Wednesday, July 29, 2009

When They Say 6 Inches, They Mean 6 Inches

I absolutely adore Jimi Hendrix (and his music isn't so bad either) and one of my favorite songs is "Manic Depression". I found these four little pictures of Hendrix and decided to make a set of ATCs inspired by Hendrix and "Manic Depression".

So let me just say that these four little ATCs took me about 3 months to do. It was one of those projects where I'd pick them up, get stuck, put them back down. Pick them up, move them out of my way, put them back down. Pick them back up...well, you get the idea. At one point, I painted them in different colors and then used Elmer's glue to make a crackle effect which was a technique Gabrielle (on the LPS Design Team) taught us at the message board.

The effect was really cool but I was still at a loss on what to do with these things. Then I got some Maya Mist from LPS and it got me thinking about how I could try it out on these ATCs (I was a Mist Virgin you see). So I glued Hendrix to the cards, set them on a paper towel and read the instructions on the mist bottle:

-Shake well (check!)
-Spray at an angle (check!)
-about 6" from surfaces (huh?)

I never was good at math because I apparently have no idea how far away from surfaces 6 inches is, whoops. So I blasted these things with Maya Mist into next Saturday. I got it all over everything, including a vintage hair scarf (no worries, right into the washer it went, all perfect again!) and my crackle effect. Not only that but I had a flashback of Gene Wilder warning Violet not to chew the gum as Hendrix turned bright blue right before my very eyes. Well, crap...

Although the more I looked at them, they didn't seem so bad. But lesson learned, bring a ruler next time I try spraying anything with anything.

28 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

groovy ;-)

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

Very Nice Maggi,
I like your creativeness and so cool using the Hendrix images. Colors are good and nice to have a set. A while back I had some Marilyn Monroe playing cards and I altered them too.
I need to post pic's - some of them are funny. I love how you did yours,aren't ATC's fun ???
Do you like working with this small format ?

Heavenly Housewife said...

Very cool :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Too cool lil' lady.

xxx

Alicia said...

awesome! how cool are you?!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Fantastic creations, my dear, your spin on Hendrix really rocks!!! :)


Thank you very much for your sweet comment, my dear! Oodles of hugs!

♥ Jessica

Lisa said...

I know what you mean about the 6 inches thing...your work is cool (I love the blue and orange together--everything POPS!)

Jocelyn said...

Maggi.....these are just Perfect!!! I am so with you on the measurement...I did the very same thing on a canvas and could not figure out what I was doing wrong!!!! Next time I will be using a ruler!!! Have a wonderful day!!!! :)

NicNacManiac said...

Great job....kinda like a blue haze that I'm sure he was in when the original pix were taken!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Wow, They are fab! Its nice to see a different style of ATC..... Very Groovy! X

Scrappy Girl said...

I am not a Hendrix fan but I am definitely an ATC fan...these are so cute.

The other day at Micheals I saw a 16x20 frame made to display trading cards...I think I am going to get one for all of mine to hang in my scrap area.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my daughter loves Jimi!

Melissa said...

Oh wow, awesomeness. Love these little gems.
Jimi was hotttt

Maureen said...

Definitely love the blue Hendrix! These are superb! Amazing.

laterg8r said...

i think they turned out great :)

That's Who I Am said...

Gosh you crack me up! I think they look great lol! YOu are so funny. So, I am so surprised that Jillian and Ed are still together and moving in together...WOW quick lol! Good for them though. Oh by the way Traci is starting on my blog design NEXT week! YAH I am super excited!!

Nora Johnson said...

Maggi, they are sooo cool!!

xxxLOL LOLA & Nora:)

Callista said...

This is soo totally something I would do!!! Maybe it's a good thing I haven't gotten my hands on any Maya mist yet! I kinda like the blue look for Jimi though! the cards are great. WTG girl!

Lisa T. Howard said...

These are great Maggi...well worth the 3 months of effort! LOL! BTW, I say we move to NYC and have a blast! You can bring Toot! :)

Euphoria said...

Oh my- these just ROCK!! LOVE the misting even though it was "your first time" LOL!

These really do rock lady- nice work!

Michelle said...

Haha...Maggi, I had the same thing happen to me when I was spraying something. I'm terrible at math...but oh well, got the job done along with everything else! Those are AWESOME by the way!! You are such a wonderful artist!

xoxo

Michelle

Karen said...

Fun and full of style....kind of like Hendrix! Love the word and letter bits. I have a scrapbook layout of my daughter's first moments in my arms that I just can seem to bring together....I think we're going on a year here now. Like you, I pull it out and get stuck, put it away, pull it out again...sigh. Good to know, that also like you, it will eventually come together for me! :>

Joanna Jenkins said...

That turned out really great!!!!
xo

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I love how versital your talent is! I have a whole room full of "stuck"! Can you come un-stuck me?

Love your project Maggi, so creative!!!

xoxo
Karyn

Jackie said...

oooh I just love these atc's amazing!

yyam said...

The end result is great Maggi! I'm glad you didn't give up...

I never follow instructions most of the time...sometimes there are happy accidents...Or it just gets messy..lol.

jennifer said...

Those are so cool! I haven't created anything in a while. Maybe once the kids are back in school I can get with it.

Nicole Maki said...

Oh my goodness! I love Manic Depression and I never thought of making anything so cool.

Your work never ceases to amaze me.

Love the label maker strips and the punchinella. These are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the link.