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These are a couple of the watercolour paintings I've done this year. No idea what I'm doing so these are from on-line tutorials that I'm trying to learn from. (Not very good photo's though, the otter looks very faint colours compared with the actual painting - took them with my crappy phone, a bit skew-whiff and just did some bodging about to get them on my PC without any app or cloud or what have you - again, no idea what I'm doing. My lack of knowledge seems limitless 😆).

 

On the old forum I saw some jaw-droppingly talented art from members, and if anyone here does a bit, I'd love to see it.

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17 hours ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

On the old forum I saw some jaw-droppingly talented art from members

 

Mate, who needs the old forum?! Those are jaw-droppingly beautiful in their own right!

 

I've tried painting and pastels but was never really any good. I do like 'artistic' stuff though and here's a papercut I made with my contour cutting machine sandwiched between two sheets of glass in a cheap IKEA frame ...

 

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Anther one of a miner cut from black card with a blue sky backdrop ...

 

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I too just used my old phone camera so the photography is nothing to write home about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, webtrekker said:

 

Mate, who needs the old forum?! Those are jaw-droppingly beautiful in their own right!

 

I've tried painting and pastels but was never really any good. I do like 'artistic' stuff though and here's a papercut I made with my contour cutting machine sandwiched between two sheets of glass in a cheap IKEA frame ...

 

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Wowser, it's ace & I'll bet that's very tricky to do - I'd have a few less fingers if I tried that. 😄

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3 minutes ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

 

Wowser, it's ace & I'll bet that's very tricky to do - I'd have a few less fingers if I tried that. 😄

 

Nah, it's not that hard. You just turn your image into a vector outline that can be recognised by the cutting software, put your media (paper, card, plastic sheet, etc) on the cutting mat and set it away!

 

This is the cutter I have - an 18" Silver Bullet ...

 

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It can also engrave, after a fashion. This is an engraving on 2mm clear acrylic (Hard to photograph though!) ...

 

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While I've found my old files I might as well bore you with some more! ...

 

I used to cut many personalised party invitations from A4 magnetic sheet (to stick on fridges as reminders) for sale on ebay. I can't show any pics yet as I need to redact the customer's names and addresses first.

 

Here's a butterfly I sublimation printed and cut from Mylar stencil material. My wife has had a few of these placed around the garden for a few years now and they still look good as new ...

 

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and here's a couple of 45mm button badges I made for the grandkids sublimation printed direct to the clear mylar overlays so the the metal of the badge shows through. The backing cards with the Euro slots were cut from holographic card with my Silver Bullet cutter ...

 

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18 hours ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

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PXL_20220922_175201546.jpg.11be64f1e39f800cdb4803152feb2910.jpg

 

These are a couple of the watercolour paintings I've done this year. No idea what I'm doing so these are from on-line tutorials that I'm trying to learn from. (Not very good photo's though, the otter looks very faint colours compared with the actual painting - took them with my crappy phone, a bit skew-whiff and just did some bodging about to get them on my PC without any app or cloud or what have you - again, no idea what I'm doing. My lack of knowledge seems limitless 😆).

 

On the old forum I saw some jaw-droppingly talented art from members, and if anyone here does a bit, I'd love to see it.

 

WOW-These are bril :classic_ohmy:

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1 hour ago, webtrekker said:

 

Mate, who needs the old forum?! Those are jaw-droppingly beautiful in their own right!

 

I've tried painting and pastels but was never really any good. I do like 'artistic' stuff though and here's a papercut I made with my contour cutting machine sandwiched between two sheets of glass in a cheap IKEA frame ...

 

girl_dog_butterfly.jpg.ffd637c5c9e58ac8e8f9880d87281522.jpg

 

 

Anther one of a miner cut from black card with a blue sky backdrop ...

 

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I too just used my old phone camera so the photography is nothing to write home about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like the minor, I'd buy this one web 👍

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56 minutes ago, webtrekker said:

While I've found my old files I might as well bore you with some more! ...

 

I used to cut many personalised party invitations from A4 magnetic sheet (to stick on fridges as reminders) for sale on ebay. I can't show any pics yet as I need to redact the customer's names and addresses first.

