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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / I made a clock! (comic themed) on: June 14, 2009 08:00:49 PM
Awhile ago our wall clock stopped keeping time.  While looking around for a new clock, I had thought about making one.  I remembered this comic page themed piece of paper I'd picked up ages ago and wham! an idea struck.   So here is my comic themed clock:





   





I didn't take any in progress pictures, even though I kind of meant to... Roll Eyes  I got excited and then was on a roll.  It's not perfect, the most obvious defect is the pow sign at 3 o'clock isn't aligned right, but I love it anyway.  I used a wooden plate from Hobby Lobby like this:

and some small wooden circles to paint the numbers on.  The rest is paint, paper, and glue. Oh and a clock working plus hands of course.

Thanks for looking!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From Country and Green to Contemporary and Purple on: March 23, 2008 11:03:45 AM
So...this table turned out far from perfect but I love it and I'm excited so I wanted to share.  As long as you don't look too closely you won't really notice the flaws.   Wink

And of course I forgot to take a before, so imagine: a forest green coffee table with brown wood knobs on the front and a laminate "wood" top whose edging is coming off near the corners. 
Here is a picture of one of the only places you can still see the green:

Here is what the old knobs look like:

And the new (old) table:

Shiny....and you can kind of see that oops, the top was not entirely clean/smooth when I laid on the contact paper.

One of the big oopses.  I have trouble cutting in a straight line...

And a better view of the knobs (they're both the same, got them on clearance from Anthropologie)

Just some paint, contact paper, a couple knobs, and a couple hours.   Smiley 
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Books Galore! (with lots and lots of pics...and some enhanced paper) on: July 25, 2007 04:22:02 PM
Awhile back I took a bookmaking class for about a month.  I wanted to share some of the stuff I made.  So here goes...
Some Japanese stab books...simple...but I wanted to show off all the cool paper I decorated:




I totally forgot what this binding is called and am too lazy to look it up, anyway, it's just in here because I wanted to show off my potato stamp paper.


Italian long stitch:




More potato stamp paper trimming a hardcover book:


We had to make a found object book.  My object was an empty prescription bottle for which I made a fake label and 30 scroll "pills" to cure a variety of things (from heartbreak to migraines).  The one pictured below is for brain freeze.





And lastly, a coptic stitch book, which I think is my favorite of them all (and no I didn't include all of them...).




Thanks for looking!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Shrinky-Dinks: Autism Awareness and Stewie Griffin on: May 29, 2007 12:36:13 PM
I've been playing a bit with Shrinky-dinks lately.  Here's a pair of Stewie Griffin earrings...fairly simple:


And then, for my mom, for mother's day I had made a set of Autism Awareness jewelry.  (My little brother had high-functioning Autism.)  I couldn't find puzzle piece charms/beads to save my soul, so this is what I came up with: 


Sorry for the shadowy quality, I realized right before I wrapped them that I had forgotten to photograph them.  Consequently I was in a bit of a hurry....  There's a pair of earrings, a pendant, and the bracelet.  She liked them, so that's all that really matters, but I'd still love to know what other people think!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Liquid latex for masks, etc???? on: March 05, 2007 06:48:03 PM
Not sure that this is really the right spot for this, but wanted to try it here anyway.  Apologies if I shouldn't have put it here.  I also posted it in the miscellanious craft discussion.

Okay...so my boy toy wants to get into making masks and other stuff with liquid latex.  He thinks it sounds fun and just wants to see what he can create.  Trouble is that we're having a hard time finding any liquid latex.  I did a search for it on here and found a number of mentions of it but no clear posts about it.  So here are my questions:
1) Where can I find liquid latex? (Especially for relatively cheaply!!)
2) What other alternatives are there? (silicone, etc)
3) And are they better choices than liquid latex?  (someone on here somewhere mentioned something about liquid latex degrading over time...?)
4) How easy is it to use? 

Oh any any other information would be amazingly helpful!  The idea is that he wants something that would appear skin like.  All help is appreciated!!!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Liquid latex or alternatives??? on: March 05, 2007 06:46:09 PM
Okay...so my boy toy wants to get into making masks and other stuff with liquid latex.  He thinks it sounds fun and just wants to see what he can create.  Trouble is that we're having a hard time finding any liquid latex.  I did a search for it on here and found a number of mentions of it but no clear posts about it.  So here are my questions:
1) Where can I find liquid latex? (Especially for relatively cheaply!!)
2) What other alternatives are there? (silicone, etc)
3) And are they better choices than liquid latex?  (someone on here somewhere mentioned something about liquid latex degrading over time...?)
4) How easy is it to use? 

Oh any any other information would be amazingly helpful!  The idea is that he wants something that would appear skin like.  All help is appreciated!!!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Ninja Guardians! on: February 27, 2007 07:51:57 PM
So I guess it's really not that crafty...but I had gotten two small plastic ninja dudes from somewhere and I noticed the way the doorframe makes a lip and thinking of my ninjas realized it would be cool to put a whole bunch of them up there.  I tracked down a larger quantity of them and now I have a mini ninja army guarding my door.  Tongue



Sorry for the relatively poor photo quality.  It's a rather dim apartment and I don't have a very good digital camera.  Undecided
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / ThermalShock! on: November 27, 2006 09:40:10 PM
Goodness gracious me oh my... Feel free to fast forward through the wordy explanation to the pictures. Wink
 
I got to my glass fusing class this evening to have my professor announce that she had some bad news for me.  We students aren't allowed to operate the kiln (still brings tears to my eyes  Cry) so she does all that and over our Thanksgiving break there were some...issues.  Apparently when she opened it after one firing, all the pieces had blisters/bubbles/warts (three terms she used for them, lol) all over, so she fired them again, raising and lowering the temps really slowly to get rid of those.  Apparently it wasn't slow enough for my piece which had a particularly thick area because I'd put a fully fused piece on top of what was supposed to become some sort of slumped dish and it underwent thermalshock (dum dum dum).  Since it split while it was heating up, it refused itself and I'm left with this interesting end result.  I opted to chalk it up to experience since I wasn't overly attached to the piece anyway and I think it looks kind of cool rather than try to 'correct' it. 



  And this is where the split started and it refused itself. 

As always, thanks for looking and comments welcome!  Smiley
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Fused Glass Tiles (Plenty of Pics) on: November 14, 2006 07:14:49 PM
Purely for my own enjoyment I enrolled in a glass fusing class this semester at my school.  I have completely fallen in love with it!  So when I found this glass crafts board here I was very excited.  So I finally got to borrow a decent digital camera and thought I'd share some of my creations.  Our first project was to make four glass tiles (one had to be with frit and one had to be a tack fuse). Here are mine:
First two, the perfectionist in me isn't thrilled...

Second two, which I'm much more pleased with:



The frit tile...no one realized how dark the red would fire nor how light the frit would end up...but I rather like it.


And the tack fused piece...which I'd actually already created when I saw Beehappy's Goldfish Tile.  I guess great minds think alike huh?  Smiley


Comments welcome, as always!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Winter Greenery [IMG heavy-sorry!] on: January 05, 2006 11:28:25 AM
Hi all~  Here's some stuff I've made...guess I've been on a green kick  Smiley.  It's my favorite color.




Alright, so the dichroic dangles aren't green...they're irridescent white/clear, but they look green in most lighting, otherwise they're pinkish.   Wink
Comments welcome, and thanks for looking!
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