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21  FACE PAINTING TIME!! :D [[Img heavy!]] in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: February 07, 2011 12:21:37 PM
Back when I lived in Tampa, I used to work at a theme park (not gonna name names; I didn't end on bad terms, but I don't wanna get in trouble for mentioning them or anything....just bein safe Wink) as a face painter and henna tattoo artist.
Recently, my dad got me a face painting gig at his friend's son's birthday party, so I (finally) got the paints that they use at the theme park....which were $70 for red, yellow, blue, black, white, and 5 sponges.  ;________________;
But well worth it, since the party paid $120  Wink


Anyhow though, here are a few different face painting designs I can do.  
The majority of them are ones that I learned at the theme park, so I'm going to try and do my OWN style of them as time goes on...for now though, they're mostly all that I know.



DESIGNS I LEARNED AT THE THEME PARK:

Peacock:


Eye Swirl:


Snake:


Dinosaur:


Spiderman mask:



Cheek butterflies:


Butterfly mask:


Swan mask:


Princess crown:


Pirate (a little boy from the party; posted with his parents' permission):





ORIGINAL DESIGNS THAT I MADE UP:


Snow princess:


Hibiscus flower:












The female models are myself (brown eyes) and my cousin (blue eyes), and the little boy is one from the birthday party (and again, I asked his parents' permission before posting the photo of him <3).


And if you're wondering, I went to the birthday party with my hair in pigtails, wearing the "snow princess" face paint and this outfit:






hehehe.
Hope you enjoy! :3
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22  Painted Balancing Wine Bottle Holders in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by RenDuH on: February 07, 2011 11:44:45 AM
I've never posted in the "Home Sweet Home" section, so I apologize if this isn't the right category for this post <3

The other day, my dad made a few balancing wine bottle holders, and he asked me to paint them.  He made 3 (one in a triangle-ish shape, one the shape of a wine bottle, and one the shape of a fish), and I painted two of them with acrylics.



The first one is BY FAR my favorite--took me about 2 hours to complete.
Front:



Back (which is dark purple; the sides are light green):



Close ups of the grapes:








Second one I like, but not nearly as much as the first.  It took me around 45 minutes:


Front:



Back:






And if you're wondering, "Profondo rosso" means "deep red" (as in "deep red wine" Wink) in Italian.  I didn't want to take a copyrighted name, so I made up my own.  :3
(oh, and New Haven County is where I'm located Smiley)





Hope you enjoy them!
And when a wine bottle is put in them, it will sit like this:

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23  Two hands and a calf! (Henna :D) in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: February 01, 2011 01:53:23 PM
Woohoo!
More henna!



All of these designs are original  :3
First hand is done on myself:


With paste:




Almost immediately after removing paste (left on overnight)
(also, OMG!! A STAIN picture? From ME??  *gasp*  Yeah, I remembered this time, lol)





This second hand I did on my cousin Mariah:






And this last one was done on my calf.  Inspiration for the swirly part was the wallpaper on one of the walls where I work (La-Z-Boy), and the flower was inspired by the fabric on one of the pillows at my work, too:









Yay henna!  :3
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24  Hennaed feets and shoulder :) in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: January 11, 2011 01:10:54 PM
Hey guys!
Got some more henna for you  Roll Eyes

First one is the first one I've ever done on my own feet.
I'm not 100% happy with how it came out, but I'm still pretty happy with it:






And a picture of the staining process, to give you an idea:






And this last one, I did on my brother's girlfriend while they were up visiting.  Don't think you can see it very well in this picture, but I did a little bit of (silver) glitter work on it, too (first time I had ever done glitter work!)








Hope you like it!  Wink


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25  Most recent henna designs.... in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: January 02, 2011 11:01:41 AM
Hey guys!
I moved to CT about two months ago, and I don't have internet, so I have a backlog of photos of my henna tattoos.  Right now, I only have three to share with you, but more will definitely be coming  Wink



First one is a design that I made up on my own.  The pattern is one I've learned from various sources (flower, then paisley shape, flower, paisley shape, etc.), but the design is all me.





