Nice Surface Machining China photos

A few nice surface machining China images I found:

Boot Spats – made from Recycled Cereal Boxes

Image by Urban Woodswalker
I am a Chicago suburban based artist and craft designer.

These Spats (boot coverings) were made from woven cereal boxes. They are currently on display until July 10, 2010 at the Lake County Welcome Center in Hammond Indiana. (exit 3 Kennedy Avenue -right off of I 80). Artist reception June 3 5:30 -7:30 pm. The group show is "Trash to Treasure X." My Plastic bag coat is also on display at this show.

I created these to wear in a Trashy Fashion show in November 2009 – To Promote Recycling , Reducing, and Repurposing…of course!

These were made along with a coat made out of plastic bags, and a hair clip from paper bags for a fantastic show put on by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) where over 60 designs were created and worn. It was an AMAZING event! on November 13, in the suburbs of Chicago. I look forward to the next year’s show. I am already thinking about what I will create.

See the 2 bottlecaps here? I flattened them with my die cutting machine.

Smoke and Mirrors

Image by Bill Gracey
Ok, it’s not really a mirror. It’s a soap bubble. But, hey, soap bubbles are very reflective, so I’m sticking with my title.

I used a bubble machine at the same time as the incense stick and hoped to get bubbles in the smoke. The machine spits out the bubbles so fast that it was impossible to get a focused bubble and smoke in the same image. I ended up pasting a bubble from one image into a smoke picture using Photoshop. The color in the smoke comes from a Nik software filter, but the bubble is unmodified.

I’m going to try for future bubble pictures without the bubble machine.

For information about photographing smoke, and to see more smoke images, please check my Smoke set.

If you like this kind of image, you might not hate my Drops/Bubbles set.