a Stop Motion Video

I love this. The creator said it took five days to create.

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Since my son lives in Philly, I have visited there several times and always marvel at the incredible murals all over the city.  We are always moving too fast for me to take pictures. Maybe some day soon I can document some of them. Here is a short video about one neighborhood and its murals.

Here is a link for more information on the history and mission of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Transferring an Inkjet Image to Fabric

I can’t believe how simple this looks. This artist has another video on her channel showing how to do this on paper, but the method is exactly the same. I think I’ll have to try this. I’m sure I won’t be able to find these exact brands, so will have to experiment with some substitute brands (which doesn’t always work, I’ll admit.)

You just saw Part Two. Here is Part One, dealing with applications on paper:

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads within reach of this blog. Especially to my son on his very first Father’s Day!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2009 1:01 pm

    Hi Martha….
    Happy Fathers’ Day to all too.

    Thank you for including this image transfer demo. I have watched a few of these previously and didn’t grasp a few things.

    First of all….do you know exactly what type of acrylic medium she is using here, i.e. gel, fluid, glossy, matte, etc.?

    Also, I am wondering if the inkjet must be quite fresh from being printed? I have been unsuccesful with some of these but the prints had been made a fair while ahead of time.

    Any insight would be helpful. Especially because I’m very lazy at the moment. Thanks! : )

    • June 21, 2009 2:31 pm

      Karen, I’m hoping you’ve found the answers in the additional video. I do think it’s good to let the prints dry a little before further processing. But not sure.

  2. June 21, 2009 1:55 pm

    Karen, I have just grabbed Part One of the videos and added it to the post. It’s more detailed, and answers your questions, I hope!

  3. June 21, 2009 2:16 pm

    Thanks Martha! : )

  4. sherrill pearson permalink
    June 21, 2009 2:19 pm

    Hi Martha,

    Thanks again for all that detailed info.

    Incidentally, don’t apologize for being late with a posting…I marvel at how you can prepare to sell a house, have showings, husband, pets etc., and still have time for us.

    Take it easy and take time off as needed. 🙂

  5. June 21, 2009 2:21 pm

    Actually, I now realize I’ve already seen this one. Can’t turn up my hearing trumpet enough to be able to hear (and I see several others have had the same problem). However there’s a lot of info in the ‘comments’ section so I can likely glean all I need to know.

    Thanks again.

  6. sherrill pearson permalink
    June 21, 2009 2:29 pm

    Hi, me again Martha

    I just viewed that video on the murals of Philly. That was just so beautiful. I believe that if more people were exposed to tenderness and creativity there would be a lot more of the same in this ole increasingly violent world.


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