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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Air Dry Clay Western Diamondback Rattlesnake {Image heavy} on: May 24, 2011 12:50:42 PM
Okay, here goes my first completed craft post!
I know someone who is really afraid of snakes and I couldn't help but capitalize on that fact.  I used about 10 pounds of air dry clay from Hobby Lobby.  I had tried this once before with a different type of clay but had used a coat hanger as a spine and as the clay dried it shrunk and cracked because of the aperture so lesson learned the hard way.  This snake has no spine; I just had to make sure I braced the head with a soda bottle while it was drying.  As for the scales I initially tried using a bent paper clip but that wasn't going so well so I went down to a local bargain store and got a cheap dental pick and used pliers to bend it into the shape I needed.  That worked better but it still took forever and was frustrating.  I used acrylic paint and covered it in a coat of mod podge. I got cat eyes from hobby lobby which i put in early in the building process.  Anyway, here are some pics. I hope ya'll like it.













2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Toilet Paper Roll Flowers on: May 24, 2011 12:08:39 PM
For grass you could glue some Easter grass onto poster board and then tape or sticky tack it to the wall!
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Audio Cassettes on: May 24, 2011 12:06:01 PM
Those are some good ideas.  I like the lamp and stuff.  My only problem is I'm such a sentimental softy I can't quite bring myself to use them because there's that one chance that I may want to listen to them someday. 
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Pyrography tiger on: May 20, 2011 01:38:44 PM
So you trace it with a burner onto the fabric?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: bathroom-fun: a toiletpaper animal on: May 20, 2011 01:34:31 PM
hog - squeeeee I love your avatar.

Birdbones - That could work. Maybe even making a frame out of a metal coat hanger or something and attach it to the regular tp holder and mount the monster over that.  Hmm...
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Audio Cassettes on: May 20, 2011 01:30:29 PM
I was cleaning out my closet today and found a bunch of old audio cassette tapes.  Don't really want to throw them away but at the same time I have no clue what to do with them.  For now they are sitting in a cardboard box back in the closet.  Any ideas?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: bathroom-fun: a toiletpaper animal on: May 18, 2011 09:15:04 PM
That's really cool. I would definitly like to try to make one but I'll have to give it some extra thought since we live in a duplex and can't drill holes in the wall.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grandma's Buttons Memorial Shadowbox on: May 18, 2011 09:07:07 PM
That is an absolutely beautiful wreath and a great idea.  My Nanny is still alive thank God and she does have a few jars of buttons.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super sweet human heart sculpture. on: May 18, 2011 07:45:03 PM
Very nice.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Wolf and Cub [Feather painting!] on: May 18, 2011 07:14:22 PM
wow.  That's REALLY cool!
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