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1  Re: Manicurious in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by acidtrix on: May 09, 2013 12:17:09 PM
WOW! THese are amazing!  Are you ambidextrous?  Coz even IF I could make my left hand look this good, I guarantee the right hand would be somewhat.... lacking, to understate it.... Wink

I'm not too bad at painting with my non-dominant hand but I'd never be able to pull off anything too complicated. For stamped designs I will do both hands, but for some of the more intensive nail art designs, I just go for something that coordinates with the design (frankly I'm sick of nail polish by the time I get the one hand done, lol). Here are some examples:

Coordinated with design:


Full set:
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2  Manicurious in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by acidtrix on: May 09, 2013 10:23:56 AM
I had no idea people posted manicures here! I've apparently been away from Craftster for entirely too long.

This past year I've done quite a bit of nail art (and not really much else, craft-wise), so I thought I would share a few of my favorite designs. All are painted on my natural nails using nail polish, and quite a few of these were done for various online competitions. If anyone is curious about the polishes used, I'm happy to share, just ask (i also have them listed on my blog).

Mary Shelley Manicure


Super Mario Bros. Manicure


RHPS Manicure


Bone Pit French Tips


Hungry Hungry Hippos Manicure


Alice in Wonderland Manicure


Calvin & Hobbes Manicure



Christmas Tree Manicure


and here are a couple stamped manicures:



I've got lots more, but these are my favorites Smiley
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3  Sugar skull in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by acidtrix on: October 04, 2011 12:15:46 PM
Hi! I completed this necklace recently for a friend to give her partner for their 3-year crystal anniversary Smiley

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4  The Willipus in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by acidtrix on: March 31, 2011 11:21:05 AM
Another product of my stash-only/one-evening Christmas challenge! Acrylic paints and ink on illustration board (approx 11x17") . I picked up a 3-pack of illustration boards for my Zombie valentine last year, and i keep forgetting how awesome this stuff is to work on (other than it warps quite a bit, but framing solves that nicely). The colours looks so fresh and bright, and it takes lots of washes without falling apart. The Willipus is for Nven's baby William, who was dubbed The Willipus when he was but a wee little guy. Hes still technically a wee little guy, but man is he growing fast Cheesy

Also: octopi are fun to draw!

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5  red fox in the snow scratchboard in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by acidtrix on: March 30, 2011 11:19:29 AM
Allo!

This is a 5x7" scratchboard of a red fox. I was worried itd look like an arctic fox without the colour, but definitely not poofy enough Wink

I would have liked to work on the paws more, but this was part of a Christmas challenge i gave myself: stash-only supplies and an upper limit of one evening crafting time per item (btw, we celebrated Christmas in march this year with our friends to give everyone some more crafting time and a break from family Christmases). Overall it turned out well, and I enjoyed working within these constraints. It was very... calming(?)... to not have the option to fuss with little details for days.

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6  typography and papercut valentines in Valentine's Day by acidtrix on: February 15, 2011 11:33:10 AM
Its sort of become a tradition over the last couple of years for me and my guy to make each other valentines. We're like an old married couple: i help him find the craft supplies he needs from my stash, then we hole up at opposite ends of the living room and work, occasionally uttering threats and hinting at dire consequences should someone peak.

This year I decided i really wanted to try papercutting. I don't think i used the best paper (printer paper?) and my blade was kinda dull, but i think it turned out pretty sweet for my first try. it was also way more fun than i expected.

baby, i love your brains

I'd like to find an oval frame for it, but for now i just cut a paper one Smiley

I gave him his valentine and he loved it... but flipped it over, looked between the layers and double-checked the envelope... then gave me sad puppy eyes, quietly commenting that there was no a message. I didn't realized the shortfall of my concept until that exact moment: whereas he' d given me an incredibly cute valentine with really thoughtful coupons (presented as a mini-treasure hunt through messages left in my gmail calendar, cellphone and in my purse), my project kind of lacked... sentiment.

so on to valentine #2: The Message. Ive wanted to try doing a typography type poster for ages. Turns out typography layouts are hard and take way longer than youd expect. go figure.


I'm pretty sure he like the second one better Wink
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7  Re: Burlesque accessories! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by acidtrix on: January 20, 2011 07:37:37 AM
Your headbands are gorgeous!  I think I might need to make something similar.  I love your costumes too.  Did your troupe make those as well?

thank you Smiley some of the costumes bits i made, but a lot of it i either had made or ordered online. in my costume, i made the bra (recycled from my Amber Sweet costume) and the skirt/bustle thing, as well as the headdress and i highly modified the wig (sewed in lots of hair). the corset i had made (we each had one made in a different colour) and we each bought vertically stripped tights to match the corsets (i friggin LOVE these tights!!)


On the boyfriend: I had his pants made (same awesome lady that made his Goblin King costume), got the tailcoat on ebay, and the rest i picked up at vintage clothing sales (except the fingerless gloves and cummerbund, which are both new). he made his fire pasties, but unfortunately you can't see them in the photo. i do have a picture of their inaugural burn though Cheesy


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8  Re: Burlesque accessories! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by acidtrix on: January 19, 2011 11:04:46 AM
thanks!! they're a lot of fun to make (and even more fun to shop for, i love digging through costume jewelry at vintage shops).

Here is a costume shot from the last show, showing one of the larger headdresses. I'll post some more detailed photos eventually Smiley
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9  Burlesque accessories! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by acidtrix on: January 19, 2011 10:12:07 AM
Hello Smiley My friends and I make merch for the burlesque troupe we belong to - we make pasties and facinators/headbands, as well as other things. We usually have a couple "pastie nights" leading up to the shows where we get together and craft for hours while killing off copious amounts of brain cells from the glue fumes. Its a lot of fun, and makes some fun money for the troupe Smiley

I thought i'd share a some of the pieces i've made. we rarely get pictures since we're usually too tired by the time we're done, but for the last show i made a point of getting pictures of at least some of the stuff Cheesy

Here are some pasties (all pretty simple):





and facinators (we use vintage costume jewelry in most of the pieces):







I have more on my website, but those are some of my favorites. we also make much more elaborate pasties and headresses for our acts, which i'll post a few of when i dig out the costumes Smiley wotcha think?


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10  Elliot ATC in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by acidtrix on: January 17, 2011 01:57:25 PM
Another christmas craft project: mixed media tag thingy featuring an ATC-sized painting in acrylics. this one was for my mom ^_^
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