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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Japanese Stab Bind Book with Altered Magazine Pages on: July 12, 2008 10:09:34 AM
Whew! The title says it all! I made this book to go with my copper enameling project. (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=256729.0) The theme was the environment. And what a better way to go with the theme than recycled materials? I made the pages from an old national geographic magazine. I bound them with a variation of Japanese stab binding that you can find anywhere on the net. I altered the pages with gel pen. I will only show a few of my favorite pages since there are so many.

The cover

And some of the pages


12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Star book and book with handmade paper! on: July 12, 2008 10:02:20 AM
So my crafts class had a book making element that went with each craft. Which means I got to experiment with different book making techniques and get a grade for it  Cheesy

This book is your average star book. I decorated each page and made covers from scrap mat board and wallpaper samples.

The cover

The insides

The second book is all hand made paper (By me!) except for the cover. Again, it is matboard covered with wallpaper samples and decorated with stickers.

The cover

One of my favorite pages
13  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Copper Enameling - Small dish on: July 12, 2008 09:56:22 AM
I didn't see enameling on the description but I figured this was the best place to put my little bowl since I used powdered glass in a kiln  Roll Eyes So I made this in crafts class. The theme had to be the environment. So I decided to do what colors represent the elements with an over all swirl to show how everything is interconnected. Enjoy!

As always, larger photos on my flickr
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Star Book? on: March 25, 2008 04:54:35 PM
A long time ago I wisted a tutorial on how to make a book similar to the one found here


unfortunately the tutorial is now not on the website anymore and I can't find any other trace of it. Does anyone have a copy of the tutorial or where I can find it? I would much appreciate it as I want to make one for a class project.

Thanks  Grin
15  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / A few Fused Glass pieces (Very image heavy!) on: March 12, 2008 02:45:49 PM
So in my amazing Crafts class (yes, it is even called crafts) we had a guest glass artist come in and give a workshop on fusing glass. So I made a few pieces and I would like to share them. The best part is that almost all of the glass we worked with was recycled XD

On to the photos:

First is my favorite piece. I made it into a pendant by gluing a bail on to the back.

Next is my second Favorite. I just have to buy a chain for this one.

This is the last finished piece of the set. I attatched a pin back to the back of it, and I don't wear those. So I think it will become a mothers day gift XD

The rest of these are just the fused glass. I don't know what I will be doing with them.

I think this one is going to become a small pendant. I just have to find some of those glue on bails. Michaels and Joannes did not carry them Sad

This one is iridescent but the camera doesn't catch it to well. It was supposed to be an earring but the matching one broke :/

Last but certainly not least is this green piece. Really I was playing around with stringers but I did not know what else to do with them, so I thought I would make a tree. But it doesn't really look like a tree, and it is much to big for me to make into a pendant.

And here is a reference photo for size.

As always larger photos on my flickr.
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Star Wars Secret Compartment Book on: March 11, 2008 06:58:09 PM
I know every one has seen these before. But I just loved the way it came out. And I have pictures of my work in progress. So just bear with me *rawr* XD

The cover, innocent enough.

All glued up with a phone book on top!

Beginning to carve away. Such a mess ><

The finished product.

Not to shabby for my first secret compartment book right?

17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A paper bag book... (image heavy!) on: March 11, 2008 06:53:11 PM
... on how to make a paper bag book! I made this book for a swap and my partner has received! So here are the pictures that I took of the book. I love it so much, I did not want to give it away!


Text: How to make a paper bag book.

First Pages

Text: Materials List; Pull Me; Step 1: Gather Materials and pock a theme or color. Use Your Individuality.

Pull Tag Front

Text: Pull Me; 1) Paper Bags 2) Markers 3) Hole Punch 4) Paper 5) Stickers 6) Imagination

Pull Tag Back

Text: Anything you want can go in these books. They are very fun and forgiving to almost any material!

Second Set of Pages

Text: Step 2: Fold Each bag in half and punch holes. -Or you can use brads. See example.
Step 3 Decorate! With anything your hear desires. - Stickers -Paper -Stamps -Ticket Stubs - Receipts -Photographs

The Example

Third Set of Pages

Text: Sometimes glue dots and double sided tape work better than a glue stick on paper bags.; Step 4: Thread ribbons through your punched holes or attach brads.; Shiny.

Opened Flap

Text: Stickers work Too; Magazine ads also provide fun pictures to add to your book.


Text: Tags can be made from anything and are good for when you do not want to permanently attach something to the book.

The End!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My craft space! (WIP) And Pic heavy! on: February 09, 2008 06:57:45 AM
Update at the bottom of the page!!

Ok, first I must apologize to all of my swap partners, since at times this became my priority instead of crafting for them. But once I had a clean space, it was difficult to start a new project without cleaning the first one up. That must say good things for me and the future of the space XD On to the pictures!

This is sort of what it looked like before, but I had a lot of stuff in storage in my room at my parents house.

I told my boyfriend that this just wasn't working and he had a spare bedroom that he wasn't really using and being an art major I just had to have a room where I could shut the door and work on my art. Since my grades depend upon it  Wink so he let me move my stuff into here.

As you can see, it was still a mess, but now a contained mess that he didn't have to look at.
Well I was on a roll! I kept cleaning and organizing, while still trying to work in there and this is what it looks like currently. While it still needs some work, I am just loving the space!

My poor printer will not fit where I keep my laptop, so any time I want to print or scan I come in here to do it, hence the cord.
And some close ups on my favorite parts.

Inspirations so far: (Not including the many I have forgotten to bookmark!)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112209.0 - This has some amazing transformations if you ever think your place is hopeless just go look at some of the 60 pages and you will feel much better!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214909.0 - The ribbon spools

http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/2006/08/fabric_panels.html - How I may decorate some of the wall.

Things left to do:
Organize the two corners of the room
Utilize the closet better
Organize stickers
Organize the drawer units
Put magazines in holders
Set up photo printer
Set up printing center
Bring the rest of my crap over from my parents house (I know, this isn't all of it >.<)

Whew, this post was a long time coming! I am so excited to show off my space, even if it is not super decorative! And I would love to hear what everyone has to say. Any ideas on decoration? I can't put holes in the walls or paint since my boyfriend is renting the place. But I think I just might put a few holes in the walls just so I can put up all of the cool stuff I receive in my swaps!
19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Two projects from this semester. on: February 09, 2008 06:30:08 AM
So I began my drawing class with two collages! I think I might survive the class if I keep this up.

First up, an imagination collage. This had to include a number of items some being, a clown, skyscraper, spoon, angel, insect and many others. I used oil pastels, magazine cut outs and a white gel pen.

Detail on the first collage

This next one is a non-objective piece. We were to use any of our tools as we wanted to create this collage. I used water color and water color pencils and a tiny bit of gauche.

Thanks for looking! Comments and criticisms always welcome.
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My Inchie WIP (Large pictures on flickr) on: January 14, 2008 09:26:27 PM
So I began my inchies that I will be swapping at the end of the month. And once I started I couldn't stop. Since it is getting late I decided to post and see where I should go from here. Just a little stuck.

Here is the link to my flickr page, slightly larger photo there http://www.flickr.com/photos/7977362@N07/
And the colors are as close as I could get them. They are a lot richer in real life, just need to scan once I am finished and hope that works out well, no good sunlight for a few days so I wont be waiting for Mr. Sun to take photos

After making background and cutting into squares.

Adding some details

And finished for tonight.

Whew! Constructive criticism always welcome  Grin
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