The second, I'm not sure if I posted this one before.  I'm pretty sure I did, but I can't find the thread anywhere  Huh
If anyone finds it, just let me know, and I'll delete this one out of the post.  lol





And for this final one, it's a design done on my cousin Stephanie.  She told me what she wanted done (basically, shooting stars in the shape of an "S"), I sketched out a design for her, and then did it in henna.
She wants to get a real tattoo of this someday (not the exact henna design though--more tattoo style, of course Wink), so having this henna drawn on her gave her a good idea of how much she would like it (and yes, she knows it's going to hurt like hell on her ribs! lol)




If you're wondering why I take so many pictures with the paste still on and none with it off, it's because I usually forget to  >___O
In the case of the henna on my cousin, I didn't see her again until after the stain had worn off.
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26  "Frankie Says 'UUGGGHHHHHH'" Dress from T-Shirt (PIC HEAVY!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by RenDuH on: October 14, 2010 02:05:13 AM
"Frankie Says 'Relax'"?  Psshh, screw that.
Frankie says "ugggghhhh"


Well, Frankenstein's monster, that is  :3


I went into WalMart at about 1am, and, as per my usual, headed straight towards the Halloween t-shirt section.  I almost always find something good, and they're usually super cheap.
First thing I saw was an adult 2XL, lime green Frankenstein shirt, and I fell in love.
From the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew it would become a dress.

I generally wear an adult large, so a 2XL would be dress size for me.


$5 and some creative sewing later, here's my little "Frankenstein's monster" of a dress Wink










And here's a basic tute for those of you interested:


First off, you've gotta see what I mean by "adult 2XL", so you can see the size it needs to be compared to your body size for it to have enough fabric to be a dress (without needing any extra fabric).


Me holding it, for size reference:




(yes, I make funny faces. :B)
(deleted the background 'cause it was messy, lol)



And on the ground, with my feets for size reference:





So!
I cut off the sleeves, and gave Frankie a bit of a haircut:




Then turned the shirt inside-out:





I had originally measured half my bustline, underbustline, and waistline, and made a nice little shape of it....but I forgot that t-shirts like to stretch, so if you don't take an inch or two away from your initial measurements, it's gonna look all wonky.  So, from this picture, you can see where I've sewn and re-sewn the sides (the darker parts are the parts I wound up cutting off completely--instead of being an hourglass shape, it wound up being more like a trapezoid where the bottom was wider than the top--my body shape MADE it an hourglass, which was kinda nifty)








After making it into a tube dress (the bottom was hemmed already from where the t-shirt had been hemmed, and I hemmed the top), I started with the sleeves.  I had already decided I didn't want it to be a tube dress or a halter dress (neither of which I look very good in  :/), PLUS, I loved the fact that the sleeves had cute little bats all over them, so I took the sleeves I had cut off earlier and cut them open on the smaller side (the bottom).
I laid them out flat, and sewed them together so that they made a V shape (it took a bit of draping around my body before I knew exactly what angle to make the "V" at so that it would sit on my shoulders/neck correctly):






Then, I put the tube part of the dress on (inside out), wrapped the sleeve part around my neck how I wanted it to hang (except also, inside out), pinned it onto the tube part of the dress how I wanted it to go, and sewed it on:









TADA!
(my head is cut off only so you can see my legs, so you can see how far down it goes....and keep in mind, I have pretty long legs, which is why it's a mini dress; on someone with regular length legs, it'd be a bit longer):





Front:




Back:











Let me know if you do any similar recons--I wanna see!  ^__^
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27  FG "Evil Monkey" NO-SEW T-shirt Recon (skeleton-type back; pic HEAVY!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by RenDuH on: September 16, 2010 06:56:35 PM
So, first off, I have kind of a....gift, I guess...that I inherited from my grandmother and father.
Basically, I can look at something (crafty things, mostly), and figure out how it's done/drawn/etc., and do it myself pretty easily.

Which is what I did with this.


This is my first t-shirt recon in....a good 2 or 3 years, I think?
I used to do them all the time in high school, but kind of fell out of it.


