CD labels and cases have been on my mind lately. Last month I mentioned playing around with "cover art" for homemade music compilations (better known as mixed CDs) and yesterday when I posted a picture of the pretty CD that comes included with V & A Pattern: Indian Florals, Megan helpfully suggested using some of the book's images for future homemade labels. (Just for personal use -- nothing commercial.)
["Indian Flower" in blue ©Michael Smith]
I loved her idea and began thinking about other textiles that would look terrific on a label. Soon my mind wandered to a long overdue weekend project -- transferring my thousands of tear sheets (pictures from shelter mags) onto discs. My instinct has always been to organize images by designer or by style of decor, so corresponding keep case covers and CD labels would make me smile every time I reach for one.
At noon I went to Staples and picked up a CD label-making kit.
Although I haven't had time to make the keep case cover, I did finish the label for the Michael Smith disc. Just anxious to see how "Indian Flower" from his Jasper Collection would look.
The discs I'm working on now are all for my personal design library, but this is a fun thing to make for any friend who appreciates beautiful textiles or art -- whether you want to compile a CD of music or pictures. I love the idea of doing a fresh compilation of holiday tunes to give with bourbon balls.
Also of interest: Scanning Fabric (For Non Commercial Use) and Handmade Gifts.