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Topic: A Gift.
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 29, 2012 12:36PM)
To celebrate finishing the Dark Dawn cards, I have a gift for my fellow Bizarre Magi.
Send me an Email including the password for "The W*tch*s *lm*n*c"/"D*kr*n**m" and/or "The T*ll*r cards*.
And I will send you some printable props for the aforementioned Items.

The back of a Cr*b/Bookmark for the WA.
[img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6345996941_9a05de2a2c_z.jpg[/img]

The front of the Bookmark.
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/6979020050_6c9e9a0c06_z.jpg[/img]

An advert and cr*b for the T*ll*r.
[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6977664608_5b3eced633_z.jpg[/img]

The Bookmark was made for a friend who was trying to find a black feather that would fit his WA as a bookmark.
And the other Cr*b was made simply because my memory needs a jump-start every now and then.

I will start sending these out as Printable PDFs to anyone interested in the next couple of days.
So, if you want one, send an Email to shin.13x@hotmail.com and put "Cr*b" in the subject.
And don't forget to include the password for either prop in the message body!
You will need to age these props yourself, but that's part of the fun!

This thread was edited for *exposure*, and has been re-posted after taking new pictures and addressing the asterisks.
Scandalous!
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Apr 29, 2012 01:53PM)
Outstanding, Cody! Thanks!!
Message: Posted by: aligator (Apr 29, 2012 02:05PM)
Looks great. I'm in. Email sent.
Message: Posted by: gothicmagic (Apr 29, 2012 03:15PM)
I don't have either of those yet ;) but I anxiously await if you do anything for Lillian
Message: Posted by: cirrus (Apr 29, 2012 03:47PM)
I'm in luck. I just bought the witchy book. It's nice. This piece makes it even nicer.
Message: Posted by: Bedford (Apr 29, 2012 05:21PM)
Just emailed you, thanks!
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Apr 29, 2012 07:51PM)
Stoltz,
This is a cool thing that you are doing doing!

Just send you an E-mail, also!!!




Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 29, 2012 08:16PM)
I've just sent out quite a few PDFs.
There are allot more WAs out there than I expected!

I did not include any instructions other than some aging advice.(You already know this stuff)
The way the cr*bs are formatted should be apparent. But if anyone doesn't "Get it", feel free to PM me, or send me an Email.
It's much less complicated than it might look.

If I can save one performer from the dreaded "Blank stare" I will consider this a win lol.

Happy prop making gents!
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (Apr 29, 2012 08:19PM)
Getting my passwords for 2marow morning. What kind of stock did you use for printing?
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 29, 2012 08:32PM)
Card stock is a funny thing...
It depends on where you buy it really, not all card stock is created equally.
You can find the exact weight stock is a COMPLETELY different weight when bought somewhere else under another brand.
Always remember when it comes to paper, you get what you pay for!

The exact type I recommend for this project is included in the Email with the PDF.

On a side note,
For my personal stuff I've used some impossibly thick stock that most professional printing companies have a hard time using.
200+lb cover stock is what some of my stuff is printed on. But that's overkill here!
It was nearly impossible to find someone (Other than myself) who could print the Dark Dawn cards on our stock.
I think my printer is on steroids...
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Apr 29, 2012 08:50PM)
THANKS !!!!!!It's like Scary Christmas Time ....
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Apr 29, 2012 08:58PM)
This is a wonderful share, thank you Cody. But something for nothing is not quite right, I must think of a clever way to re-gift you...hmmm...
Please take a little test from Kokology to give me a hint--

One day, a blue bird suddenly flew to the window of your room and was trapped. You were attracted to this bird and you decided to keep it. The next day, you were surprised to see that the bird has changed into a yellow color. On the third day, it became red, and on the fourth day, it became black. What color is the bird when you wake up on the fifth day?

1. It stays black.
2. It turns back to its original blue.
3. It turns white.
4. It turns golden colored.
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 29, 2012 09:04PM)
Number 1. It stays black of course.
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Apr 29, 2012 09:13PM)
This is correct. :applause: I shall send you something dark then.
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Apr 29, 2012 09:26PM)
Kokology has this to say about the choices. I have added just a bit to help with the cold-reading.