 

Here's a butterfly I sublimation printed and cut from Mylar stencil material. My wife has had a few of these placed around the garden for a few years now and they still look good as new ...

 

mylar_butterfly_800.jpg.149b35526ecf1c8a4a437170a7060a7a.jpg

 

and here's a couple of 45mm button badges I made for the grandkids sublimation printed direct to the clear mylar overlays so the the metal of the badge shows through. The backing cards with the Euro slots were cut from holographic card with my Silver Bullet cutter ...

 

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I'd never gete bored of this kind of stuff - I remember you mentioning a while back that you made badges, and I wondered how that was done, so this is great. 

 

If I had time on my hands I'd be trying loads of new crafts, as it's so relaxing and fun.

 

I learnt how to make sugar flowers a while back from a book and used them to make celebration cakes for relatives & a wedding cake for my niece (no digital photo's though) - I'd love to learn needle felting and needle punch rugs &...well tons of other things. (Backing out now as I'm sensing I'm being a bore).

 

Suffice to say I'm a huge fan of your art work! 

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Gob-smacked by all..... No word great enough!

 

 

Eta:

Having taken my eyes off the great great pictures,, I now read you Tinfoil Hat,, sorry, but I am confused about where YOUR artworks are,
are we looking at them or were these photos of what are essentially paintings, part of the tutorial in the final stage or something?

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35 minutes ago, TetraG said:

Gob-smacked by all..... No word great enough!

 

 

Eta:

Having taken my eyes off the great great pictures,, I now read you Tinfoil Hat,, sorry, but I am confused about where YOUR artworks are,
are we looking at them or were these photos of what are essentially paintings, part of the tutorial in the final stage or something?

 

Those are mine. When I'm looking at them, all my eyes focus on are my errors and inaccuracies compared with what I was copying from. But if you've not seen the originals, you're none the wiser. 😄

 

The bee on the poppy was my own creation because I needed to add something to hide a red finger print I got on the paper right at the end.

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3 minutes ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

When I'm looking at them, all my eyes focus on are my errors and inaccuracies compared with what I was copying from.

I know that situation well, but since I haven't seen the originals either they look very good. It's obvious you have a lot of skill, I'd like to see more in time.

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The art you have created is stunning to me .... I used to write poetry but is that 'Art'?

Back in 2018 I put down a herringbone ash floor (22mm thick individual small segments) which I was quite happy with (for my first try) .... but is it 'Art'?

 

You guys create using different tools and items (such as paint, canvas, cutting tools etc) .... did I create this in the same way (using wood and cutting tools) .... is it even 'Art' or just a 'thing' I did?

 

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Is it 'Art'?

 

What actually is 'Art'?

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9 minutes ago, lake said:

The art you have created is stunning to me .... I used to write poetry but is that 'Art'?

Back in 2018 I put down a herringbone ash floor (22mm thick individual small segments) which I was quite happy with (for my first try) .... but is it 'Art'?

 

You guys create using different tools and items (such as paint, canvas, cutting tools etc) .... did I create this in the same way (using wood and cutting tools) .... is it even 'Art' or just a 'thing' I did?

 

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Is it 'Art'?

 

What actually is 'Art'?

 

I think anything that is created or done well with a natural talent for...is Art. Your floor is beautiful. Natural wood placed to see its beauty from the inside of the tree. Love it. Placed by someone who clearly enjoys his talent(s) and saw the finished 'picture'. Beaut,

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32 minutes ago, lake said:

The art you have created is stunning to me .... I used to write poetry but is that 'Art'?

Back in 2018 I put down a herringbone ash floor (22mm thick individual small segments) which I was quite happy with (for my first try) .... but is it 'Art'?

 

You guys create using different tools and items (such as paint, canvas, cutting tools etc) .... did I create this in the same way (using wood and cutting tools) .... is it even 'Art' or just a 'thing' I did?

 

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Is it 'Art'?

 

What actually is 'Art'?

 

Poetry is definitely art to my mind - it's a creative process.

 

As for this floor, it's a work of art without a doubt. It's exactly the kind of floor I would like to have and you've done an epic job of it! I am full of admiration for anyone who can produce work like this, and it must be all the more fulfilling because you did it yourself.

