Monday, October 14, 2013

Graffiti Defined

From this release I've looked up the definitions of many graffiti words and I thought I would share a few here - seems appropriate, don't you think?!  So here are a few terms you can add to your vocabulary which will especially come in handy for the next Graffiti Party project you'll show off!  LOL

This is directly from Wikipedia and you can soak up more at these links:

graffiti (singular: graffito) - is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

black book - a graffiti artist's sketchbook.

tag (scribble) - a stylized signature, normally done in one color. The simplest and most prevalent type of graffiti, a tag is often done in a color that contrasts sharply with its background. Tag can also be used as a verb meaning "to sign".

throw-up - a throw-up or "throwie" sits between a tag and a bomb in terms of complexity and time investment. It generally consists of a one color outline and one layer of fill-color. Easy-to-paint bubble shapes often form the letters.

one-liner - a tag, throwie, or bomb written in one constant motion.

straight letter - also referred to as "straights", "blockbusters" and sometimes "simples" are a direct, blocky, more readable and simpler style of graffiti.

wildstyle - graffiti with text so stylized as to be difficult to read, often with interlocking, three-dimensional type.

hollows - also referred to as "outlines" and "shells". A hollow is a piece of graffiti that contains no fill.

backjump - a quickly executed throw up or panel piece.

bomb - to bomb or hit is to paint many surfaces in an area.

heaven spots (or shorter as heavens) - pieces that are painted in hard-to-reach places such as rooftops and freeway signs, thus making them hard to remove.

paint-eater - an unprimed surface such as raw wood or concrete that eats up standard spray paint.

crew - a crew, krew, or cru is a group of associated writers or graffiti artists that often work together.

writer - a practitioner of writing, a graffiti artist.

head - similar to a king or queen, a "head" is a writer who has much skill and a high reputation among other writers in his area.

knight - a respected writer whose skills are still progressing.

rook - trusted member of a crew.

angels  - famous or respected writer who have passed away.

up - writers become up when their work becomes widespread and well-known.

soak up - to consider other pieces for inspiration. 

So with that under our belts, I have a little extra inspiration for you to soak up.  :D

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Party Continues!

Welcome back!  It's International Craft Day and we wanted to take this opportunity to update you with some more inspiration from the Graffiti Party release by Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Our challenge has been running for two weeks and we're seeing some amazing projects by you, our fans, and the colors and inspiration are amazing!  Keep them coming and you still have until October 20th to get them in.


Remember there is still time to get your Freebie Package and special discount codes you can use to purchase the NEW urban collections.  Click HERE to get to the next post and register to have them automatically send to you via email - it's as simple as that!

Looking for more images to play with?  Well we've got that covered too!  Hop on over and shop at the MiC Urban Street and LMMS Graffiti categories!  (But be sure to register HERE first, hint, hint! LOL)   You'll see some new images added to the collection too.  ;D


And did you need a little reminder on the irresistible prizes up for grabs?!  It's easy too - to be eligible you'll need to create something using any image from the free digital pack and enter our challenge for a chance to win the following:

1st Place
Custom Graffiti text of your chosen word
$25 gift voucher at Make it Crafty  

 2nd Place
Graffiti Collection from LMMS
Urban Characters from MiC

3 Random Winners
Choice of one of the new digi stamps from LMMS & MIC



Now you've waited long enough and it's time to tantalize your creativity with some projects from the design team - let's see what the Little Miss Muffet Girls & Make it Crafty Gang have been up to...

MiC Image: Urban Elements


LMMS Image: Graffiti WhatEva


LMMS Image: Custom Graffiti


MiC Image: Urban Elements


LMMS Image: Graffiti &

LMMS Image: Graffiti MiC


LMMS Image: Custom Graffiti


LMMS Image: Graffiti &


LMMS Image: Graffiti Party
MiC Image: Urban Elements & Urban Nico


MiC Image: Urban Elements

(Note: This link and the original link are the same.)

You can enter as many times as you like but each project must be NEW and posted on your blog or in a gallery where we can visit. You must use at least one of the FREE images we supply in the FREEBIE pack. Enter your projects below by October 20th