Key to The Blue Bird:

The bird that flew into your room seemed like a symbol of good fortune, but suddenly it changed color, making you worry that happiness would not last. Your reaction to this situation shows how you respond to difficulties and uncertainties in real life.

1. Those who said the bird stays black have a gleefully pessimistic outlook, and are extremely creative and powerful. Others fear you. It's all good.
2. Those who said the bird turns blue again are practical optimists. Your friends think you are a sap.
3. Those who said the bird turns white are cool and decisive under pressure. And very very dull otherwise.
4. Those who said the bird turns golden can be described as fearless..except for your phobia of black birds, for some reason they just get under your skin.
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 29, 2012 09:32PM)
Fascinating. Others fear me eh?
I guess now is not a good time to tell everyone about the virus I hid in those emails? LOL
(JK for those of you without a sense of humor!)
Message: Posted by: Mind illusionist (Apr 29, 2012 10:48PM)
Virus wahhhhtt!!?? *starts shoting curses from Darkspell!!!*

Lol, thanks so much for the free PDF Cody. I really look forward to receving your beautiful work on the DDT!

M.I.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Apr 30, 2012 12:53AM)
The PDF looks really GREAT!!!!!


THANKS!!!!




Ray
Message: Posted by: cirrus (Apr 30, 2012 01:06AM)
I absolutely love it. Thank you. This makes the investment in the WA even better. Now I only have to create them.
Message: Posted by: Mind illusionist (Apr 30, 2012 02:00AM)
Cody and anyone else whos handy at ageing stuff, would you suggest using te* stain**g and Cof*e* staining on the same item?
Message: Posted by: MatCult (Apr 30, 2012 03:45AM)
These look amazing. They make me want to buy more Outlaw products just so I can use them.
Message: Posted by: RCP (Apr 30, 2012 05:30AM)
Thanks Cody.
Message: Posted by: Harlequin (Apr 30, 2012 07:27AM)
These are really great. Thanks for the gift Cody.
Message: Posted by: PROF BC (Apr 30, 2012 08:25AM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-30 03:00, Mind illusionist wrote:
Cody and anyone else whos handy at aging stuff, would you suggest using te* stain**g and Cof*e* staining on the same item?
[/quote]

There is no problem mixing the two, but be aware that both contain elements that can make paper stiff and brittle over time. Not such a problem with single cards or individual sheets of paper, but it can become an issue with books and other paper products that will be bent repeatedly (however slightly) in the course of normal handling.

If going with a 'drinkable' st@in, use a very heavy stock of paper (at least 100 pound, 14 pt. cardstock) and try this before st@ining: After printing and cutting out your image,
a) Rub the paper edge-on against the sharp edge of a counter or table until the cardstock becomes soft all along the edge and begins to look a little feathery.
b) use medium-to-fine-grit sandpaper and rub (lightly) all over the face and back until the colour just begins to lighten. Rub off some areas more heavily than others (always being careful not to rub away the information you need, of course).
c) fold one corner over (dog-ear) and crease heavily. Do this back and forth a couple of times until the corner is a bit flimsy and 'wounded' looking across the crease.
d) Now take some cellophane tape and rub it down hard against one part of the image (perhaps on the back) really burnish it on (use the back and edge of a spoon). Let the tape sit for a while (half an hour to overnight) and then peel it off again, trying to tear up a bit of image and paper as you do (just a bit!) Repeat if necessary and/or put tape over the area again but overlapping it at a slight angle to pick up ink/paper in a more interesting (and random-looking) pattern.

Now use your favourite morning beverage (or a caffeinated combination of the two) on the paper. You will discover that the 'worked' areas will pick up more colour and consequently look rougher and more random.

Choose your cardstock carefully, too. Paper with texture is better than smooth. Paper without a coating is better than paper with.

As this is a printable gift (that Cody, what a guy!), you have the opportunity to experiment. Print up a few copies and try several ideas using the effects you like best to create your very personal object d'arte.

Best,
Prof BC
Message: Posted by: cirrus (Apr 30, 2012 08:34AM)
Thanks, Prof. BC. I have a problem with aging these too, but your step by step tutorial should make it almost self-working (maybe I can train my cat to do it?)

