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21  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Painted Shoes -- Abstract Self Portrait on: January 28, 2009 12:33:54 PM
those are pretty rocking.
maybe i missed it in the description. what did you paint the shoes with?
i find i end up using oil sharpies a lot.. but then again i'm using canvas shoes..

these are rocking.

thanks Smiley i just used some acrylics i had left over from another project, i dont plan on wearing them anywhere, theyre just for show

you should rock them out to an art show or something fancy. they are super swank, and also unique. both things that are good.

i'll keep an eye on using acrylics. i paint stuff on guitars with them, so i'm well aware that it does have this silly tendancy to wear off quite fast when worn.

i wish i could! if i have nylons on i can JUST squeeze my foot into them, but they are wayyyy to tight to put any pressure on, so its probably a good thing, id be way to tempted to wear them EVERYWHERE, and this way i dont have to worry about sealing them so the paint doesnt wear off. so if you were planning on making a pair to actually wear, id look into other types of paint rather than acrylic. i do plan on finding another pair that actually fit me to paint Smiley id love to rock some hand made shoes out on the town!
22  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Tea Cup Shoes (inspired by miumiu) on: January 21, 2009 12:36:24 PM
these are adorable!! i need new work clothes/shoes... i keep rewearing again and again, crafting some adorable shoes would be perfect on a college budget Smiley
23  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Painted Shoes -- Abstract Self Portrait on: January 21, 2009 12:33:37 PM
They're gorgeous! I especially love the skyline. That must have taken some time, and a very steady hand!

thanks Smiley i did cheat a little though.... :x i rely on my trusty vinyl shelving liner for nearly every craft! Smiley i did have to go back and touch it up some though, it didnt come out the cleanest
24  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Painted Shoes -- Abstract Self Portrait on: January 20, 2009 06:57:55 PM
those are pretty rocking.
maybe i missed it in the description. what did you paint the shoes with?
i find i end up using oil sharpies a lot.. but then again i'm using canvas shoes..

these are rocking.

thanks Smiley i just used some acrylics i had left over from another project, i dont plan on wearing them anywhere, theyre just for show
25  COOKING / Dessert / Re: awesome sculpted dog cake!!!! img heavy :) on: January 08, 2009 04:33:47 PM
Oh my! I have so much to tell you! First,  gut gemacht - fantastisch!. What amazing work! I have a brown mini of my own & he would make a lovely cake model too. Secondly, the names are great! My grandmother's first dachsie (of about 10) was named Gretchen & she named my aunt after her - and so Spatzle doesn't feel left out, tell him/her that that spatzle mit kase is my favorite meal. Again - good job!

haha thanks! i know i've always loved the names they picked. they've had a couple others before that have passed away, but the only name i can remember right now of those is  Liepshin (spelling?)
26  COOKING / Dessert / Re: awesome sculpted dog cake!!!! img heavy :) on: January 08, 2009 04:30:46 PM
I LOVE THAT!! Oh goodness, I wish I had your mad cake skills!  Did you take any decorating classes or just from your own knowledge?

nope, just fell in love with Ace of Cakes and Amazing Wedding Cakes, and thought "humph, that looks fun!" and gave it a shot! Smiley you just gotta jump right in and believe that you can do it!
27  COOKING / Dessert / awesome sculpted dog cake!!!! img heavy :) on: January 08, 2009 03:29:37 PM
alright, second time using fondant. i made a guitar cake for my dad, and wanted to try something a bit more 3D this time. My boyfriends mom's 50th birthday is coming up, and she has two ADORABLE mini daschunds that she loves. they always cuddle under a blanket together, so we decided to make a sculpted cake of the two.

and ta-da!


it came out better than i expected! except that the proportions are a bit off, but shh







a couple of progress shots:






and for reference, here are pictures of the dogs we modeled them after!


Gretchen


spaetzle


and the two together, we took the covers of of them too quickly and woke them! but look how they cuddle... awwwww


this cake came out so much better than i thought it was going to, and after 5 hours of decorating, thank goodness! its going to be a center piece at a restaurant for the birthday for a party of about 20! then theyre eating it back at home, but unfortunately, i cant make it to the party, ill be out of town Sad so hopefully i can get my boyfriend to take some good reaction pictures i can post!

comments welcome Cheesy
28  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Painted Shoes -- Abstract Self Portrait on: January 03, 2009 05:08:59 PM
Awesome, I love those. The green goes really well with the black & white too. What did you use for paint?

thanks Smiley i have a black white and green theme in my room and i used acrylic paint left over from another project:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267691.msg3012741#msg3012741

I dont plan on wearing them out and about, theyre just going to look amazing in my room so i didnt seal them or use something that would withstand any weathering
29  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Etched Clear Glass Ornaments on: January 03, 2009 02:58:47 PM
Lovely ornaments! They make lovely memory keepers as well. I am wondering what etching medium you use. I have wanted to do things like this myself.

I use Armour Etch etching cream, you can pick it up from Michael's and probably many other craft stores. its VERY easy, i have done so many etched projects, im afraid my friends are getting sick of it, but tough! i love it, its an instant conversation piece when you say you made it yourself. other than that you just need to pick up some vinyl shelving liner for the stencil, or stickers. there are some excellent tutorials here on craftster
30  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Etched Wine Glasses on: January 03, 2009 12:03:44 PM
i am KICKING myself!!! i made these amazing etched wine glasses, with marbles and silver candles inside for christmas gifts for my boyfriends sisters, and after i finished wrapping them... i realized i FORGOT to take pictures!!!! they turned out 100 times better than i thought they were going to, and was a little sad i had to give them away!

but the wineglasses came in a set of four, and the stencil was still usable so i etched the second two for myself, but i dont have the beads or candles to fill them, and being it was the fourth time around on the stencil and 1 in the morning, they didnt turn out as well either, i gave away the two best ones.

so heres some pictures of one of the ones i did for myself, and a couple of the the left over metallic beads....








(thats a fake plum, i just wanted something dark behind it so you could see the stencil better)


i used the same city skyline stencil i used on a set of glasses for my apartment:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261810.msg2934773#msg2934773

and the candle i used inside were the same i used on a previous project as well:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260630.msg2919665#msg2919665

they were beautiful with the right amount of marbles and the silver candle, trust me!! Smiley
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