Supercool Art Design Contest

SuperCool Art is holding a contest. Check out the information below for a chance to share your artistic talent, and possibly earn some bucks:

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Have you ever wanted to channel your inner artist and create your own masterpiece to display in your home? Perhaps you haven’t had the desire, but maybe your children have. This is no longer something you have to dream about; it’s something you can achieve with a little help from SuperCool Art! We have kits that are geared towards educating artists of any age on color theory, scale and composition in a hands-on way. There are three kits geared towards children, and another three kits for adolescents and adults.

Or maybe you’re already a budding or established artist and would love to see your design made into our next themed kit and win up to $500.00 for your creativity.

We are running a contest to find our next commissioned artist. You can check out our current themes at: http://www.supercoolart.com/kits/artists and http://www.supercoolart.com/kits/lil_artists.

You will find all the contest rules and entry form at: http://www.supercoolart.com/contests

We can’t wait to see what all of you creative genius’ come up with!

Questions? Email noelle@supercoolart.com.

 

 

BRAINS!!

My office was in need of some Halloween spirit (See what I did there?). Since I have to constantly stare at my computer all day, I figure that would be the best place to add some decoration.

So I sketched up some creepy zombie arms

Next, I created some much-needed text to go along with my decoration:

I cut the pattern out of cardstock and chipboard, and glued them together, to make my design more rigid.

Finally, I applied the cut pieces to my computer, using a little double-sided adhesive.

Spooky, eh? I know I get scared every time I look at my computer! 😛

Want to cut your own Zombie arms? Here’s the file in both MTC and EPS format.

Zombie-hands.eps

Zombie-hands.mtc

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Materials used:

 

Spooky wall bats

With Halloween coming up, bats are all the rage! Elina loves to decorate the house for Halloween. This year, we added some wall vinyl to the mix.

I used my KNK Zing and MTC to cut these bad boys. I found bitmap of the bats on the internet and pixel traced them. The total size of my layout is about three feet tall and two feet wide. Below is the file I created to cut my bats:

wallbats.mtc

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In my MTC file, I was able to fit a full 3ft x 2ft section of bats into 2 12″ x 12″ mats.

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Cut on a KNK Zing
Force: 10
Speed: 10
Blade: standard material blade
Offset: .35
Material used: 12 inch wall vinyl

License Plates (Posted by Barbie469)

Anyone remember those mirrored personalized license plates people put on the front of their cars back in the 60’s? I found a new use for them! Wall hangings. This would be a great idea for a kid’s dorm room wall, door, or depending on your message, tie several together for a guest room wall, bathroom, kitchen, the possibilities are endless.

I used 2 acrylic license plates I got from KNKUSA , one red and one silver (actually looks like a mirror). I used MacTac 8300 Pro Intermediate Outdoor Vinyl (in case I want to put it outside) for the lettering. For the NCSU plate, I used Passion Red, Matte Black and Glossy White, font was Varsity. I had to be careful when putting the layers of letters together since this vinyl is extremely sticky. It’s not perfect, but I was pleased with the results. The other plate is much like a mirror and I used Monogram KK font to do my monogram in Raspberry vinyl (again using the MacTac). You can tell from the picture that it really does act like a mirror. Maybe it would be perfect for a girls locker?

Several tips: The plates measure 11 7/8″ by 6″, so I cut my letters 5 1/2″ high. I used MTC to design the images. For the NCSU plate, I broke apart the letters and make each part a separate layer. This made it easier to cut in 3 colors and line them up when applying. Also, I used the clear transfer tape so I could see exactly where I was applying each image.