Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!!!

“I see you winning a costume contest in your future…..”

Make_24

Had some serious fun with this lady over the weekend, reading fortunes for all who would dare, and we took first place! YEEEEEE-HAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!!

This was fun to make and here are all the plans….

Crystal Ball Costume:

3 pieces foam board – Dollar Store
1 Yellow presentation Cardboard – Michaels
Glue Gun
Black Fabric
Black Masking Tape
Paint Markers
Fortunes to Read (Google it!)

One changes to the plans in frame 1, the foam board came in 24 X 20 sheets so final size was 20×24 instead of 24×24

 

 

Let me know if you go for it!

ENJOY!!!!!!!

 

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Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!!!!!

Howdy Friends!
Step right up! Step right up!!! What we have here is a fantastic set of 10, COUNT’EM TEN,  Halloween masks!!! Perfect for the office, school yard, or just for walking around the house in your underwear.

 

Pick your favorite, print it, color it up, and can cut it out! (Don’t forget the eyes holes!) Then you can tie a string to it or just glue it to a stick… aaaaaand BOOM! IT’S HALLOWEEN AT ITS FINEST!!!

ENJOY!!!!

masks2017_Poindexter
masks 2017 Poindexter

masks2017_Geanine
masks 2017 Geanine
masks2017_ElGuapo
masks 2017 El Guapo

masks2017_MrRobotomasks 2017 Mr Roboto

masks2017_FrankenCatmasks 2017 Franken Cat

masks2017_Udacornmasks 2017 Udacorn

masks2017_LotusLionmasks2017_LotusLion

masks2017_Beastmanmasks 2017 Beastman

masks2017_Romeo
masks 2017 Romeo

masks2017_Greekstermasks 2017 Greekster

USE THE FORCE… and some cardboard… and some water… and flour…….

Halloween Mask Making!
We got down and funky with some cardboard fun, and my first attempt at the ol’ papier mache….

kylo ren and yoda masks

Heres how the Kylo Ren mask went down:
(Cardboard, Spray Paint, Acryllic Paint Spray Glue and Hot Glue.)
Kylo Ren Mask Build 1   Kylo Ren Mask Build 2   Kylo Ren Mask Build 3   Kylo Ren Mask Build 4Kylo Ren Mask Build 5   Kylo Ren Mask Build 6   Kylo Ren Mask Build 7   Kylo Ren Mask Build 8 Kylo Ren Mask Build 9   Kylo Ren Mask Build 10   Kylo Ren Mask Build 11   Kylo Ren Mask Build 12

And here’s how the Yoda mask went down:
(Papier Mache over Balloon, Hanger and Mask Base,
Cardboard, Acryllic Paint, Newspaper and Copy Paper.)
Yoda Mask Build Paste   Yoda Mask Build 1   Yoda Mask Build 2   Yoda Mask Build 3Yoda Mask Build 4   Yoda Mask Build 5   Yoda Mask Build 6   Yoda Mask Build 7Yoda Mask Build 8   Yoda Mask Build 11   Yoda Mask Build 10   Yoda Mask Build 12

I’d never tried the papier mache before…
excited to make more masks in the future.

Here’s the Mache Mix:
1 Cup Flour
2 Cups Water
Pinch of Salt

Worked like a charm!
BRING ON THE SUGAR COMA!!!
Masks in action

TRICKS OR TREAT! OR TEA TOWELS!!!

Polkadot Skull Tea Towel

These Halloween Tea Towels are truly one of a kind!

Polkadot Skull Tea Towel


Polkadot Skulls, Hand Printed, Flour Sack Tea Towel >>>

Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - carving   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - stamp   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - zoom   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - full   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - full2   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - display   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel

 

Skull and Bones, Hand Printed, Flour Sack Tea Towel >>>

Skull and Bones Tea Towel - stamp   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - zoom   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - full   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - display   Skull and Bones Tea Towel

All artwork/design is hand-carved out of some
Speedball Speedy-Carve (the pink rubber stuff).

Each skull and/or bone was then lovingly inked and
printed with love using Speedball Screenprinting Ink!

Each towel measures 30″ x 38″ and is 100% Cotton.

Makes for a fantastic gift for teachers and co-workers!
Or get one for yourself to keep those counters
clean and the kitchen in the Halloween spirit!

Head on over to the shop and get your spooky on! >>>

Sail away with this fancy new zipper bag!

