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1  Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty: Pop Art Portrait of my Cat in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by bubblies11 on: July 27, 2009 01:55:20 PM
I got a new kitty from the pound about two months ago. My mom's birthday was soon approaching, and I decided I would paint a portrait of "Kitty Daisy" as the new cat has been officially dubbed. Originally I was going to submit it to the painting challenge, but procrastinating is kind of my thing and alas, I finished the painting about one week too late (and I'm just now posting it...).

Here's the finished product, a Pop Art-ish portrait of my cat.


Anyways, on to the photos!
Here's the black and white photo I used as the reference image. I used a grid to transfer the image onto the canvas.



A comparison between the photo and the portrait. I went for a more "general likeness" than an exact likeness for two reasons: I only had blue, white, green and brown paint- no black, and also, to keep my sanity.


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2  Cheap Chandelier *kinda pic. heavy* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by bubblies11 on: July 31, 2008 05:43:18 AM
This was inspired by Radishdiva's pipecleaner chandelier (here is the kick ass original:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99268.0)

In the same vein as my "college students need art too..." "Last Supper" frame, I decided to make myself a nice, sparkly, colorful chandelier- for cheap.  All the supplies came to about $18, and I still have jewelry findings left over.  It was made from pipe cleaners, gauge 20 jewelry wire, jewelry findings, and store bought pendants that are supposed to be used as pendents or earrings.  I also used those cheap, plastic beads that come strung on the elastic bands that they sell at the dollar store. 

On to the pictures:


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3  Re: Cardboard frame for "The Last Supper"- College students need art too! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bubblies11 on: September 18, 2007 11:18:20 AM
I go to Saint Mary's in Maryland, about 2,000 students.  It's in the middle of nowhere, so I have LOTS of time for crafting  Cheesy

more pics...



the back...

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4  Cardboard frame for "The Last Supper"- College students need art too! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bubblies11 on: September 18, 2007 06:44:59 AM
Background: While thrifting at a local store, my friend and I stumbled upon a $1 "painting " of "The Last Supper".  It looked like a color-by-numbers picture, and come on, it was $1.  We snapped it up, and she promptly displayed it in her room.  The thing is that it was in a cheesy, plastic frame that was spray-painted gold... ewww. So in keeping with the homemade quality of the work itself, I decided to make a spectacular frame out of stuff we had in our suite:
     1. cardboard
     2. Hot glue
     3. Left over paint from art class
I like how it turned out, and think it goes well with the painting itself. It seems like I burned my fingerprints off using the hot-glue, but Jesus is worth it Smiley

Here are the pics.:
- Original "Painting" with completed frame.

- Close up of one side of the frame (One side has a linear detail and the other has a more flow-y, wavy detail.)

- Close-up of the wavy side

- here is the top of the new frame; you can get a clear look at the old frame, which seemed to be hot glued on before I came along: I guess crafty minds think alike  Smiley
So I just added my new frame behind the old one, which I like, as it gives some depth.  Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys my free frame for a $1 artwork  Grin
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5  Knitted Rug from T-Shirts in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblies11 on: September 01, 2007 08:19:51 PM
Thanks to Subloke's knit t-shirt rug post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168899.0,  I decided to knit my own t-shirt rug for my dorm.  I used a bunch of adult XL shirts from Michael's which were on sale and dyed them with Rit. It took about a month and a half of on-again-off-again knitting (because really, how many knit squares can one make while watching HGTV; and as I learned this summer, having a 45 hour work week kind of ruins crafting time...)

So here it is in all of it's glory (sorry for the odd pictures, but it's in my dorm and the lighting isn't great) This is also my first post, so sorry if this isn't posted correctly Sad





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