DIY Paper Bag Journal from Creative Kismet. This tutorial shows you how to bind a journal as well as how to prepare paper surfaces to be thicker and stronger so you can paint, stamp, use markers etc… on them. I like the look of Trader Joe’s paper bags and find them verySteampunk.
Planetary Plates Tutorial from Etsy here. You use waterslide decals which were also used on the insect plates below. In the step-by-step tutorial the 2 artists tell you where and what kind of decal paper to use, where to get the free images etc…
These plates are made by decoupaging images to plates. Excellent tutorial from the Crafty Nest here.
DIY Inspiration: Counting Sheep Medicine Bottle with Plastic Sheep. For more pages of clever plastic and rubber toy ideas and DIYs go here.
Cliché is a bottle of tiny silver sheep to be taken out and counted at bedtime.
Laura Potter employs a wide range of precious and non-precious materials in her work. As a jeweller she seeks to challenge perceptions of jewellery as a purely decorative art and is concerned with the personal relationships that develop between people and their possessions. Her early works, including Cliché, incorporated ideas of health and well being, gradually developing into an exploration of the emotional and psychological support provided by jewelery.
Cliché was part of a series of works acquired from the 1998 Crafts Council exhibition No Picnic, which focused on attitudes towards products and production among contemporary designer makers.
truebluemeandyou: Inspiration. Go to the link for more amazing artworks.