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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap- June 2010 Gallery on: August 03, 2010 08:01:24 PM
First of all, just wanna mention that my webcam is flipping the image, and I don't know how to fix it...

From MunLtStmpr - -
I honestly about died from this. I dunno what I expected for my 'non paper/non flat' option, but this FAR exceeded anything I'd have thought of. Super impressed!!

From ThreadOrYarn - -
Since it's flipped, translation:
JOY HAPPINESS AWE CONTENTMENT MAD SAD ANTICIPATION CURIOSITY OPTIMIST TRUST JOY SURPRISE DESPAIR JOY
"FEELINGS ARE MUCH LIKE WAVES WE CANT STOP THEM FROM COMING BUT WE CAN CHOOSE WHICH ONES TO SURF"
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Leather pants? on: July 12, 2010 06:42:32 AM
You're amazing, thank you very much!! You're quite helpful.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Leather pants? on: July 11, 2010 07:51:51 PM
I'm crazy about this guy I call Trip. And Trip is weird. And impressed by my sewing stuff. I'm tailoring a shirt for him. And he wants me to make him leather pants. I said I could do it. Thing is, I've worked with leather, but never made pants. And he's hot so they need to be flattering and done right. ANY AND ALL TIPS in regards to leather (probably more of a pleather) or pants making or pants making for MEN or any combination or anything you think I should know would be so appreciated, you don't even know!
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Welcome to Seussville! on: July 11, 2010 07:21:56 PM
Thank you guys! I'm all a-flutter with appreciation! I'm thinking about selling my mad painting skills since I'm broke so hopefully that comes to fruition in a few months. Cheesy
15  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Elegant Peacock-Inspired Headband ((Pic Morbidly Obese! Semi-Tute!)) on: July 09, 2010 01:16:11 PM
So I went and bought myself some Kato Polyclay. Would have been Sculpey but I don't like how it gets all mushy if you work it too much. So Kato, forever and always. Now, I've never successfully made anything from polymer clay. So I was scared. And after several failed attempts at a tropical bird bracelet, I just took the broken pieces, attached them to an unrelated yet fabulous flower, and that onto a dinky plastic headband, and got this:

((NOTE: Please ignore the strands of hot glue. I got too excited to deal with those buggers...))

BODY:




PROOF THAT ITS A HEADBAND:


DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS:


^ So I made this flower. First I rolled a ball, squished it flat. Then I made... hang on, let me count... 14 by three is... 42. 42 rectangular shapes that I formed into diamonds. Two broke, and two got squished, but I think it gives the piece character. I put 14 down on the squished ball, then curled the outer edges. I repeated this two more times, making the second row smaller than the bottom, and top smaller than the second. Then I put a ball into a dip in the center, then wrapped a thin strand of clay in a spiral around the ball. Then I made TONS of little balls. There are 24 in the center with the spiral, and one between each and every petal. I painted the spiral gold, then infused a both a robin's egg blue and an emerald green with silver. I painted the rest of the flower with my blue, then on every petal where it touches the next layer I painted a pinch of green. Then I used a piece of steel wool to scrape the paint and age it. Ta da!


^ Turn your head. Like, rotate it like a clock. So when you look 'down' your nose, you're looking left. Now look at the picture. I told you I made a bird, a peacock, and there's the body and wing! I cut out a basic shape for the body, then cut the wing, then embellished! I used the same petal-technique from the flower on the wing, and painted some feathers with my blue and some with my green. The body itself you can see is gold with a silver-infused purple streak and 11 golden balls detailing the streak. Again, I used steel wool to scrape some paint.


^ There is a head AND tail in there. The head is the top part that looks kind of fuzzy. The beak is the green part that disappears behind the flower and the three nearby curls are plumage. I cut several layers to give it dimension. There are seven gold balls on the purple plume. As for the tail, that's the main chunk of this part. There are seven curls of plumage built on one basic piece. The three purple plumes have a total of 12 gold balls on them, the two green pieces each have one gold 'rod' on the top of them, and the two blue plumes have 10 gold circles and two gold balls. The circles were made by rolling clay very VERY thin, and cutting them into short pieces, then attaching the ends together. It's hard, but a toothpick helps because it can press the ends together. You'll notice your finger's can't do the delicate job. And of course I scratched the paint job.

Then it was just a matter of gluing the pieces together in a way I like that fit the curve of the headband. That and convincing my older sister to let me use her expensive yet amazing camera with a boutique lens... Cheesy

SIZE

^ I'm a tall girl, so if you have a small frame it would probably be a bit bigger in your hand than mine. But still.

So yes, this is my beloved Peacock-ish headband, and I had to share. I mean, how could I even consider depriving you guys? LOL I crack myself up. Haha.

Anyways, please tell me what you think! And if you have any suggestions for what to do for my next act, let me know! Cheesy



16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Help Me Lose Weight Swap Round 2, (FULL, Send-Outs 8/14) on: July 01, 2010 07:14:52 PM
So freaking happy! I just screamed cuz I'm so glad we're full now. I shouldn't have, cuz I'm at my friend's apartment, but I did anyway. Cuz this is AWESOME MCTASTICAL! XD
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Help Me Lose Weight Swap Round 2, (3 SPOTS LEFT, Sign-ups 6/27 - 7/10, SO 8/14) on: June 30, 2010 12:08:26 PM
I am soooo excited! And I'm also glad I finally applied, and right it time it seems! I can't wait to start making awesomeness. Cheesy
18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - June 2010 (Signup - June 30) on: June 29, 2010 11:13:17 AM
Dibs on ThreadOrYarn for Black and White!!

Third claim, 0 sent, 0 received.

19, from Texas, USA. I prefer no profanity or anything suggestive, though tasteful nudity is fine. No alcohol/drugs, please!

My themes are:
- Cameos (black and white silhouettes)
- Ghosts
- Adages or sayings (ie. don't let the bedbugs bite)
- Emotions
- Couture Gowns
- Shoes
- Hummingbirds
- Non paper/Not flat
- Artist's talent/skill
- Book of Mormon verses
- Alice in Wonderland (old school cartoon, please!)
- Famous works of art
- The name 'Jim'
- Peacocks
- The Hunger Games
- Halloween/October
- Faith (No crosses, though!)
19  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - June 2010 (Signup - June 30) on: June 25, 2010 11:12:24 PM
Dibs on MunLtStmpr for weird word!!

Second claim, 0 sent, 0 received.

19, from Texas, USA. I prefer no profanity or anything suggestive, though tasteful nudity is fine. No alcohol/drugs, please!

My themes are:
- Cameos (black and white silhouettes)
- Ghosts
- Adages or sayings (ie. don't let the bedbugs bite)
- Emotions
- Couture Gowns
- Shoes
- Hummingbirds
- Non paper/Not flat
- Artist's talent/skill
- Book of Mormon verses
- Alice in Wonderland (old school cartoon, please!)
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - June 2010 (Signup - June 30) on: June 25, 2010 03:02:05 PM
Dibs on MargiePoo for Mermaids!!

First claim, 0 sent, 0 received.

19, from Texas, USA. I prefer no profanity or anything suggestive, though tasteful nudity is fine. No alcohol/drugs, please!

My themes are:
- Cameos (black and white silhouettes)
- Ghosts
- Adages or sayings (ie. don't let the bedbugs bite)
- Emotions
- Couture Gowns
- Shoes
- Hummingbirds
- Non paper/Not flat
- Artist's talent/skill
- Book of Mormon verses
- Alice in Wonderland (old school cartoon, please!)
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