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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilled Kolam on: November 17, 2011 07:10:31 PM
That's beautiful!  I have never even heard of quilling before, and it's not like I need a new hobby, but I'm going to go google it now.  Your piece is just great!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Howling wolf paint chip art on: November 17, 2011 07:06:49 PM
I love this one and your elephant, too!  And I've been totally inspired to try it myself.   Grin  Paint chips are SO addictive!  Here's my first try WIP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14054236@N02/6354389287/).  I was wondering, though, if you or anyone else has any idea what I should draw my design with on the white background that won't be seen afterward in the "grout".  I'm using mod podge if it matters.  You must've drawn that elephant first, right? 
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / working on a mosaic -- how can I transfer my template without mucking it up? on: November 17, 2011 06:59:00 PM
I want to do a paint chip mosaic on wood that has a coat of white paint on it.  Here's my WIP first try:


DSCN9953 by smileypomegranate, on Flickr

This one is kind of free form, so I didn't need any sort of template or pattern, but I'd like to try a design or picture that would require me to draw on the white surface before placing my paint chip pieces.  But I don't want to be able to see the drawing in the "grout" (which is just the background white paint) when I'm done.  I'm using mod podge for my glue and over the top of it. 

So far I tried iron on transfer pencil, which didn't work at all, very pink and bold under the mod podge; pencil, which also showed through; and one of those blue pens the wash out of fabric with just a spritz of water, which washed right off with the mod podge.  If I can't figure anything else out, I may just use the blue pen and very carefully glue each piece in along the lines instead of what I usually do, which is to paint the surface with the mod podge and then stick the pieces onto it.  But I'm afraid that I couldn't do a very intricate design that way. 
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Damask Patterned and Octopus Mosaic Side Tables on: September 17, 2011 04:26:24 PM
I love them both and I'm feeling an intense urge to google "how to do a tile mosaic".  I do not need a new craft right now!  Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: rasterbation is not a sin...+semi-tute (pic hvy) on: September 17, 2011 04:19:45 PM
Wow!  I just love that!  It's perfect on your wall and I love your background color. 

My walls are white and we're fixin' to repaint them bright white, as my husband is horrified by a wall any other color.  Sad  I would love, love, love to paint one or more of them robins egg or even a deeper aqua color.  Sigh...  Anyhow, I'm thinking it would look really cool to paint the wall just behind the rasterbation in a different color coordinating to your rasterbation, kwim?  Like I'm thinking you could do it so the background is the same shape, but just a bit bigger so it will frame your picture, or you could do a more funky messy edge.  I like it so much better with a color other than white behind.  If you did this you could just do it at the same time as your wood pieces.

I think I may have to do this!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Total Living Room Re-decoration! Bird-themed wall art on: September 17, 2011 03:17:46 PM
Looks great!  And I'm jealous as I'm still looking at those white walls of death myself.   Cheesy
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My New Blue'n'Yeller Bedyroom! (You will die from picture intoxication) on: September 17, 2011 03:12:52 PM
Wow!  You did such a beautiful job!  And the mustard suitcase is so awesome!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: chair upgrade on: September 17, 2011 03:00:31 PM
so pretty!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Kitchen Make Over, dark to bright! on: September 17, 2011 02:58:14 PM
You did such a beautiful job!  I'm so impressed that you took a cabinet down.  I don't think I would have thought of doing that myself. 
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dyeing tip for acid or steam set dyes on: July 02, 2010 03:13:04 PM
Right now I'm using the tin foil version of those, that I got at costco.  I was thinking I'd get something non-disposible after I'm out of these, but I may have them forever.  I have been reusing them quite a bit.  And it's nice to have a big stack of them, so I can have several things going at once.
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