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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 01/21/11 - Craftster Best of 2010 announced! on: January 23, 2011 06:35:05 AM
Wow... I am really surprised to see my project in there this morning! Thank you so much to everyone for your super nice comments... Boy am I ever glad I got this finished  Wink  Congratulations to everyone! After looking at all the other projects I'm definitely inspired for 2011 crafting!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My baby food jar light fixture on: November 09, 2010 02:21:50 PM
there are 2 bare lightbulbs...   each is 100 watts and the fixture is hooked up to a dimmer so it goes from almost "candlelight" feel to full on brightness for when I need to see real well...
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My baby food jar light fixture on: November 08, 2010 05:24:05 PM
The jars aren't sealed... it would be really cool to stuff things into them, maybe tiny christmas balls for the holidays! Great idea!!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My baby food jar light fixture on: November 08, 2010 02:41:09 PM

Woohoo! Another project that I thought would never actually see the light (hehe) of day is completed!!! This is my take on the mason jar chandelier... in miniature baby jar version... Made with two pieces of salvaged frozen salmon crates, joined with two cast iron "1" door numbers, and the little jars (2 different sizes) are hung using jute cord. I'm so excited, I love it!!!



5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Love is... 3072 tiny squares on: November 06, 2010 02:51:32 PM
Thanks again for the super nice comments everyone... I happened to be staring at the frame earlier today and once again couldn't believe I actually got it done! I'm glad it inspired some of you to try and I hope you do and show us the results!

I'd say, for the ones who aren't too sure about giving it a try, maybe start with a picture that has less details in it so you wouldn't have to break it down into so many pixels...

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Love is... 3072 tiny squares on: July 26, 2010 07:48:54 AM
Haha, thanks greenishfroggie     Wink

As I mentioned, I used a square punch to cut the squares... it would have been impossible otherwise (or at least I wouldn't have had THAT much patience!). I got this from a scrapbooking supplies store.

I then glued them onto black foam core using an ordinary glue stick. Using foam core was really practical as I could easily move and store my project without fearing it would come apart. I chose black foam core so that it wouldn't be as obvious if there were any cracks between some squares...

On my "pattern", I divided the whole picture in 4 x 4 squares so that I could keep track of the progress and applied the squares to the board in the same fashion. Punch out 16 squares, glue them on.... repeat 192 times, easy!

At first I thought of sealing the finished project with modpodge but decided not to do it 'cause I was paranoid it might seep through the paper too much and reveal the color/pattern of the other side of the paper or simply the black board underneath...

So I just framed the whole thing and it worked out perfectly!

That's pretty much it, very simple overall, just takes a lot of patience! It was great for relaxing, very mind numbing after a while!

On a final note... as I was working on this project, I saw a commercial for Behr paint I think it was... you could see all kind of objects, situations, etc and then a little square got punched out of it to show that you could match their paint colors to anything.... Whoa, I felt like that commercial was meant for me at that moment! HA!

Thank you all for your nice comments   Cheesy
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Love is... 3072 tiny squares on: July 22, 2010 11:41:10 AM
Thank you so much!

It was a lot of work but well worth it, I encourage you who are inspired to give it a try!

The visible part in the frame is about 27" x 39"...
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Love is... 3072 tiny squares on: July 22, 2010 07:57:59 AM
A couple of years ago (yes... years!!) i got inspired by this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237796.msg2609869#msg2609869 and asked my mom to pixelate a photo I had taken of my son when he was a baby.

I then bought a square 1cm punch and started matching tiny squares punched out of magazines to my "pattern".

Two things I learned while completing this project:

- Colors as you see them in magazines are totally different once isolated into a small cm square... What looked purple turns out to be gray, etc...

- People are WAAYYYYYY too tanned... Pretty much all of the skin was done using parts of white objects or the portions of models' faces that caught the most light i.e. nose, forehead, etc...

It took a long time and I'm so glad I got it finished... My family admitted once it was over that they thought I would never get through with it... and honestly... neither did I! Took about a year and a half of on and off (mostly off!!!) work...

Since in my house I always see it from a distance, may look better if you squint a little while looking at it    Wink







9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Girly frilly cupcaky apron on: February 16, 2010 05:01:30 PM
Thank you all for your nice compliments!  Wink
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Girly frilly cupcaky apron on: January 12, 2010 11:20:21 AM
Update:



This is how I had "wrapped" that:



My sister's birthday is coming up soon. She has recently discovered a passion for cake decorating / cupcake making. You can see her stuff on her blog http://billetsglaces.com. She writes in French, but the cake pictures are in the universal language of Deliciousness. I made her this cute little apron as a birthday gift, following the pattern in the book "Bend-the-rules sewing". I'm really pleased with the result as I am pretty much a beginner in the sewing department. I added a kangaroo pocket as well as a little hand towel so she can swipe her batter covered / icing sweetened hands easily. The cupcake is my world premier attempt at appliqueing. I hope she enjoys it! I would love to hear any comments or suggestions for future projects. Thank you for looking!

***  On the day of her birthday (yeah, I work well under pressure) I embroidered "billets glacs" on the pocket, it looked just like it does on her blog. She loved it! Unfortunately I didn't think to take a new picture...




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