Got an idea? Tell me about it!
I posted this call for entries / submissions in the Cedar Canyon Online E-zine in June. There’s still time to submit your ideas and potentially see them in print.
What Are You Doing With Rubbing Plates?
I’m working on a new book project that will feature a bunch of ways to use our rubbing plates. I know that you are some of the most creative people on the planet (yes, you are!) and that you have probably used our rubbing plates for dozens of thing other than paintstik rubbings.
– Are you using our rubbings plates to make impressions in clay (polymer, paper, pottery…)?
– Are you pouring liquid or spreadable stuff in the plates and letting it dry?
– Are you using our rubbing plates with paints? Discharge products?
– Are you using the rubbing plates for embossing patterns on paper or metal?
– Are you using them to stamp images on fabric or other surfaces? What are you stamping with?
For those of you who are new to our community, our rubbing plates are plastic plates with textures in them. Each set of plates has 6 different designs. You can learn more about them on the Rubbing Plates page. I designed the rubbing plates for the purpose of transferring images to fabric with Shiva Paintstiks, but they can be used in dozes of different ways. About the only thing that’s off limits are processes or materials that involve heat. If the plates get too hot, the design / texture melts away. Not the best plan if you want to use them again!
Submit Your Ideas and Photos
Here’s your chance to show off your stuff! I am looking for two things — ideas for using the plates and images for the gallery pages in the book.
Technique Ideas: Send me an e-mail message with a description of your rubbing plate technique. You are welcome to send a few quick photos showing how you execute your technique, but don’t go to a lot of extra work. I will contact you if I need further information.
Gallery Images: Send me an e-mail message with one or more low-resolution image(s) of finished items that you created that used a Cedar Canyon Textiles rubbing plate to make one of the design elements. Do not send finished artwork at this time. If we choose to use your creation in the gallery section, we will contact you with shipping instructions.
What’s In It For You?
If you submit a technique that is not already part of my book outline, you will receive credit for the idea in the book. (If a bunch of you send the same idea, I’ll figure it out!)
If your artwork is included in the Gallery section, you will receive credit for the work. (Of course!)
Even though we won’t be able to use all submissions in the book, I would love to feature your work in this E-zine and on the Cedar Canyon Textiles website. By submitting an idea or artwork photos, you agree to allow us to showcase your ideas and artwork on our site. We will give you credit for your ideas and link to your site or blog if you have one.
If we feature your ideas and/or artwork in the book, this E-zine, or on our website, we will send you a free copy of the book as soon as it is back from the printer. You deserve it!
Deadline for Submissions
I’m in the process of finalizing the outline and page allocation for the book. I need your ideas and photos of your artwork now! I’ve received some really great ideas from our newsletter readers, but I’m hoping to get a few more.
Technique Ideas: must be submitted by July 8, 2011. That’s just a few short days away, so don’t delay!
Gallery Images: must be submitted by July 22, 2011 to allow time for photography. If you have appropriate artwork, submit your photos right away. Gallery space is limited.
How to Submit You Ideas and Artwork
Send your ideas and/or photos to Contact@CedarCanyonTextiles.com. Please put the words “RUBBING PLATE SUBMISSION” in the Subject line of the e-mail message. DO NOT SEND ARTWORK AT THIS TIME.
Include your Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number.
If you prefer to send your submission by mail, please send information to Rubbing Plate Submission, Cedar Canyon Textiles, PO Box 196, Miltona, MN 56354.
Please Share This With Your Friends
Our community is growing every day, but I know that there are gazillions of people who have not yet joined us. If you have friends that like to play with rubbing plates, please forward this message to them. I’d love to see their stuff too!