Got this cool box at the thrift store that looks like a book. Painted it. Put on a great postcard of sea turtles. Decoupaged it. Glued on a bunch of beads, sea glass, a few rusted bottlecaps, and then grouted the whole thing! It was fun!
Okay, another Frida project! For this one, I bought this weird old "country"-ish heart shelf at the thrift store, painted it, put on a Frida postcard, decoupaged it, and then added copper accents. Copper sheets are really easy to cut out and then you can use a little mini-torch (I got mine at Volcano Book Arts http://www.volcanobookarts.com/ ) to color and darken the copper. (You can get metal sheets there or big tubes that are cheaper at Dick Blick's). Glued the copper on, added some copper paint, and there it is! I like it.
Just popped in to say "hey" to fellow washingtonian craftsters! I'm thrilled to know this forum exists. I am just a wee bit north of Seattle in Shoreline. Curious...does anyone belong to/go to "the Church of Craft" gatherings in the westlake area (I believe?!) of Seattle? How about any of the local "SNB" groups (there seems to be several break-off groups)? I'm so intrigued.
Hey craftymodster! I went to Church of Craft at ReBar (which is downtown) on Sunday. It was fun...Betsey was really nice, and I embroidered, and others knitted. ReBar is a bar, so it was a bit dark, but the next one is supposed to be at consolidated works, and I think that will be a better space--not this Sunday, but next. Hope you can come...I think it will be fun! I'm also considering checking out the Snb group. Let me know if you want to go some time! -Slick
Slick, I love all your projects that I've seen, but this one takes top prize. Awesome job.
Q: I wonder if it's possible to undo decoupage that hasn't been sealed (not sealed with anything other than modgepodge, that is)... I used a frida image on a giant wooden crate top that I was going to turn into a table (about, oh, 7 freakin' years ago), along with a whole lot of other great pix. They could all be so much better utilized.
silverBamboo-- Thanks so much for the compliment! (And thanks to firefly as well--it is a glass marble up there!) I love how supportive everybody is on Crafster. Crafty people just seem to be awfully nice without all the competitive stuff that "artists" have!
I wish I knew the answer to your question...I imagine you could get the images off the crate somehow, maybe with careful use of an exacto, but I haven't tried it, so I don't know...maybe someone else will know...I wonder if heat would work or only make it worse....
I love Frida! So, I bought a little wood dollhouse cabinet for 99 cents at Michaels. Then I painted it with acrylics, put heart milagros on the outside, made a Frida bottlecap for the top, and put a picture of Frida within. I added little flowers and a piece of beach glass, and voila!
ok...so I'm STILL trying to figure the whole knitting thing out...no matter what size needles I use, EVERYTHING comes out way too tight and my hand ALWAYS end up hurting after just a couple of rows...what am I doing wrong?? I wanna knit a sweater too...HELP??!!
holywhack, You're not doing anything "wrong"; all new knitters knit too tight. The good news is that you're not alone. The bad news is you have to just work through it over time. That happened to me at first too. The only thing you can do is keep knitting. Put it down when you have to, and try holding on looser. As your hands get used to the motion, you will stop feeling the need to hold on so tight, and you will stop hurting. I promise! It just takes time. Knitting is all about the patience, which is really hard for me, but also good for me! And hopefully, you too!