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21  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: First stencil, winged shirt on: July 20, 2005 02:02:04 PM
i love that idea!
22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: pink haired waldorf doll and kitty doll are good friends! on: July 20, 2005 09:12:59 AM
the funny thing is that she has been saying she was half cat since she was 4. from age 4-5 she wore a pair of fuzzy kitty ears and drew on a black nose and wiskers with a marker every morning while i took a shower!!!!

_aww! That is too cute, where did she get this from?

i dont know?? i always hated cats, but she has loved them since she was a baby and now we have one! and i have to admit that i do like cats now  Grin
perhaps she really was a cat in a past life??
23  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: pink haired waldorf doll and kitty doll are good friends! on: July 19, 2005 07:46:02 AM
my 7 year old (who claims she is half cat) wanted a kitty doll.  Smiley

_Kids do say the darnest things.

I love them, specially the cat.

the funny thing is that she has been saying she was half cat since she was 4. from age 4-5 she wore a pair of fuzzy kitty ears and drew on a black nose and wiskers with a marker every morning while i took a shower!!!!
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: tissue paper+wire+acrylic medium= firey flower lamp shade on: July 19, 2005 07:42:23 AM
Gorgeous!!!!  I saw a man on Carol Duvall that was an artist, not one of her featured craftsters, that made these huge lit sculptures using layer upon layer of paper and thin reeds to make these awesome almost wave-like forms.  He would also incorporate driftwood sometimes.  They were beautiful!  Some were enormous!  And if I remember correctly, which is an iffy prospect, they sold for tons!!! 

Your lamp reminds me ALOT of his work!  Congrats!

that sounds really cool. i am going to her web site and see if i can check it out. and thanks for the compliment! Smiley
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Corset Inspired Ballet Top on: July 17, 2005 07:56:40 PM
that is cool. definatly make a seperate skirt. it would be hard to attach in the back if it was one piece, cuz of the big gap Smiley
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: tissue paper+wire+acrylic medium= firey flower lamp shade on: July 16, 2005 09:57:16 AM
no, it isn't halogen, that would probably be a big fire hazard. it has one of those screw in florescent bulbs.

the petals are just stuck in there. the hole was big enough to do that.
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: tissue paper+wire+acrylic medium= firey flower lamp shade on: July 16, 2005 08:44:12 AM
thanks everyone,
i will try to do a tute when i get a moment.

the petals are shiny, they are kinda hard too, like thin plastic- thats  from the acrylic medium, wich is just like clear acrylic paint.

looking back i am glad the baby broke the old shade. it was boring. Wink
28  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: My kid's shirt goes Vroom! on: July 14, 2005 09:50:04 AM
i felt that way when i first learned to embroider. it is so rewarding!
29  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / pink haired waldorf doll and kitty doll are good friends! on: July 14, 2005 09:25:35 AM
i made the pink haired waldorf  doll for my 1 year old
and my 7 year old (who claims she is half cat) wanted a kitty doll.  Smiley




they are both made out of recycled t-shirts from the thrift store.
total costs for both dolls was less than $5. cant beat that!!!
some day i will make clothes for them!
i used the magic cabin pattern that a friend gave to me. it was really fun and easy. i am going to make some more. one for myself!
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / now with tutorial!!- firey flower lamp shade on: July 14, 2005 08:56:31 AM
after baby knocked down the lamp and the glass shade broke i had to make something new. so i made these flower petals and turned the lamp  into a huge glowing flower.  Grin

unlit


lit Cheesy


*****************************tutorial*********************
ok, i am not so good at explaining things, but here goes!

*first, get your supplies ready

20 gage wire,
tissue paper (remember to save this when you get gifts!)
acrylic medium (modge podge or one of those other decoupage products "might" work- no guarantee)
and a crummy old paint brush (it might get ruined)
and wire cutters/needle-nosed pliers are handy

*next, bend the wire into the object of your desire!


*then, tear strips of the tissue paper- and put a glob of the acrylic medium on it and "paint" both sides and fold it over the wire frame.

 do this with a bunch of strips until your wire frame is covered and there are no single layers of tissue left.

let it dry- make sure it cant get stuck to anything while its drying!!!!

*finally, hang in window with all your other junk, er um treasures!


ok, i know this is a little heart and not a lamp shade, BUT now that you know the way you can cover anything-even 3D wire forms this way.
i hope this helps. feel free to ask questions and if you make anything post pics! id love to see Cheesy
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