Easily Punch Rolodex Holes with The Cinch

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Have you been bitten by the Rolodex art bug, too?  I’ve always loved using office supplies in my artwork.  Several years ago I bought a “carousel” type Rolodex that uses the large (3″x5″) cards.  I also have a smaller (2.5″x4″) one.

Wanting to use monoprints and other artwork to fill these Rolodex files, I looked in vain for a STRONG punch for the holes at the bottom.  I found a punch for the small cards (actually, business cards), but it’s pretty wimpy.  There are also dies like this and this.

But–hurrah!–I recently bought The Cinch, and found an easy way to punch these holes with a tool I already own. Continue reading

Collage a la Finnabair

I’ve wanted to make a collage a la Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska) for a long time. Finally did so yesterday with an artist friend. Really happy with how it turned out. At top is the finished collage. At the bottom is how it looked after gluing up, but before painting.

Collage by Julie R. Filatoff a la Finnabair

Collage by Julie R. Filatoff a la Finnabair