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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Getting a vintage look with fabric paint? on: August 17, 2011 07:59:40 PM
Hey all! I was hoping to try a new freezer paper stencil shirt, and I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a faded vintage look - sorta like http://s2.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/7833A789.jpg or http://static.musictoday.com/store/bands/1293/product_large/UVCT179.JPG, but with my own graphic, naturally.
Any techniques? Specific paints, ways to wash it or apply your paint?
Thanks for any info you can share!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My First Steampunk (9 pics) on: December 17, 2010 08:00:52 PM
She actually makes miniatures, and she uses watches for some of them, so there were lots of extra insides around.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My First Steampunk (9 pics) on: December 01, 2010 04:38:36 AM
Thank you all!  Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My First Steampunk (9 pics) on: November 30, 2010 06:46:00 PM
...and my first post!
So I don't usually do jewelry, however I was recently invited to a steampunk party (Excitement!) and was looking forward to participating in all the crafty goodness that goes along with it. Luckily my grandmother's job leaves her with lots of ridiculous things to make awesome steampunk-y jewelry, so I spent the weekend toying around with it. I'm pretty happy with the results.
(also, because this is my first time posting pictures, I have no idea what size they will be... Embarrassed. Also, the quality of the photos isn't so hot, I know.)

     This was the first pair of earrings I made for the person I'm going with. I like making them match more in theme than in actual design... Cheesy.Used gears, clock hands, wire, a giant feather (matches the ones on her hat), a little compass, and these tiny wire things that are *supposedly* used for making stripes on nails when you do a manicure (because I'm sure you needed to know that.).

     These are my earrings. They're really long and heavy, but I kind of love them. The edges are sort of more purple-y than you can see here. More gears, clock hands, wires, chain, typewriter keys, wings, keys, and tiny crystals.

     This is my ring! It came out just right (and only took a litre of superglue to make...!). Clock innards, an extra gear (you can't see it so well  Undecided, but it says "Venus" and has little stars on it), wings, ring base, tiny crystals.

      Pocketwatch for my friend, openfaced. Old watch, tons of gears, tiny crystals, arrow, wings, typewriter key.

      My pocketwatch. This one does have a cover on it, and the colors are actually really cool (Like black with hints of copper). Old watch, even more gears, old watch innards, arrows, tiny crystals.

That's it. Well, there's also a hat, but I don't have pictures of that yet. I appreciate any questions or comments or *constructive* criticism.
Thanks for lookin!
 Grin
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Holiday Headpieces/Crowns on: November 30, 2010 03:21:30 PM
These are lovely. They make me think of St.Lucia day wreaths, but much more flowery, and more...practical.  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Furniture nails + boots = studded boots! on: November 30, 2010 03:13:02 PM
Mwahaha...now I know how I can finish my shoes....
Love it. I NEVER would have thought to do this! Definitely a fun project.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / A question about handling Air-Dry Clay on: June 19, 2010 10:25:29 AM
Hey! I know that this may not be where this belongs, but it seemed to be the closest to what I need help with. If it needs to go somewhere else or be moved, or whatever, I will gladly do that.
Anyway, I am working on a project using just crayola air-dry clay. However, I was smoothing the surface out with watere, and now it is sort of stuck to the table. The problem is getting it off in one piece, without stretching it or breaking it. The piece is pretty flat, so I don't know what to do.
Should I let it dry or are there any techniques I can use to pull it off now?
Thank you for any help you can provide.
 Smiley
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Having a hard time with transfer paper-Help?! on: October 17, 2009 07:51:16 PM
The transfer paper is not working for me! Things I can't figure out:
-Do you print on the side with the lines or without the lines? The instructions weren't clear, so I tried both and neither worked.
-Is the top of the paper supposed to get sticky? Because that's what happened when I roned over it. And then the image didn't show up.

I'd really appreciate any help or advice you may have.
 Smiley
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Plush Nintendo System on: October 14, 2009 03:03:40 PM
 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Saying that I "like it" is a crazy understatement. That is mindblowingly cool. You have got to be the most patient person on the planet earth.
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Zombie Brains Cupcake on: October 14, 2009 01:06:32 PM
Yes they are awesome! That's a fun idea, and well done. They look really good!
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