Thursday, October 28, 2010

Logo Design and stuff

So I was asked by my friends Tony and Travis to design them a new logo for their company, Austin Bike Tours and Rentals. Here is how it turned out:

In the original plan there was going to be an armadillo riding the bike, which got voted out but I think is pretty cute:

There you go! If anyone ever needs a great tour of Austin, call them, they can set up biking, kayaking, you name it.
Also, the final
other biking poster I did is finally done, here t'is: (People love biking!)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Personalized stamp & embossing powder fun!

My personalized rubber stamps have finally arrived! I immediately started testing them along with some clear embossing powder that I've been drooling over for a while.

I started with my petal envelope template and cut out one out. I chose black to show how beautiful the embossing powder looks against dark paper.

Using an embossing pad, stamp the pattern you like and top with the powder.

Tap off excess and hit with heating gun...

... and done. It's easy to add more too, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Went crazy and here are some more! After I press them I will make matching envelopes. My head is swirling with possibilities.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Last minute" custom letterpress card

This weekend was marked by the wedding of a couple friends of mine, Thomas and Lili. I decided to use this as an opportunity to experiment more with my etching press.
This is the pressed result:

I had these chipboard sticker letters laying around and stuck them on some wax paper so I could easily reposition them without them losing their stick.

Then I taped the whole thing to the bed of my press and got out a card I had already been experimenting with earlier.

Here is the pressed card. I had already made the white designs with embossing powder, an amazing thing I just discovered. It's pretty much the coolest. So when you think about it, this card is double embossed.

Adding final touches with my corner trimmer:

Adding to the envelope:

It's really cool to think of the amazing custom ideas someone could come up with last minute, and with such a rare medium like an embossed card. I love this little press!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fell off the planet for a little while...

And got stuck in Dallas having too much fun. (Thanks friends!) But now I'm back in Austin and here is what I've been working on:
My friend Jonathan asked me to design a poster for a group bike riding event in New Orleans. Seeing as how I love anything NOLA, I got a little carried away and designed this-

It's a beer drinking pelican! (sorry about the image quality, Blogger isn't wanting to upload correctly for some reason) Here is a link to quality: Better

Also, my card has been featured on Creattica and CardNerd! Go check them out and favorite them please!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Business Card got featured again!

Check it out here!

We're really doing it, Harry!

Thanks so much to "Musicologie" for purchasing my flocked bird screen print from my Etsy shop! I am shipping it today, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Here go:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My newest website and reel! Check it

I finally decided to use the song I always wanted to.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Making art out of pixels, one day at a time.

So I haven't been doing too many crafty things lately because my motion website is totally out of date. Trying to get a new one up and running with my new logo and new work, so stay tuned!
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