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1  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: February 03, 2017 07:34:43 AM
So excited to be starting a new term. I love all of the class prompts so much this time. They represent such a potential for personal growth! I don't want to miss any of them, so I already have some homework to turn in.

Class/challenge: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Project: fingerless gloves

This project fits the prompt because there are two of them. And because they match the dress in the picture they create balance and harmony in the ensemble.



Class/challenge: herbology
House: Slytherin
Project: groundhog's day illustration

This fits the class because I have never drawn a groundhog before.



Class/challenge: muggle studies
House: Slytherin
Project: plus size rockstar dress

This fits the project because it illustrates my belief that people of all sizes can be sassy and stylish and deserve to wear clothes they love.




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2  Groundhog's day drawing in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by TechnicolorAquahearts on: February 03, 2017 12:45:32 AM
Art should punctuate your life so yesterday I drew a groundhog for groundhog's day.




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3  Dinosaur dress RAaawr!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TechnicolorAquahearts on: February 03, 2017 12:40:38 AM
I made this dinosaur dress and it turned out to be one of my favorite things to wear! It's a mccall's pattern, I posted a pic of which one below I love the pattern so much I'm definitely going to use it again.






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4  Super easy tunic top. in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by TechnicolorAquahearts on: February 03, 2017 12:21:02 AM
I recently got a job at a fabric store which means that I don't make any money I just come home with a lot of cool new fabric LOLOL! Anyway, this means I'll probably be posting to more sewing boards from now on. I've really been enjoying making my own clothes. Here is one of the easiest things I've made: all it is is a yard of 60 inch stretchy fabric cut in half at the fold and sewn up two sides and two small seams on the top for the shoulders.



The burgundy color and print were a change for me since I have a lot of pink and black in my wardrobe.


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5  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: January 31, 2017 07:27:20 PM
Class: n/a
SPEW: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: hand illustrated donut card



Class:n/a
SPEW: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: hand illustrated lollipop card



Class:n/a
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: Popsicle hand illustrated card



Class:n/a
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: cupcake illustrated card



Class: n/a
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: purple monster illustrated card



Class: n/a
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: Orange monster illustrated card



Class:n/a
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: pink and grey monster illustrated card



Well that's my last hurrah for this semester. All of the above cards were hand drawn with ink and colored with colored pencil.


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6  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: January 31, 2017 07:17:18 PM
My last minute project dump:

Class: apparition + SPEW
House: Slytherin
Spew: cards for hospitalized kids
Project: mandala flower greeting card

Doodling and doing mandalas has always come really naturally to me and my tip on how to do it is to just let go and make YOUR mark don't worry about perfection or anything like that.


 

Class: astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project: twinkly ribbon belt

This project fits the class because meteor showers are made of twinkly stars and this belt is twinkly (there are two belts in this picture the silver one is the one for this class the pink one will be turned in for another class)



Class: divination
House: Slytherin
Project: pink punk spiky sound machine painting

Something that is a constant work in progress is my spiky sound machine art series. I'm slowly working on getting bigger and more detailed. This one is 12x12 still pretty small but I'm getting there with the way I want them to look.



Class/challenge: Floo powder: corner store
House: Slytherin
Project: from scratch alfredo sauce

This alfredo sauce was so good it ruined me on all other alfredo sauces lol. It was pretty simple to make: (I made a triple batch so it lasted me a long time, allowing it to be several snacks to enjoy in my free time)
1stick of butter
2cups of cream
4 types of cheese (Romano, Asiago, Parmesan, and ricotta)
A few cloves of garlic
Fresh rosemary
Cracked pepper

Melt the butter in a pan and simmer chopped garlic cloves with rosemary for a few minutes to release flavors add cream stirring continuously over medium heat bring cream to a boil then slowly add cheeses until cheeses are smoothly integrated into mixture allow to boil again still stirring continuously until thickened to desired thickness remove from heat and serve garnishing with cracked pepper




Class/challenge: headmistress challenge: philosopher's stone
House: Slytherin
Project: 8x8 spiky sound machine painting

Art adds to your immortality and this is one of the most serious art series I have worked on.