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7 hours ago, lake said:

The art you have created is stunning to me .... I used to write poetry but is that 'Art'?

Back in 2018 I put down a herringbone ash floor (22mm thick individual small segments) which I was quite happy with (for my first try) .... but is it 'Art'?

 

You guys create using different tools and items (such as paint, canvas, cutting tools etc) .... did I create this in the same way (using wood and cutting tools) .... is it even 'Art' or just a 'thing' I did?

 

DSC_0000039.jpg.65a7f174a2c78dcbb0fd1b0d205b39bc.jpg

 

DSC_0000038.jpg.decb3702c36daa78fead1f2a3bc35f18.jpg

 

DSC_0000034.jpg.71313f99695b4328e9be1cbc2ee5ff4c.jpg

 

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Is it 'Art'?

 

What actually is 'Art'?

 

'Art' to me is simply creating something unique. Even if it has been done before, eg. the same scene in a painting, the same type of floor, the same theme of a poem, it's your 'interpretation' of it that makes it unique and therefore 'Art.'

 

Having done much DIY myself I can appreciate the thought and work that has gone into laying that floor and no two people will have laid it in exactly the same manner, which makes it unique. Being able to step back and admire your finished handiwork means that you know you have achieved a thing of beauty. If that's not Art I don't know what is.

 

I like writing computer code and, even though I can see many places where I have not strictly adhered to common practices, I can still sometimes look at my pages of finished code and see a thing of beauty (to me anyway!). The finished app may resemble many other similar apps but it's still my code, done my way, unique to me, and I feel as though I have achieved something worthwhile at the end of it.

 

 

 

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Regarding DIY as art, a cutting machine opens many possibilities. For instance ..

 

A few years back we own a static caravan. The van was very nice but not new and the plaque on the side was very faded and let it down a bit so I decided to make a new one.

 

The old sign...

 

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I bought a custom-cut white acrylic ellipse and some coloured sign vinyl and cut out the shapes I needed along with some registration marks for alignment ...

 

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This was the end result ...

 

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And this was the finished sign back on the caravan ...

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Total cost less than £20.

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

I'd never gete bored of this kind of stuff - I remember you mentioning a while back that you made badges, and I wondered how that was done, so this is great.

 

Badges are dead easy to make.

 

First, you need a badge machine and lots of blanks. This is my machine ...

 

You can buy different sized dies to suit the blanks . This one is the 45mm die and I also have a smaller 25mm die.

 

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This shows (left to right): the metal blank, a printed design (just on glossy inkjet paper), a thin Mylar disc covering (supplied with the blanks, and a plastic back with pin (you can get plastic pins for young kids) ...

 

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Here's how to use it ...

 

 

And the smaller 25mm badges with a 'D clip' fastening ...

 

 

Hope that's of interest!

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, lake said:

The art you have created is stunning to me .... I used to write poetry but is that 'Art'?

Back in 2018 I put down a herringbone ash floor (22mm thick individual small segments) which I was quite happy with (for my first try) .... but is it 'Art'?

 

You guys create using different tools and items (such as paint, canvas, cutting tools etc) .... did I create this in the same way (using wood and cutting tools) .... is it even 'Art' or just a 'thing' I did?

 

DSC_0000039.jpg.65a7f174a2c78dcbb0fd1b0d205b39bc.jpg

 

DSC_0000038.jpg.decb3702c36daa78fead1f2a3bc35f18.jpg

 

DSC_0000034.jpg.71313f99695b4328e9be1cbc2ee5ff4c.jpg

 

DSC_0000041.jpg.772892daf05a0b190aa051dee5aca3de.jpg

 

DSC_0000040.jpg.6c1562884541d310cbc6ccc6ec93208e.jpg

 

 

Is it 'Art'?

 

What actually is 'Art'?

 

You've floored it.:classic_biggrin:

Well done Lake & yes it is Art as is poetry, which is something I'm pretty good at ( not bragging of course).

I were accepted in to art school , but when the morning came to get up and be there by  9 am I rolled over and went back to sleep (I'm such a lazy so & so)😴:classic_biggrin:

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