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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Polymer clay photo story on: January 01, 2011 08:30:39 PM
**If this is in the wrong board- let me know**

I would like to do a little photo story-thing using polymer clay. I have already decided on the names of the two main characters, and have a few ideas. My main question is: do you guys have any ideas for what the characters should be? something clever, so not just a small dinosaur or something. My first idea was teeth, but that's been done (http://mymilktoof.blogspot.com/). My second idea is a popcorn kernel, for there's several ways I could go with that:
1. The reason they show up on my door is because they're those lone kernels left in the bottom of the bag/bowl of popcorn
2. One photo story being when one of them goes in the microwave  Grin Grin

the problem with that is that I'll definitely have a hard time replicating a kernel in polymer clay, and making it easily identifiable as a kernel. Also, it'll have a hard time standing up, for kernels don't have a large surface on the bottom to stand on.


thank you.... Smiley
p.s.- anyone done a photo story before? Or have any links to photo story blogs/ stories?
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Non-crafty friends copying your work and pretending it's original (rant) on: December 16, 2010 04:09:16 PM
I need to vent, and it's 100% craft related so..
(correct me if it's in the wrong board.)

I have a sort-of friend. She considers herself to be my best friend, though prefers everyone over me, and I consider her as an acquaintance.
She was never crafty before she met me. She isn't really now, but you get the point. I used to bring a lot of my crafts to school, as a lot of them were functional, or to give away as presents. Then she started copying me. She takes everything that I made, changes it a bit and flaunts it out to everyone so that they compliment her. I don't flaunt or brag about my work, because I do it since I enjoy it. Here are some examples of her stealing:

-At some point I had a lot of friends whose birthdays were around the same time, so to add an extra special touch, I would make them charm bracelets. I would make the chains myself with wire.
3 days after I gave out the first one( One that had silver buttons as charms) She brought to school a bracelet she made herself. It was horribly made, with dollar store puke green buttons and the rings were not rings, It looked as if she sculpted them by hand, without some sort of round form, and then chewed it. When I asked her about it, she said her brother stepped on it, but bracelets she made later proved otherwise. Then she stuck it under everyone's nose and flaunted the fact that it was handmade.

-I had a few keychains/bracelets made with all sorts of knotting techniques and bead animals, that she saw when she visited once(for homework), and a few weeks later her versions were popping up everywhere, and she even dared give me one and flaunt the fact that it's homemade!!!!!

-Most recent, is that I'd made a felt mascot one night and stuck it in my pocket when I was done. The next day I wore the same jacket to school and found it in my pocket, not knowing what it was, when I did, she saw, and wanting to look more closely at it, she grabbed it out of my hand. A month later (a.k.a today) she gave us Christmas/late Hanukkah gifts, which were felt mascots. The were all the characters I had come up with, who's doodles and some finished projects she saw at my house. She gave one to all our "friends" and since they don't know about most of my craftiness, they didn't realize how poorly made and unoriginal it is, let alone the fact that she downright copied. She actually gave me a mascot of her (yucky) rendition of the mascot I found in my pocket that day. Her stitching is awful, the thread was dirty, and most of the details were glued on, so the thing was as stuff as cardboard.
GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

and these are not all the things she's done!!!

*rant over* I feel better, but not the best..
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / should I continue? on: December 08, 2010 11:17:19 AM
My brother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to make him an Iron-man Paper-piece, because he likes Iron-man, but now I'm not so sure it's going well.
Iron-man's armor has so many pieces, I'm afraid that it looks like a big gray blob (I am making the silver suit).
So sorry for the poopy pictures, I can't find any sort of camera, so I used the web cam.

