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51  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Flapper Friends on: August 01, 2013 10:03:15 PM
Awww...so sweet...perfect expression!

I have a wooden darning tool/gizmo from the '20's with a very similar face.  I got it as a gift when I was in Jr Hi (40+ yrs ago) and it has always been special to me.
52  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 89 ENTRIES / Celebration Plaque on: August 01, 2013 06:25:33 PM

Considering EVERY ten year anniversary is a BIG event, I wanted to create a plaque commerating the Craftster milestone!

I adore chalkboard artists (especially Dana Tanamachi) but do not possess the talent to carry it off.  After lots of experimentation I discovered a suitable alternative that does not require chalk, a chalkboard or for that matter talent!

I covered the interior of a tin plated serving tray with black contact paper to serve as the "chalkboard".  I then created a stencil of the wording in contrasting (green) contact paper and centered it on the "chalkboard".


Using a white TOTE-MARKER as the "chalk", (distributed by MARVY UCHIDA Company - - and reminds me of white liquid shoe polish but in a handy pen applicator), I colored in the stencil lettering.


After removing the stencil, my "oops" were cleaned up and a yardstick was laid across the tray to prevent my hand from smearing lettering as I added a perimeter of dots as highlights


While I was satisfied with the appearance, something was missing.  I decided to take a make-up brush and lightly applied baby powder to give it a dusty look.  


I'm really excited about this technique and plan on creating something similar for an upcoming wedding anniversary gift!
53  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #89 - Tin for Ten - Entries Due Aug 1 - 8 on: August 01, 2013 03:09:39 PM
Is the Tin For Ten folder open yet? 

I can't seem to find it and am looking forward to participating.  Thanks!
54  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 89 ENTRIES / Re: Ten-Minute Art Deco TIN EARRINGS! No sharp edges! :) on: August 01, 2013 02:55:45 PM
I've been wanting to use that tin tape, but couldn't figure out what to use it on.  Huh

Based on your entry I am now inspired.  Great Job! Cheesy
55  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Reef on: July 28, 2013 08:37:37 PM
OMG...what's not to like(?!?)---I mean love(!!). Really creative  Roll Eyes
56  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Starry baby quilt on: July 16, 2013 11:39:28 PM
Precious! 
57  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Giant Star Block Quilts for Sisters on: July 16, 2013 11:33:25 PM
Very pretty!  I love the colors and patterns Wink
58  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Creepy little fairies... on: July 13, 2013 03:53:01 PM
Awww...is it OK to say they are cute (or will they cast a spell on me)?

Love their expression and the attitude they all share!
59  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 88 ENTRIES / Re: Meet Barbie's Cousins - The Pinheads! on: July 13, 2013 03:11:45 PM
So awesome! I might have to do this, I love it so much!

I hope you do...they are fun (and addicting)! Cheesy
60  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 88 ENTRIES / Re: Meet Barbie's Cousins - The Pinheads! on: July 09, 2013 10:23:00 AM
very fun! never would've thought this up myself.   Grin

Yeah...I'm always looking for ideas with doll parts.  There are just too many out there that are looking for love
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