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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Resin filled fishbowl project on: June 06, 2011 11:35:57 AM
I am doing a project in which I want to give a fish bowl the appearance of being filled with water by filling it with resin. But I don't have enough resin to fill the entire bowl, and I'm broke now so I can't exactly buy more.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can could create a solid clear barrier inside the bowl and only fill resin above that, so that when you look into the bowl, it appears you're looking through water from above?
I was thinking of using plastic wrap. And pouring resin on top of it little by little....
Any suggestions?
Thank you.
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / What grade of sandpaper do you use to sand fine details on cured polymer? on: February 07, 2011 04:20:53 PM
I working on a sculpture. Some of the seams didn't blend as well once baked as I had expected. I was hoping to sand it down to make it look flatter and blend the seam away. But I'm not sure what grade of sandpaper would be best to sand it away without scratching up the piece?
Thank you.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Ideas about attaching cushion to wood chair back without upholstery nails? on: May 20, 2010 05:22:26 PM
Anyone have any ideas on things I can use to secure the cushion, instead of upholstery nails?
Thank you.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Question about reupholstering and repainting wood chairs? on: May 15, 2010 06:00:14 PM
I recently purchased some old chairs that I would like to spray paint and reupholster. What grit of sandpaper should I use to remove the varnish?
And does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the cushion off the seat back?? It appears that the studs are holding it in.
I'm not sure what to use to remove those, or what will happen once I do.
And if I have to remove the studs, what do I do to put the cushion back on?
Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed!
Thanks!




5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Zombie Pin-up Painting (kinda gorey) on: May 09, 2010 03:08:37 PM
I wanted to try a mixed-media painting using acrylic paint and polymer clay.
I don't know why, but a zombie pin-up was the first thing to come to mind.
But, beware- it's kinda gorey. Just in case some people are squeamish.
Here it is.





And here it is taking shape:




6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Polymer covered USB stick on: November 09, 2009 09:54:02 PM
Has anyone tried this? Does anyone have any idea how the USB card & its computer chip would hold up in the oven?
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Super-Awesome Cool Golden Rollerblades!! on: July 27, 2009 07:52:19 PM
So a few months ago I saw Xanadu for the first time.  So when my friend recently asked if I would rollerblade with him on our beach trip, Xanadu immediately popped into my head.
I found a $10 pair of rollerblades in my size at Goodwill, and immediately became obsessed with the idea of painting them a strikingly shiny Xanadu disco gold.





Well, since I was short on time my awesome boyfriend spray-painted them for me. He did a few coats of a flat gold, because he said that it adhered to the plastic better, and did one final coat of the high shine gold.
I painted the straps with hot pink nail polish, and mod-podged some pink poster paper onto the 'tongue' of the bootie that goes inside the skate. I hope to replace the straps and bootie at some point.

I've never rollerbladed before, and I have to admit that the moment I first stood up with the skates on, I fell flat on my butt, breaking the door to the battery compartment on my camera. LOL. It was easily fixed, and I have to say that I did learn to rollerblade pretty quickly- within the first 15 mins I had the skates on!



ps- I wasn't sure where to post this, so if you know of a better place, please suggest.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / How can I make hanging outdoor misters? on: June 17, 2009 01:46:36 PM
Anyone have any crafty ideas on how I could make some outdoor misters to hang on an outdoor patio. Preferably misters that are battery operated, or somehow spray on their own.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Silver Art Clay on: June 17, 2009 12:57:39 PM
Do you NEED a kiln to work with this? I'm thinking of using a gift cert. I have to purchase some. On the art clay demo on the Fire Mountain Gems website, it says that you can also use: gas stove top, with a mini torch or an electric kiln, but doesn't say how.
Anyone have any experience with this?
If I do need a kiln, anyone know a good place to get a mini one?
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Best way to protect/store/transport uncured art doll over several days? on: January 21, 2009 11:12:48 AM
My boyfriend & I are going to Cabo San Lucas for 7 days. I've decided that that would be the best time to teach myself to sculpt art dolls, since it's rare that I get a full 7 days free to devote to a project. Anyhoo, I started the skull, and plan to finish the doll in Mexico, but since we will be in a hotel, without an oven, I will need to protect the completed doll for the trip home.
I have never had to transport an uncured piece before. Matter of fact, I normally bake my pieces immediately. So I was hoping that some knowledgeable Craftster would have some suggestions on how I could protect and transport the piece. I thought about wrapping it in damp paper towels, and putting in a little box surrounded by cotton balls or bubble wrap. One of my main concerns is that one of her arms or legs will break off in transport. Since we will be flying there, I'm SURE that I will have to put the piece in my checked luggage, and that makes me really nervous.
So any suggestions would be much appreciated. I would be devastated to have something that I worked so hard on destroyed due to my ignorance.
Thanks for reading!!
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