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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dinosauria - An Ancient Tome (photo heavy) on: June 17, 2015 05:14:01 PM
Great way to save it. It looks so much better now Smiley I like the reliefs on the spine.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Skin Cultist Mask on: June 17, 2015 05:10:10 PM
Very unique work of...er...art? Interesting about the skin. I like how you left (or created?) the glass to look dirty. Like it is really in a museum/archive somewhere, or something. The label is neat. The writing on the skull intrigues me as well. Does that have some significance, as in, are skulls often labeled that way, too?


Thank you. I was going for a creepy occulty lovecraftian thing. Hence the runes on the forehead. I honestly haven't seen skin masks before so I have no clue if there is such a thing. I use wood finishing wax to make things permanently dusty. I go over the glass with it while I do the box and only roughly wipe the middle off afterwards. Once the wax has dried, I dust it with clay dust (the kind you make clay masks out of) and it will just stick to the edges and stay there.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Skin Cultist Mask on: June 16, 2015 08:17:27 PM
Just having fun with some goat drum skin. Like veggie tanned leather, it becomes supple in water and you can form it. And once dry, it will hold its shape.

I used my skeleton as a base to form the leather but as it is an anatomical model of a small female, the end product wouldn't fit on an adult, unfortunately. But I figure it still looks creepy and occult-ish.

4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 106 ENTRIES / I wish ... on: January 09, 2015 01:42:01 AM
I live in Ottawa and it feels like the arctic right now. This is pretty much were I wish I could be instead ... on a warm balmy beach, sipping a drink, roasting a fish on a fire. And of course the edible environment is a plus. This was my first attempt at a gingerbread something as part of a get together with friends. Suffice to say many catastrophes were to be had.

The hut as well as the firewood are made of gingerbread and the island is made of hazelnut shortbread.  The palm tree is a cinnamon stick with hazelnuts for coconuts and mint tummies for leaves and the vegetation / leaves and weird snake are made out of gum paste.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fake ECT Machine on: December 25, 2014 08:16:28 AM
Much to my surprise it didn't fail entirely. It is intended for a larp that we will run in the spring. When the "Initiate Treatment" button is pressed, it makes the helmet portion vibrate in addition to a buzzer sound.

A small motor inside starts to work when the on-off switch is flipped, you can light the various LEDS to adjust the intensity of the "shock" and then the show is administered, numbers appear on the little display ... which is in fact just a cheap voltmeter.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: non marinated pot roast on: December 21, 2014 08:52:39 PM
Well, people pay good money for "sous vide" cooking in fancy restaurant. You may have inadvertently developed the home version of it.  Grin
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Not a botch just yet on: December 21, 2014 04:49:21 AM
If not a botch, it will be a fake ECT machine for a larp we are running next spring. This was my first test to see if everything fit in the housing. I still need to solder the connections and create the helmet portion ... in which a few pager motors will be embedded so the players feel something when their PC is "shocked". You see them to the left at the end of this video:

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Not a botch just yet on: December 20, 2014 09:24:51 PM
The prop works so far but the wiring has gotten a bit out of control I think. I never realized that hooking up 11 switches, 9 LEDS, 5 motors and a buzzer and some batteries would turn into such a rat's nest if you want certain things to only work when certain other things are happening.

I am actually dreading soldering the last connections ... some of which involve something like 12 wires together. I sense disaster looming.
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Angler fish and Squid on: December 01, 2014 04:39:13 AM
I am in love with the angler fish hat. Do the little balls light up or glow in the dark?
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Anonymous Grave Marker on: December 01, 2014 04:37:01 AM
Thank you Smiley

Although I didn't have the rusty metal primer that they recommend, I used this website tutorial on painting faux rust. It was very helpful.

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