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1  Pokemon GO sun prints in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by the_trademarks on: August 03, 2016 01:59:53 PM
Here are a few sun prints I have made using pics taken while playing Pokemon Go.

Drowzee


Haunter


Golbat


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2  Sun print paper prints in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by the_trademarks on: June 16, 2016 07:39:00 PM
Here are some prints I have been working on. Each was printed on 5 x 7 inch Nature Prints Sun Print paper. Exposure time was around 6 minutes each. I used digital images taken on the black and white setting then inverted the colors to create negative images prior to printing them on copier paper on my home inkjet printer then placing that face down over the sun paper. I have only made about five so these are my top three.







Thoughts and comments are always welcome. Also if anyone knows if these will fade I would love to know. Thanks!
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3  Kidrobot Trikky Custom Drip Cat Toy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by the_trademarks on: February 05, 2016 08:05:18 PM
I made this little guy using alcohol ink and paint pen. Pretty basic design, but I like the way it came out. I have never used alcohol ink on vinyl before so that was a learning process. It takes a bit longer than expected to dry, but other than that it went well.

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4  Patron Saint of the NY Mets Candle in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by the_trademarks on: February 05, 2016 07:06:08 PM



I made this candle for a Mets obsessed friend using a photo editing software, decoupage, and a blank candle I found at Dollar Tree. The border is washi tape. Once I had the image complete I printed it out and used it like a giant label. Let me know what you think!

Also, for those who are unfamiliar with the Mets the head is from their mascot Mr. Met.
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5  Mr. Met in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by the_trademarks on: September 06, 2015 09:03:15 PM


Made for a friend using micron pens on sketch paper.
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6  My Little 'Zilla - My Little Pony custom in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by the_trademarks on: January 18, 2013 06:55:05 PM
I made this a while back for a custom toy show. It is from a white blank My Little Pony. I pulled the mane and tail and used a wire support for the tail. I sculpted directly on the pony using sculpey. A common technique to "baking" the clay on the figures is to boil the entire pony to harden the clay. This worked well. After some light sanding to blend any seems, I airbrushed the base green and did the details by hand. I used acrylic paint.



Painting in progress.


During the sculpt process.


In case anyone's interested I included the links to two of my past custom toy projects.

Another Custom My Little Pony
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319222.msg3677424#msg3677424

Custom Hello Kitty
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406467.msg4790920#msg4790920

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7  $9 Ice Angry Bird costume in Halloween Costumes by the_trademarks on: January 18, 2013 11:41:33 AM
My son is getting older and every year I hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for him. However, I have learned that spending too much on a costume he will only wear once is illogical. This year I decided to do Halloween on a budget. To my delight this costume cost around nine dollars. I also have an adequate amount of felt left over.

Felt 4.90
Thread 2.97
Fleece 1.50

Total 9.37



The body is felt. The hat is fleece. The face was free hand cut going off of a picture online and sewn on with coordinating thread using a walking foot. This took about 2 hours from start to finish.

My apologies for the picture quality, it is a cell phone pic.
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8  Amazon box turned into display shelves in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by the_trademarks on: January 18, 2013 11:09:17 AM
So for years I have been on the hunt for a way to display my relatively large Kidrobot/vinyl toy collection. Most of these are relatively small (3.5 inches high) and I have a lot of them, at least a couple hundred. My house was random toys strategically placed in clusters everywhere. Originally, I was planning on commissioning a family friend to build several small shelving units  to display them in a pleasing way... But then I started running the numbers and I figured I would need need at least nine 12" by 12" to hold just the highlights in my collection. After discussing this with my husband we decided right now is not the time to spend money on a display because we are looking into purchasing new furniture and we want to ensure whatever we get built is complimentary. Deciding I could not face another year with toys on every flat surface I formulated a temporary solution.

CARDBOARD BOX SHELVING



Picture of joints


Corner close up


To make this I used a medium sized Amazon box and cut 2.5" by 12" strips. It is approximately 12" by "12 with a depth of 2.5". I hot glued three strips together to create sturdier "boards". For the two sides of the shelf I used smaller rectangles to allow the shelves, top, and bottom to fit into a groove. It is all held in place with hot glue. I was shocked at how sturdy it is. The toys are light so I wasn't too worried, but the shelf could definately hold up more if need be. I plan on doing a 3 by 3 configuration and I am testing to see if Command Picture Hanging Strips will hold them up. So far so good. If this doesn't work I can glue hanging hardware to the back.

Originally I was going to cover the corrugated edges with paper tape and paint them, but I kind of like the cardboard look. I would love to hear opinions on paint or no paint.  As always questions and comments are always welcomed and appreciated!
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9  Hello Lucy - Hello Kitty DIY vinyl toy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by the_trademarks on: April 01, 2012 11:31:44 AM
I love customizing vinyl toys. Here is my latest creation inspired by my beloved cat Lucy. The customization is done on a Hello Kitty Series 3 toy I purchased from Urban Outfitters that I removed the paint from. I used acrylic paint.

Front
 

Lucy and Hello Lucy lounging on the table.



Side


Back


Other Side


This is what the original looked like out of the box. I removed the paint with acetone, sanded with 400 grit sand paper, and then primed it with krylon spraypaint in a flat white.


I would love to hear anyones thoughts and suggestions, or of any techniques used to strip off existing paint.  Smiley

If any one is interested here are some links to other custom toys I have posted in the past

My Little Pony
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319222.msg3677424#msg3677424

Munny
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230929.msg2516324#msg2516324
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10  Re: Mug Rug Swap R3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by the_trademarks on: February 09, 2012 06:33:01 PM
Today I received from waggonswest. She sent me a lovely modern inspired mug rug that actually is quite ample in size. It measures about 12 inches by 7.5 inches. I actually love the grey. It is nice to have something that my male dominated house can also enjoy. Some of my cousins and my brothers make fun of my kitten coasters, so I am totally gonna bust out this gem at their next visit.


I love the stitching.


A picture of the back.

I am so pleased that I received two wonderfully unique mug rugs. Both my partners, xxmyjelloxx and waggonswest, made wonderful mug rugs that I will cherish for years to come.
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