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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Gothic Inspired Bag using Blue Tape Stencils ~~~~ w/ Mini Tutorial on: July 05, 2012 05:10:25 PM
I made this bag using stencils made out of blue tape and some fabric paint.


It started out it's life looking like this but after a year stashed in the back of my closet, I decided that it needed a fresh coat of paint in order to motivate me to carry it out more!


All I did was Google some images and transferred it out on pieces of blue tape layered together.  I used an Exacto knife to cut out the parts (on a cutting mat - not on the purse!!!) that I wanted the paint to fill.


I mixed some acrylic paint with fabric medium (2:1 ratio) to make my own fabric paint!


I painted about 3 coats on the bag - letting it dry 1 hour in between coats or 20 minutes with the help of a blowdryer.  




After it is completely dry, you just need to carefully remove the blue tape with the help of tweezers or an Exacto knife!  I cleaned up my edges with some Q-Tips soaked in nail polish remover.




You might want to lightly iron the bag with a piece of fabric on top of the stenciled portions for 20-30 seconds to really set the fabric paint if you didn't use a blowdryer during the stenciling process.


You can use this method on most bags, but just make sure the blue tape sticks really well to the material so that when you stencil the the images, the fabric paint only goes on the areas that you want it to go.  I hope you have fun breathing new life into purses that are hiding in your closet too Smiley


2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Wee House for a Wee Dollhouse =D on: July 01, 2012 05:51:02 PM
After having fun completing my Alice House (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410033.0) for the Wee House Craftalong, I had a lot of leftover pieces of wood!  I didn't want to trash them but I also wanted them out of the way, so I turned the odds and ends into a Wee House for a Dollhouse!











It measures 4cm x 4cm x 2cm!!!  This is officially the smallest scale that I have ever worked with and it was super fun. I think next time I am going to plan it out before building one so I can install windows and a working door Smiley



3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Alice In Wonderland Inspired Desserts on: June 13, 2012 08:05:24 PM
I had just finished my Alice in Wonderland Inspired House for the Wee House Craftalong (post here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410033.0) and thought I would post some pictures of the miniature desserts I made out of polymer clay for the project!

Topsy Turvey Cake, Cookies, Cup and Spoon


Dessert Tray, Croissants, and Macaroon Pops


Milk Bottle w/ Polymer Milk and Rainbow Layered Cake


Assorted Desserts


Dessert Croquet Course


I'm willing to do some tutorials for some of the miniatures if there are strong interest in one or two of the polymer clay items!


4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / House of Alice (Picture Heavy - 20ish) on: June 13, 2012 07:38:58 PM
I finally finished my Alice in Wonderland inspired house for Knickertwist's Wee House Craftalong - I started it in August 2011 and finished it in June 2012.  IT was a blast working on this house!!  I built everything inside of the house using different mediums (jewelry findings, wood, acrylic, polymer clay).  

The Party in the Back (Each room has it's own Alice in Wonderland inspired theme)


The Front (I kept it sedate to mask that party in the back Wink)


Close up of the Sign


The Mad Hatter Tea Party Room (This room stumped me for the longest time!)


Topsy Turvey Cake and Falling Cookies


The Mad Hatter Chair (The numbers on the playing card represent the month I finished the house)


The Alice Chair and March Hare Chair


Close up of the Desserts


The Cheshire Cat Transformation Room


My Alice Inspired Bunnies


The "Drink ME" milk bottle and Transformation Rainbow Cake


The "Down the Rabbit Hole" Bakery Cafe Room


The cake boxes on the top corner really open!


Close-up of the Display Case


Sneaky "Eat Me" Cake


The Bakery Wall Art


The Poor Bunnies and Teddy Bears who lost their heads to the Queen of Hearts line the "Queen of Hearts' Dessert Croquet" Room


Close up of the croquet course


The Famous Saying (Do you spy the flamingo croquet racket?)


Thank you for looking through my very long post!!! Comments and critiques are welcomed!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Vampire Dessert Picnic on: March 17, 2012 08:36:01 PM
For the Creepy Cute Swap, I made this vampire dessert picnic scene for my partner.  Everything is sculpted out of polymer clay and the dessert trays are handcrafted out of metal findings.  It was my first time attempting a rainbow cake and it was a lot of fun.



Close-up of the Vampire and the zombie fingers on top of the rainbow cake Smiley
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Zombie Bird Plushie on: March 17, 2012 08:32:44 PM
I was just a part of the Creepy Cute Swap and my partner loves plushies and birds so I made her this zombie bird plushie with a creepy eye and brain chunks showing!


Here's the side with the missing brain chunk showing Cheesy

7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Marie Antionette Inspired Dessert Hutch (pic intensive) on: August 12, 2011 08:29:23 PM


I made this for the Japanese Cuteness Swap that is currently ongoing, but since my partner has already received - I can post my pictures Smiley

I started off with a blank wooden hutch purchased at a craft store and painted in my partner's preferred colors:



Then I filled it up with lovely miniature desserts all sculpted out of polymer clay Cheesy



Close-ups:






This is my favorite - a cookie and macaroon cream tower!



Except for the cream tower and the hutch, everything measured under 1 cm!!!
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Totoro on: July 24, 2011 07:53:16 PM
I did a personal swap with Jaywesome and this was one of the items that I made her:

A Totoro figurine made out of polymer clay - not the best pictures in the world, but I didn't take any others before I sent it to her, oops!



9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cat Tote on: July 24, 2011 07:49:37 PM
I did a personal swap with Jaywesome and I made her a cat tote for one of her items Smiley

The Front:



The Inside (I found this amazingly cute cat fabric at Joanns to line it with!!)



First time I did a tote with a magnetic snap and I really liked how simple it was to install.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Far out it's Monster Ninnis on: June 15, 2011 09:15:54 PM
One of my partners received already so I'm able to post pictures of the Hippy inspired Monster Ninni I made her. [Edit]: my second partner received too, so I posted her Alice in Wonderland inspired one below

Here she is Wink





Close-up of her flower headband:


Close-up of her star belt:


They are so fun to make!!

[edit]:  Here is the Alice in Wonderland one that I made for my second partner!






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