Greetings,
Cirrus
Message: Posted by: PROF BC (Apr 30, 2012 08:43AM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-30 09:34, cirrus wrote:
Thanks, Prof. BC. I have a problem with aging these too, but your step by step tutorial should make it almost self-working (maybe I can train my cat to do it?)

Greetings,
Cirrus
[/quote]
Cats are best. Dogs tend to lap up the st@in and become hyperactive at which point they are worse than useless.
Message: Posted by: dennfox (Apr 30, 2012 09:05AM)
Thanks Cody for the nifty downloads!
Message: Posted by: Mind illusionist (Apr 30, 2012 09:33AM)
Thanks for kindly giving me your tips with ageing Prof, much appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Apr 30, 2012 10:56AM)
Absolutely gorgeous .. makes me want to own these props if for no other reason to add the cr*bs. Actually the Teller is on my horizon. I'll send you an email once I have purchased it. Great work!
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Apr 30, 2012 11:27AM)
Thank you for that, Prof BC.
I can think of few people whom I would recommend as highly when it comes to... Well, anything.
Lets just call him Midas. He doesn't leave much to be said does he?

Take his advise to heart, it costs you nothing and is worth its weight in gold!
And his words carry weight indeed...

But I must disagree on the point of cats vs dogs!
My dog likes to age paper... Even paper you don't necessarily want aged.
Never leave your unfinished projects on the floor, a hard life lesson indeed.
Message: Posted by: maxnew40 (Apr 30, 2012 01:22PM)
I just ordered the WA. Maybe I should email outlaw and see if I can get the password before my order arrives.

-Max
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (Apr 30, 2012 02:03PM)
Thank you again, sent you for both.
Message: Posted by: Vic Nadata (Apr 30, 2012 03:46PM)
Very nice Cody!
Excellent idea.
Message: Posted by: cirrus (May 1, 2012 01:40AM)
I printed it on my inkjet, only need to age it now.
Message: Posted by: Tim Dowd (May 1, 2012 05:10AM)
Thank you Cody... And Prof BC...
Message: Posted by: Bedford (May 1, 2012 07:09AM)
Looks fantastic color laser printed onto linen paper and mounted to board stock! Working on the ageing now.
Message: Posted by: maxnew40 (May 1, 2012 08:21AM)
Perfect timing! My copies of WA and reflections just arrived last night.

-Max
Message: Posted by: Intrepid (May 2, 2012 09:15AM)
Cody, I just sent you an email with the requested information. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (May 2, 2012 11:57AM)
Thank You,Cody!

Cody,posted a picture of a poster on another thread...had a few tie-ins with some M.W.W.T,and L*** R***!
Has a few effects built in,also!

Maybe,we could put a little pressure on him to release for purchase ! Hint Hint
Message: Posted by: Vic Nadata (May 3, 2012 08:23PM)
I printed and aged mine this evening. Thanks Cody!

[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28564840/Misc%20Files/crib.jpg[/img]

[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28564840/Misc%20Files/crib2.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (May 3, 2012 08:51PM)
Nice extra touches,Vic! :)
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (May 3, 2012 09:34PM)
Absolutely wonderful!
Those accents add a perfect splash of whimsy.
A sort of carnival fortune teller vibe.

Thank you for posting that Vic.
Btw, I love the backdrop you used!
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (May 3, 2012 09:37PM)
I've done tarot and astrology since the 60s. Can I play too?
Message: Posted by: MissMage (May 3, 2012 10:28PM)
Vic,
That looks great!
May I ask, what is the feather attached with?
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (May 3, 2012 10:32PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-03 23:28, MissMage wrote:
Vic,
That looks great!
May I ask, what is the feather attached with?
[/quote]

Magic!
Message: Posted by: Vic Nadata (May 3, 2012 10:49PM)
A little hot glue, then brushed with charcoal powder.
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (May 4, 2012 05:26PM)
Finished mine and so thankful to Cody. His great idea now inspires me. I will want to make something up for my other great Ou*l*w Bo**t***s. Using these helpers will keep me straight in between uses. Many thanks Cody! Do you have any of these made up for other out*** boo*s?
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (May 4, 2012 06:08PM)
I'm glad to hear you like them.

