Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday crafting

Sundays are great crafting days. I always try to keep my Sundays free just for this purpose. A few weeks ago I took on the postcard project.

I've been accumulating a pretty decent collection of LP records on my thrifting expeditions. Whenever I get a chance, I go through all the boxes of used records. It's actually pretty time consuming, so I only do this when I have time (a.k.a when I'm alone). I also feel kind of guilty when I do that, rummaging through the boxes with a bunch of (what I assume are) old school record enthusiasts... I go through the stacks and look for the awesome covers, not the music itself.

(I cound't resist getting Travolta when I found the record. I think people were looking at my selection with a few raised eyebrows...)

For my defense, I always try to pick records with scratches and some that I noticed the store had several copies of.

Once I have a decent pile of records, I sit down and start cutting them up (the covers, not the records) to be made into postcards. There's just something I really like about the graphics and the feel of those covers. I always think about where they might have been. Maybe played at some awesome parties or something like that. Even the text parts are amazing. I select the best parts of each cover and cut them in the same size.

And then the stamping begins. I hand stamp everything on the other side of the card.  Time flies when you're having fun. I think I spent about 5 hours on these and I still have some that I didn't finish stamping yet.

I usually tend to take over the kitchen table for this project (the cards need space for drying). That has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I get direct view to the TV at the same time. Nothing, I tell you!


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