Class/challenge: headmistress challenge: magical me
House: Slytherin
Project: burgundy tunic top

I have really been diving into making my own clothes and designing my own style here is a top I made just for me:



Class/challenge: december detention
House: Slytherin
Project: snake like ribbon belt

Muggles have lots of magical characters in their mythology and one of my favorites is medusa from greek mythology. Belts are very snakelike so I'm turning in the pink belt in this picture.



Class/challenge: January detention
House: Slytherin
Project: soft spiky sound machine painting

My spiky sound machine series is a giant wip for me and I'm always experimenting to see how many ways I can find to elaborate on the idea. This painting is a softer approach to the subject with no sting pen lines and only brush strokes








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7  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: December 31, 2016 06:03:47 PM
Class/challenge: head mistress challenge december: post owl
House: Slytherin
Project: illustrated Christmas cards
Each year I try to hand illustrate my Christmas cards. This year I didn't get very far but I got far enough to turn some in for this prompt 😬




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8  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: December 27, 2016 11:32:06 AM
Project dump continued:

Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: Garland
House: Slytherin
Project: embossed deer ATCs
This project fits the assignment because of the fact that this time of year where I live is deer season. I personally prefer to look at the deer and make art inspired by them instead of hunting them.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: tinsel
House: Slytherin
Project: Sleigh ATCs
These fit the assignment because the embossing powder I used is sparkly silver and gold.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: fake snow
House: Slytherin
Project: mini pigs in a blanket for holiday pot luck

These fit the assignment because the little sausages and the crescent rolls were pre-made components that I put together and baked for a treat to give to lots of people.



Since this is a food project here's the recipe:

1 package of little smokies
1can of crescent roll dough

Cut crescent roll dough into small pieces and wrap around little sausages one at a time and place on baking sheet. Bake according to instructions on crescent roll package.

Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: candles
House: Slytherin
Project: deer ATCs set #2
This project fits the assignment because hopefully the recipients who got these in their Christmas cards were given a warm glow because I made these just for them.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: baubles
House: Slytherin
Project: whimsical holiday dress
Here's that dress I made myself that I mentioned earlier. It was so fun to attend family holiday parties in this and wear this around town. It's just a simple dress but it's amazing how wearing whimsical things will get people's attention.






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9  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: December 27, 2016 11:10:10 AM
Oh my Pygmy puffs everyone's projects are so amazing! I don't have time right now to comment on each one but this has been one of my favorite terms because of all the inspiring work I've seen so far!

Major project dump ahead!!!

Class/challenge: defense against the dark arts
House: Slytherin
Project: cookie decorating demo
This project fits the assignment because cookies require the application of heat to bake an also if the icing is too stiff to work with you apply a subtle amount of heat with your hands to soften it up a bit.


Class/challenge: Floo: treehouse
House: Slytherin
Project: weird cat drawing
This project fits the assignment because I set out to draw a regular cat but ran into difficulties and made a weird cat, but instead of giving up I exercised my independence from the norm by go with the weird and completing a wonderfully weird cat drawing.



Class/challenge: house pride
House: Slytherin
Project: dinosaur dress
This project shows house pride because it's largely green, but also it showcases the T-Rex one of the fiercest reptilian creatures, Slytherins get a lot of inspiration from reptiles, may we channel the fierceness of the t-Rex! Raaaaawr!



