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11  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:41:37 PM
Been playing around with some bottles from the Goodwill. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440076.0 and http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440077.0
here's a couple.
DSCN1198 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
the 3 sided mosaic one took forever!
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12  Mosaic bottle in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:25:41 PM
It took forever! Three sided bottle from Goodwill. I was inspired by a pinterest pic of a bottle covered in only clear beads and gems. I didn't have enough clear, so also pale blue, white, silver, pearl, and a little pink.
DSCN1197 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1196 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

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13  Having fun with bottles in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:20:12 PM
Picked up some more bottles from the Goodwill and played around.
The Mondrian.
DSCN1198 by chicgeekcf4l, on FlickrDSCN1199 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
The genie bottle.
DSCN1174 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr >
Tag says, 'three wishes, two, one. gone fishin'
DSCN1175 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1178 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Another whiskey bottle. I did a transfer of an ornate gate photocopy over the paint on one side as an experiment, played with texture a bit.
DSCN1179 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
close up
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14  Clockwork Astronomy-pic heavy in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: June 23, 2015 01:11:14 PM
Tray painted black and silver, added a hanger, used gears and broken jewelry and watch parts. I sold it at the spring scifi convention, wish I'd taken clearer pictures first

The way the watch plates were shaped made me think of the phases of the moon, thus the name.

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15  Re: Welcome To Night Vale Swap in The Swap Gallery by bookstorebabe on: June 01, 2015 11:06:57 AM
My goodies from Alchamy513!
A bag, that I love to bits. It's hard to tell in the photos I took, but each fabric color in the eye is patterned, and the cool lining is more purple, it tends to photograph blue.

A scarf!

It's warm and soft and I like the pattern! And there's also two Night Vale eyes carved out of a hard white plastic. I'm not sure what to do with them, but they're very cool.
Thanks, Alchamy!
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16  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: May 06, 2015 11:58:24 AM
Kookaloo Star, you rock.
Always, I love the blankets and mandalas!
Okay. a necklace display and some altered bottles, not the best pics! And yup, I used temporary tattoos.

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17  Necklace display and altered bottles in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: May 06, 2015 11:50:56 AM
Four sides, each a double layer of foam board attached with aluminum tape. Sprayed the whole thing blue, and used fancy wrapping paper on the edges to hide the messy joins. I stuck a bunch of push pins into a scrap piece of foam and sprayed them the same blue, and I cut a square to cover the top. It sits on a lazy susan from the thrift store.  And once I'd loaded it with necklaces, I wrapped the whole thing in saran wrap for transport! It worked, but I think I need a cross piece, an x, top and bottom for extra stability inside.

Bottles! I've made a few for craft swaps over the years, but the recent altered bottle contest got me back into it.
These aren't the best pictures, but some have sold and the rest are packed away right now. I've used paint and old jewelry and washers and random stuff for the lids. The dragons and butterflies are temporary tattoos from the dollar store, well sealed, over spray paint. The butterfly bottle-also tattoos, but the bottle was both spray and hand painted, mottled shades of gold and rust for an aged look. The little bottles with the raised leaves are mini glass apple juice bottles, and more shimmery in person. A base layer of spray paint, and lots of hand painting over that. And I love Krylon triple thick spray sealer. I'm working on some fancier bottles now.

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18  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: March 24, 2015 09:14:14 PM
And some pendants made using up scraps.
DSCN1059 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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19  Recycled scrapbook pendants in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: March 24, 2015 09:09:22 PM
DSCN1059 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
I had a sheet of travel theme scrapbook embellishments. So, I used a variety of odd hoop earrings and bangle bracelets and a curtain ring, I put the embellishments on scrapbook paper-on partial scraps I needed to use up. Backed it with thin cardboard from packages, backed that with fabric from scraps. Coated the paper with diamond glaze to make it a little water resistant. Put an eye pin between the layers for hanging. And used old necklace chain pieces to make the edge look better. I should've taken a pic of the fabric backs, it was just so it'd be more comfortable to wear but it looked pretty. But my daughter snagged half of them when she was home to  bring back for her friends plus one for her, so I was lucky to get a pic snapped at all! Add a jump ring to the eye pin and they're necklace pendants, kiddo is thinking maybe ornaments instead, or glue a magnet on the back.
Nothing fancy, but I used up scraps!
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20  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: March 24, 2015 07:32:15 PM
I love all the baby goodies, especially those green slippers!
Here, have another raygun. ^_^
DSCN1040 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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