Friday, May 15, 2009

Frankenstein, Aquaman & Plastic Canvas

Serendipity, that's what I say. And here is why:

I was planning on doing a quick post today, showing off the Aquaman tissue topper I had finished last night. I had also recently mailed off to England a small Frankenstein's monster 'trading card' I had made, for an ongoing project on the web. Lo and behold, I received an email from the man running the project, and he posted my piece to his site today! So now this is a two-part blog:



Coop, over in the U.K. has been running a blog project called 'A Patchwork of Flesh'.

He is creating "a gallery of Frankenstein Monster artist trading cards", which is online now and growing, and will possibly be featured in an exhibition in a real gallery at some point.

Here is my submission, from Gallery 23:

Coop sent a very nice email upon receiving my piece, and I thank him for his kind words!

He is welcoming any and all artists to submit their own pieces, in their own styles and mediums, to his gallery. His one stipulation is that the size of the card is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I have loved seeing the new cards come in, with the different takes on the character.

You can view more submissions, project information and the address to send your card to at his site: A Patchwork of Flesh.

So, join in and submit something!



I realized, with all the tissue toppers I have made, I had neglected to make one for my own tissue box. So, I dug out my old "DC Comics Super Heroes" plastic canvas pattern book, to use the pattern for the Aquaman "A".

Here is the finished product, which Aquaman was kind enough to play 'game show model' for:

I like how it turned out, if I do say so myself. :)

And hey, if anyone is at all interested in one of these, let me know. The pattern book has logos for DC, Justice League, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Flash, Shazam!, Hawkman and, of course, Aquaman. Will be happy to put one together for you. Here is the front and back covers to the book:


To view more of my plastic canvas items, check out my shop:

Plastic Canvas Crafts by Wings1295



  1. That IS pretty cool. I almost want to have a runny nose just to use it. What could be Aquaman toaster cover possibly? I see a whole Aquaman line become very popular.

  2. Thanks everyone!

    Megan, I will need your info!

  3. When I was a kid, I had a button saying "Frank N. Stein does his thingy." It had a great drawing of a kooky 60's-inspired Frankenstein's monster. Searches of my mother's basement has turned up nothing. That's about the only place I could hope to find childhood memories, because she doesn't like to store stuff in the attic. I can't blame her. But the point is, hey, anybody out there ever see this pin?

  4. I love your work and Have been looking for Plastic Canvas Patterns in DC since my son was 2 He loves Batman But I was wondering if you sell the patterns Because he would like to make them him self. Thanks