This dinosaur dress also leads me to show off another "project" I've been working on for two years: I've lost 100lbs



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: star
House: Slytherin
Project: post modern textile art mask
This project fits the assignment because it lets my talent for theatrical design shine. I studied theatre design in college and I haven't applied it that much to my life until now. This mask is one of many that will follow that will be a part of some music videos I will be making to go with my music project.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: angel
House: Slytherin
Project: a holiday dress for my mom
Working at a fabric store lends to all kinds of desire to have whimsical seasonal clothing and I made myself a fun holiday dress which will be pictured further down. When my mom saw it she wanted a fun seasonal dress as well so I made her one too. She is definitely an angel in my life because she allows me to use half of her house as an art studio and supports me while I make music.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: Lights
House: Slytherin
Project: embossed ornament ATCs
These fit the assignment because they hopefully lit up the hearts of the people who received them inside Christmas cards.



Class/challenge: Hagrid's trees: Ribbon
House: Slytherin
Project: cookie decorating demo
This fits the assignment because every time I get to demonstrate cookie decorating the resulting cookies are then shared with my coworkers which ties us all together as a community.










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10  ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: November 15, 2016 07:05:06 AM
I haven't been around as much as I'd like this term because I'm currently trying to figure out my work/life balance, I will go back sometime soon and look at everything people have posted. In the mean time I have some homework to drop off before I rush back to my undercover work at a muggle fabric shop.

Class/challenge: alchemy
House: Slytherin
Project: Troll kids craft example.

It's not everyday that I get to get paid for coloring but on the day I made this I got to lead a free paper craft event for kids at my work. I had to make an example of each of the crafts and then lead the kids in the one they chose as they walked up. This fits the class because sharing creativity with others gives me fire. Whether it's sitting in a group and crafting together, teaching, exhibiting, or performing, it's what I live for!


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Class: care of magical creatures
House: Slytherin
Project: little halloween coloring books for trickortreaters

This project fits the class because increasingly the arts are being cut from children's school days and are being discouraged by society in general. This is of big concern to me so I try to find ways to infiltrate the lives of children and people in general with creativity in unexpected ways. We made 75 of these little coloring books and gave every one of them away to a happy trick or treater. (We didn't skimp on the candy either) these color books include drawings I have previously turned in so technically speaking this assignment is just the cover illustration.



Class/challenge: flying
House: Slytherin
Project: fabric sorting and project assignment

This fits the prompt because before I made this list I had a stash of fabric I have collected since beginning work at a fabric store and I hadn't written down how much of each kind I had or what I planned to do with each one. Also I had tons of new patterns that I had gotten on 99 cent pattern sales that I hadn't planned on what to do with. So I underwent a major organizing effort by taking an afternoon and measuring each kind of fabric and assigning it to the pattern I wanted to make with it and writing it down in a list of projects to execute. I don't really have a before picture because everything just went back where it was but I do have the list:



Class/challenge: history of magic
House: Slytherin
Project: Knit Print tunic dress

This project fits the class because it's part of an ongoing effort I am making to use my job at a fabric store to allow myself to make clothing that better suits my personality than the clothes I can find at the store and also more affordable than the store. The personal transformation for me has been great since making an effort to dress for the life I want. I have more confidence and I feel like I can be the fun quirky person I am on the inside when the outside is more in line with that.



Class/challenge: transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project: christmas apron for work

This project definitely required precise calculation and following of a pattern. It also required a firm and steady hand to see those hearts correctly with the curves and everything as well as sewing on the ricrac
I made it because during the holiday season we can wear a holiday apron instead of our normal aprons at work.



Class/challenge: November detention
House: Slytherin
Project: pink and grey punk slash shirt fail

So I'm gonna say right up front this project was a fail. The neck band and sleeves look atrocious and it fits me like a refrigerator box. It also turned out lackluster on a design level. All of that said, I DID finish it and I did learn from it. I also designed it myself. So I'm considering it a first prototype. It's a wip because I started it a while ago and then left it aside while I made other things. So I'm going to try and make another one now that I've practiced up on some sewing skills. I took a lot of costume design in college but sleeves were never my strong suit and I am a bit rusty with my garment construction but I'll get there! My goal is to be able to make more unique fashion than I can buy at the store. Here is my fail pic lol!

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