A couple of years ago Steve Wintercroft, after receiving an invite to a Halloween party but struggling for costume ideas, sat down with a pile of old cardboard, some parcel tape, a pair of scissors and plenty of hot tea. An hour or so later and after some trial and error he had made himself a fox mask. The mask was well received so a year later he redesigned it and added a couple of other animals. And thus was born the WINTERCROFT Etsy shop.
The masks are straight forward to cut out and assemble and are intended to be made from waste card, old cereal boxes are perfect. Steve designed masks for music videos, fashion shoots, parties and events with designs from dogs to a Stag and is always open to suggestions for new ideas. If can’t find what you are looking for or you need a particular mask for your event, just ask. In the shop you will find delicately drawn templates, and easy to follow written instructions so that the masks can be assembled by anyone, using local materials and removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping. You’ve GOT to see how amazing these masks are after the break:
I am in loooooooove with these watercolor prints by Etsy shop owner WaterColorBook. Artist Slavi Aladjova states that her prints are made in her own art studio, using Epson Pigment Inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade for at for basically forever. The watercolors are printed on fine art watercolor paper. She also states that she uses Epson best wide format printers. Regardless of the details, just look at how beautiful the rest of these prints are! And – if Disney is not your cup of tea – don’t worry – she has all sorts of prints for just about anyone: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Comics, and your every day basic cities, animals, and more! HUZZAH!
If you’re a comic book fan like me, you have two major problems. The first being that you spend too much money on your current comic runs, and the second being that you are always wondering if there is an new run you should start. Well let me assure you fellow comic fans, you are not alone. But – despite these ongoing problems (which we will not address today) I implore you that if you are wondering if there are new runs you should start, let Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw satiate your hunger.
Think about it. Tens of thousands of people created microprocessors and computer programming languages and software tools and Internet protocols and audio mixing programs and video editing tools so that DJ Earworm could bring you an audio and video mashup of every significant pop song of 2014. Because technology!