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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rubber Stamp Mania coming!!!

Join us at Ruth's Table for a fun workshop called Rubber Stamp Mania
We will make our own rubber stamps using a variety of techniques. Also
on hand will be several  huge collections of rubber stamps to use throughout
the workshop. Register at and have some fun!

Use your new rubber stamps for postcards, greeting cards, mail art and collage and tags.

Here is a card I made using a readymade rubber stamp I found at many years ago. It is a mason jar. I "filled" it with my newly made rubber stamp using a piece of a flip flop. I used a heat gun and heated the flip flop for approximately 15 seconds and the pushed the warm foam into the keys, buttons and paper clips making an impression. It the impression it not deep enough simply reheat the foam and start again. Using a regular ink pad ink the foam stamp and stamp it inside the jar. I was amazed how realistic it looked. It has has a look of a film negative to me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bulletin Board

Last week a group of us tackled the Ruth's Table bulletin board. Dorothy, Liz, Margie and Sue and Tomoko combined our efforts and came up with this idea....

The bulletin board is a tree branch repurposing a old dictionary. The book
pages were scrunched and twisted and the leaves are photographs of activities,
projects and people at our workshops at Ruth's Table.

We used the Sizzix bird and butterfly and cut birds and butterflies from wall paper.

We also added buttons and a few sprigs of green to our tree branches.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

San Francisco Zine Fest 2012

 Last weekend my daughter Elana and her friend Annakai and I went to the San Francisco Zine Fest in Golden Gate Park. Jennie Hinchcliff of opened this world to us and we all had a great time at the Zine fest. I am going back next year! We could not see it all. And it was FREE to get in!

Elana and Annakai giving Jennie the Urban Journal. It is their high schools  literary Journal.

The SF County Fair Building was filled with people displaying and selling their Zines.

The wonderful table of mail art related material from the SF Correspondence Co-op.
I just joined this summer and I bought a lot of great material at this table and all over the festival.

The Fest had a library room of Zines to read and look at for your pleasure. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

SCRAP Fundraiser!

Here is Shaui Chen the Director of our beloved Scrap in a repurposed party hat! I made it out of wall paper, zippers, and ribbon remnants. Shaui and the staff of SCRAP put on a great event. I volunteered along with Dorothy Yuki to work at the party hat table.

Here are three of the participants at the party hat workshop! 

Please check out SCRAP if you are in San Francisco. You won't believe what you can find!
Help keep items out of the landfill and give them a new life!