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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Salt Dough on: January 18, 2011 10:51:18 AM
Just out of curiosity. I've been thinking about making a batch of salt dough, but I wasn't very sure how stiff, and well it would set. I'd like to possibly do some figure, or bust sculpting, but I'm afriad it might be too wet, and will just slowly head south once I set it.

   Any pointers with using salt dough would be awesome, because I can only find tutorials for Christmas ornaments, and flat projects, which is not exactly what I have in mind for it.

Thanks!!!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Raven with bloody heart needlework on: November 28, 2010 02:54:47 PM
Wow, there are so many really good needleworks on here right now! I feel inadequate showing my work on here! You guys rock!

Anyways, I drew out the concept art for this piece, and decided to do a small sewing piece on it.

I'm sorry, I know the heart is most likely not anatomically correct, but I tried.  Cry

The fill color on the raven was acheieved with watercolor pencils, and some water of course. Smiley I know it's most likely not a permanent fix, but I'm not planning on running this through the washing machine anytime soon.







Thanks for looking! Comments, arguments, and hugs are always welcomed!  Cheesy

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Flapper purse on: October 24, 2010 06:42:30 PM
  Okay craftster, don't take me literal on my subject title, unfortunatley you're not going to find a 1920's fringe, or beaded purse made from this lady.

I wish  Cry

However, I did come across these very cute buttons that looked flapper-esque, and decided to sit down on my Sunday night and crank out a quick purse. The dots you see are actually brads that are usually used in office supplies. They were black and white brads, and I thought they'd work out nicely for embellishments.







It also doubles as a hat! Very effective!  Wink

Thanks to my hubby Paul for his fabulous modeling job.

And, thank-you for stopping by and looking!!  Cheesy
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Day of the dead romantic couple **Love never dies** W/ TUTORIAL!! on: September 20, 2010 07:54:57 AM
" They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies."
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  Hey everyone! I found a really awesome tutorial for these guys in a craft magazine, and HAD to try them out. I'm a nerd for the Dia de los muertos thing. I wanted to share my creations and give a brief tutorial below the pictures.







Now, for the tutorial.

LIST:
** Hot glue gun
** Skeleton heads
** Ceramic figures
** Texturing agent, or textured spray paint
** Acrylic paints
** Fabric scraps, seed beads, misc. items for embellishment

1)  I went down to my local dollar tree and invested in these little couples, and some skeleton heads.


2.)  Well, I didn't have a dremel tool that would easily take their heads off, so I had to chisel and hammer their heads off. (Remember your safety goggles! Smiley )

3.) After their heads were decapitated I used the skeleton heads and hot-glued them. For the trickier heads that wouldn't easily set on the shoulders, I had to insert a tiny nail at the base of the skeleton head, and then hot-glue the nail to the opening on the figurine.


4.) Well, the figurines I invested in would not easily sand down due to the glaze used on them, so I had to work around it by getting some white textured spray paint to coat it down with. **Adding texture also gives the couple a nice gritty vintage look.



5.) After your romantic couples are assembled, and in place, then paint, hot glue and embellish away!  Cheesy

Well everyone, thanks for taking the time to check out my things! If you have any questions feel free to post, and comments and critiques are ALWAYS welcomed! Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Your take on YOGA PANTS made from T-SHIRTS on: February 20, 2010 08:17:17 AM
I'm pretty sure most everyone who stumbled on the home page saw the yoga pants revival thread.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299282.20

I was curious.. what size t-shirts would a curvacious crafter have to use to make these pants?

It almost looks like these girls are using an XL shirt to make their pants.

I'm around a size 22 in jeans, so how big of a shirt do you think I would need for this project?? My other yoga pants kicked the bucket about a year ago.  Cry

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 1950's retro housewife on: December 18, 2009 11:44:37 AM
  Hey everyone!

     I just wanted to share a quick embroidery project I finished up a week ago, and it's just been collecting dust.

  I LOOOOOOVE 1950's housewifes, pin up, lifestyle and all that other jazz.

 This was a custom pattern designed by me. I'm a self proclaimed artist, so I make my own patterns and designs. It's suppose to be a housewife powdering her nose, but after I finished it I looked at my husband and said, "Honey, it looks like she's eating a fuzzy doughnut!!" *sighs*  Cry

Oh, well. Better luck next time I guess.
Let me know what you think!!



It's not very big. It's only 5x6.



THANKS FOR LOOKING!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Yes, another pinup purse. :P on: June 05, 2009 11:41:15 AM
Hey everyone, this is actually my first post on the site! Wink
 
 I've been on a mission to buy old thrift store purses and remake them into more rockabilly-esque creations. This one is pretty simple. It's a Bettie Page drawing on an old patent purse.







Thanks for looking!!! Cheesy
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