Monday, August 18, 2008

LoBue deMeng class

Hey guys,

For those of you who are doing the special class BOXED IN, HUNG UP AND WORN OUT Keith LoBue and I are teaching, we finally got our supply list together. I broke them up into two might find a couple of crossover items, but this is what we are going to play with:

The deMeng requirements

Supply List:

  1. Box or nook -of some sort to house your precious object. Could be anything from a cigar box to a hubcap…the important part is that smaller piece fits inside.

  2. Various found objects- if you gots em, bring em. Anything and you can think of. If you can’t use what you bring I’m sure someone in the class will find something to do with the goods. Other ideas might include mesh, screen, wire and string…and ooooohhhh Mica…fun stuff.

  3. Interesting nails and or screws (we’ll use them for both structure and aethetics

  4. Molding Paste (Golden or Liquitex)

  5. Matte Medium Gel

  6. Paints: Acrylic (Golden brand -preferably fluids – the tubes and jars will work too, the colors are the key)
    Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold,
    Carbon or Mars Black,
    Pthalo Green blue shade,
    Dioxazine Purple,
    Quinacridone Crimson,
    Payne’s Gray

  7. Optional Paints for Metalic effects
    Interference colors (blue, green, violet),
    Iridescent colors (i.e. silver, gold, bronze, copper, etc.)
    Micaceous Iron Oxide

  8. Glues:
    Liquid Nails Clear or E6000
    Epoxy Putty (not a liquid. 3 minute, 5 minute, ore 10 minute get it in the plumbing section of the hardware store)

  9. Books, Magazine, and other paper ephemera,

  10. Brushes (small to medium, including detail brushes)

  11. Palette paper or wax paper

  12. Optional items or suggestions to enhance the class project:
    Basic tools like pliers, wire cutters, etc.
    Heat gun.
    Dremel with cut off wheel

the LoBue requirements:

Papering Over it: Collaging the Found ObjectThis exciting workshop will allow participants to leap off of the two-dimensional paper plane and attach to, encase and embellish the wide world of dimensional objects. Working with found-object jeweler Keith Lo Bue, students will learn the proper archival methods of adhering beautiful antique papers to metal, glass, wood and much more.
The list below contains things you will be certainly using in the workshop, and to avoid having to wait for a communal tool to become available, you should plan on getting them for the class:
• 'Re-bar tie wire' (found for under $5 in hardware stores in the construction materials section, near the cinder block and chain-link fencing. IMPORTANT: make sure it is steel or iron wire, NOT galvanized! should be dark grey-black). If you are travelling light, snip off about 1/4 of the roll which should be plenty. No need to bring the whole's heavy!• DAP brand KWIK-SEAL Kitchen & Bath caulk- CLEAR: Available at Home Depot and other hardware's what it looks like: <>
• 1 small bottle each (Matte, Satin, Gloss) of JO SONJA'S water-based Polyurethane VARNISHES: Here's what they look like: <> Available at many craft-supply stores like Michael's, etc. If you can't get all three, try to at least get Matte and Gloss.
• Small bottle of PVA glue <>
• Water-clear epoxy <>• an assortment of brushes• tweezers
• plastic cups to mix paint/glue in
• PAPER! You can bring old books, new books, artist-made papers, any kind of paper that interests you! I will be showing some techniques specific to fibre-based papers, that is, either hand-made artist papers, or books that are from earlier than 1910 or so. So if you can, try to bring at least 1 old book that you have made up your mind can be taken apart.
• Assortment of found objects to play with: this may include wooden or metal boxes/tins, scraps of metal, glass, wood, plastic, etc. For a wide-open list of possible objects to bring, check out the list of 'raw materials' in my Precious Little supply list here: <> Don't be intimidated by that list, please, it's simply a sampling of potential items. Bring materials that thrill you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Here Kit-ty Kit-ty

Kits are coming...not kittens, but kits. Time to pre-order some cool kits due in October.

Christine has been working away trying to perfect the Morpheus Box kit and finally she has done so. Those of you who took my class this year will know all about it. It has a spinneeee device (techincal term) in the center and gives you the chance for four different images in the box. Give it a whirl.

The other kit that Christine is getting in is the Printers Tray. I'm working out a class proposal as we speak...or...type...rather.

Drop Christine a line and let her know if you're interested...


(not sure where this image is from...but way cool)