A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Breaking News: What's with all of the SPAM on Craftster?  Click here to find out what happened!
Total Members: 307,138
Currently Running With Scissors:
452 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 54
21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Decoupaged night table on: August 03, 2012 09:03:11 AM
The past few months have been really busy, as summer always is, what with exams and me starting to work on my thesis. So I haven't been crafting much, but I saw this link on Pinterest (as you do), and I just HAD to do something similar. I've been meaning to update my bedroom furniture for a while now, so I picked my night table to experiment on.



I used a completely different kind of sheet music for each drawer - pages from a hymnal that I got in a Craftster swap with the wonderful malmow, sheet music that I got from another swap with Sajona, and a couple pages from an old solfege book from my music-learning days.



I dismantled the drawers of my night table, then I tore up the sides of the pages and crumpled them up a little, glued them on the drawers, and when they dried, I used watercolors to make the pages look even more aged and yellowed.



Here is a close-up of the middle drawer, made with the pages from the hymnal.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbed Biking Gloves on: June 09, 2012 01:25:44 PM
Thanks, guys!

Diamantyna, yeah, these are really stretchy so you really don't have to make them as big as you think you need to Tongue Also, I actually knitted those on straight needles and sewed them up later, because I can't for the life of me knit tightly in the round.
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Avengers Assemble! Swap. Sign ups 6/1/12 - 6/15/12 Send outs 7/13/12 on: June 05, 2012 10:32:42 AM
Oh man, so torn! This looks like such an exciting swap and I'm dying to join, but I'm broke and in the middle of an exam period. DECISIONS Tongue
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pumpkin Virtuoso on: May 17, 2012 11:44:11 AM
Thank you so much, guys. My friend was thrilled indeed Smiley
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pumpkin Virtuoso on: May 01, 2012 10:48:49 PM
Thank you, guys!
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pumpkin Virtuoso on: May 01, 2012 07:19:19 AM


I made this little guy for my friend's birthday that was a couple weeks ago. He uses this picture A LOT as his avatar:



so I thought I'd go about recreating it in reality. (I'm sorry that I have no credit for this icon, if you've made it or know who has, please let me know!) The first thing I got excited about knitting the little scarf (which is ironic because it ended up being the thing I hated making the most), and I contemplated various ways of making the body and violin. I was all prepared to make it all out of clay, but then it hit me. Paper mache!



I used newspaper and painter's tape for the basic silhouette, which took about three hours overall while I rewatched the Sound of Music with a friend, then I put on about four layers of PVA glue mixed with water, and paper towels, which took about three days to allow for drying time. I used pipe cleaners for the fingers and the violin's bow.



Why hello there. The little coat is hand-sewn using felt. The violin's strings are fishing line. I used gouache to paint and shade him, and then glazed him. I was a little nervous, because I had never shaded a 3D object before, but it turned out alright.



The little scarf was so tedious, and I ended up being frustrated and having loose ends poking all over the place because there were so many of them and I just had no patience. So the scarf is a little bit crap, but shhh, don't look too closely at it.



Overall, I think this entire thing took about... thirty hours of work, maybe, not counting waiting time. But it was worth it, and it was one of the most fun projects I've worked on in a while!

There are more pictures and more rambling about this project on my blog, check it out if you can handle a LOT of rambling indeed Smiley
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: De-Stress Yourself Gallery on: April 30, 2012 10:17:27 PM
Yeah, I forgot to include my note in the package *facepalm* The pink thing is a nail dotting tool, since you like manicures Cheesy And you can use the heatpack as a wrist rest when using the computer or playing videogames.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dolled Up Keyboard on: April 06, 2012 10:02:11 AM
I recently saw this blog post by Kira of Her New Leaf, and I was incredibly inspired. So I got some washi tape (amazing stuff, by the way, I'm in love) and decorated my own keyboard.





I didn't do all of the keys of mine, or use as many colors, but I like how subtle and clean it is.
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: De-Stress Yourself Swap: Send outs 3/29 on: March 25, 2012 10:56:47 AM
Just putting some finishing touches on everything. I think I'll probably send on Tuesday since i have the morning free Cheesy
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: De-Stress Yourself Swap: Send outs 3/29 on: March 20, 2012 02:54:46 AM
My internet at home is down, so updates might be scarce for the next week, but crafting is going great! I think I'll be done really soon!
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 54


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
How to Make a Voxplop Paper Puppet
How to Mix Your Own Custom Dye Colors
How to Make a Fistigan Puppet
How to Fire Pottery
How to Wedge the Clay
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Belted Chair Seat
Tute Tuesday: Rainbow Skirt
Who? Who Loves Owls?

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.