Yes another batch of Art-o-Mat blocks….

Painted & colored most of these during Spring Olympia Arts Walk

Slicing them to size to fit the blocks – painted them on Bristol as the MDF blocks often staisn the Sumi-e paper when I adhere it.

Here’s the drill – after making the art,  adhere it to the blocks and trim…

glue and trim

 

Next… since the blocks are so small I just use a rubber stamp for a seal as opposed to my soapstone seals for regular size Sumi-e pieces.

stamp with a seal

Time to wrap – that’s why it’s called Artists in Cellophane!

cellophane wrap

 

50 all set to ship…

in the box

When I opened the recently delivered new boxes of art-o-mat blocks I was surprised that they are 1/8 smaller so the size has to be made up!  So Tuesday night I marked mat board and brought it to ORLA [Olympia Regional Learning Academy] and cut 150 rectangles from my mat board.  The art room had one of the big paper cutters so it went really quickly…

adhering 1/8 mat board to the blocks

 

next the trim….

trim, trim – 100 times

 

of course being an artist, I thought this was a nifty design but being leery of keeping too much odd stuff I did toss it into the recycle bin…

abstract…

 

I have all the images adhered to the mat board, half of the blocks have my contact info adhered to the back… I’m aiming to ship the 100 out tomorrow after: trim, stamp, wrap and pack!

For the next 50 that should be arriving any day, I will paint the Sumi-e directly on the mat board, then adhere, etc. etc, etc…

too many late nights in a row – time for some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

keep arting,

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here’s a story…  http://www.dealtrackersf.com/2013/05/30/the-art-o-mat-vending-machine-delivers-mini-masterpieces/

and some other links

http://www.artomat.org/  http://twitter.com/art_o_mat  http://www.shopartomat.com/

 

 

 

 

So I mailed off a batch on

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