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I’m an artist, I can’t help it. I see something and I want to deconstruct it and put my own spin on it. It’s something I’ve done as a child, it’s something I do to this very day. So, I thought I would share each week some of the funky things I do with products from Adoramapix. It’s fun to think outside the box and create art that works for you.
So here we go, week one , we’re doing a craft with the kids for the holidays. So you’ve given the grandparents every picture you can find of your kids and you’re stumped for the holidays. Why not turn their pieces of art work.. into well, art work? ha. I’ll explain.
About one month ago, when Adoramapix ran their special on 8×8 -14 page photo books , I decided to scan all of my daughter’s art work and put them into this photo book. I enjoy looking back through the school year to see her drawings, pastels, paintings and more. It got me thinking, since they are already scanned, why not order some square prints of them and turn them into coasters for the grandparents.
So here you’ll see the photo book I made. I then ordered some images as 4×4 size. I chose four of my favorite images for the coasters, but for this demonstration, I’ll just show you the one. I then went to Home Depot and picked up a small pack of tumbled tiles. Now the 4×4 images were just a little too big for the tile, so instead of cutting them down, I decided to rip the edges to give it more of a rough look to it to match the rough tile.
For this art project, we also had to buy Mod Podge and a foam brush.
The beauty of this project is that my 11-year-old was able to do this mostly by herself with very little help from me. So next we glued the image down to the tile. Then we put several coats of Mod Podge on top. It’s important to let each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next one.
Now although it looks great once it’s dried. It’s still not complete. Remember, someone is going to put a drink on this so there will be moisture. So we finished this up with a final spray of matt sealer. This step should be done by an adult.. look at all those warning signs! I did this part, outside on top of parchment paper. Apply several coats again and make sure each coat is dry before applying the next. Now it is sealed.
We made three more coasters of my daughter’s art work and we are now ready for the holidays with a truly unique, home-made gift with the help of Adoramapix. Thank you Adoramapix!
(4) 4×4 tiles
(4) 4×4 prints from ADORAMAPIX
(1) foam brush
(1) bottle of Mod Podge
(1) can of finishing spray/sealer
It isn’t often that I take the pen in my hands but I felt this is one of those times when I felt I would be able to convey the message the best.
As some of you have noticed, we recently introduced a
For a long time, we had been puzzled that many orders slated for store pickup were never claimed. Of those that were picked up, many (over 20%) waited for over a month before being picked up. As you can imagine, this added up over time. With the limited space in NYC this situation grew out of control, and we were out of space at the pickup counter.
About a year ago, we tried to address the situation by sending out reminder emails as well as trying to reach customers by phone. It helped a little but not enough. Unfortunately, this also added labor costs. We considered putting an end to the in-store pickup service, but before doing so we surveyed our customers about their reasons for ordering store pickup. The top three responses were:
1. It’s convenient.
2. It’s faster.
3. It’s free.
Since some of our customers benefited from the service, we decided to keep it and instead add a small convenience fee to cover our costs while maintaining the option for those who benefitted from the speed and convenience.
I would love to hear your thoughts and if you feel there is a better solution. We are certainly open to other ideas.
It’s time to rake in the savings with great sale on our hardcover photo books. This week only you can save 30% off hard cover photo books with the code: pxbkfall30. You can choose any size of hard cover photo book you would like to receive this great deal. Choose a cute little 6×6 to put in someone’s stocking.. or better yet, how about a 12×12 to make a statement? Hurry though, savings start to fall the longer you wait.
The images are haunting and heartbreaking. We are talking about the photographs emerging from Hurricane Sandy that swept through our beloved city. As most us were able to prepare the best that we could, we had no idea how powerful a storm Sandy would be and the path of destruction she would leave behind.
Everyone in the city was affected in one way or another. We also did not escape her wrath. We are located on West 18th Street in New York City and were closed yesterday and again today. We have no power, our email is down and with transportation shut down in NYC, no one can get back and forth to work safely. We understand this is an inconvenience for our members who need their orders. We only hope you’ll be patient with us as we get back on our feet, asses the damage and get back to work fulfilling your orders.
Our members are everything to us, without you we would not exist. We do not take this lightly. If you need to reach us, please feel free to reach out to myself, Libby, on all our social media channels. You can also use this temporary email in cases of urgency, email@example.com.
This photo courtesy of NASA really shows the magnitude and power of Hurricane Sandy.