Anywho.
I saw this video:  http://www.wimp.com/fashiondesigner/ and thought to myself, "psshh, I could do that!  It's simple!"  
I've seen backs like this before, but never attempted one myself.
Being able to actually SEE it helped me visualize how I could do it myself though...
Aaaannndd so I did  :3

(the following image is for thumbnail purposes, lulz)


Got out an old t-shirt that I received as a birthday present mannnyyyy years ago, and have only worn once or twice:



(this is my "oops! I forgot to take a 'before' picture....guess I'll take one now" picture)




I first cut off the sleeves in a way that I thought looked nice, and, as seen above, cut the neckline in sort of a boat neck.
Then, I folded it in half vertically (so the back overlapped itself), and cut the strips out of the back (the guy in the video does it ON the girl, but if you don't have anyone to do it on, it's much easier to do it this way).






What I did then, I couldn't take pictures of....because I was kinda half-naked.  XD
I put the shirt on, turned it around, and did exactly what the guy in the video does--folds each layer of the strings onto itself down the middle, then does the same thing with both sides, and ties it.  I tied mine a bit differently--two ties, each one about 1/3 of the way in towards the center of the shirt--which is why my back looks slightly different (done intentionally, because I didn't want one huge wad of a knot on my lower back like the guy did to the girl in the video--ouch!!).



(it's only lopsided because I didn't have the shirt on straight, lol)




From the front:





Because I tied it myself though, and couldn't pull it as far as the guy in the video could (I could only pull the shirt material arms length), I couldn't get the shirt to be very tight.  Therefore, the neckline I had chosen (the one from the video) basically made the shirt slouch.  The sleeves kept falling down, and the back was much lower and scrunched together than I wanted it to be

(shown here)





SO
I cut the sleeves OFF and tied them up on top of my shoulders, which wound up looking really cute, and held the back of the shirt up a lot better, too.







The final product:








In all, with the alterations, the whole project took maybe about 15 minutes.
:3
















CAN I BE ON A GERMAN TV SHOW, TOO?
lolll
(sorry, but even I don't think that a simple t-shirt recon qualifies as something that should get a fashion designer recognized...it's fashion school-level stuff....)
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28  Daisy Henna in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: September 09, 2010 04:22:59 PM
I was really happy with how this one turned out--all original, by me  :3


For some reason, I just had the urge to do a daisy in henna...and this is what came of it:







If you can't tell, it's on my right arm (I'm left-handed Wink), between my wrist and the inside of my elbow.



Sorry, no "after" pictures (again, I work at Busch Gardens, and do henna/face painting for a living, so, due to the fact that I'm constantly washing my hands, I don't always get an "after" picture....usually, the henna is gone or majorly faded by then  >__O)
It did turn out pretty dark though, and essentially, exactly like the picture...just more flat instead of lumpy, of course.  XD


Hope you like it, though! Cheesy
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29  Re: Show Off Your Hair--Dyed, Cut, or Styled by Yourself! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: August 26, 2010 10:28:41 PM
A few months ago, I dyed all of my hair red.  Then, after a couple weeks, since my hair doesn't hold color very well, it faded out and was this strange orange color:







(sexy face, I know Smiley)


I hated it.  Dyed my hair all brown again, but it, too, slowly faded out.
Eventually, I had these looonnnggg brown roots, and it was the orange-y color at the ends (more of an orange-y brown this time though):








AND THEN, about two months ago (or so), I took a razor comb to my hair spontaneously, and chopped off all of the orange (after these pictures were taken, I also chopped off those tiny too-long pieces Wink) -












YAY LAYERS! Cheesy
And thus is the tale of the first time I EVER cut my hair myself.
[it's about shoulder length now, and I'm trying to grow it out to how I had it a few years ago--really long Cheesy]
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30  Henna by me, ON me :3 in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RenDuH on: August 26, 2010 10:12:33 PM
Last post for tonight, I swear, haha.
(I've just had a lot to catch up on, seeing as I didn't realize that I could post this here until tonight  XD)



This one is based off a full-hand palm design I found online (I can't find the original image anymore though >___<)





OCTOPUS!  ^___^
(yes, I know he's not 100% anatomically correct....this was before I could draw octopuses better, lol [and yes, "octopuses" is an accepted plural form of "octopus" Smiley])





Original hand:












Annnnddddd one that's NOT on me--I did it on my friend Ashley.
I just posted it in this topic so I didn't have to make a fifth topic and flood the boards even more than I already have.  XDDD
(It's on top of her foot, and it's her favorite flower--a stargazer lily)







The end (for now)  Cheesy
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