Do I have other cr*bs or printable things for more Outlaw stuff?
Maybe I do... Maybe I don't lol.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (May 4, 2012 06:56PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-04 19:08, Stoltz wrote:
I'm glad to hear you like them.

Do I have other cr*bs or printable things for more Outlaw stuff?
Maybe I do... Maybe I don't lol.
[/quote]



Ok,Cody!...cut the crap! :)
Are you going to cut loose on those posters? LOL

Best,
Gary
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (May 6, 2012 05:37AM)
I started making mine up yesterday, even with just a basic coffee stain and sanding their looking good. Thanks for offering these.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (May 7, 2012 03:37PM)
What do you guys think about changing the center to something else?

Maybe a drawing/picture of a circle and a triangle with the number 27 in the center. Maybe something that you could use with a pendulum? Any ideas? I have photoshop and am just sitting here thinking how to use the marker for MORE things! LOL



Ray
Message: Posted by: maxnew40 (May 7, 2012 03:56PM)
I printed up three sets so I could experiment with the aging process. Thank you very much for providing this to us Outlaw users.

-Max
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (May 7, 2012 04:11PM)
You could gather some interesting trinkets that match the theme of the book.
A crystal, a black polished stone, a pocket watch or locket, a twisted root, and a black feather.
And use magicians ch**c* to F*rc* the black feather.
You could even use a pendulum to do the eq**v*q**.

If you photo-shop a significant prop into the center you could make this process much more organic.
It would fit your story at least, even if the "Why" of the reveal is lost on me atm.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (May 7, 2012 06:14PM)
[quote]
On 2012-05-07 17:11, Stoltz wrote:
You could gather some interesting trinkets that match the theme of the book.
A crystal, a black polished stone, a pocket watch or locket, a twisted root, and a black feather.
And use magicians ch**c* to F*rc* the black feather.
You could even use a pendulum to do the eq**v*q**.

If you photo-shop a significant prop into the center you could make this process much more organic.
It would fit your story at least, even if the "Why" of the reveal is lost on me atm.
[/quote]




Stoltz,
I like your idea! That would give it a different feel and ambiance.



The bookmarker looks amazing!!!!!



Ray
Message: Posted by: LarsRuth (May 9, 2012 03:01PM)
And here is mine:


[img]http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h439/Lars_Ruth/DSC00475.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h439/Lars_Ruth/DSC00476.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (May 9, 2012 03:55PM)
Looks fantastic Lars! Really nice touch with the sealing wax. Your box and contents is wicked.
Message: Posted by: LarsRuth (May 9, 2012 04:00PM)
Yes it's great for a bizarre performer to have a dentist among his friends...
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (May 9, 2012 04:03PM)
Yes, that looks great Lars. (Am I really allowed to compliment these?)
Nothing like a box of human teeth to add a bit of spice to a performance.
I'm guessing those belonged to unruly volunteers asking for trouble.
That ought to keep em in line.

Reminds me of the box of leathery eyelids from "The Haunting in Connecticut"

[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7167011432_104b4d2e31.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Louis Cypher (Dec 29, 2013 01:46PM)
Hi Guys a bit late to the party :)
I'm awaiting my copy of WA to arrive and was hoping I might be able to get a copy of the PDF bookmark.
It looks great.
Thanks
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 29, 2013 02:09PM)
Send me a PM,with your web addy !
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Dec 29, 2013 05:04PM)
This was a great addition to both effects!
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Dec 29, 2013 06:50PM)
Does anyone happen to have the Teller Cr*b handy?
I wasn't a member of the Café when this thread made the rounds.
Thank you! My memory could definitely use the help…!
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Dec 29, 2013 06:54PM)
I lurk here still.
Feel free to email me with your questions, complaints or other thoughts.
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Dec 29, 2013 06:54PM)
Just got the cr*b. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 29, 2013 07:21PM)
[quote]
On 2013-12-29 19:54, Stoltz wrote:
I lurk here still.
Feel free to email me with your questions, complaints or other thoughts.
[/quote]

There you at!
My Buddy,always made mine ! :)