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201  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered thrift store dress--unflattering to sexy! on: July 03, 2012 06:40:30 AM
The before pic...very meh  Undecided

The after pic..ROCKS! I would totally wear that. Great job!
202  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 02, 2012 06:52:07 AM
Those are amazing and the edges look so good!
203  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Walking Dead Gallery on: July 02, 2012 06:09:54 AM
Between pearljam94 and myself, we have had a hell of a time here. We each needed additional time for our goodies, so I'm posting a couple pics here of the package I sent to pearljam94. My package from her should be arriving here in a day or so.

This particular swap, I knew the kinds of things I wanted to make and just had to hope they tied in to my partner's likes somehow. I got lucky with being matched with pearljam. Smiley Please excuse the crappy cell phone pics...I thought I had my camera with me this morning. All I had was the charger and card reader, but no camera and card. But I had a few pics on my cell phone. Smiley


I knew from the get-go, I wanted to do some kind of portrait of Glenn. But I'm no painter...I get frustrated when I try to paint and it doesn't turn out exactly perfect. So, I cheated a little. I found a picture of Steven Yeun online that I really liked, as Glenn, took it into Photoshop, cloned out his features, and then smeared it. Once this image was big enough, I projected it onto the "canvas" with a mini projector, traced it on in pencil, and started painting.


This was actually a wall hanging print from Big Lots that I bought for $5. The grey background is actually primer paint. It looked like a tin ceiling tile print. The red splatter around him is really watered down red crafting paint that I flicked on. I am really freaking happy with how my portrait of Glenn turned out! It pained me a little to send it away.


I also bought a wall clock from Wal-Mart and redid the face of it, the same way I redid my crafting room clock a while back. I really wanted to upcycle both a print and a clock for this swap, but I couldn't find anything good in the thrift stores, so I had to buy new. Sad I didn't want to take chances on a $1.99 thrift store clock when I felt that a $4 Wally World clock would work.

I used Photoshop to design a new face. Rick was originally in this image, on horseback, riding into Atlanta, right below 5 o'clock but it looked busy and full in that corner so I cloned him out. I did try including a red bloody biohazard symbol in the center where the hands come through but that looked busy too. The frame of the clock was plain white but I added some red crafting paint bloody fingerprints to it, because everything is better with blood. Smiley
204  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Walking Dead Gallery on: June 28, 2012 12:04:23 PM
The "From Glen" note cracked me up.  Cheesy
205  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: No, no, no! We Dare Not Marry!-- A Painting (Pic Fat!) on: June 27, 2012 06:39:45 PM
It's absolutely stunning!  Grin
206  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Walking Dead Gallery on: June 22, 2012 05:30:06 PM
LOVE the bag!
207  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: R2D2 Shoes on: June 21, 2012 11:56:37 AM
Love em!

Need em!

Want em!

Gonna have to make a pair someday. Smiley They rock!
208  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: who loo (holy pictures batman!) on: June 21, 2012 07:42:28 AM
OMG, I want your bathroom!!!!!!  **ROCKS!!**
209  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Small lamps inspired by nature. on: June 21, 2012 07:37:57 AM
ROCKS!!!!

This is so great! I love funky lamps and these are just amazing! I'm going to have to PDF the page so I can keep this in case I decide to make one. (I haven't been bitten by the Pinterest bug yet.) I think this would be great in our second bedroom where space is kind of a commodity. Smiley
210  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Walking Dead Gallery on: June 20, 2012 11:46:53 AM
Those are pretty awesome. Smiley

Hayleylujah spoiled me so much

And i LOVE the coasters.

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