I do, YuDu!

Image and text copyright Margot Potter 2009
It’s been ages since we created a new The Impatient Crafter™ video. So on Saturday we hauled out the lights and the camera and got to work. Drew worked his editing magic and we posted it last night on YouTube, you can watch it below!
When the wonderful folks from ProvoCraft sent me a new YuDu home screen printing system to explore, we knew it would make a great video topic. We did this on the fly working from the instructions that come with the machine and we found it very easy and super fun. It took us about 6 hours to film since we were working in live time. I also spent about 2 hours fine tuning my sketch you see above, it took about ten versions to get to this one, and I'm really happy with it. Provo has images you can purchase and of course you can mine Dover books and other permission free sources, but I really wanted to make something from scratch. You can use this machine to screen print on a wide variety of materials and items, t-shirts are an obvious choice...but check out the YuDu site for some really fascinating ideas including book shelves, belts, shoes...

It’s an investment, but screen printed items look so much better than the decal style items you can have made online. If you've got a team or a troop or a group event or a fundraiser, why not make your own shirts? I’ve got a lot of plans for this machine...

While you’re here, please check out
my interview with the inspiring Sister Diane of CraftyPod on branding. If you’re trying to navigate the complexities of creating a personal brand, we’ve got some insights to share with you. These days, in an ever expanding sea of talent, branding is the key to standing out. Diane is a savvy lady whom I greatly admire and I was honored to be invited on her pod cast. Thank you Sister Diane!

My muse awaits...so until next time...craft on with your bad selves!

xoxo
Margot



8 comments:

Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

That was a really great video!!!! I have one too, I thought it would be to hard, but you've inspired me to break it out and try it!!!

Robin Beam said...

Miss Margot...you did the most awesomest job! Their website also has more tips and techniques, which I caught on to...like using a hair dryer to speed the emulsion drying process! :-)

Love ya, Robin

Flor Larios Art said...

Great great great video..thanks!

Margot Potter said...

Hey Crafty Ladies

Thanks for the kudos! I should have mentioned the blow dryer...we had it in and took it out and I forgot to put it in the post! I love this machine!

Cheers,
Madge

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

How funny, I'm listening to the CraftyPop piece right now! I'm half way through, lots of great information!

Erin Bassett said...

I got a Yudu from PC too & I agree with you that's it's fun & pretty easy to do. I love all the things I've made with it...you can see them on my blog.

Can't wait to watch your video!

Jean Campbell said...

Hey--fun video, Margot! You make it look so easy...and your daughter is a hoot!

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