Karolin Felix’s shop on Etsy features original artwork and accessories for Blythe Dolls, for information check out my first Pick of the Week for her. I loved the stamp stickers I got from her the first time so I ordered more and wanted to show you guys. Her work is so lovely, and I love that she’s inspired by Blythe dolls. I’ve long been fascinated with Blythe dolls although I’ve never had the chance to customize one of my own, seeing her stuff definitely inspires me to start. If you want to check out more of her artwork, check out her website!
More stamp stickers, how can you not love these mini pieces of art?
This is a paper doll postcard, you could either use it as a postcard or cut and make into a doll, and it comes with the pins. It toke me about 20minutes to cute out and pin, you have to be very careful but it’s super lovely.
How it got sent, she included a free postcard along with it which is lovely
You can check out these items and more at her store: here.
This week I am doing something new for pick of the week, I am revisiting a store that I’ve already done before as a kind of an update and really just because WormsWormsWorms is one of my favourite stores on Etsy to look through and see what’s new. You may notice I do a lot of artist run stores as I love surrounding my house with artwork. The last time I ordered from her, I receive more of her grotesque and beautiful stickers, as well as an original drawing. The stickers are probably the best I’ve seen on Etsy of handmade artist stickers and I never thought I’d own an original drawing from somebody who wasn’t a friend of mine (lucky me has a few pieces of artwork handing on my walls from friends with amazing talent). I have the drawing framed and sitting on my desk looking at me for inspiration while I working on my blog and plan out photography projects. Recently as well she’s started to make some necklaces and brooches using her artwork. I love stores that change and expand what they have available. I recieved a brooch and necklace yesterday so I quickly edited a photo of them in the post (I made the photo b&w but they are amazing colors). You can check her out on tumblr.
Each of her sticker sets comes with a free postcard which is such an awesome bonus.
My original art piece is on the left and she sent this mini-print with everything, such a nice surprise.
these are glass necklaces and brooch, she gave me a free sticker with them as well :)
Here are some of my newest favourite items:
Every Saturday I will be reviewing art books, and everything inbetween.
This Saturday I thought I’d start with my favourite thing in the world…stickers. lol.
STICKER BOMB, STICKER BOMB2, and STICKER BOMB MONSTERS.
This is a series of sticker books put out by Studio Rarekwai, retailing around $15 each and with 250 stickers in each. The hook is stickers made by artists, and boy do they not kid. The stickers in these books are amazing and the talent contained in them is mind blowing. These books are not limited to ‘street artists’ and the range is vast in the artwork. The books are well put together and great quality, each page as well is individual, no double-sided pages in any of the books meaning you can cut stickers out and have no fear of wrecking the back side. There is no way to go through the whole book and not find something you like. The alternative of course is that there is stuff you don’t like at all, which is fine. Unless you don’t like art at all you will probably enjoy these stickers. In terms of which book does it better the answer is clear to me. Stickerbomb2 is superior, being the follow up to the first one you can see the artists are better, the range is better, and the stickers are better. I love nearly everything in Stickerbomb2, where there are a lot in the first book I laminated to myself are “give away stickers” to friends where in the predecessor I would be a little heartbroken to give away. My favourite though goes to Stickbomb Monsters….the stickers are just exceptional and centred around the idea of monsters (can you really go wrong with monsters?) nearly everything is a feast for the eyes. The one downside to Stickerbomb Monster and why it isn’t the best, is that although it contains the same amount of stickers, its half the size. So if you want to start with one, go for Stickerbomb2, unless you love monsters.
If you’re a sticker collector, or want to do a project like cover you bathroom/table/wall in stickers, or you just want to sticker bomb your city these books will serve you well. For a better look at each individual book there is galleries below for each.