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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cheetah, Rawr (; on: October 31, 2010 05:27:30 PM
As much as I loved shrink plastic before, discovering that I could melt it slightly to make the roughened backside turn clear sent me over the edge in helpless adulation.

Obviously the next step in my twitterpated haze was to add glitter and animal print. Classy!





No glitter in the necklace, but it's still pink so it's okay.


In case you couldn't get enough pink-cheetah-africa in one day. I mean who can, really?

Tongue What do you guys think?

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New necklace ~~~ origami love :D on: October 20, 2010 04:24:23 PM
I got some really cool origami paper a while back and this is the first time I've used it. I love the glittery gold :3





Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Stained Glass Africa on: October 16, 2010 01:03:57 PM
I made this a while back and am just now getting around to uploading it. Ch-ch-check it outtt








: D
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Shrink Plastic Jewelry! :D on: October 15, 2010 07:32:19 AM
I've been squeezing in time to craft in between everything going on in my crazy life. Here are a few of the things I've come up with lately. Cheesy


I discovered plastic fusing!


Here's the back.


Reminds me of stratigraphy. :3


More fusing! This time I placed the paper so it shows through the plastic.


Africaaa.


Hopefully I'll have some time soon to do more. What do you guys think?  Grin
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Storybook Bowls (pic heavy) on: June 19, 2009 03:22:34 PM
I'm moving into my first apartment in August and have been trying to think of things to make it my own. I got these bowls from Bed Bath and Beyond for a dollar a piece and had at them with my ceramic pen. I drew the pictures on with a pencil first, which just rubbed off afterwards. I love how they turned out!

Where the Wild Things Are






Oh, The Places You'll Go!








Winnie The Pooh






Alice In Wonderland









6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / The Fruits of My Labor...FROM HELL! (Story and image heavy, but entertaining) on: April 20, 2008 08:21:11 PM
Once upon a time, there was a young girl sitting in her art class trying to think of beautiful things to make. She remembered her recent adventures into paper mache, and an obscure article on paper mache pears, and thus a crafty seed was planted.

"I know!" She said. "I'll make fruit from paper mache!"

Soon she had created newspaper and masking tape forms of an apple, a pear, and orange, and a banana. They were lovely, even lovely enough to put in the upcoming art show at school! But little did the girl know the extreme annoyance they would soon bring her.

She took them home and layered the forms with paper mache and love, sanding and smoothing as she went. The cubish and lumpy orange form was soon thrown away in favor of a somewhat less questionable but still lumpy ball of aluminum foil. The process of layering, love, and sanding continued until finally the well read newspaper fruits were ready to be painted. The girl applied a coat of white paint to the fruits, which made them look very chic like they belonged in a modern art museum or an ipod commercial. However, the fruits, especially the orange, were incredibly lumpy, even after all the sanding! The girl thought for a moment, her brow furrowed as she gazed at the fruit. She had no paper pulp, or good air dry clay. She thought and thought.

"Father!" The girl exclaimed. "Have we any spackle?"

"Yes o child, here you are!" And the girl's father handed the spackle unto her.

For what seemed like several hours the girl painstakenly beat the spackle onto the fruit forms with a paint stirring stick and watched America's Next Top Model. Next, after several more hours of America's Next Top Model (for there came upon the television a marathon) the girl sanded the spackled fruit with her sanding sponge and a butterfly tank top tied around her face so that she would not get cancer.

The next day, the girl began the almost overwheming task of painting all of the fruit. They had to be finished by tomorrow in order to be in the art show! She soon discovered that her acrylic paint and the spackle did not seem to agree, and that the spackle was flaking off like the most frustrating snowflakes. Many layers of paint eventually calmed it, and allowed the fruits to be painted.

Later, stems from oak leaves were added to the apple and pear with E-6000, the glue that glues anything to anything forever. Finally! The fruits were ready to be sealed with some spray sealant. She sprayed them on a piece of newspaper.

The girl found that another thing spackle didn't agree with was over-eagerness.

She picked up the pear and then the orange, both of which left pieces of their skin behind on the newspaper. The apple and the banana came away safely.

"This is ridiculous!" thought the girl, but then, she was a craftster, not a crier!

She had run out of yellow paint and orange acrylic paint, but there was yellow fabric paint! She painted the fruits' wounds very successfully, and they looked even better than before! She then placed all of the fruits, the apple, the banana, the orange, and the pear together on a little glass dish and was horrified to touch them ever again for fear of some disastrous mishap.

THE END

roll credits -----


THE BANANA


THE APPLE


THE PEAR


THE ORANGE



And the cast takes a bow as the curtain falls.

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Update!
The fruits won an honorable mention at the art show, but I had a photograph that won first place!
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Princess Mononoke mask for Dragon Con! (Image heavy) -Updated!!- on: April 01, 2008 02:03:44 PM
My friends and I are staying in one of the hotels at Dragon Con this year, so we're all trying to make costumes. (Dragon Con is a huuuuuge comic/anime/sci-fi/fantasy/everything nerdy convention in Atlanta)

I decided I would be San from Princess Mononoke since it's one of my favorite movies evarrr. :'D My mask is almost done. I've still got to make the ears, paint a little more, and find some black mesh to put in the eye and mouth holes. But other than that I think it's looking really good.

Here are some reference pics--->



And here's my interpretation--->

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/Wino/100_1766.jpg
:'P

The mask is made from paper mache, and I got the fur from etsy. I have enough left to make the cape too! The face is a little lumpy and weird in some places, and I wish I had made the mouth hole more round, but oh well. (: I hope that it is at least recognizable!

I will update when I get more of my costume finished. :'D

---->Update!!

Got the ears on. :'D Is it just me, or does it look less souless and frightening with the ears on?

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Gold Button Jumble Jumble Bracelet on: March 05, 2008 07:39:09 PM
I love this bracelet! :'D




Fashion!

It was a little annoying to make, but I think it turned out really good. (: Whatchu think?
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / O Deer! Valentine's Day Card on: January 22, 2008 03:18:16 PM
I made my first cards. :'D I love them.




They were really fun to make! They are a lot shinier in person. I did four in all. Let me know what you think!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first fascinator :D ~Updated! with a much better picture~ on: January 05, 2008 04:27:00 PM
I've recently fallen in love with fascinators because well, they are fascinating.

Today I went on a shopping spree at Michael's and got some stuff to make my own. Cheesy This is my first one. I plan on wearing it at prom if I end up getting the dress I'm leaning towards now.


:'D I'm proud of it.

Here is the dress I'd wear it with. (:




How'd I do as a first timer?
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