We are LOVIN’ this new zipper bag!

onthetrolley zipper bag

This bag is truly one of a kind!
The artwork/design is hand-carved, the fabric is
hand printed, and the bag itself has been sewn
with love by your friends at onthetrolley!

You can pick one up today in the shop!!!

This zipper bag measures 8″ x 5″.
Exterior is block printed on white denim.
Interior fabric is a brilliant red silk.
You will find no raw edges on the inside.
Last but not least, it’s hand crafted right
here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A.

Here’s how we did it!!!  Picture Style!

zipper bag - plans  zipper bag - carving wave block  zipper bag - finished wave block  zipper bag - printing wave block  zipper bag - testing wave block
zipper bag - prepping ship block  zipper bag - carving ship block  zipper bag - testing ship block  zipper bag - printing ship block 2  zipper bag - printing ship block
zipper bag - sewing the bag  zipper bag - making bag tags  zipper bag - front side  zipper bag - back side

zipper bag - finished bags

Hope that all makes sense! Any questions on the process???
Just drop us a line and we’ll take good care of you!

Makes for a fantastic gift! Or get one for yourself to keep all
those handy-dandy pocket accoutrements safe and sound!

Pick one up today in the ETSY shop!!!

 

***Care: Wash in cold water, air or line dry.

***Remember: As this is an entirely hand made
product, each one will vary slightly in design.
This is what we love, and what makes your bag
truly a one of a kind piece. Enjoy!

Get a FREE PRINT!!!

If’n you’re like’n what you’re see’n, head on over to Instagram, follow us @onthetrolley,  and join in on our FREE PRINT extravaganzer!

That right, get a free print of your choice from the Etsy shop!

All you have to do is come up with the best caption/story to the image below! Winner will be picked by the ever reliable onthetrolley panel of judges on Feb 15th, by 6:00 pm. So let’s have it!!! Keep in mind this is a family show! No bad words! And big words are equally angrifying to this simpleton.

Now get on the trolley! Follow us on Instagram @onthetrolley! Happy Balemtimes!!!

Free Print Contest

New Print!!! New Print!!! New Print!!! “It’s like an electric guitar going off in my heart!!!”

Ever enjoyed something for yourself that was truly awesome?

…watched a friend reach their goal, accomplished one of your own,
or watched your kiddo score his first goal in the ever intensified sport
that is little league soccer?

If you have… you know the feeling…

Electric Guitar Screen Print
Electric Guitar Screen Print 2   Screen Printing Process 1   Screen Printing Process 2   Screen Printing Process 3   Screen Printing Process 4   Screen Printing Process 5

Print measures 12.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall. Actual artwork measures 9″ wide x 4.25″ tall.
2 Color Print, Dark Brown and Red on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

While names have been changed, what you’re about to read is a true story.

It was a beautiful spring day, birds were chirping, turtles were sleeping,
and little Spike Johnson had just taken the field. He was excited, he was
nervous, but above all, he was determined.

He had been to every practice, was wearing his lucky shark tooth necklace,
and had eaten a big bowl wheaties, He approached the game that day with
confidence and went forth with a fire in his belly to score his first goal.

With thunder in his foot and the speed of a puma he chased the “polyester
and/or cotton bonded (laminated)” ball and struck it with all the power that
his seven year old frame could muster……

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

That’s right folks, all the hard work had paid off. Spike Johnson had scored
his first goal.

To this day, no one really remembers who won the game that beautiful spring day.
They do remember how spike felt though. When asked by reporters (Spikes Mom)
how it felt to have finally scored his first goal, Spike replied how only Spike could…

“IT WAS LIKE AN ELECTRIC GUITAR GOING OFF IN MY HEART!!!”

So, whatever your goal, whatever your accomplishment, we hope you will enjoy this
new print from onthetrolley. May it connect you to your past successes, remind you
to celebrate the awesome things in life, and inspire you to share those stories as you
keep reaching for the stars and scoring those GOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLSSS!!!

>>> Signed & numbered edition of 25 in the shop.
Print measures 12.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall. Actual artwork measures 9″ wide x 4.25″ tall.
2 Color Print, Dark Brown and Red on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

 

It’s HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!

Ghoulies & Ghosties  
Hopefully you’ve already had the chance to check out this years Halloween print.
As always, it’s available in the shop!

In addition, Check out the wacky fun we’re having this Halloween with some serious DIY Halloween costumes. There’s not much you can’t do with a little cardboard and hot glue! We just might have to put some of these masks in the shop next Halloween!