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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My 1st resin cast! turned out awesome :D on: August 20, 2008 08:27:59 PM
So i had been lurking around the jewlery section and kept seeing resin so I finally broke in and bought some resin from michaels and a mold ( the one everyone has) and also used some very old candy molds my grandmother gave me. I'm so happy with how it turned out! The big egg mold broke and cracked, but it was super thin plastic and probably 20 yrs old, so i think i understand why.


the whole lot


some of my favorites Smiley


close ups


more close ups


my awesome cameo mold I got from my gradma. I want to try some transparent pigment and try to make these look like "real" cameos.

there are alot of really little bubbles, but it's still successful to me. I had to rescue the batch because I had already poured the 1st layer down, sitting outside in my bfs appartment and the ppl on the balcony above decided to water their plants, spraying water all over my molds!  Shocked I ran the hairdryer over them as a desperate mesure and it worked! huzah!

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Narritive Collage! on: July 30, 2008 11:31:32 AM
hm, so i hope that this is an okay place to post this.....I always end up making these really narrative collages, and never really know what the story is. It just makes itself up as I go! this is just done on top of a "cigar box" that I got at micheals and used modge podge on.

srry the images are so dark (and try to ignore the watermarks, they're not there in real life)...

close up

another close up

SO, now i just have to figure out what to do for the inside and the edges of the box. I was thinking of lining it with some kind of satin-ie cloth (prolly blue) and having some dividers for a jewelry box thing...
does anyone thing that these would be buyable??
also does anyone know if collage artitists have to reference the images they used?
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Narrative Collage on a cigar box on: July 30, 2008 01:35:51 AM
I always end up making these really narrative collages, and never really know what the story is. It just makes itself up as I go!

srry the images are so dark (and try to ignore the watermarks, they're not there in real life)...

close up

another close up

SO, now i just have to figure out what to do for the inside and the edges of the box. I was thinking of lining it with some kind of satin-ie cloth (prolly blue) and having some dividers for a jewelry box thing...
does anyone thing that these would be buyable??
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / fabric/ thread for needlework on a blanket..... on: July 12, 2008 12:54:47 AM
sooo. i did search and really i just got more confused....

I want to embroider some squares to eventually make a simple quilt/ blanket with these adorable finding nemo coloring book pages:
http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring_page.php?id=2

so... after searching (which gave me no real answer...) my questions remain
1. (although this is obvious) I should get some kind of color fast thread- what kinds are the best? I want to be able to wash this thing Smiley I bought a big pack of floss for $4 but something tells me it might not be the best to use and i dont want the colors to bleed.....
2. Is there a specific kind of fabric I should use to embroider on? what will not shrink/ jepordize the blanket?
I keep seeing little snipets of some kind of fix/ starch or something for the fabric... but i'm a bit confused on that...
plz help new to needlework and to large non-hand sewn projects- but i really wanna make this happen

thanks for being patient with me Smiley
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / AMAZING Cabinet of Natural Curiosities Shrinkies :D on: July 10, 2008 05:48:39 PM
So I havn't drilled them or assembled them but i'm too excited not to post them! These are my first shrinkies since i was about 6 and I'm soo happy about how they turned out! XD
I drew pictures from my **all time** favorite reference book cabinet of natural curiosities. I pick some I liked and drew them on the shrinky paper with a fine tipped sharpie. i'm stoked.



in bracelet formation: ( I may have to take one out to make it fit)


my fav one XD




6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / An old tradition oh the high sea... on: July 09, 2008 08:09:36 PM
scrimshaw!
My family went to Maui for winter vaction and I picked up a scrimshaw kit there and compleatly fell in love.



7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / anthropomorphic jars :) on: July 09, 2008 12:33:04 PM
hand blown and then the feet which were also handblown were coldworked and glued on with uv glue. I painted one black with a matt spray paint.
they are about 6" wide


8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / ceramic sculpture on: July 08, 2008 01:13:07 AM
fisrt post in the ceramics board!
Here is a sculpture I did last semester. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out Smiley


9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Scrimshaw??? on: July 08, 2008 01:04:45 AM
So I am just curious if anyone else out there is a scrimshaw enthusiast? I am new to it and looking for a few tips from some salty veterans, or just friends in the trade  Grin
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered "books" and Found things on: July 04, 2008 01:09:02 AM
here are a few things I have done in the recent past with altered books and found materials:
enjoy!









hope you liked them  Grin
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