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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: SHE-RA! The Princess of POWER! on: November 04, 2009 07:35:04 PM
Awesome! I loved she-ra. You should add the red cape next year Smiley
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Batman Bleach Stencil on: September 15, 2009 08:00:00 PM
So, it's my friend's birthday on Thursday and I wanted to make him something fun. He's a big comic book fan. So much that he teaches the Dark Knight returns in his english lit class. (I know, I wished I'd had him as a teacher too).

So I present to you Bleach stencil Batman:



I'll be honest, this project was my first time using the bleach/freezer paper stencil technique... this is however my second t-shirt. The first one was just one splotchy bleeding mess. When I went looking for the tutorial I couldn't find it. So I was trying to do this by what I had briefly read months ago. So, anyone with suggestions on how to get the lines crisper... or the image whiter... or just general suggestions about how to improve. I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks Smiley

Here's the full t-shirt. It's still a little wet (that's why it's got the dark areas across it). I was excited to post:




Oh, and I saw this spiffy little swivel, fit on your finger, Fiskars cutter thing when I was at Jo-anns. Though it would be the perfect thing for cutting out stencils. It was kinda like trying to direct well... a swivel chair.. or a wheel on a grocery cart. Maybe I just need to use it more to get the hang of it... but I found it not so helpful.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Prom Dress- Remade from Ugly Corset- Pic Heavy. : ) on: May 06, 2009 07:52:56 PM
This is amazing. You and your date are just perfect Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flame Dress on: May 05, 2009 08:15:44 PM
Right on! I love the boldness of the flame pattern, nice match on the shoes, by the way. (My name is Dorothy & I have a fondness for red shoes). I would have never guessed it was your first attempt.

As for zippers, I saw a "Threadbanger" Podcast on that very subject and learned a clever trick they shared. Instead of pinning down the zipper they simply taped it and then ripped off the tape after it was sewn! It's so logical, I don't know why I never thought to do that before. I haven't tried it yet, but next zipper I put in I'm definitely giving it a try.

Thanks for the tip, Dorothy (lover of red shoes... hehe). It seems like such an obvious solution once someone mentions it!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Gone to the Birds on: May 05, 2009 12:55:09 PM
This is really well done, and I can see how awesome the room is going to be when you're done. I agree, it's very creepy, in a pretty way.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Flame Dress on: May 02, 2009 07:06:52 PM
This is my first attempt at sewing a dress.

I used a vogue pattern and some cool flame fabric I found at Jo Ann's



This was also the first time I tried to put in a zipper. In the future i will do it by hand. Zipper foot or not that was hard..... Smiley
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: "You smell like the fishes!" Ms. Spink doll on: May 02, 2009 07:02:55 PM
Awesome! She's perfect
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Alice in Wonderland "Curiouser and Curiouser..." on: May 02, 2009 07:01:27 PM
I love her expression!
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Steampunk Fairy on: May 02, 2009 07:00:00 PM
She is really beautiful! What sort of metal did you use for the wings?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Animal Onesies on: May 02, 2009 06:58:39 PM
Aww, these are so cute
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