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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: She-Ra Belt on: April 17, 2014 09:19:58 AM
Oooh, I love it!  The She-Ra ribbon matches the belt so perfectly!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Re: Tiny aquarium in a tin on: April 14, 2014 10:13:41 AM
Oh, tha'ts just adorable!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Spring Saroyan Shawl on: April 07, 2014 03:58:22 PM
Oh, so pretty!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Re: Sun and Star Faux stained glass on: April 07, 2014 07:37:09 AM
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: off the shoulder pencil dress on: April 04, 2014 07:29:44 PM
Gorgeous!  I love the color!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Re: Chalkboard Bottles on: April 03, 2014 07:30:52 AM
Fun fact: "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" does not fit on these bottles.  I tried.  Oh, I tried.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Chalkboard Bottles on: April 02, 2014 06:32:25 PM
After my first failed project for this challenge (which we don't speak of.  Let's just say it involved melted plastic and burned fingers), I decided I wanted to try something with bottles.  I looked around for different ideas and saw that some people made chalkboard bottles.  I wanted to try something like that, but fancier.  I got a hold of a couple of maple syrup bottles that had a nice shape and went to work, and eventually ended up with bottles with shaped chalkboards.

First I cleaned the bottles and removed the labels.  You can see the shapes that will be the chalkboard.  I had read that when painting glass, it can help to rough it up a little, so sanded it just a little bit to help the paint stick.

I gave them 2 coats of spray paint with this gorgeous turquoise I had on hand.

After that, it was time for the chalkboard paint.  You can find it in jars and sprays, but I used a spray.  I covered all the places where I didn't want it with painter's tape and plastic.

I ended up with this on the front:

And this on the back:

During handling and removing the painter's tape, some of the color came off.  I was going to touch up all the problem spots, but decided I actually like the slightly distressed look, so left some of spots untouched.  Still, it looked a little plain, so I added a twine wrap to the bottom and neck.

At this point they were done.  I could write some quasi-motivational nonsense on them...

But I prefer something a little more Whovian.

Or maybe something Browncoat.

8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easter Nut Hunt! on: April 01, 2014 04:12:20 PM
Laughing so hard...hard to breathe... Cheesy
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Felty Teacup Succulents on: March 22, 2014 12:46:23 PM
Holy crap, they're felt!  That's amazing!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: David Tennant/10th Doctor quilt (wip) on: March 18, 2014 01:22:24 PM
Oh my giddy aunt.  That's amazing.  Grin
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