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11  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Yoyo~ on: January 05, 2010 12:16:56 PM
Oh My God.

This is a billion times better than their actual stuffed toys.

I am officially jealous of your friend. Yoyo rocks.
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Sheen Cardtail, Cardboard Guitar (& too many photos) on: December 13, 2009 12:53:15 AM
Cheesy Thanks guys!!

My teacher liked it so much I was scared he was gonna keep it.
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Sheen Cardtail, Cardboard Guitar (& too many photos) on: November 24, 2009 12:58:33 PM
Thank you!!
I'm quite proud of it Smiley
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Sheen Cardtail, Cardboard Guitar (& too many photos) on: November 23, 2009 11:03:41 AM
you did a great job though, it looks awesome! Are you going to paint or decorate it?

Thanks!

I was going to, but I don't think I will... poster paint generally looks a bit ucky on cardboard.  That and I'm lazy! Grin
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / The Sheen Cardtail, Cardboard Guitar (& too many photos) on: November 23, 2009 10:09:49 AM
For one of my classes, we had to do a workshop in order to get 5 points.  For those whose schedules didn't work with the workshop times, we were given a special project.... make an object on a 1:1 scale out of cardboard.  My boyfriend suggested I make a guitar and I laughed.  A guitar? Who would ever make a guitar out of cardboard? That would be insane!

Apparently, I am insane...

2 weeks, 20+ hot glue sticks and a couple tiny burns later, I present to you... the Sheen Cardtail. (and some photos of my cardboard journey!)


This is the Dean Hardtail I modeled it after:


When I started, I was really excited about it.  I got to about this point, and regretted it:

Traced and rough-cut guitar body front, 2-ply corrugated cardboard.  This cardboard is a %@#$! to cut.

Here's the nicely-cut shape.  I had to make two of these. It was torture.


Countless hot glue sticks later...



Gluing the back on was much harder, I couldn't just slather glue everywhere on the inside... 


Same thing for the neck...  This is all 1-ply corrugated cardboard, the inside of the fret board is reinforced with another layer of 1-ply, with the fluting running in the opposite direction.


The neck-joint was a serious challenge.  It turned out okay but it looks a bit sloppy. (Throughout this process, I had to keep reminding myself, 'it's cardboard, it can't be perfect.')


The almost-final product!!  The headstock is made exactly the same way as the body.


Then add some hardware and a display hook... Voila! Cardboard Guitar goodness.


I had a lot of fun/headaches making this!
Thanks for reading <3
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 'How' Heartbreaking... on: September 24, 2009 05:50:12 PM
This is so awesome, and it looks amazing on you!
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Shy Guy Crab on: September 13, 2009 01:49:16 PM
Shocked!

SO CUTE! Too cute, almost.
18  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Terry Fox and the Giant Cheque on: September 13, 2009 01:33:48 PM
Today in Montreal was the Terry Fox Run!

This year at work we decided to devote all our Montreal-based fund raising events to give money to the Terry Fox Foundation, and do the run.  We held things like bake sales, an auction, jeans days, etc...  All of these efforts, plus some very generous donations from family, friends and other colleagues, we raised $10,875.00!  The auction alone, which many many many items came from the company (chairs, desks, a fridge, TVs, etc), raised over $2,000!

To celebrate and to present to the team, I made a giant cheque in the company's branding.  The actual printed size is approx. 4 1/2 x 2 feet.  It turned out so nice, and I'm really proud of it!  (I'm a graphic designer, so this is my 'thing'.)

Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the "finished" cheque - this one doesn't have the amount in because I only got the amount today, and my boss took the cheque home. Sad

This is the digital copy:


And some photos of the printed copy:




All in all I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  The pictures don't do it justice, it was impressive looking.
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crazy 'bout wallets...(pic chunky) on: September 10, 2009 03:01:23 PM
I want #2!!!

Lovely job, I still haven't dared to attempt a wallet..  Yours look so nice, I'd also love to see how they're made Smiley
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Successful Resin Piece on: August 31, 2009 06:36:16 PM
I really like the idea of wire-wrapping or gluing bails to the arms!  It's a bit more original than just gluing something to the top.

I think I'll make a couple more of these little guys soon!  I really like the outcome of this one, and I think they'd make great gifts. (I'm going back to University in a week after taking a 3 1/2 year break.. so my gifts will have to handmade for the next few years!!)
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