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1  hand-painted creepy-skull faux-vans (what a mouthful!) in Shoes: Completed Projects by strangela on: August 25, 2008 05:16:48 PM
I got these off-white fake vans for 9 bucks with the express intention of painting *something* on them (why else would a craftster buy plain anything?). I wasn't sure what I wanted, so I started flipping through my CD covers for inspiration, and settled on the skeleton couple from Chiodos' Bone Palace Ballet (freakin' awesome album btw). Without further chatter, here they are!




He's a scooch blurry, but you get the deal. I'm quite proud of the shading on this guy, because I am by no means an artiste, and it came out surprisingly good!  Grin


I love her hair, it's like creepy undead Marie Antionette-chic.

That's all I've done so far. I haven't decided if I'm going to add anything to the sides or back. I'll need to see 'em on my feet first.

Whatchu think?
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2  my very own little tony, just in time for his album release! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by strangela on: August 05, 2008 07:03:30 PM
So my very favourite singer, Anthony Green, from my very favourite band, Circa Survive, released a veeeeeeeery long-awaited solo album today. Needless to say, I was mad excited. I actually started my Little Tony ages ago, but I figured the album release was as good a reason as any to finish him up!  Grin

Without further ado, Anthony!

Posin' with his gorgeous album, Avalon. He's felt, all handsewn, and his clothes are painted on...unfortunately  Roll Eyes


His eyes pretty much look like that in real life too. HUUUUUGE and gorgeous blue. Heh.
He's got a little smile because, contrary to the next picture, he always has this crazy awesome smile when he sings.


Here he is with his real-life counterpart, for comparison. Yeah, I made him a little matching coat. The dark grey on the lapels is about a million french knots. Yes I am crazy. The hair on Little Tony is closer to Anthony's normal hair colour. That photo just makes it look really dark. Oh yeah, and no facial hair because I didn't really want to push my luck with the painting lol. He rarely has as much as in this picture, so I'm cool with it.  Smiley

Apologies for the mini-essay. You like?
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3  Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp-Flouncy Tank Top into a dress? (one image) in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by strangela on: June 16, 2008 08:19:39 PM
Backstory: I found a bedsheet at Salvation Army today. A SPACEJAM bedsheet!!!!  Grin ! For $1.99!!! Double  Grin !!

I decided on the spot that I needed a Spacejam dress; however, I have never sewn a dress before (but I've sewn other things), and I'm a little scared. So I was flipping through this great book I have, called Sew Everything Workshop (S.E.W) by Diana Rupp, and I found a project that I think I might be able to tweak into a dress. The Flouncy Tank Top. The body of it is just three rectangles pieced together, and I'm thinking of just making it dress-length and flaring out the sides of the rectangles in order to have a fuller skirt part, rather than it just hanging straight down. The only worry I have is that it might be rather shapeless. I plan on belting it at an empire waist level, which I think will add some shape, but I'm still not sure beyond that.

SO. Long question short, do I need to add in some darts or something? Will my idea work, or will I still look like a sack of potatoes? Because, as much as I love eating potatoes, I don't want to look like a sack of them Sad

Here's a picture of the shirt for reference:

(If you can't see there, the top of it is gathered...might this also help with adding shape?)

Sorry for the essay, I ramble when I write.  Embarrassed
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4  Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying stencil....recognizeable? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by strangela on: November 25, 2007 07:21:42 PM
Kayso, I'm throwing Tim Lambesis on a shirt for my friend for Christmas. Just want to make sure it is generally recognizeable as him before I do it. And for reference, here's the picture I used:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/uploadedImages/Issues/2005/009_July_2005/Features/mask_aild.jpg

And here's Mr. Stencil:


Disregard the "re ro ro re." It's an inside joke, and I'm sure you don't need my long-winded explanantion.  Wink

Also, for AILD fans...Is this a good present? Would YOU want Tim's face on your chest?  I know I do.  Roll Eyes
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5  Sad little bunny... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by strangela on: January 31, 2007 02:09:20 PM
So here's the bunny I made yesterday. He was inspired by some little stuffed animal things I saw on a Japanese website (I think). I'm not sure why he's so sad. Maybe he wants a carrot from that nice orange felt he's sitting on.



And his cute little tail:


(sorry 'bout the sideways pic...I'm new at this)

Hope you like him. This is my first post with pictures by the way. I'm excited!!  Grin
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