Tuesday, January 31, 2012

day 24 pop tab booklet (31 jan)

Today i tried to make little book. This was inspired by http://make-a-book-a-day.blogspot.com/. She made a book everyday for one year. She finished this task today. Congrats :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

day 23 pop tab chicken (30 jan)

A other pop tab miniature. This time a chick. Glued the beak standing up this time. I like this beak better then the beak on the pinquin bird.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

day 21 pop tab bracelet (28 jan)

This a very popular item to make with pop tabs. You find many youtube tutorials about. After the most popular items are gone, my creativity really has to kick in. But for the moment i can use it for an off and not really thinking myself creative day.

Friday, January 27, 2012

day 20 pop tab postcard with quote number 3 (27 jan)

I like doing qoute post card. This qoute i so a few times posted by people on facebook. I kind of like it.
I used the pop tabs as kind of a template to draw around. I used a soft grey watercolor as background and a red watercolor for the "one of a kind"  pop tab. I did this card twice. The first time i misspelled limited. I wrote ""limeted" on the first and only saw that mistake after i was finished with it.

The pop tab handflowers i made for this project are now for sale in my shop. I took me the best part of the morning to get photo's etsy like enough to put them up in my shop.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

day 19 pop tab black cat (26 jan)

Back to painting the pop tabs again and making the miniatures. Here is a pop tab black cat. Still like my fishy from a few days back the most.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

day 18 pop tab coaster (25 jan)

Again a new experiment. I tried a technique called tabistry. Here is a link to the blog about it http://tabistry.blogspot.com/ . You also find a the etsy mini on her site where you can buy tutorials on how to do it. I bought the basic tutorial and here is my first try. I made a weaving mistake in the left corner. Also i a going to try think of an other solution for the weaving around the patch of pop tabs. I think it can be done more straight.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

day 17 pop tab goldfish (24 jan)

I made this cute little goldfish :). I have a empty glas apple sauce jar here. I thinking about using it to make a little aquarium for this fishy.

Monday, January 23, 2012

day 16 pop tab penquin (23 jan)

Not quite sure about this one. First I sprayed 2 pop tabs with groundcoat. Then painted them. Used felt to give it a body, wings, beak and feet. And also used some fun wobbly eyes. I think the problem is the beak. I glued it flat on the bird. I think i had put it up, it would have liked it better.

I also sold this belt yesterday. Time to make a new one :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

day 15 third part of triptych "faith, hope, love" (22 jan)

Final piece of the triptych. "Hope". I discovered i like to make a kind of minimalistic art, never realized that i did.

And here for complete triptych.

I really am starting to enjoy making things every day. Although i know there will be days i will be cursing myself for comming up with idea for doing this such a long time.

I also bought some felt i plan on using in future projects

Friday, January 20, 2012

day 13 first part of triptych "faith, hope, love" (20 jan)

Decided to do a triptych (again a new english word I did not know existed). I have a headach so i want to go to bed early, so this project  was completed fast. No problems with my perfectionism this time ;) I painted 3 panels a few days back, because i was already planning a head for this one.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

day 12 pair of handflowers (19 jan)

I made the right version of the handflower that I made on day 10. Now I have a pair I can wear :). I planning on tweaking them a little and then putting them up in my etsy shop. For instance I want to use a leather cord for tying them.

I also had a lot of fun trying to photograph these items with the self timer. Never used that before. Also learned to adjust the white balance. So it was fun and I learned a few things will doing it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

day 11 pop tab sailboat (18 jan)

This was something personal between the sailboat and me. I tried on day 8 to make sail boat for hours and failed.  Today i collected all my courage and decided to go for it again. I am happy it is finished ;)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

day 10 pop tab and chainmail handflower left hand (17 jan)

Somedays i do not like what i make or think it can be done better, but today i am love with my own creation. I am totally going to wear this the next concert i am going to. Only one problem. I only had time to make one for the left hand, so this creation you will see back an other day, because i am planning to make a right one also ;). I want a pair of these.

Monday, January 16, 2012

day 9 pop tab and black chainmail earrings (16 jan)

Made pop tab earrings today.  The making of them was easy only photographing was not. Made more then 50 pictures and all are a bit blurry. Oh well, more things to learn and get right ;).I treid  displaying them on different cups and glasses and on myself, but did not like the end result. I hope to figure out a way i do like it and less blurry then this on in the next few days.

Going to coat some pop tabs with white groundcoat, so i can paint them on one of the next days to com.

Also ordered myself a zipper and some jeans fabric i plan using in projects to come.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

day 8 pop tab postcard with qoute number 2 (15 jan)

I spend most part of the day trying to make a sailboat using pop tabs and failed miserably. I first tried to wire wrap it, then to chainmail it and then to crochet it. None of them i like enough to completely finish. I have been busy with that for 3 hours. Nothing seemed to work. I am somebody who is a perfectionist and i have a hard time letting it go. It was very fustrating

Then i decided to give up making a boat and switch to making an other quote postcard with pop tabs. I used the heart i made on day 6 to embelish the card. Again i used a quote i really like myself

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 7 of 365 pop tab postcard (14 jan)

I am awfully tired today,  but managed to make a item including pop tabs. This quote was used for a commercial and made a impression on me. I decided to use it for this postcard. I first tried painting the background with watercolor but did not like the way it turned out. So i just used a plain white background.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

day 6 of 365 pop tab heart (13 jan)

I honor of the wedding of my little brother i am going to day, i made this pop tab heart. How to of this can probably be found on youtube, because is a very popular version of making something with pop tabs. I never made this hart befor, so here it is :)

day 5 of 365 pop tab butterfly (12 jan)

My second attempt at wire wrapping. I am somewhat more happy with this result.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

day 4 of 365 pop tab chair (11 jan)

Tried wire wrapping for the first time today. Looking at the result you can see I  need some more practice. The wraps look a bit messy. Especially photographed in macro mode.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

day 3 of 365 Pop tab guy on bench (10 jan)

Okay the little guy that i made yesterday needs a place to sit on, so i made this bench. It is made from 8 pop tabs and grey nylon thread. He probably will get a pop tab girl friend in the course of this year so is not alone on this bench

Monday, January 9, 2012

day 2 of 365: pop tab and chainmail guy (9 jan)

Yesterday is showed my main character the pop tab. Today i thought why not make a real character of it. So i made this little guy of 2 pop tabs, 2 rubber chainmail rings and 20 aluminium chainmail rings in different size. I wanted him to be able to sit, so it took some time to figure that out.

I may take him with my and photograph him in different places for this project.

I made a note book with other ideas for items made of pop tabs

Also i ordered myself artistic wire for making a few projects  I thought of.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

365 project: day 1 of 365 (8 jan)

Got inspired after reading this blog makesomething365 in to doing a 365 project. Because my etsy shop niche is pop tabs I decided to feature pop tabs for a whole year.

What i hope to get out of this:
* inspiration for new pop tab items
* improving my craft skills and learning new techniques
* improving my english
* blogging on a regular basis
* improving my photographing skills
* preserver to  keep doing this for a long period continously

I only have two kind of items in my shop now. Pop tab belts and pop tab bowls. I hope to get inspiration for other items that i like enough to put in my shop.
I also want to improve on photograhing skills. Do this give me the oblication to practice every day.

My first day of 365 I photographed my "main character"

I will use http://www.tumblr.com/blog/ringcat to post the pictures on a daily basis. I will use this blog to comment and tell the story behind them.