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1  Re: Book of Shadows Swap Gallery! (MAIL BY 9/3/11) Complete in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: October 06, 2011 03:34:40 PM
And finally, what she made for me:



This Gorgeous Bastet paper dolly, yes--that's a basket of kittens!! This is getting framed!



A gorgeous portrait of the Lord and Lady for my BOS, this is perfect!!



Bookmarks, the Horned God and Me in my gypsy troop garb!! I love them!



mini Lord and Lady it says "Lord and Lady guide the homeward steps of parting friends." Ironic since a friend of mine is moving to NC.



Book thong! also makes a good cat teaser in between turning pages, lol! My cat loves tassels. The charm is a dragonfly goddess!!



Stamps for my pages and a swarovski crystal star from Phrixy! I was going to use it as a cell-phone charm, but realized that my BOS actually has loops on the side, so it will be a decoration for my book Smiley



AWESOME hand-made incense. I've simply had these packages sitting on my kitchen shelf and my house has smelled lovely ever since--even without opening them or burning them! Thank you so much!

I feel totally spoiled with all of the gorgeous artwork and crafts! Thank you so much!!










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2  Re: Book of Shadows Swap Gallery! (MAIL BY 9/3/11) Complete in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: October 06, 2011 03:13:30 PM
Here is the package I sent to icekibby, minus the wand that I forgot to take pictures of--I'm posting for her since she's having technical difficulties.





Two pages of Batard-hand Calligraphy, front and back, for her BOS. One is on The Charge of the Goddess and the other is on Chakras. I left a margin so they can be sewn into the BOS she plans to make one day. For now they can be added to her binder with the help of clear plastic page protectors.



A pelican-feather quill and homemade lamp-black ink sealed with red wax in a corked glass bottle. I also included some extra parchment.



A rosewood box--I did not make this.

I also sent a chakra wand but did not take pics. Sad

But anyway, it was a fun package to put together! I've never done that much calligraphy before, lol.



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3  Re: WWP Round 30 - Mabon 2011 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: October 06, 2011 02:59:36 PM
These are a little late in coming, but here are the pictures of my loot from dontdresslikeapril!



a tassel belt for belly dance



The turban hat from my wists!



A tarot card wrap and recipes!



A beautiful Mabon-themed necklace that I wore on Mabon Smiley



and last but not least, a dream catcher!

Thanks so much! I was totally spoiled! Smiley


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4  Book of Shadows Swap Gallery! (MAIL BY 9/3/11) Complete in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: August 28, 2011 08:52:15 AM
The First Inaugural Book of Shadows Swap Gallery!

Post your pics here!
!



Swap name: Book of Shadows Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Saturn
Sign-up date range: 8/1/11-8/07/11
Date to send item by: 9/3/11

1. Saturn
2. Icekibby
3. ariaya
4. monnie31
5. gingerberrycc
6. Lilak Tygress
7. ybunnygurl
8. LanaC
9. MedusaLisa
10.tarteaucitron
11.Liralen
12.polkadotts
13.muyhippie
14.shylitlegoddess
15.squire_inaria
16.LA-Fairy


PARTNERS: In Progress - Sent - Received - Sent & Received - Contact Me

updated 10/6/11

1: Saturn ----- Icekibby 2 Feedbacks left (I will be posting pictures soon of both packages)
2: ariaya  ----- gingerberrycc 2 Feedbacks left
3: monnie31  ----- ybunnygurl 2 Feedbacks left
4: Lylak Tygress ----- Polkadotts 2 Feedbacks Left
5: LanaC  ----- shylitlegoddess 2 Feedbacks left
6: MedusaLisa---- tarteaucitron 2 Feedbacks left
7. muyhippie ---- Liralen 2 Feedbacks left
8: squire_inaria ---- LA-Fairy 2 Feedbacks left

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5  Re: WWP Round 29 - Lughnasadh 2011 GALLERY :D in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: August 04, 2011 09:21:13 PM
Here's some pics of what Fullmoon sent me! New Camera!! Smiley




Thanks so much! I've been wearing the silver and black earrings non-stop! The mostly silver ones came with me to Boston Smiley
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6  Book of Shadows Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED ; MAIL BY 9/3/11) Complete in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Saturn on: August 01, 2011 05:54:58 PM
The First Inaugural Book of Shadows Swap!

GALLERY NOW OPEN: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389417.0

Sorry to keep you all waiting, I'm back from vacation and ready to swap!

NOTE: I may be ending sign-ups before the weekend since this swap is quickly filling up, and it would be nice to add an additional weekend of craft time. So decide quickly!



Swap name: Book of Shadows Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Saturn
Sign-up date range: 8/1/11-8/07/11
Date to send item by: 9/3/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): I'm keeping the sign up date short, aiming for under 20 people since I haven't organized in a bit, and I feel a little rusty!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

For people who do not own a book of shadows, partners could trade one crafted book plus any extras they feel like.

For people who do own a book of shadows: Partners could trade fancy pens, quills, calligraphy stuff, ink wells, rubber stamps, ATC bookmarks, other fancy bookmarks, a fancy bookplate, paper ephemera, BOS inserts or pages, pressed flowers, protective bags,  and anything and everything that can be put in or used to enhance a BOS.

I will make this swap  1 medium, and two smalls--with the ability to do more being between partners.

So for instance, you could make one book, a quill pen, and a fancy book mark. For someone with a book already, you could make a small assortment of single-sided chunky pages, a rubber stamp, and a book plate. Also, small items can be supplies like jars of ink, stamp pads, paper ephemera, etc!

