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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: x-ray tank top on: May 08, 2006 11:58:04 PM
This looks pretty awesome!  I like how the unevenness of bleach really makes it look more like an x-ray. 
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / Re: From Black Velvet Landscape Painting to Tote Bag on: May 07, 2006 06:00:46 PM
That is REALLY cool!

I tried a canvas (painted) that I "removed" from the stretcher and tried to make it into a bag,
but the gesso gave me some problems.....

I LOVE yours...................

Did you hand sew it?

I did not hand sew it.  I did the sewing on my machine.  I did use a thick needle, that said it was for Denim, and used thick thread to sew it with.  I think the black velvet may have some advantages to a traditional painting because it is not primed with gesso.  I can imagine that the gesso might cause some issues, as there were a few points when sewing it, where the paint was really thick and the fabric folded over, that I was a bit afraid for the motor of my sewing machine.  But it worked out okay.

One nice thing about sewing the painting was that because it was pretty stiff and the velvet wanted to stick to itself, that it did not need to be pinned very much.  Another technical note is that I managed to put the bag together with out ironing the painting.  I am not a hundred percent sure, but I think the acrylic paints would not have held up well to ironing.  Smiley   (And I didn't want to crush the velvet.) Luckily the painting just kind of folded into place.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / Re: From Black Velvet Landscape Painting to Tote Bag on: May 06, 2006 10:16:25 AM
Thanks guys for the nice feedback!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / From Black Velvet Landscape Painting to Tote Bag on: May 05, 2006 05:13:15 PM
Hi, This is only my second post and my first with pictures, so I hope they show up!
I started with this black velvet landscape painting.
http://homepage.mac.com/kateycrews/.Pictures/green%20tree%20paiting-web.jpg

I decided to use the painting like a fabric and turned it into a tote bag.
http://homepage.mac.com/kateycrews/.Pictures/bag%20side%201%20web.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/kateycrews/.Pictures/bag%20side%202%20web.jpg

I am very happy with the results.
I hope you like it!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Little Lamb from Down Under. on: May 04, 2006 12:36:15 AM
Nice Job! That is very cute.
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