Saturday, 19 September 2020

Printable Feedbags!



Free for PERSONAL USE ONLY, not to be resold.

Years and years ago I made some printables for my Julips using a template I found somewhere online and pretty terrible resolution images of real feed bags. They weren't great but everyone seemed to like them at the time and they came in really handy for scenes.


A few years later I decided to make some new ones using my own art and designs which turned out really well and I couldn't wait to share them. Then, I accidentally resized the original photoshop file, leaving them unable to be edited properly, so I held back. I originally intended to make a whole range of products in the same vein, but as so often happens with me when disaster strikes, my interest in the project absolutely evaporated as soon as I ran into issues.

The names have nothing to do with their actual scale, I just thought it'd be a nice little in joke. XD

The shavings bag template was covered in clear packing tape before I glued it together to make it look like a clear plastic bag. I experimented with taping clear plastic from packaging around it (like if you were wrapping a present) and that gave a much more realistic look, so I'd recommend trying that, especially as it's a great way to recycle!

Anyway, I was sorting out my files today when I rediscovered them and decided they'd been in hiding for too long! They *should* be big enough for Traditionals, but that's not my preferred scale so forgive me if they end up a little small.

I just used plain old printer paper which works well, and gave them a spray of gloss varnish after I'd glued them together. This didn't work quite as well as I'd have liked but I'm sure with a bit of experimenting you can come up with some more ideas!

If you've never made a printable like this before, it's quite simple. Just cut them out, and fold along the lines, then use tacky glue/glue stick to assemble. I like to stuff them with scrunched up loo roll or scrap paper to give them a bit of dimension, though you could also put actual feed or dry rice/pulses in for a realistic weight and shape. 

Daisy Stalls on YouTube made some and has an excellent video guide on how to assemble them as well as some other really nice stable accessories.

I have to say, I haven't been around an actual feed room in literal years, so forgive me any inaccuracies!

These are 100% FREE to use, but are NOT to be sold.

 If I ever decide to sell them I’ll say so and link to them here, but until that time, any you see for sale on Etsy, Instagram etc are definitely not being sold by me and should be reported.

Free for PERSONAL USE ONLY, not to be resold.

Feel free to make as many as you like in whatever scale you want but please don't sell them or try to pass them off as your own work.

Here's the ancient ones too, just in case anyone's interested. I personally don't think they're very good but I know they were pretty popular when I made them originally. πŸ˜‚

(Apparently I couldn't be bothered cleaning up the edges of the green one. πŸ™ˆ)

In other news, I've had several posts sitting in my drafts for months because Blogger has changed and now I can't seem to embed any photos from Flickr like I've been doing for years. I now need to use Google Photos, which is fine for some things, but one of the main reasons I like Flickr is being able to keep all my images in one place, and I hate the fact I'm now going to have to upload stuff to Google separately if I want to blog about them. 😠  Also, Blogger Does Not Like my laptop for some reason and won't let me scroll the page properly and just, urghhh, first world problems.

I know I say it in virtually every post, but I hope I can post more regularly! This year has been a nightmare for many reasons, and certainly wasn't what I was hoping for, regarding consistant blog posting! πŸ˜“