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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / *EDIT* Snow Water Globes...finished! on: January 02, 2007 04:29:06 AM
*EDITED to add second globe*

Well, this didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but lessons learned and next time will be much better!

*Fimo Soft
*Craft wire
*brush bristles (for eyelashes)
*E6000
*Silicone Adhesive/ Caulk
*Snow Globes http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=6&cid=37&scid=54
*Glitter
*Glycerin
*Acrylic paint

The figures are "sidekicks" for friends. Its sort of an inside joke thing, but hopefully you can appreciate them anyway! Here are the first sketch


Here's what happened when I tried to put the first one together:

There was much screaming and pulling of hair.

This figure had to be reglued and resoaked, so I'll finish it tomorrow...maybe.

Anyway, I did finish the cakelady. I only wish I had made the legs a but shorter, but alas.

She fits...barely!


Thigs to remember for next time:

*make the figures smaller! They are magnified by the water.
*colors are muted by the water. Exaggerate colors you want to stand out.


Here she is! Bra lady (I need to come up with names!) She fits much better than cake lady does.

BLIZZARD!

I love how the snow collects on her mitten and eyelids!


Christmas is finally done!
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Snow Globes...Finally! on: January 01, 2007 08:18:02 PM
Well, this didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but lessons learned and next time will be much better!

*Fimo Soft
*Craft wire
*brush bristles (for eyelashes)
*E6000
*Silicone Adhesive/ Caulk
*Snow Globes http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=6&cid=37&scid=54
*Glitter
*Glycerin
*Acrylic paint

The figures are "sidekicks" for friends. Its sort of an inside joke thing, but hopefully you can appreciate them anyway! Here are the first sketch


Here's what happened when I tried to put the first one together:

There was much screaming and pulling of hair.

This figure had to be reglued and resoaked, so I'll finish it tomorrow...maybe.

Anyway, I did finish the cakelady. I only wish I had made the legs a but shorter, but alas.

She fits...barely!


Thigs to remember for next time:

*make the figures smaller! They are magnified by the water.
*colors are muted by the water. Exaggerate colors you want to stand out.




3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Snow Globes on: November 06, 2006 11:29:56 AM
Well, my plan for christmas this year is to make snow globes/ water globes for friends. I was thinking of using polymer clay ( I have plain old sculpey) to make figures, then paint and seal them before immersing them in water for all of eternity. After reading up on the topic, I'm not so sure this is such a reasonable idea anymore! In my fantasy world plan, I make the figures, bake, paint with acrylic, and then coat with 600 layers of varnish to make water proof.

Can anyone offer any advice on perhaps different clay or paint types that might be better suited for this application?
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Medusa Costume! on: November 01, 2006 10:38:09 AM
I wasn't gonna post, but what the heck!This year was medusa!



I made the hair from a long dread wig. I wired each dread with coat hanger...(process shot)

and then covered each one with a tube of fabric. They flopped all over the place but it was a good effect. I tied them together in some places so they would stand up, and then I wove a few rubber snakes in to spice it up!


I reused a toga I had thrown together for a murder mystery party a few months back. its just a big sheet of material with a  hole in the middle that's tied and pinned in just the right spots.


Here are some more action shots!
mmmmm...babies....


SCARY!


I am WORKIN that scary face!! Tongue



5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 13 ENTRIES / I PITY THE FOOL! on: July 02, 2006 07:00:53 PM
I PITY THE FOOL! who doesn't think this is the most awesome sock monkey ever!!

Enough jibba jabba! lets get to it!

- Mr. T



Here are the fixin's I used. I ended up not going with the gold stuff, but got some chains from the thrift store and around the house. Mr. T is also 100% recycled! even the sewing machine I made him on was a hand-me-down!

I chopped up the penguin to make the hair, used the old shirt for his vest and obviously, the linty sock for his bod!

Here are some more glamour shots! No matter how long I picked at that lint, I just couldn't get it all off!










 





Thanks for looking!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / Saint...or Satan on: May 05, 2006 04:03:57 PM
I started out with this rather compelling, although pretty beat up print of a painting. I got it from the thrift store for $3 .  I used colored pencil, pastels,(my printer), water color, tea, ribbon, glitter, and some elmers glue!

I have an idea of what the new image is about...but I wonder what you think it is...I only wish I would have discovered this challenge in time to do what I really wanted to! (I guess that's what everyone says) I think it shall be a work in progress...Anyway, here you have it! thanks for looking

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/before.jpg
Before.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/after.jpg
After.
*I used colored pencil to clean up the scratches (they are really almost invisible from straight on).
*I added color to her lips, nails and cheeks and then colored the apple.
*Her halo is colored pencil/ pastel.( I wish I had some gold foil)
*The frame has a new ribbon edge and I started to glitter it, but stopped half way up. It looks a little firey. I dunno, I like it alright.
*The woman is partially cut out for depth
*The adams are print outs which I attempted to give a more sepia tone, but I didn't quite get them the shade I had hoped!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/apple.jpg
Greenified Apple, and "painted" nails

And her ..."entranced" Adams (all taken from famous paintings)

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/leftadam.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/bottomleftadam.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/bottomrightadam.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/lmb5/rightadam.jpg
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