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41  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Giraffe on: April 01, 2015 07:54:54 PM
This is wonderful! I love the tongue!
42  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ZOMBIE droolalong on: April 01, 2015 07:37:42 PM
Loving the zombie costumes (the bellydance one is so fun & the kids costumes so creepy-cute) & plants vs. zombies hoopla. Also the zombie art is great! Who knew there were so many different types of zombies out there? I want to squish that minecraft creeper zombie pillow... my boy would love it!

I made a Walking Dead & zombie necklace & zombie shrink plastic earrings today. Link to craftster post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438721.0
Sad that the season is over, but happy to hear that they may be possibly making a zombie spinoff show for  summer & fall. Smiley

43  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Miniature Wine Book Stack Necklace on: April 01, 2015 06:11:50 PM
I love these little book stack pendants! Great theme too! Smiley
44  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Walking Dead - Zombie Jewelry - Shrink Plastic Fandom by isewcute on: April 01, 2015 06:10:40 PM
I'm happy to have inspired & increased your hunger. Wink
45  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "Awakening," watercolor and gold leaf on: April 01, 2015 04:19:05 PM
Total eye candy!!! Beautiful art!
46  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Octopus sways his arms with the current on: April 01, 2015 04:17:29 PM
So cute! That paper is perfect for your project.
47  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheep! on: April 01, 2015 03:35:05 PM
It's like a marshmallow peep dusted with arsenic! Smiley Very creative!
48  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: 365 Days of Flora on: April 01, 2015 02:40:41 PM
I really love how you photographed them with the paints! The colors are all great & it's like a breath of spring!
49  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Walking Dead - Zombie Jewelry - Shrink Plastic Fandom by isewcute on: April 01, 2015 02:36:20 PM
The Walking Dead just wrapped up this past season last week, so to hold me over until next season, I whipped up some 'not so cute' Walking Dead & Zombie inspired jewelry!

I used the Shrinky-Dink brand of printable shrink plastic to make these.
You can find it at craft stores such as Michaels, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, or online.
I made a printable file of many characters from the show, along with a few zombies thrown in for good measure & adjusted the opacity of the print file according to the recommended directions on the package.
After printing them out, I used small sharp scissors to cut them out & also punched holes where I wanted to string them all together with jump rings.

I baked them in a toaster oven for a couple of minutes at 275 F. (following the package directions)

It's so fun to watch them curl up & shrink!

After shrinking them, I took them outside & gave them a clear coating of Krylon acrylic spray. (I wasn't sure what was the best coating to give them, so I called the company & this is what they recommended)
It dried rather quickly in the afternoon sun & gave them a semi-gloss finish.

Finally, I just strung them all together & added a bit of chain & a clasp for a necklace & attached earwires for earrings. I hope they inspire you to make your own zombie inspired jewelry!

50  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: BRRAAIIINNNNNSSSSSSSS on: April 01, 2015 12:09:59 PM
Amazing! You have to have a lot of patience to make something like this. The results were worth the labor of love!
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