Art by Jesse Davis Karshner, Glitter / Article by Katy Somerville
Katy SomervilLe prints The punk valentines and gussies them with Glitter. Of course, she had to make a cardboard mailbox.
First off, she emailed the file to a local printer and picked up a stack a hard-stock postcards. So if your printer hit the dust in 2006, take these suckers to kinkos.
Next, she laid out her supplies on the linoleum table she recently sourced from the trash, just for projects like this. Katy used glitter, glue, paint and stick on jewels to gussy the valentines. The sparkle chains and glitter nipples are…hot.
On this valentine, the glitter is sparse to create this delicious rolling tray residue: specks of green glitter are like magical weed dust.
For Souxsie Sioux, she caked it on.
Katy was inspired by the glitter artist Sue Zola, who you’ll see later in this issue.
Blondie got a sparkly dress and hot pink paint for the background.
Human League got glitter shading.
We hope this inspires you to play with the valentines. Jesse made them especially for you and Cream Scene Carnival feels right spoiled. Please enjoy the treat. Here’s a file with the full set. Jesse joined the team, so you’ll be seeing more of JDK; he has already illustrated a poem that’ll appear later in this issue.
Leave your mess on the linoleum table, babes.
You’ll need it soon enough. Next week we get crafty af. It’s gonna be a blast!
About the Artist
Jesse Davis Karshner is an independent artist who explores punk, literature, sexuality/sex, music and love in his art. Self taught artist who works out of California. His work can be seen on instagram and VSCO (posthunk). His favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day is listen to Nico’s version of My Funny Valentine on repeat..
Katy Somerville was beamed into existence on a Monday night in the mid-eighties by stars, glitter, and a glorious Italian woman from a long line of very strong women. In the present timeline, she likes to drink coffee, pat any animal that will engage with her, make collages, and spend time laughing and finding moments of joy wherever she can with her partner and her goofy, lanky dog.