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11  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pan (The God, not the kitchen utensil) on: March 08, 2009 03:43:32 PM
Here's a piece I did for a recent swap. He's a bit of charcoal, a bit of conte, a bit of watercolor, and a bit of watercolor pencil. C&C are always welcome, I always have trouble drawing men.. I find women alot easier for some reason.

12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Green Man type leaf! on: March 07, 2009 07:43:24 PM
I did this for a recent swap. I used sculpy brown, rolled it out and cut out the leaf shape. Then I built out the face. I used a gold pigment powder to brush on it to give it a bronzey type finish. While baking, I used quite a few tin foil balls underneath it to shape it, so the face is pushed out and some of the corners of the leaf are bent. I'd love feedback, this is my first one and I'm thinking of making a few for a wall cluster!

13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hand painted Pheonix box on: March 07, 2009 07:40:28 PM
I bought one of the plain wooden boxes at the craft store for a swap. This is what came out of it!! Smiley It's a little larger then a standard notebook. I used watercolors for the background, then black acrylic paint for the tribal pheonix on the front. The rest of the box is painted black, and then it's sealed in a triple thick sealer. Hope you like it! C&C are welcome!

**Note: It has come to my attention that this is not a free image like I had thought. I found this on a tattoo flash site, but someone has told me that it is from someone's Deviant art. Here is the link to her original Pheonix : http://saki-blackwing.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-15719035. And just so everyone knows, no I did not know this was someone's art, NO I would never do that. I use tribal tattoo designs in my work all the time because they are everywhere. Sorry again, I had not intended to not site her as inspiration, I simply did not know.
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Chakra Hanging (picture heavy!!) on: March 07, 2009 07:36:51 PM
I did this for a recent swap. My partner was very into chakras, so I figured a wall hanging of some sort would be cool. I had the wood pieces lying around the house forever, they were from one of my Grama's Christmas trees from when I was a little girl. I sanded them, leaving the bark on. Then I used watercolors to stain each of the pieces with the corresponding chakra color. Then I used acrylic paint to paint on each of the chakra symbols. I used craft wire in between the pieces, and strung seed beads in matching colors. I used a clear sealer on the top of it. Anyway, here it is! I'd love feedback. I'm thinking of making more hangings like these. I still have some of the wood pieces, and I can get a hold of some more. I love the way the watercolors soaked into the pine.

Here is a full shot, it's laying on a adult xl tshirt for scale:

And on to the close ups!

Hope you enjoy! I'm not sure if this is the right board for this, there was a lot of painting... but let me know if I should move it! Smiley
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A Flying Pig box? on: February 20, 2009 06:16:35 PM
LoL I just made this for a recent swap, my partner loved flying pigs... hence the flying pig box! It was alot of fun to paint! I tried to make it look like the old carousel animals. Hope you like!

16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Polymer Clay Chocolate magnets on: February 20, 2009 06:12:15 PM
I made these for a recent swap. They were my first attempt at chocolates. They are true to life size. I made a cute little box to send them, and had them sitting in little cups to make them look like an actual chocolate box. Here you go, hope you like them!

17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fun with massive amounts of wooden beads!! Matching earrings and bracelet,plus 1 on: February 16, 2009 08:22:11 AM
This is a matching set I made for my Mom, it was the first time I tried this kind of mass beading for a bracelet (It was inspired by the one Jenicat made in the tree swap here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273888.msg3185594#msg3185594 )(Jenicat rocks don't you know!!! Smiley ). Hope you enjoy, I love C&C!! Smiley

Here are the earrings:

And the bracelet:

And a random bracelet for a swap done in really big wood beads:
18  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Goddess Tree of Life watercolor on: January 24, 2009 10:27:13 AM
I did this for an angel package, and I thought I'd share. It's my interpretation of the tree of life. Done in watercolors with irredesecent pigment powder accents. Hope you like it!

19  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Don't meddle in the affairs of dragons..... (Drowning in pictures) on: January 24, 2009 09:08:38 AM
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!! Ha. I made this little guy for an angel package I just did. He's my first draggy out of polymer. I learned quite a bit while doing him, one is that you should keep your nails cut back FAR or you have to battle nail marks all over lol. He is hand sculpted over a tin foil base for the body, using black sculpy premium. I used two irredescent seed beads for his eyes, and then brushed a gunmetal looking pigment powder onto him before baking. When he got out of the oven, I coated him twice with the sculpy satin glaze, so the gunmetal pigment would stay on better. He's a little under 5 inches tall, and maybe 4 inches wide at the base? I guess I should've measured him!!! Anywho, he flew away to live at his new house, but here's some pics I caught of him before he left! I hope you enjoy, and C&C are ALWAYS welcome. I would love some tips for sculpting something like this rather the cutesy food stuff that I have been doing.

20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hand Painted Metallic Leopard Print Box on: December 28, 2008 06:06:07 PM
For Christmas I painted this box for my sister, and filled it with sewing supplies. Her living room is done in African animals, but she's kind of glitzy, so I used metallic paint with brown accents. The base of the box is brown paint with the metallic paint overlayed. I'm going to put a layer of the triple thick spray glaze for protection, so it will be a little more shiny. The weather has been crappy so I had to give it to her without it lol. Enjoy!! Smiley Smiley

C&C are welcome! I had alot of fun doing homemade gifts this year. I didn't have alot of money, so the homemade aspect was big this year, but everyone seemed to enjoy their gifts.
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