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81  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pixie hem skirts!!! on: July 18, 2004 06:10:12 PM
i don't think the legs look like a guys - it's an illusion with the fishnet (reminiscent of leg hair) and the combat boots
82  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Favourite theme party(ies)? on: June 16, 2004 11:15:25 PM
i went to a "dress as your favorite rock star" party - what a blast! i was tina turner, escorted by bob dylan. we ran into so many celebrities - axl rose, stevie wonder, bob marley (w/ obligatory blunt), robert page, alanis morissette, blondie, so many, so much fun! janis brought her southern comfort. oh, it was so much fun. there wasn't really any food, just alcohol, so i guess it was like a regular old rock star party.
83  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polaroid Transfer Book on: May 25, 2004 08:32:44 AM
this is a great use of polaroids! i feel in love w/ transfers last year - they're great for a soft effect. i used them to make a dream journal for my alternative processes class. the thing i learned was that if they are for a book, it is best to to do the transfers before you bind the book, because you can't put a transfer on top of another one, or it starts to peel off.

excellent work.

but i must ask.... why 2 wheelbarrels?

 
84  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: journals made with old game boards on: May 16, 2004 08:25:40 PM
a cheap, creative way to make something w/ pop culture appeal - very very nice Grin
85  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: skirt from mens button down shirts on: May 15, 2004 11:25:06 PM
many compliments to the creator - i love the patterns and colors you chose, it really is an awesome skirt. im still a little confused on the getting it on and off business...  Undecided
86  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Funky felt placemats on: May 15, 2004 11:19:15 PM
those are so very very kewl  Roll Eyes
87  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re:assembled doll card on: April 25, 2004 04:31:11 PM
this is tres cool !  was the geometric pattern already on the bottom of the paper, or was it stamped or glued on? and how did you attach the doll?
88  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re:DeCoUpAgE dECoR on: March 08, 2004 04:15:50 PM
Decoupage art can be found in many places

The first place I would check is the local library. Often times they have very old editions of magazines and newspapers - old New York Times adds are great. As well as early Ladies Home Journals. The advertising is from another world. You can make copies, I like the graininess of a good ol black and white xerox machine, but if you are going for a cleaner look, color copies will cost ya a little more, but look more professional.

also, check for older botanical drawing books, these often have very elegant, pen and ink drawings of flowers in a victorian style. these be found again at a library, or at an antique book dealer. if the antique book shop is too expensive, oftentimes reproductions were made, although those will still cost you a pretty penny.

one time at Borders, i was lucky enough to come across a reproduction book of victorian food illustrations on clearance! you should see some of the pig and meat drawings there are.

some old cookbooks have nice victorian food drawings in them. christmas cards often have nice illustrations.

personally i take my decoupage art from anywhere I can find it - labels, wrappers, garbage, photocopies, books at yardsales, textbooks, scientific magazines, technical drawing books, children's books, art postcards - pretty much any scrap of paper I get my hands on. I especially love finding ambiguous handwritten notes, or drawings people have done.

It's nice because there aren't really any rules to it either, so it's impossible to ruin.
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