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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Paper Clay Pumpkin: Gourdon Stein on: October 10, 2010 11:02:04 AM
Just finished this guy up this afternoon, still has clear coat fumes coming off of him.
Made from Paper Mache, paper clay and bits and bobs.




more pics and info at the blog http://bentspac.blogspot.com/2010/10/introducing-gourdon-stein.html

Let me know what you guys think!
Thanks for checking it out!
-Bent
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Creepy Portrait for Halloween on: September 22, 2009 06:26:33 PM
OH! Forgot to post the basic inspiration of this project....... credit of it goes to Dave Lowe's blog....can find the basic tutorial/idea here: http://davelowe.blogspot.com/2008/11/08-halloween-epilogue-moving-eye.html
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Creepy Portrait for Halloween on: September 22, 2009 06:24:06 PM
Thanks ysemeine! Yeah, I used an old table runner that I got in a box of fabric from a yard sale. It was stained with wine and whatnot and unuseable....at the time, but I knew I would have a use for it.
I draped the runner over the paper and then sprayed it with an old rattle can of white spray paint. Here's a pic of it

After that, I used a diluted red ink to colour it, then added some shadows with the airbrush.
I swear, this new tool to my arsenal has opened up alot of options for my work.
If you look at the later pics from the one I posted, you can see the differance.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Creepy Portrait for Halloween on: September 22, 2009 03:06:31 PM
Though it's not entirely finished, I just had to post it up and get some feedback on this. It's my first airbrush project on this scale.
The eyes are recessed behind the painting and follow you around as you look at them, neat little optical illusion.





Critiques and such welcome. First airbrush projet, and like I said, still a wee bit more work to go. Going to matte this in the frame with a deep red to black weathered felt
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: White Vintage Swim Suit - Vegas Style - Tutorial Included on: August 13, 2009 07:40:03 AM
Great work! thanks for the progress shots, they really kinda help me frame up a project a bit better now!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me do this lighting fixture on: June 03, 2009 01:35:40 PM
Heya,

I love that lighting too. I found a link over at instructables.com a while ago and have been pinching the pennies away to make it. It's along the lines of what you're looking for I think.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_save_1164407_on_a_designer_lighting_fixtu/

Hope this helps!!!
-Bent
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gotta love freebees!! on: May 11, 2009 07:08:33 PM
GREAT FIND!!!!
I was looking around my neck of the woods for some windows after I saw this
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/house-tours/house-tour-dave-and-shylas-eclectic-loft-at-the-brewery-los-angeles-084101
>>>check out the wall of windows.....maybe do something with a few of what you have then tie it into your room this way. Even with the glass out, it would still look sharp.<<<<<

Was thinking of doing it with my space, not sure what limits you have in your nest.

Looking forward to what you make with them!!!
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Street Lamp Shade?!?! Figure this one out.... on: December 22, 2008 02:29:21 PM
Heyas,
Alright, I've got a "What the @#$% can I do with this?" for ya's!

I work at a Hospital and they're always throwing out wonderful things. This was an old shade that was used on a street lamp from the parking lot. We recently replaced all the llamps with a new design (more carriage/period lights) from the old geometric ones. This was the last surviving one and i saved it from the dumpster. And it's friggin big. It measures 16 inches x 16 inches x 16 inches....perfect square. It's made from Plexiglass and only has a few scratches on it, no cracks. It's not water tight though (as I found out while cleaning it. It also has a 8 inch diameter wide hol, metal rimmed, so it would screw on to the pole over the light.

here's a shot to show you size comparison to my height.

Anyway, so what do you guys think. I was considering putting a glass slab on it and having a transparent coffee table, putting lights in it and having it as a light source, maybe wrapping it in fabric and playing with that angle....i dunno...my mind is racing.....any ideas?
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Dollar store supplies crafted swap? on: December 09, 2008 04:57:15 PM
Dollar Store? Totally in......never done a swap before though, but itching to try....
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mariner's Compass, anybody? on: November 22, 2008 12:45:21 PM
Gorgeous work! Good to see another Maritimer crafter in here! Grin
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