This was done pretty hastily, took about 1 hr, and the sloppiness shows. Also, either there's a goof in the pattern or I fucked up, but I'm pretty sure I've used this pattern before just fine so it's probably just me, where I ended up with a tab where I didn't need one and no tab where I did need one. This can be solved by cutting off the extra tab and folding a little scrap of paper, gluing one side of the fold to the place where a tab is missing, and gluing the other side to where it needs to attach to. But like I said, I think I've used the pdf before so it must have just been me being sloppy. If you're decorating, it's good to color after scoring so your coloring doesn't obscure your score lines later.
CraftyImperfections, is this what you meant?
Why do my images seem to be resized when they display here? It makes the text look funny. Is Craftster doing it to me? How do I tell it to not resize my shit???
I was planning not to post pix of this batch till they're all done, but i took in-progress pictures of the one i'm working on now cause it's a shape and design I hadn't done before and I'm feeling happy about how it's turning out. It's the cheezy-flames one i mentioned before. It's kinda trippy
btw I tried timing how long it took to do one layer of the black pen for one (of 20 total necessary) of the points on this. One layer looks streaky so it takes two, but I marked the time I started and didn't do anything else until the one layer on one point was down, and was pretty fucking shocked to find that 18 minutes had happenned. Maybe I miswrote the times, cause that doesn't even seem possible to take 18 minutes, but if it is accurate I guess that explains why this present is so late now. So I guess each one really does take a while. I hope I get them all done soon!
Your aunt buys lots of stars like that? Where!? I haven't come across these for sale much! I draw the coloring designs, but only once - then I just make copies. That way I can try out different color schemes easily. I haven't actually timed how long it takes to make one star to finish, cause I never do a whole one in one sitting. Lately I've been working on a whole bunch at once in the same color scheme to send as a big present, so I might color one for an hour, glue some of another, score a different page full, paint finishing touches on one, and then start coloring again. I think any one does take kinda a while, though, especially if it has a lot of points or I'm being ambitious or a perfectionist. I know they used to go quicker than they do now, but that's cause I've gone nuts with shading and gold pens and tiny details of iridescent paint. When this present collection is done, I'll sure have something to post! So far there are 7 in different stages of completion but I'm hoping to add more. I've also been trying to get all my patterns in one place and clean them up a bit and add in the color key to get everything prepped for CD. I haven't forgotten, I've just been slow about it. Some of the original files I lost, and I have decorated blanks in all kinds of folders all over my place and my parents' house, so I'm trying to track them all down to scan in. And I got a little sidetracked and made a new pattern for a star I hadn't done before that's kinda like the fake flames design you see on boys shirts sometimes, you know? Interference paint is so cool. I'm now hooked on painting in little accent areas that are totally unnoticeable but if you catch it at just the right angle, it glitters like magic fairy dust.
OMG please put up some more pictures of your kitten! It looks too cute to possibly be real!
Those cans look like they wanna be ashtrays, to me. Or maybe candy dishes? Or a home for ponytail holders? If there are lightbulbs little enough to put in there, I would cut neat pictures into appropriately sized circles and insert in front of a light, to have round glowing pictures on the walls. Pictures of City of Lost Children, maybe.
Some of the designs are drawn on blanks made by someone else, that I got on another website. If I were to try to sell drawings I'd made on his drawings, I'd need permission from him and I'd need to work out a royalties type compensation with him right? I really appreciate your interest in buying the drawings. I would TOTALLY like to set that up. I just want to make sure I don't screw over the people who've so generously made available the blanks that got me started in the first place and which I drew my designs on top of. So if a CD cost $19.95, and maybe half of the included ready-to-color stars used as their base someone else's blank net, how much would be appropriate to give the author of the blank nets per CD? I could re-make them on my own so they didn't use his specific flattenned net, but even then, I'd have used what he provided as the guide for my version, making use of work someone else had originally done. I'm gonna try to get this worked out soon, so I can set up CDs, and I'll message you both (oshiyay and jnaos) when I have something for you. When I was very little I got it into my head to bake cookies and see if I could sell them in my neighborhood. It was pretty much a success, but when I came home my mom wanted most of the money I'd made, explaining that I'd used her ingredients and her oven and her kitchen to make them. This made perfect sense, so I learned my lesson about not trying to profit from other peoples stuff. But if two people already would be willing to pay $20 and it wouldn't require hours of coloring and gluing on my part, that's a hell of a deal that I'm more than excited to jump on. It really sounds like its worth doing - I just want to make sure I do it right.
I've been getting pencils from this ebay seller - best prices on pencils and shipping I've seen anywhere, great selection too. Carries other brands as well. http://stores.ebay.com/A-Rainbow-of-Colored-Pencils can't recommend highly enough if you're looking to buy fancy colored pencils individually.
Yup, coloring is heaven. When I was 3 I remember begging the grownups, every day, to PLEASE let me leave the playground and come inside to color. 21 years later and *still* all I want to do is sit inside and color. Please post when you make stars! If you have coloring books with geometric patterns, maybe those could be scanned and clipped into nice triangles? This star hobby is not so cheap for me anymore as it used to be, cause now I've gone and developed this awful Prismacolor addiction. Deco Orange is a *great color* why would they discontinue it???