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1  Re: Prisma Markers in More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions by weholdparties on: October 21, 2007 10:17:16 PM
Prismacolors are my staple marker, but my advice to you is to wait and practice with something cheaper because they will eat away at your wallet like there is no tomorrow.  Prismas dry /very/ quickly and it takes a skilled hand to use them correctly (I've been using them for five years and still have not mastered coloring in large areas).  They are also very finicky and like to be kept in exactly the right temperature and condition or else they will bleed all over the place or dry out or both. 
Blending markers don't blend, they are made of the same substance of the rest of the markers except they are (mostly) clear.  Their job is to dilute the colored markers and is usually used as a base before the colors are put on to spread them as you lay them down (like putting water on watercolors) thus making them blend.  If you put them on top of your colors you will end up with bleached splotches with dark circles outlining them. /Not good/.
Not to put you off, prismas are wonderful markers when used correctly.  Their colors are so juicy and if you've got the right hands then they create some wonderful images.  But unless you are confident I would suggest working with a cheaper alcohol based marker, or buying a few colors to mess around with (skin tones and the like not the primary colors or you'll get nowhere). 
Here is an example of what prismas can do:

The lines made were honestly, not intentional.  But I think they really added something to the picture.  The blue in the background was made afterwards in photoshop.
It isn't my best work, but is the only image I have on me of my prisma work (going from one state to another on a plane doesn't leave much room for packing when you only have four suitcases to hold all your possessions :\).
Hope I helped.  If you have any more questions feel free to pm me.
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2  Re: Country top with tutorial [well fed with images] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by weholdparties on: August 05, 2007 04:17:50 PM
Ah I'm so glad I could help!
A friend of mine, when I told her that I was going to make it, asked for me to take process pics and I so obediently followed.  Wink

And it just so happens dear Hyrulehippie that I had taken more action shots before you even used your mind powers  Grin





I like to make funny faces when I take pictures of my clothes hee Tongue
It tells a little story too!
"Posey Posey Pose."
"What?  There's a bee on my shirt?"
"Oh no!"
"It's a-right, all gone now" [even though I love bees haha. the reson it's there in the first place]
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3  Country top with tutorial [well fed with images] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by weholdparties on: August 05, 2007 02:43:50 PM
I bought the most beautiful floral printed fabric a few months ago.  But between school, going to France and Disneyland I hadn't had the time to make anything with it. Until yesterday when I finally decided to cut into it.
Now it isn't anything special, but I like the clothes that you can add to.
Anyways, without further adieu;






That was painless!  Quick and easy just the way I like it.
Action shots:



Hope you like it.
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4  Re: Jim Henson Appreciation Swap (Round 2) in The Swap Gallery by weholdparties on: May 26, 2007 08:23:39 AM
Got my stuff from bluesparkie. Tres gorgeous I love all of it.
First:
Aerial spread

Complete with Gonzo the Great messenger bag, sesame street box, sesame street journal, and Cookie Monster book of cookie shapes <3
Second:
Aerial spread 2

Inside the bag, beautiful polka dot pockets and electric blue lining!  Not to mention gorgeous David Bowie tank top!
Third:
close up of bag's embroidery [I love running my fingers against it!]

Fourth:
close up of tank top [fits like a dream!]
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5  Re: Built by me! Heart top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by weholdparties on: May 22, 2007 04:59:14 PM
More pictures [as per some of your requests].
front:

Side:

And the best back I could get:
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6  Stabberback in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by weholdparties on: May 21, 2007 10:23:58 AM
A character you could say.  Stabberback was a grown girl with a juvinile mind.  Her favourite thing to do is to dress up in wigs, especially long ones which get stuck in her quills.  But she doesn't care; she just goes along, painting on the walls.
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7  Built by me! Heart top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by weholdparties on: May 21, 2007 10:02:18 AM
I'm very proud of this sweetheart of a shirt.  It's my first ever completed piece of clothing [that I didn't hate completely].  It's one of the Built By Wendy tops [though which one exactly I couldn't tell you, I'll look for it later online because I lost the sleeve].
Front:

Back:

The bow was supposed to be in the front, but then you wouldn't have been able to see my pretty little heart buttons.  Also, I hate it when you buy a top that's fitted everywhere except the back and you look three time thicker than you are, so this got rid of that.
Close-up of Closure:

Somewhere in the instructions it said something about snaps.  Since I don't have an attachment on my sewing machine for buttons [and suprise suprise I just so happened to have some snaps lying around] I thought I'd give it a go.

This project really tested my problem solving abilities.  I couldn't tell you how many times I sewed something on backwards, or had to rip something out.  But I didn't give up which is something I'm prone to do.  So I'm really proud of myself and as soon as possible I'll get some action shots going [no one in the house but me].
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8  The Fighter in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by weholdparties on: April 23, 2007 09:00:49 PM
A self portrait catolouging conflict within oneself and self blame.
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9  Ragedy Awful [edit: finished!] in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by weholdparties on: April 11, 2007 07:33:27 PM
Let me introduce ms. Ragedy Awful.  She looks to me like she's hiding eggs behind that dress.  Oh my!

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10  sketches [imgheavy] in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by weholdparties on: April 02, 2007 09:01:11 PM
I'm all over the place haha.  A few sketches I just like spewing out.

Placebo

Sigmond

The [amazing and tragic] Bullicker Twins [Please pay no attention to Irena's face, it was sloppily and speedily done]

Paper doll self portrait

work in process
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