View Full Version : The creativity train has ran out of steam.
02-18-2006, 05:38 AM
This may not be worthy of startng a new thread but I couldn't really think of any other place to put this, so I'm hoping that you creative and talented folks can help me out.
I recently came across a ton of photographs (mostly 4x6s) that I really like. They're actually copies of what I used to have in my portfolio so it's what I think of as my best work. But I don't want to frame them and hang them up in the conventional way (I have enough framed stuff already). I thought about doing a photo collage on poster board but ran out ideas on how to arrange everything. I'd like to do something different and artistic, but my usual creative drive has left me stranded.
Any ideas on good "crafty" things to do with these photos? Collages, framing, cutting, mixed media? Anything. I don't really have a lot of money to run out and buy a ton of stuff, but any ideas are more than welcome (and needed!) I won't ever throw them away and want to display them all, but I hate to think of them sitting in a box getting dusty because I couldn't figure out anything better to do with them.
02-18-2006, 09:18 AM
I don’t really have any ideas for you.
But i have done a few frames with old skate board decks and old vinyl records.. I would make a frame in the center.
I don’t know if it's any help but that’s something that I thought was interesting a bit conservative though.
02-18-2006, 09:26 AM
I like the skateboard idea, you could put a few on a board.
Kind of like a panel.
You could lose them and see if they end up in one of those found objects books.
Modge podge them to something.
I don't know.
It's late. I'll edit this and actually say something useful later.
02-18-2006, 09:20 PM
what I saw recently and really liked was photos and drawings steming off of them. A coop idea bringing photography to drawing. Looked pretty cool to me.
02-20-2006, 07:33 PM
you kinda lost me with "crafty"...but a mixed media/illustration concept with the photos mounted on it and framed with some kind of illustrated border might be dope. I'm envisioning a pen and ink kinda treatment on top of pasted items.
02-20-2006, 09:36 PM
It's simple - make your dreams realities
(that's what I do)
02-21-2006, 03:44 AM
Sabe and Steve I like those ideas a lot. Unfortunately I don't have any drawing skills but I think this gives me a really good idea.
Bulldust I hate to sacrifice my decks like that but I think might hit up some thrift stores and try to incorporate the vinyl record idea. That would be dope.
Siphilis I'm trying to make dreams a reality everyday but sometimes I need a little push. I guess I get too into my "symetrical on purpose" ideas to go into anything new. You know how I do.
But thanks for the input, it has definitely helped. Hopefully I'll get the whole thing finished by next week. Whenever I do, I'll post the finished product.
In the meantime, any other ideas are more that welcome!
02-21-2006, 09:41 PM
I'm not giving you my stupid fly ideas. Get your own!
02-22-2006, 10:15 PM
^ got nothing, huh?
OLQOS...drawing skills aren't really necessary...sometimes the rough, primal scrawls of someone "untrained" look pretty damn cool. just sayin....definitely post up the finished project.
02-23-2006, 01:45 AM
Ourladyqueenofsorrows - that was one of those cliched statements that you're supposed to scoff at and ignore
02-23-2006, 01:52 AM
Is that better? ;)
And yes SteveAustin I will definitely be posting the finished product. Provided that I start it one of these days. I've got a few starting points now so we'll see what happens.
02-25-2006, 08:05 PM
Try solvent transfer. You place the photo face down on board or wateva and rub turps on the other side and rub and the image gets transferred (reveresed) on the board. looks kwite kool. ...or watabowt making a drawing and filling it with lil pieces of photographs accordin to the colour you want? ...or wataboot origami? =)
02-28-2006, 05:02 PM
get an old wooden coffee table and sand out little areas (you might need some power tools or something) to put the photos in and then fill in the holes with some clear bar coating and let it dry it'll be like a frame/table type a thing...
03-12-2006, 12:39 PM
not this issue,but issue 81 has an graffiti,street art dedicated issue,
with scien and klor on the cover!couldnt find it online,but its worth to check out....
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