In my continuing quest to recycle various materials into art, I attempted to make a bottle cap robot. I stumbled across the robot pictured here on pinterest. I managed to find the artist’s website, and I spent some time browsing around the gallery. It looked easy enough.
Essentially, you take a bunch of bottle caps and glue them together. How hard could it be? Apparently, very hard. Why? For starters, you don’t glue anything together. You drill holes and use wires to connect the caps (but more on that later).
Three duct tape wallets
In this tutorial, I am going to try and explain how to make a duct tape wallet. The wallet that we are making can fit 10 cards and has a money pouch. Alternatively, you can buy a wallet that I made by going here and visiting my gallery.
If you don’t fall in love with any of those, you can also choose your colors and I will be happy to customize one for you. To get a customized wallet, click the below button to make a purchase, and it will ask if you want to add a description. There, you can state your main color and secondary color, or you can list what color stripes you’d like. If you’ve any questions, feel free to contact me. Again, see the gallery link listed above to see what I’ve already got. All of the wallets shown in this tutorial are for sale there, along with many more.
Click here to get started:
I used thumbnails throughout this post to try and keep the tutorial from being 5 miles long. If you click on an image, it will make it larger and easier to see. The instructions may sound a little complex, but it is really quite easy. So if you have any questions, or if anything is unclear please ask. I will do my best to clarify.
Inside of walletThe instructions may sound a little complex, but it is really quite easy. So if you have any questions, or if anything is unclear please ask. I will do my best to clarify.
- piece of loose leaf paper
- two colors of duct tape (primary color “A,” secondary color “B” )
- straight edge razor
- surface to cut on (I just use an old piece of plywood).
I do things with Words…
April is National Poetry Month (or “NaPoMo,” as all those crazy poets call it). And, at heart, I am a poet. Actually, I think that I’m technically a writer, or maybe just a blooger…well, I am whatever word you want to use for a semi-creative person who likes to do things with words.
Anyways, I lack the time and commitment to be a part of my university’s Poem-A-Day email list. But I managed to get a few erasure poems done a few weeks ago, so I thought that I would share them for NaPoMo.
Below you will find the following:
- The title of the poem
- The poem (in all its glorious glory)
- A typed version of the poem (I don’t have the best scanner, so they may be a bit hard to read. You can click on them to make them larger).
- A little sketch by Jolene (that’s me).
Once you finish, you should make one yourself and send it to me (who doesn’t like getting creative poetry from random people?). Maybe we’ll start a whole movement! Picture it: people shoving erasure poems into strangers’ mailboxes, placing them under an unsuspecting person’s windshield wipers, leaving them in library books…we should totally do this.
But I’ll organize my Erasure Poem Movement in another post. For now, on to the poems…
Calm After the Storm