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Interstitial Arts Passports

Progress on the Interstitial Arts Exchange Party prep is going quite well. Here's what I have been working on for this past week, and what I finished today:

Interstitial Arts Passports!

The idea is that attendees will get passports and take them around to other attendees to fill them with "stamps" like drawings, haiku, scraps of fabric, stickers, etc. to mark their passage through the interstices.

The small text at the bottom of the passport says:

Imaginary and Real States of the Interstices.

I think I made about a hundred and twenty of them, and I don't really know if that will be enough, but I ran out of red card stock and gold embossing powder, so this is the full extent of my passport making capacity. I may number them. Then they can be all fancy and limited edition like!

To make these, I cut paper and card stock into 4" x 6 1/2" rectangles, stamped them with rubber stamps (the passport and imaginary and real states ones were custom orders, but the leaf I had already), dusted them with gold embossing powder, used the heat tool to magic the powder into shininess (which was really probably not the best plan for a heat wave, but oh well; art hurts), folded them and stapled them with red staples to match the card stock. Each passport has eight pages to fill with travel stamps. I'm really hoping the party attendees run with this idea and make them even more amazing than I can imagine.

Other exciting things we will have include a gorgeous hand drawn and colored map by Sherwood Smith, a Thackery T. Lambshead's Cabinet of Curiosities contest (with prizes for the best curiosities!), and something else I can't quite announce yet, but which I am pretty sure will also be super fun.

So, that's what I'm up to. If you'll be at Readercon, I hope to see you there! If you won't, I'll be sure to take a lot of pictures so you can see what we do.



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Jul. 14th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
I am totally reserving you one!
(no subject) - cucumberseed - Jul. 14th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Man, now I really wish I was going. Those are gorgeous.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Aww, I wish you could come!
(no subject) - dynamicsymmetry - Jul. 14th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Very pretty! I love embossing powder, it's my favorite stamping accoutrement. =)

This icon was made from a card I stamped aeons ago.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Your cards are so cool! I think you know a lot of techniques that I haven't learned yet. I am a fly by the seat of my pants and pick random things up as I go along sort of person.
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Jul. 14th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
That is Gorgeous! Now I need to figure out what to draw.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
NEAT! I will be there. Save me one.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
I am totally going to count people who have specifically said they're coming and save a bunch aside for them. No worries!
(no subject) - sparkymonster - Jul. 14th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Okay, that's sheer effing bloody genius.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
I am sure you will do something to make them even more awesome!
Jul. 14th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Those are gorgeous!!!
Jul. 14th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Not half as gorgeous as your map, though!
Jul. 14th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
When is the party? Can't wait!
Jul. 14th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Starts at 8pm on Friday. There will be flyers in the lobby with the room number.
Jul. 14th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Eee! Garcia love!
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(no subject) - skogkatt - Jul. 14th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - txanne - Jul. 14th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC) - Expand
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Jul. 14th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Those are **beautiful**
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
I really can't wait to see what everyone does with them!
Jul. 14th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
You are a creative genius and mastermind of all things fun.
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
You are a mastermind of all things!
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Jul. 14th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
I wish you were, too!
Jul. 14th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
I wish I were going to Readercon just to get a passport and to share writing/drawing/etc. with others!!

Is Readercon in the same place every year? Maybe I could go sometime!
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Yep, its always in Burlignton, MA (which is a suburb of Boston). If this party is really fun, it may turn into an annual thing.
Jeff VanderMeer
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
OMG. Those are totally amazing. I desperately want one. (I'm also wondering if you'd mind if I credited you with the idea and introduced this concept next year to the Shared Worlds teen writing camp I help run. JeffV
Jul. 14th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
I'd be delighted! I'm all about sharing creative ideas all over the place. If you need help figuring out the execution, please let me know. You can e-mail me at julia@juliarios.com.
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Jul. 14th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Well, hello there! I believe I have interviewed you before.
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