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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nebula Jean Jacket on: May 25, 2016 03:10:00 PM
Wow! Did you use acrylic paint for this? Maybe this is a silly question but I have no idea what kind of paint people use for denim.

I used UV-reactive acrylic paint (from wildfirefx.com) mixed with fabric medium. You can use plain acrylic paint and fabric medium, though. It just won't glow under blacklight.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Cartoon Craziness Quilt on: January 12, 2016 03:32:59 PM
A few months ago, I transitioned my preschooler from his toddler bed to a full size bed. That meant that he needed a new quilt (he's had to make-do with a couple smaller ones while I worked).

I let him pick out the fabrics, and he chose his favorite characters/shows/movies - Paw Patrol, Doc McStuffins, Mickey, Sponge Bob, Staw Wars, Doctor Who, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Minions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Cars. I chose the glittery stars and the grey sashing. The back of the quilt is fat quarters in mostly geometric or batik prints in blue/grey/black/white. I figured that his quilt would outlast his love of some of those cartoons.

Everything was stitched on my machine, and I'm thrilled that I was able to shove this massive blanket under the arm while quilting. (My son even chose the shooting star motif that I used.) It ended up being queen-sized, though I was going for over-sized full. Oops.

He was so happy to have it done (and so am I).



Back:


Before quilting:


Thanks for looking!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Malala Yousafzai Doll on: November 05, 2015 06:33:09 AM
She's a beautiful doll! I knew who she was right away.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nebula Jean Jacket on: September 09, 2015 03:47:54 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley

Awesome! Thank you!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nebula Jean Jacket on: September 01, 2015 07:26:02 AM
Sorry these pictures aren't great. The only place in my house that is dark enough to do this is my bathroom. Also, it's not easy to take photos under blacklight.




6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Nebula Jean Jacket on: August 31, 2015 07:51:29 PM
After painting a few t-shirts, I thought it might be fun to paint my old jean jacket. I even took the plunge and used my UV-reactive paints. So, this thing practically sparkles under blacklights. I actually started this project last year, but I ran out of white UV paint and had to re-order.

I gave it the usual treatment. Bleached away the color in a few areas and painted the dark areas with blue and purple. Blue and what was supposed to be turquoise (but ended up looking more green) on the edges of the bleached-out sections. White in the middle and then blown through a straw to make the stars. Any weird splatters get to become the brightest stars.






It's a little flashier than what I normally wear, but I love it.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Setting the Miniature Scene - Gallery on: August 25, 2015 08:36:03 AM
Thanks, everyone, for all of the compliments!  Kiss This was such a fun swap to angel for.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Butterfly Elf Doll on: August 25, 2015 08:31:49 AM
The food coloring hair dye idea is great. You did a wonderful job on her.  Cheesy
Love it! What a wonderful job and very pretty doll.

~T

Thank you, both, so much!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Setting the Miniature Scene - Gallery on: August 22, 2015 06:45:07 AM
I'm so glad you liked everything and that you were familiar with the painting! It really was my pleasure to craft for you.  Kiss
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Setting the Miniature Scene Swap signups 6/5/15 - 6/12/15, sendouts 7/10/15 on: July 31, 2015 10:11:50 AM
I'm very grateful to tendstowardschaos for coming forward for me. It's good of you to help out at such short notice.

My pleasure! I'm having fun crafting for you!
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