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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / photoshop before and after on: February 23, 2011 02:00:27 AM



I've always wanted to be rid of this damn mole... also a smaller nose... and fuller lips... and, and, and lol So why not photoshop what that could look like?


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[almost done]


[after]


When I win the lottery, I'll bring this in to my plastic surgeon as my reference picture lol. Comments? photoshop suggestions?
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Photoshop Swap on: February 03, 2011 11:06:11 AM


I havent seen a photoshop swap, ever. But Would anyone be intrested in a photoshop swap? My thought was, send your partner the picture you want photoshopped. Finish, then trade back. Comments, thoughts??
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Roswell- Liz Parker Doll on: December 20, 2010 02:27:59 PM




 My auntie and I ADORE Roswell. So I altered a barbie outfit to look like Liz in her Crash Down Cafe uniform.
Inspiration :





I took the Barbie Zoo Uniform and painted it with acrylic paints.






And Liz wouldnt be complete without a Silver Hand print....


I made the wiggly, antenna hair piece but it broke Sad
Finished Product-



C&C pleeeease <3
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Aaahh Zombie Invasion! (framed hanging art) PIC HEAVY on: December 20, 2010 02:09:08 PM


My inspiartion for this piece was actually an Octopus tenticle coming out of a wall!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/56638710/wall-tentacle?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=squid+wall&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title&filter%5B0%5D=handmadeHow cool, except, no one I know digs the squid. So I changed it to zombies (cuz come on, who doesnt adore zombies?)



  My first step was to make the zombie hand. Which I constructed out of news paper, the cardboard roll thats left after you use all the wrapping paper, scotch tape, and liquid latex (left over from my Silent Hill Nurse costume http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364250.0)

After I finished the hand I painted it with acrylic paints. Mostly Red, green and black to blend darker shades of the two.





I found a perfect frame at Michaels Craft store- it reminded me of a small window frame. My honey bought me a few planks of Balsa wood (very thin), and particle board for the back. Since I wanted it to hang on the wall it was very important to me that the finished product be light. The heaviest part was the particle board.

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 Then I attached an L bracket to the wrist with electrical tape. And screwed the L bracket to the particle board.


 My hubs sacrificed one of his T-Shirts for the project. Then hammered the two pieces together.







There were a few touch ups that needed to be completed and I soon remembered why I hate super glue.


A big thank you to my honey for taking all the pictures <3





In all I think it turned out pretty well. C&C appreciated ^_^
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photoshop Twilight edition on: November 21, 2010 02:59:00 PM


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6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photoshop ZOMBIE edition (before and after) on: November 21, 2010 02:52:54 PM


Trying to teach myself photoshop






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7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photoshop before and after on: November 21, 2010 02:47:40 PM
 Trying to teach myself Photoshop: here are a few I have come up with:



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8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Easy Tea Cup candles on: November 21, 2010 02:31:41 PM



 I bought two complete tea cup sets at Ross for $5.99. I bought 1lb of soy candle mix at micheals for $8.99, and several wicks for $3.99. I added scent from www.saveonscent.com (amazing website carries every scent you can imagine!!)

I melted the wax in a cup and added my scent. The cup on the left is Hazelnut Cappuccino, the cup on the right is Trix cereal.  Grin



The entire project cost less than $20
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Doughnut / Donut Soap M&P on: November 21, 2010 02:18:07 PM



 Yay! Christmas is right around the corner! I've made melt and pour soap before http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323071.msg3727661#msg3727661 with easy molds. But this year I wanted to give soaps as a gift (mostly because im so broke >_<)

I bought 1lb of goats milk soap from Micheals Craft store for $9.99



 Then I bought scents from Save on scents http://saveonscents.com/ Which is amazing by the way. I bought:
Trix cereal
Banana nut bread
Cotton Candy
Bubble gum
Victoria Secret Love Spell
Hazlenut Cappuccino
French toast

All of them in 1 oz bottles, and SOS except the Trix I bought as a super concentrated formula. The cost + S&H was $23.61, and they were here in four days. I love SaveOnScents!! By the way, the 1 oz bottles last forever!! I use about a half a cap full of the scent in each batch of soap, so it lasts longer.

I cut three cubes out of the brick of soap (which is already lightly preferated)


Then melted them in a cup. And added some food dye for color. One cup was a tan color, the other was pink.



Then I bought a donut mold from eBay user Flexiblemolds.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230400634586&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT It costs $13.45 (S&H included) and got here in just three days! Awesome service, the mold was perfect and works amazing! I dont need any releasing agent, it just pops right out! Be sure to check out the other fantastic molds they have for sale!! http://stores.ebay.com/FlexibleMolds-for-Wax-Soap-Crafts



Then I poured the pink soap into a bowl, and dipped the doughnut soap right into in.



Finished product





I also put cake sprinkles on top, but because the soap had already cooled down, they did not stick  Sad I figured, I would just place the doughnut in the microwave for 3 seconds so it could slightly melt enough to stick to the sprinkles...bad idea. The entire thing melted in an instant. Leaving me with a puddle of pink/tan soap.  Cry

 I learned my lesson so you wont have to  Grin

All the supplies cost:

Scents-------               23.61
Mould--------               13.45
Soap---------                9.99
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                                  $47.05

The soap makes about 10, maybe 11 bars. But there is enough scent for tons more batches. I plan on going to Michaels and buying more melt and pour soap. So the initial cost is a bit steap, but upkeep is just 9.99 for 10 more soaps.
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Nurse - SILENT HILL ! now with 14 pictures ! on: November 07, 2010 11:48:22 PM



Welcome to Silent Hill!!

   This was an amazing, time consuming project. It involved a lot of liquid latex, and giving up lol. I had initially made my mask from plaster cloth wrap. But it ended up looking somewhat like a clown >_< So I made a new mask. I put layer upon layer of liquid latex on top of a face mask. Then latex on top of a "bald cap". Painted them both, then latexed them together.
   It took several trial and errors to result in my end piece. I have been working on it since early September down to Halloween night. I thought this contest ended tomorrow. I literally sent my husband outside to photograph me in this lol








Me halloween night before I trimmed the mask down and latexed it against my skin



The first step was to put a plastic mask against a piece of cardboard, and wrap plastic wrap around it. Then I covered it with liquid latex. Then placed tissues on top. Repeat latex, tissue, latex, etc. Until it was thick enough to hold its shape.




I added acrylic paint to the liquid latex to give it a skin tone


(A picture of my mask against a bald cap)







I used acrylic paints to pain veins on

 
After I painted veins I realized the face was still to formed. Unlike the nurses in silent hill, my mask had a very visable nose, cheek bones, eye sockets, etc. So I dropped hand fulls of tissue paper (cottenelle- because it already looks like gauze) into liquid latex, and globbed it all over the mask.


Two seperate pieces, the face mask and the bald cap. I used liquid latex to seal them together. I later cut the neck away. In case you are wondering, it is unbarebly tight against my face, hard to breath, yet somehow hot and sweaty. It was the only part of me that wasnt freezing  Wink




<Below is a pic we took in September, before I finished my mask>







C & C appreciated!!
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