I'm two weeks into my blog hop experiment with the Flip-Pal© mobile scanner. Last week I challenged it by taking it outdoors to scan garage siding and old fence boards to create a "reclaimed wood" look reindeer and frame http://embellishmentskids.blogspot.com/2011/12/men-scan-2-blog-hop-flip-pal-review-and.html. The scanner runs on batteries and offers the option to remove the lid so you can direct scan any flat object. So, I thought I'd scan a few unusual things in the studio and use the images to create a vintage look Believe sign so Santa knows the Christensen family is ready and waiting.
When author, TV personality and designer Kathy Peterson sent me an email saying she needs a man, I almost clicked the spam button. Sure, she and I are Facebook banterers keeping each other's spirits high with humor and accolades, but this proclamation had me perplexed. In reading further, that was just the tip of the iceberg, she needed five men. Now, before I lead you on too far and tarnish the respectable and admirable reputation of the talented KP, let me share with you her exciting idea.
In association with Flip-Pal ©, Kathy was assembling her team of Men, five men who create. Her invitation was for us to test drive the mobile scanner, that was awarded the Craft and Hobby Associations Innovation award in 2010.
To run it through it's paces with a different breed of animal, joining me are the talented Suede Baum - Fashion designer and TV personality from the Project Runway, Ken Oliver - The Accidental Crafter, Martin Amado - Interior designer and HGTV design host, and Mark Montano - Author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts.
While my resume of notoriety is dwarfed by these high profile men of design, Kathy knows that my magical world of Embellishments can put any product through a warfare of art and craft. I'll put it to the test and share with you how it does keeping up with kid's design, prop making and the overall theme overload we see here in the studio. I unwrapped mine today and have just begun to play with it.
Every Thursday during December, the guys and I will be updating our blogs with our Flip-Pal© experiences and sharing our creations. To keep with the "man" theme, I wonder if we all scan our manly abs, could we start a Men of Flip-Pal calendar? I better scan and crunch, scan and crunch
Crunch...1,2,3...Crunch 4,5,6... whew! Could I please have a stunt double, or an ab stand in?
Here are links to my cohorts.
Suede Baum - http://suedesays.com/blog
Ken Oliver - http://kensworldinprogress.blogspot.com/
Martin Amado - http://www.martinamado.com/
Mark Montano - http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/
Welcome to my Embellishments Journal, it's a new feature. I will be posting about some of our projects, sharing pictures and interesting things. Chime in, ask questions and keep your arms and hands inside the ride until it comes to a complete stop. -Aaron