Le marché éphémère de la Gare Windsor a Montréal 2018 organisé par le collectif créatif mtl a été un événement féerique et magique pour Sofs Designs. J'ai rencontre des gens incroyable et j'ai entendu des millier de 'Wow chèque ça' !!! Je suis reconnaissante de cette belle expérience et je suis heureuse de partager ma passion et émerveillement avec un si grand nombre de gens.
What's more was the level of enthousiams that everyone had towards my small business wishing me luck and encouraging to keep going. One more reason why being a maker and artisan producing producst locally is so exciting and gratyfying. I am very thankful to everyone who came by to see my and soon to be thier little paper creatures. Until next year or until my next show. Check out where we'll be here.
MERCI / THANK YOU
Dans le monde des fabrications papier on voit toute sorte de chose, et on voit aussi des choses géantes! Ça fait longtemps que je veux essayer de faire un 'papercraft' grandeur réel mais je n’étais ni certaine du comment et ni équipée pour le faire.
Petit à petit j'ai recherché les façons de faire et surtout les outils et matériaux nécessaires. Le reste est facile.. Quand je dit facile, je m'explique: Une fois que je me suis équipée du bon papier (carton de 160 lbs) et d'une imprimante format grande impression, le reste est une question de bricolage.
Construction du beau sapin de 5 pieds:
Et donc voici ce que j'ai eu besoin une fois en possession du parton (imprimé sur 41 page de grandeur 13 pouces par 19 pouces):
Un couteau à lame d’environ $ 12 (acheter bureau en gros)
Un tapis de coupe auto cicatrisant qui m'a coûté environ $45 (acheter bureau en gros)
De plus, dernièrement j'ai changé de technique et utilise du ruban double face avec un
distributeur de ruban double face. C'est un peu plus dispendieux avec une valeur qui va entre environ $25 (le rose) à $75 (le rouge). La différence est dépendante de la largeur du ruban utilisé. Pour les gros modèle comme celui-ci, j'ai du acheter un ruban 'heavy duty' et donc j'ai aussi du me procurer un distributeur plus gros. Pour la plus part des projets, le rose fonctionne super bien. (acheter sur amazon.ca) Le coût du ruban est quand même important et donc pour un gros modèle comme celui-ci, j’ai du utiliser pour une valeur d’environ $20. (acheter sur uline.ca)
Par contre un bâton de colle à $4 fait bien l'affaire aussi! Mon favoris c'est le rouge, le pritt:
Et c'est tout,.. le reste est manuelle mais simple. Il faut en faire un peu à chaque jours et petit à petit les pièces du patron sont coupées et 'marquées' (je prends l’endos du couteau avec une règle et je glisse sur les lignes pointillées.) En passant, marquer les lignes à plier est une partie important. Un peu tannant mais ensuite tout ira beaucoup mieux!
Le reste, et bien, c'est comme un mélange entre faire un casse-tète et une peinture à numéro. Il suffit de trouver les numéros qui vont ensembles, donc 1 avec 1, 2 avec 2...et les coller! VOILA le résultat: à chaque fois époustouflant!!
Si vous voulez aussi en faire un Vous êtes capable, j'en suis sur!!
Faite-le entre amis avec du bon vin et de la bonne musique. (Peut-être pas trop de vin pour celle qui coupe les pièces du patron! )
I never really had the chance to show you this amazing cool project I did with some even more amazing people. We found each other on FIVERR .
I have to say that before I made this satelite I didn't really know anything about this topic. Now, I seem to know even less but I did learn a little!
Check it out : Appolo project arthur
In a previous post you will see how I have tried resin epoxy and although I did love the results, the process is quite involved. Therefore over the years I wanted to see if a spray-on application could do the trick.
To sum it up, after trying all the sprays I could find, the results are completely different then with resin epoxy. The thickness and the strength of your final object will not be like resin at all. That said, I did have a favourite spray and in my opinion, the results were satisfactory.
So my favorite was the one that said 'triple thick' coat. I would imagine regardless of the brand and what it says on can, anything that has a thicker application process would work best. The idea is that if its too liquid, it will take longer to dry and you will also need so many layers that it's not useful. Again here, regardless of the brand, I found that they all were very similar in smell and process.
One last bit, I found that the matte sprays were not really doing what I had imagined they would do. After a few application and once dry, they left sort of a white patchy cloud on the models. Also when I applied them on the glossy surface of my other 'resined' models, its like they basically just clouded the surface. I guess its 'normal' meaning that for a surface to become matte if its glossy to begin with, it has to take away the shine so it needs to 'matte' it but still, I wasn't really pleased with the end result.
Please look at pictures to see which ones I have tried.
** Next I will try a peel off rubber spray paint available to use on cars and also, a 2K clear coat (as opposed to all previous 1K products above). 1k=1 component versus 2k= 2 component products.
In recent years I started using a lot of 'waterproof' fabrics to make all sorts of useful bags. I often get asked what type of fabrics I am using and what they are made with.
sThe answer is never as simple and quick as I would like it to be. Mainly its because I often forget how to pronounce the words of the material use to 'waterproof' the fabrics and add to this, my nice French accent and its gets a bit complicated!! While researching for this blog post I came across another great post that well, really as it all so why reinvent the wheel.
Although a few of the fabric that are mentioned in there I don't use, it really explains well the difference between the PUL type fabric and the PVC ones. Those two are the main available kinds that I work with along side the ripstop nylon that I also really love. Please know that to make my reusable and food safe bags I use the cotton or cotton linen blend PUL fabrics.
Have a good read ! (thank you to a fellow fabric lover- plush addict in the UK- for this great post) WATERPROOF FABRIC GUIDE
For what seems to be my whole life I have, at times, felt inadequate, and oppressed, because all I ever wanted was to have fun. Yes, fun. In primary school I was a regular fixture at the director's office, in high school as well. Not because I was 'mean' to other kids (although I must also confess to having been mean to a few kids in my youth and to this day I still feel very sad about that) I was often visiting the director's office because I was having too much fun and it was disturbing others. Later, while in competitive sport, I remember being shunned by some coaches because I was having too much fun and I was not serious enough. This pattern as followed me all the way to adulthood where I always feel the need to inject fun in everything I do. So much so that I ended up 'needing' to leave my 'too serious' of a day job to become a full time fun seeker!!
I have understood why having fun is so important to me through therapy and deep soul searching. Fun is a way to combat stress and anxiety, as well as, a way to stay young at heart. Since I am anxious by nature, fun for me balances my psychic Today I can say that I feel free to be who I want to be: a fun loving person who loves to have...you guessed it, fun!!
Fun for me is like breathing, I believe it should be a part of everything we do. I think that the lack of fun is the cause of many illness in our modern world. I feel that my life's mission is to help people see that having fun will make them feel healthier and happier. I know very well that there is a time and place for everything however I also know that there is nothing wrong with having fun in everything we do. Leaders especially have be able to nurture fun behavior as it will ultimately equal to success. That said, its important to distinguish between the 'good' fun and the chemicly enhanced fun. As kids we don't need any substance to have fun and it turns out as adults neither however for many reasons too many times we feel we must use 'something' in order to have fun. This screws up everything in the process. I suggest you try simple fun, like making stuff! You won't believe how great you'll feel!
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