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11  The Bad Bookmark (Lemony Snicket style) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by WizardGlick on: February 25, 2006 09:51:40 PM
The title of this post is actually a misnomer-"misnomer" is a word which here means "misleading about the quality of the bookmark by naming it the opposite of what it really is." Or at least that's how Lemony Snicket might explain it in Series of Unfortunate Events.  This is what I made for my friend for Valentine's day. On the front, I wrote a letter from the bookmark (in Snicket font, Courier new) apologizing for holding the reader's place in this miserable story. The back has a personal message from me. Kinko's laminated it for me. The beads are amber and clear glass, except for one. The other bead has an engraving of the mysterious Count Olaf eye, made from tan polymer clay. I used embroidery floss for the tassle. I coated the tassle tips with fabric glue, so hopefully they won't unravel. Darn tassle was an ordeal in itself!  But I like the result and so did my friend. He was laughing, so I'm happy.  Cheesy



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12  Chocolate Bookmark=sweet! in Completed Projects by WizardGlick on: February 25, 2006 09:11:47 PM
Hi all,
Inspired by atomiqt's creations http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20315.0, I made a bookmark for my bookworm friend. Here's what I did to make it: I bought a plain Hershey bar (1.55 oz.). Then I carefully cut along the underneath of the back flap. I removed the real candy and ate it (and that took a lot for me to do, considering I'm not a fan of the stuff.  Tongue) Continuing, I cut brown 3mm thick sheet of foam to the similar dimensions as the real candy (except a little longer so the candy will stick out of the top). I scored into it with a mechanical pencil sans lead and then with a pumpkin pattern scoring tool. Then, I went over it lightly in pen because it didn't have enough contrast to show that it was "embossed." But it is raised a little. And I didn't want to do the Hershey's writing on the candy. I always thought that was redundant. lol Aluminum foil was wrapped around the middle to make a shiny wrapper. Didn't they used to come with shiny foil? Anyway, I stuck the foam along with the foil into the little hershey wrapper pocket. They fit snuggly, so I didn't use glue or tape for the inside. The back tab is double-sided taped shut. Then I tore a piece of the hershey wrapper over and taped it down. Cut out a little bite mark and VOILA! That sure is a long explanation for something soooo simple, but there ya go. Oh, any suggestions on how to make it durable? That's a concern of mine. Thanks for looking and giving advice.
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13  Re: Skully! (Hoodie) in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by WizardGlick on: January 17, 2006 02:25:59 PM
Oh Toadstool, the picture of the skull is the cutest. I just -had- to use it. Plus, it doesn't help that I was playing a pirates computer game all throughout the weekend. Thanks so much for posting the picture up! Grin



Hmmm. I wonder if this pic loads properly.

Arrr! Just out of curiousity, matey, what pirate game would dat be?

Skull and crossbones,
WizardGlick   Wink    <<<I wish there were a little pirate icon to use here.
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14  Monkees themed stencil shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by WizardGlick on: January 14, 2006 10:50:25 PM
I'm a big Monkees fan and so is one of my friends. She's got so much Monkees memorabilia, I didn't know what she was missing. I decided to make her an original by moi featuring the band's show of the same name. The shirt is refering to a specific episode. Monkee fans should understand this one. It reads, " 1. Jump up and down three times. 2. Roll a head of cabbage. 3. Giggle," in the respective boxes. The headline says, "How to destroy a two-headed org" It's supposed to be like an instructional. First stencil, first picture post. Please be gentle. *wink wink*
The making--It turned out so-so. I used freezer paper, straight acrylic paint, and a sponge brush. The text was too small to cut stencils (or at least from what little experience I have), so I used iron-on transfer for use on dark fabric. I have issues with that, but I won't go into it. Anyway, my friend absolutely loved it and she's planning to wear it at a Peter Tork concert. So I guess it's all good. Here's the pic:



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