Any extra splurging and spoiling is up to you are your partner!  Grin Grin Grin


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

What is your philosophy/religion/branch/cup of tea/etc.?

Any deity/deities/etc. that are special to you?

Are you out of the broom closet? (Do your friends and/or family know you are Pagan/Otherwise Spiritual?)

Is there anything in particular you would want for your book of shadows?

Describe your Book of Shadows, if you have one:

Are you ok with tasteful nudity in art? (Goddess depictions and etc.)

Do you have favorite colors, stones, herbs, etc?

Is there anything you do NOT want?

Would you be willing to learn about and craft for someone else's traditions that may be different from your own?

Is there anything you wouldn't be willing to craft for because of your beliefs?

What kinds of crafts do you do?

Do you have any allergies or aversions to anything? What are they?

What allergens are in your environment?

What are your thoughts on the TV show Charmed?

***Disclaimer in the interest of full disclosure: You are still welcome to join in on the swap if you are not witch/wiccan/pagan/otherwise spiritual, just know that there is a definite spirituality/religious tradition that goes into these books, and a BOS might mean something different to your partner than it does to you, and your partner may not want to craft something from the show Charmed. It's totally cool if you both like the show though--I just don't want someone to think that they're getting paired up with another Charmed fan, and receive a full fledged witch instead and feel uncomfortable.

I have read the disclaimer, and I'm cool with it: Y/N

Anything else you want to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

1. Saturn
2. Icekibby
3. ariaya
4. monnie31
5. gingerberrycc
6. Lilak Tygress
7. ybunnygurl
8. LanaC
9. MedusaLisa
10.tarteaucitron
11.Liralen
12.polkadotts
13.muyhippie
14.shylitlegoddess
15.squire_inaria
16.LA-Fairy
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7  Adding Gold Leaf to Illuminated Lettering on Paper?? in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by Saturn on: June 24, 2011 12:40:14 PM
Hi All,

I debated with whether to put this question in here or in "more art, less craft" forum, but I'm making an artsy book and am getting into ATC's so I settled on this forum.  Grin Anyways...

Anyone know anything about applying gold leaf to illuminated lettering on parchment paper??  Huh

I've watched Youtube videos that aren't exactly clarifying on the supplies needed--one artisan even called whatever adhesive is used "sticky stuff". Gee...that clears things up. Other artisans seem to skip over minor steps in an effort to make the video lessons short and sweet, also they don't recommend any products.  Undecided

What I'm trying to achieve is mirror-like (or darn close) gold leafing accents on my calligraphy projects to make them look like Medieval texts.

The stuff that looks like this: (this is not my work)


I e-shopped around for a beginner's kit, but they all seem to be for projects that aren't paper like picture frames and such. I know the process is called "water gilding" but there seems to be an easier method for raised leafing using some sort of gesso that dries a caramel color that you blow on before applying the leafing? (To add to my confusion)

Can anyone tell me about the basic process and the basic supplies?

Thanks for any help you may provide!  Grin
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8  Re: WWP Round 29 - Lughnasadh 2011 (Sign ups 06/15/11 to 6/22/11, Sendouts 07/25/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Saturn on: June 17, 2011 03:45:39 PM
Sent in my application!

Hello everybody!  Grin

Hey... long time no see Saturn. How goes it?

Ran away with the gypsies! But I'm back now until they take me away again in January! Grin
I've also been busy with the new 9-5 job and all that mundane life stuff--But it's good to be back!



My Gypsy family, I'm the one in teal/purple all the way to the right next to the musicians Cheesy
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9  Re: WWP Lammas/Lugh Swap Round 21 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: November 10, 2010 06:07:04 PM
Yeah soo...I'm a bit late in posting these, lol. I got this package about a week or so before Samhain and this was my angel package from Tigercub_Wabbit, who is a bit mysterious because she closely followed my questionnaire, but I haven't actually received a PM from her, lol.  I PM'ed her a thank you, took pics, and even uploaded them last month...I'm just that ditzy apparently...but here they are now.

The package is from Israel, which broadened my view on Wicca in general...Here in the US, we are flooded with images of conflict between Israel and Pakistan, and it's hard for me to wrap my mind around how awesome it is that there are people familiar to The Path there. I know that sounds closed minded, but what I'm trying to say is that I was completely uplifted to know that WWP paths exist in surprising places (or maybe just surprising to me). For what it's worth...those are my thoughts. Blessed Be Smiley

warning, some artsy boobies below










Group shot!




God and Goddess Yin-Yang Candle Holders in my favorite altar color scheme


a Ganesha mini Painting to add to my Ganesha mini-painting collection!


A wood-burned altar bowl!


incense! these are so nice, and they don't smell ashy at all, just beautiful scents!


I love it when I get books! I have 2 weeks of vacation for the holidays at work and school. (Ahh...the joys of working at a college) So I plan on kicking back with a glass of wine and all my books! (Guess I'll need more then a glass for all the books i'm planning on reading...hehe)


Snacks from Israel!!



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10  Re: WWP Samhain/Halloween Swap Round 23 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Saturn on: October 27, 2010 10:28:36 PM
Here's my package from Fullmoon! The only thing not pictured is some of my candy that she sent...she asked what kind of candy I liked best and I told her sour stuff...so most of it was devoured by hubby and me! lol





Cute little goddess painting and votive candles that she sent separately.



A goddess ornament for yule, a tin shrine, runes in my favorite colors, a note she included on some anime stationary, and a pentacle made from chain!



Here's all that's left of the candy now, lol....she sent me Airheads Sour belts and these sour Spree. I haven't had candy like this since High school...it was awesome Wink
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