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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -updates p.9, 11, 17, 18; tut on: June 07, 2007 08:07:17 AM
Few more...
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11, p.17; tut p on: June 05, 2007 10:46:09 AM
After a long time of being down, my starpage is back up as of today!!! yay!!!!!! first update now, more to come very soon. Just as fast as I can take (and choose) pictures!

13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11, p.17; tut p on: March 20, 2007 11:47:58 AM
I think the easiest one is the small stellated dodecahedron on one page. http://www.korthalsaltes.com/gif/small_stellated_dodecahedron.gif
It's all made from one piece, so fold all the lines before you start gluing.
There's a little tutorial for that one on page 15.

I started by making blank ones, and spraypainting them when they were all done. Then I started doodling on them, repeating the same doodle on all 60 triangles. That sucked, so then I started scanning in doodles and rotating them onto the other 59 triangles in photoshop. Honestly, that sucks too and I really wish I could figure out a better way.

I guess I'd suggest doing one or two blank ones of each shape you wanna make, so if the first one doesn't turn out too hot at least you didn't waste all the time coloring it first. When you're confident you can put it together nicely and not step on it like I did, decorating the nets before folding is less risky, and it's cool cause you can use neat color schemes, where the colors don't sit next to themselves, a lot easier before it's folded than afterwards. Another reason to do blanks is it's way way way faster. I made almost a hundred of different shapes and sizes in a few months by NOT slowing myself down with colored pencils. Now it's slow cause it takes longer to color them than to do all the construction. But those little 1-page small stellated dodecahedra are the easiest and fastest, I think. That's why I have a bazillion of them and only a few of all the other stars I've found nets for. Try it, you'll like it. And score the lines before you fold them, you'll like that too.

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Say I wanted to do my outlining *raised*. Like in black or gray like a stained glass or gold like a cloisonne before it gets sanded down. I know the Jelly Roll brand has pens that are supposed to come out raised, but I haven't found out if they work very well and since they're only sold in expensive sets, I haven't tried it myself yet in case they fail. Has anyone tried those? Or know of another pen-like gizmo that'll give embossed lines?

Also, I'm interested about weights. Little tiny weights. Like beads maybe, but tiny HEAVY ones. And cheap. Something I could glue into the bottom to help it hang straight if I messed up somewhere. Anyone know where such a thing might be bought?

And fishing-type net. Something without too much stretch, and with decent sized holes. Something I could get a lot of at once, like, say, 12' X 27', or 15' X 21'. So obviously, something very cheap. They use perfectly nice net as the disposable packaging on all kinds of crap, like tennis balls, so it shouldn't cost the crazy money I'm seeing on ebay for a nice huge piece of fishing net. No, it should be very cheap. I just don't know where it's hiding.

And what about empty thread spools and various sizes of plain square boxes? And is there sprayable foam that'll mold itself into the shape left by the indentations of the crap you spray it around? I think I heard about something like that, but failed to get details, and now I need it. Because shipping is impossible and neither UPS, FedEx, nor the US Mail is willing to refrain from throwing, kicking, and forklift-puncturing boxes nicely marked "FRAGILE". They say so on their websites. So does anyone know anything about companies that ship fragile things gently from Detroit to California?

"- LOL - sorry for the questions."
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11, p.17; tut p on: March 20, 2007 06:38:47 AM
So there's this great song called Poppy Red, and in it is mentioned "red, white, and gray". So I made a star for the song.


This is the same pattern as the greenish one I posted on March 5th, but I colored this one like a dodecahedron. Poppy Red is much less photogenic than the greenish one, but in real life it has a lot more presence, especially from a distance. Maybe it's just my photography skills suck ass... the colors aren't looking as good or as poppy-ish on my screen as they do on the paper.

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I saw this movie called Curse Of The Golden Flower, and I was calling it Curse Of The Neon Faggy Palace or something like that, and was immediately compelled to make a star inspired by that insanity. I totally failed, and instead it's just circus-like with too-bright but not neon or faggy colors. There will be a second try, as soon as I go buy a red pen for outlining. In the meantime, its Curse (try1)


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This one I stepped on!!! Oops! When it was about 2 points short of finished, too. I cut off the damaged points, made some replacements, and finished it anyway. You can hardly tell how hurt it got. I'm using some kinda big, dark pix of it cause I used that interference green paint I love so much on the 5-sided points, and that was tough to capture in a photo.


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Hope to have more to post soon. The wedding present is (still) almost done, and there's a couple more neat ones I can't close up until I've found the perfect beads to hang from them, and there's that Curse (try2) just about ready to cut and fold.
If anyone's still looking at this thread, please post pictures of stars you make!!! We can inspire each other. It can be fun. And I'm lonely.
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: March 06, 2007 01:19:33 PM
It's a Small Stellated Dodecahedron, using the 1-page version printed at about 80% I think.
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: March 06, 2007 09:52:32 AM
Finished another last night, and took a bazillion pictures trying to capture the coolness of the iridescent paint I used on all the tips. Then got indecisive about which ones to post, so here's a whole bunch.

http://waxor.com/~child/starpage/bandwidthfriendly/shinymeloncollage2.jpg

These pix are actually life size. It's a tiny one.
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: March 05, 2007 11:43:56 AM
Thanks! Fixed now!

I haven't taken pictures in a while. Have a ton of almost-finished ones lying around, though. These are a couple newly photographed ones. Both have metallic gel pens on all the sides, one silver one gold, but the shine doesn't really show in all the pix.

http://waxor.com/~child/starpage/bandwidthfriendly/RTcollage2.jpg

http://waxor.com/~child/starpage/bandwidthfriendly/snowcastlecollage.jpg
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: March 05, 2007 10:58:08 AM
it's not a hosting problem, it's a craftster problem. The picture is the right size where it lives, but displayed inside a craftster post it's smaller (and so, choppier, less smooth, doubleplusungood)  Sad
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: March 05, 2007 07:43:40 AM
Sometimes when I try to put a picture in my posts, the picture mysteriously resizes smaller and becomes icky-looking. Does anyone know how I can get it to not do that?
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.9, p.11; tut p.15 on: February 21, 2007 09:07:22 PM
pretty!!!
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