behind the image:



alone:



help?
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / christmas/Winter/hanukka small group presents.. on: November 29, 2010 09:13:05 PM
Basically, I am not a festive-ish person. I do my own celebrating for my own wacky holidays, but not that much other than that and halloween... Anyways, turns out all the people I hang out with are getting our group presents, and though I honestly doubt it'll be worth it and they won't be grateful, I don't enjoy being rude. So I want to make them something. They're all girls and I have to make 5-10 of the presents.
I can sew, both hand and machine, sort of knit, spin, needle felt and work with paper

thanks..
I was thinking of making little owl/monster purses..
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / spiderweb print on: October 16, 2010 07:48:23 PM
hey! so I'm working on an anime image, from scratch (drew, by hand and scanned it, now coloring and shading in photo shop, mouse only, no tablet!) and it's sort of Halloween related, hopefully to send to my friends and family as a happy Halloween email.
Anyways, the character's skirt is supposed to have spiderwebs on it, which when I drew by hand was a bit difficult, but to go over it with a mouse is too difficult, and would end up messy. So, I was wondering if anyone has a link or has made a spiderweb print that they'd be willing to share?
something along the lines of this:
http://www.nexternal.com/gotfabric/images/hol-293-f.jpg

but that image is too faint, and doesn't work when I reduce opacity so I can add a layer of color underneath.

thanks!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 55 ENTRIES / peeking mama- mama in flowers? -loaded with images on: October 04, 2010 05:52:38 PM
so... My entry's a peeking mama. What is it, you ask?
well in all her craftiness, mama sure loves playing a good old game of craft hide-and-go-seek (just made that up Tongue)
Here she is, hiding in a black hole. Her hands are peeking out, as she makes sure you're not there.
...

mama is 100% paper excluding hands., she is fully pixelated, out of HUNDREDS of punched flowers, true to her gardening mind. I used a flower punch. She is made out of card stock, and poster board for the white background. I did not cut the shapes of details out, and added flowers to make it pixel-like, But I built her one by one. This took sooo long, as my hands would get sore, for card stock is thick. Stupid me used photo shop to pixellate, which gave me way more pixels than needed, and I followed that and glued everything on, and only halfway I saw you could use paint to produce an image with bigger pixels, but the picture is still clear. my original plan was to do a life size mama, but I soon realized it was crazy. She's a bit square, only because my posterboard wasn't wide enough. She is all flowers, and her hands are plush. yes, the size of the hole compared to the head is disproportionate, but who cares?
>>She is about the size of two normal human heads together.Each flower is about 1 cm in size.

she is a ceiling hanging, so she is upside down.
for the photos she is hanging to my desk, so I could provide better images.











In progress:







 Grin Grin Grin
enjoy!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / bubbly face on: September 22, 2010 06:02:50 PM
so.. I made another paper cut out, hoping it'd turn out better than my last one?
bubbly hair, she's not going up in flames, but in bubbles.. pop pop pop

I actually planned to make one with a butterfly garden in her hair, but I misplanned and had to stop midway and throw
it out.
But I made this!
100% paper, excluding glue and foam squares.
Slightly taller than an average gluestick, but bigger than my neon fire one.
Free hand drawn then cut out.
almost all of the circles were hand-cut, only the largest circles at the bottom
and the tiny ones were punched out!
With tiny nail scissors. No knife. Ouch.
here you go:
















enjoy!
it was made in one sitting.
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / noify if image is not working? on: September 11, 2010 11:53:21 AM
a button at the bottom of each post, that when you click,
whoever posted the images will get a message
that the image is not working?

And so it'll remain anonymous.

just my thoughts...
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / password incorrect?? on: August 31, 2010 03:11:14 PM
I've noticed, when you log in, and if you misspell your password, It opens up, to a white page with this written in:
Password incorrect - <span class="remove1">yourusernamehere</span>


It used to be that if the password was incorrect, it opened up to the login bar with your username already typed in, and a little red print saying the password was incorrect.

Not a big deal, just thought you guys would want to know..
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / bolero/ short jacket on: August 29, 2010 10:08:03 PM
Does anyone have any tutorial or pattern for making something like this jacket she's wearing in the last picture:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356910.0
(here's the image link:http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg211/a-lle-gr-a/LostAtelier/imi-skirts-Two.jpg)
but  more blazer like?

I don't need a full pattern just a base I can work from..

And would I need a stiff fabric or would jersey blend do?

thanks in advance!
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