Friday, July 6, 2012

July Counterfeits - My First Video!

This is my second post of the day, sort of a part two for my July kit. If you're doing the blog hop and looking for my original kit post, check here. 

I came up with three things I wanted to "counterfeit" in this month's inspiration kit: An aqua alphabet, buttons, and wood veneer shapes.  I have been wanting to try my hand at making a video, so I thought this would be a good time to test the process.

I'm no professional....I say um a could be about 5 minutes shorter.....I apologize in advance for my gross thumb cuticle (I even tried some makeup to spare you!)......There. Now that all my insecurities are out of the way, without further ado:

The alpha example starts around minute 1:00, buttons at 4:00 and wood veneers about 8:30. 
And here's the tutorial I referenced in the video for buttons made from Shrinky Dinks.  I have a special (somewhat silly) experiment planned for these buttons this weekend; I'll let you know how it ends.
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone - We'll be avoiding any outdoor activities and hiding in the air conditioning. Please oh please oh please let our electricity hold out!


  1. You did a fabulous job on your video!!! I especially love the conterfeited wood grain veneer embellishments! I have some old chipboard pieces that I might have to give that a try on. I never would have come up with that on my own, you are soo creative!!

  2. Fantastic job with your first video! And great tips - thanks for sharing.

  3. Great job on your video! Well shown, well explained, great counterfeiting!

  4. Well, aren't you the creative copycat - nice job on capturing how you counterfeited those itemson the video. There's nothing like seeing it to be inspired. Thanks!

  5. Your video was great! Did you have the camera strapped to your forehead??? It was great closeup work - can't figure how you did it...
    Definite fave was the counterfeit wood - super job on the paint treatment!

    1. You would laugh if you saw it! I had the camera on a tripod, with the camera tipped down to look on the desk. But rather than using the tripod on the floor, I propped the bottom of the tripod balanced on the chair between my legs, tipped forward resting on the desk, and hoped it didn't fall over!! I wanted to get it up higher, but I wanted to be able to keep an eye on the camera screen, so that's as far away as I could get. I told you it wasn't very professional!!haha It was very MacGyver.

  6. you did good on your vid. Rebecca.

  7. Great tutorials! I especially like the faux wood, I've never seen that technique before. Thanks for going through all the work to make the video, you did a good job and I certainly learned some things!

  8. Loved your vid - don't know how I missed it the first time round! Great counterfeiting :)