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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Iowa Themed Desk Chair on: October 16, 2012 06:16:01 AM
Really?  My husband is from Mason City. Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Iowa Themed Desk Chair on: October 15, 2012 06:16:42 PM


An easy chair makeover on a $3.00 Savers chair.  My husband went to the University of Iowa, so this is his new desk chair.

Just a light sanding, few coats of paint and a handmade stencil.

When he pushes it into the desk, it just looks like a cute yellow chair, so no assault on our home aesthetic  Wink

Thanks for viewing (difference in floor color is night vs day shot and a slight adjustment to show accurate yellow).
XOXO
Zan
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Nursery Wall Prints on: May 09, 2011 11:10:01 AM
I made these two wall hangings for a friend's nursery.  He asked for something involving space and then I made the kid-friendly shark as a nod to his love of Jaws.

These pics came out SUPER fuzzy, but I can't get them to work any other way Sad  I drew and painted the images onto a heavy watercolor paper and then glued them onto painted canvas.  I wanted them to look very cartoony and have a 3D effect.



4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "Little Mermaid Shark Attack" Costume on: November 03, 2010 07:36:19 AM
Thanks everyone!  Yeah, a lot of people laughed super hard when they saw me, so I felt it was a success.   Grin
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / "Little Mermaid Shark Attack" Costume on: November 02, 2010 11:02:21 AM
This year I was Disney's Ariel, mid shark attack.

I purchased the wig and the shark costume off amazon, but I had to create the purple shell bra. 

I bought a plastic shell bra from a halloween store and cut free the shells then sewed them onto a nude colored strapless bra.  Then I painted the whole thing with purple acrylic paint.  It took a few coats, probably 4 total.

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pig Paint/Ink Picture on: June 28, 2010 12:13:06 PM
My best friend recently requested that I make her 3 5"x5" pig pictures for her nursery.

Here is what I came up with!  Acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper:









I ultimately decided they were cuter with NO background and my friend agreed.  If I had added something, it would have been a few blades of grass or some very small clouds.

Thanks for looking.

XOXO
Zan
7  Arizona / Arizona: South / Re: tucson? on: September 11, 2008 09:47:22 AM
So, days after I posted my message calling out craftsters in Tucson, I decided to move back to Minneapolis.  I just was not settling in or adjusting well at all.

 But, in the past few weeks I got TONS of emails from cool, tucson craftster chicas who I would have loved to hang out with.  So, maybe someone will take the reigns and organize something?  The interest is there...

I just went to a craft night in Minneapolis the other night, and I forgot how much fun it can be. 

Good luck to all you Tucson craftsters!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Daffodils *NOW WITH TUTORIAL* on: July 05, 2008 10:04:27 PM
Done and done!

Tutorial posted...enjoy!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Daffodils on: June 16, 2008 09:50:09 AM
Let me think about how to do a tutorial...

I just free-styled this, I will think of how to recreate.

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper Daffodils *NOW WITH TUTORIAL* on: June 15, 2008 02:09:24 PM
I just moved across the country from Minneapolis, MN to Tucson, AZ and I had to sell/give away all my craft and art supplies (and completed projects!).  I think I will like it here, but it has been SOOO depressing so far.  I am really struggling to adjust.

Anyway, my boyfriend brought me home some construction paper and I dug out some wire and floral tape and made these daffodils.  They aren't the most spectacular thing I have ever turned out, but was MAJORLY therapeutic to throw myself into something for a few hours.

It is nice to see an item that I created in my home.  These flowers remind me that it is only a matter of time before I will have a home that is personalized with my own style and creature comforts.





Thanks for looking!

XOXO
Zan

TUTORIAL:

Supplies Needed:

Paper (even construction paper works, but the fancier the paper the nicer they look)
Floral Wire (Michael's and the Paper Source both carry this)
Floral Tape

The picture below was suposed to be printable to scale, but it isn't posting properly.  If you can enlarge it to 8 1/2" by 11" you can use the petal cut outs as templates. 

My boyfriend meticulously created this for me.  He is such a nerd, I heart him.



If this is still too confusing-I saw on the paper source website that they sell daffodil kits.  I have used their other paper flower kits and they always come out great.

Happy Crafting!

XoXo
Zan
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