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1861  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Head Start Art Journal (Signups Closed ; MAIL BY 10/01/10) on: September 15, 2010 08:33:29 PM
I think I've got too much oddness in my mixed paper mixture, so I'm going to have to dilute it with more "ordinary" paper before I start binding. Then I'm going to have to stop procrastinating about what to do with the cover...

Wulf
1862  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 (Signups 8-8-10 to 8-14-10, SO 9-13-10) on: September 14, 2010 08:08:40 PM
I did last week: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357904.msg4200266#msg4200266

You were there, you just forgot!

Wulf
1863  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 (Signups 8-8-10 to 8-14-10, SO 9-13-10) on: September 14, 2010 04:35:35 PM
We might re-new our handfasting there...we did the year and a day thing back in like 2008..lol

You've been running on fumes for a year - better get the tank topped up while you've got the chance!

A Pagan festival in Florida sounds like the perfect way to spend Yule. If I could take a vacation then, that'd be my first choice! Whoever gets to be your partner for the Yule Swap should remember to make you some Fest stuff.

Wulf
1864  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Gypsy Swap Round 2 Gallery Sendouts 7/31 on: September 13, 2010 06:23:06 PM
The nice thing about bullion roses is that if you mess one petal up you can easily cover or disguise it with another petal.

That's one of the things I value most in handicraft techniques - how easy is it to hide your mistakes!

Wulf
1865  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 Gallery on: September 13, 2010 06:21:51 PM
Making the drum was actually very easy. I read through this tutorial, which gave a few useful tips, and just went to it. I bought the rawhide at Tandy Leather quite a long time ago, and I'm sure I paid more for it than if I'd got it at a Powwow or some other non-corporate source, but it still wasn't very expensive. The frame of the drum is made from two strips of flexible plywood (lots of scraps available at work) bent into a circle and glued together. Traditional ones are made from wood that is steamed to make it flexible, or from fresh-cut green wood. Any woodworker could help make one for you. The hardest part was waiting for the rawhide to soak for a full day to be flexible enough!

Wulf
1866  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Gypsy Swap Round 2 Gallery Sendouts 7/31 on: September 12, 2010 03:21:45 PM
Yes, the belt is great, and very Steampunk. But I can't figure out how it fastens. Are the bucked straps in front just decorative, or are they the closure?

The bags, skirt and necklace are too good to ignore, too. Great stuff you sent!

Wulf
1867  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 Gallery on: September 12, 2010 07:12:21 AM
I used airbrush ink, because it's transparent and waterproof. I wanted the grain of the rawhide to show through, but didn't want to risk smearing if it got wet. (Because nobody ever forgets to take their drum inside after a night of drumming around the fire.) Wink  Liquid acrylic would have been a more logical choice, but I didn't have the right colour. I'm guessing that leather dye would have been okay too but I'd want to do a little test to make sure it didn't run when wet. The great thing is that the rawhide is transparent enough (even though this is quite thick) that you can put a pattern underneath it and trace onto the surface.

Wulf
1868  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Head Start Art Journal (Signups Closed ; MAIL BY 10/01/10) on: September 11, 2010 05:20:52 PM
anyhow, i think i am going backwards. i am decorating my pages and then going to bind! i hope i don't run into a big ol' mess!!!!!

No, that's a perfectly good way to do it, and I'm doing a lot of my pages while they're still loose. It's a nice clean way to do paint washes and other messy treatments without having to worry so much about mucking up other pages. Just remember that the pages now have a right side up, and you have to get them all lined up the correct way.

Wulf
1869  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 Gallery on: September 11, 2010 05:17:54 PM
Monnie, if I was able to make a miserable day a little brighter, I have done my job! I hope you weren't actually driving while taking those photos Cheesy I know I totally abandoned the idea of "three smalls", but you did want a drum... I liked the way yours came out so much I have to make one for myself now.

And the wolf puppet is very odd-looking, but I thought Mason might be just the right age to overlook its loopyness. I hope he likes it.

Wulf

1870  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Gypsy Swap Round 2 Gallery Sendouts 7/31 on: September 11, 2010 05:11:25 PM
Great embroidery on the bag! That's the second time this week I've seen something embroidered with bullion roses and thought "I have so got to learn to do that!"

Wulf
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