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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Shrink Plastic Chairs in 1:18 Scale on: May 30, 2011 11:49:37 PM
Thanks everyone, glad you liked them.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Shrink Plastic Chairs in 1:18 Scale on: May 25, 2011 07:12:06 AM


Click for a slideshow.

So I got creative over the weekend. These are 1:18 scale shrink plastic chairs. I regret not taking pictures of the process, but I will be doing so.

The chairs are drawn out flat, in 1:6 scale (Playscale) and then are decorated, in one case, with a French provincial-ish design, the other is flat out Hello Kitty love in the form of Charmmy Kitty.


The other two are a frosted version, that was actually the very first chair, and a clear chair that I am calling a mini-mock Louis Ghost Chair.  
( http://www.dwr.com/product/louis-ghost-armchair.do )

After the shrinking process, I quickly wrap the still hot around a can on Avon powder. Semi cooled, I then would pull together the center front. If you look close you see that I'll have to glue the center front together. I'm currently debating glue of choice. I'm torn between super glue and beading glue. I've also hesitated on using my glue gun but an experiment with the very first chair which was a black ladder back. The glue just didn't hold. Super glue might melt the plastic is my concern. So we'll see what happens.

On a side note, the black SP is utterly terrible with the curved chair. With the ladder back it worked pretty well.

The CK chair, has a seat for it, although in a couple photos using it as a table top for the hot pink legs. It's actually the seat to the chair. It's a hair off in measurements, but I'll fill that in with a glue or something and Sharpie it.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrink Plastic Rings on: May 04, 2011 02:41:54 PM
Now I avoid the burns. Aluminum wrap is my friend.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Shrink Plastic Rings on: May 04, 2011 08:26:21 AM
So I made these yesterday, I think they turned out pretty decent considering the burns I acquired.








5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My metal fairies on: April 11, 2011 04:15:39 PM
I do plan on pouring these in pewter eventually, this was my first pour with this mold and when I do that I'd rather try it with a metal that I know I can rely on.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My metal fairies on: April 11, 2011 03:00:56 PM
Wow. What metal are you casting in?

I use a lead free model metal.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / My metal fairies on: April 11, 2011 10:59:55 AM
I did these over the winter but I'm just starting to thaw out and catch up on all my sharing.

These are fairy figures that I cast using model metal and a mold. Two different poses and you can make the figures into charms or magnets.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: amazing 1950s swing circle skirts for a ball with poofy petticoats Img heavy on: June 15, 2008 12:48:02 PM
Those look darling. I do wish someone had done the "I love you" version though. Modernize it by putting it in web slang or something.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The I-almost-lost-my-finger-for-these Mermaid Leggings. (pictures galore) on: June 15, 2008 12:00:03 PM
Leggings look fantastic, wish I didn't think I'd need 6 yards of pleather to make myself leggings.

I've done that to my finger though. A few years back with a leather needle on a treadle machine. And before you think..oh at least it was a treadle, wrong. An electric would have at least brought it back out (in most cases) I'm such a fast treadle sewer I slammed right in and broke the needle off in my finger. Surgery on my finger to remove the chunks and floating pieces. Not fun.

You'll hurt about a week though. But it's a wound honorably earned.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sailor style one piece bathing suit on: June 09, 2008 05:16:54 PM
How very EGL. I'm super pleased that in less than a 5 day period this is the third or fourth (second on Craftster) post of a modest and cute as heck bathing suit. If this is the trend today I for one and super happy. Fantastic job and do more!
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