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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Love Never Fails Quilling on: February 07, 2011 03:38:25 PM
I did end up spray-painting it with several light coats.  The spray glue dried with a kind of rubber-cementy yellowness - but I think I just chose poorly in the spray glue department.  The one I bought was permanent - I'm going to experiment in the future with using repositional spray and then using a matte shellac or something to ensure permanence.... Hopefully that'll work!  I was just on a tight time frame (due to procrastination). Smiley
22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Love Never Fails Quilling on: February 05, 2011 06:26:27 PM
Aww, thanks guys!  You just made me blush!  (and very happy.) Smiley
23  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Love Never Fails Quilling on: February 04, 2011 04:19:41 PM
My brother recently married his longtime girlfriend this October.  Fittingly, they married on 10-10-10, soon after they celebrated their 10th anniversary.  They're adorable--my little brother is precious, and his wife is very much a sister to me.  They also have fun tastes and had their reception in a loft-style building in the warehouse area of downtown Dallas.  As such, they put up a lot of framed artwork and photos throughout the bricked space.  My husband and I decided to each make them a gift playing off the theme of "Love Never Fails" (since we read from 1 Corinthians 13 at the ceremony) that they could use.  

I love, love, love Yulia Brodskaya's art, and I must admit that my piece was heavily influenced by her.  My husband designed the piece for me, so I can't take full credit. Smiley


I was pretty happy with it - I found that it was way easier to use a light table and spray adhesive and just follow the design with the long strips (cutting and folding as necessary) than trying to make each piece individually - especially for the curvy "never" and the scrollwork.  I'll do this again, but I need to make sure to use a repositional adhesive then - the paper got kinda rough looking with the spray adhesive I used this time.  I ended up spray painting the paper with several coats of white in order to help mask the rougher spots.



In the frame/shadow box (it's actually quite small - a foot square in size:



And for kicks, my husband's wonderful art.  He screenprinted his design on a large square canvas he'd painted with red acrylic.  It was really, really hard to give it up.  It looked great over our mantle the few days we had it. Sad

Here's a link to his tumblr with the screenprint. Smiley

http://www.warholreject.com/post/1300789782/love-never-fails-check-out-these-crappy-1st



24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cat-proof toilet paper! ....FINALLY! on: December 02, 2009 03:00:03 PM
I have to agree that the cozy makes the toilet paper really cute. Even though my cats don't shred paper, I might still have to make one for our spare bathroom - for some reason, the roll likes to unroll by itself and leave a puddle on the floor.  I guess the holder isn't level or something.  (Also, for what it's worth, I have to keep all of our doors open--even the closet door cracked--or one of our cats goes nuts and starts crying and clawing at them frantically.)
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mini me plush on: November 12, 2009 02:30:17 PM
I think it's just wonderful.  I'm sure he'll love it!  Sending lots of love and thoughts his way and your way too 'cause I'm sure you're missing him so much. 
26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Go to church or the devil will get you! on: November 03, 2009 05:47:32 PM
Very cute! I at first thought that the word placement kinda looked like the devil's face -  red horns and a black pointy beard.  But yeah, I definitely see the heart now!
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Tom Selleck on: September 02, 2009 04:21:42 PM
My mom would love that too. Smiley  But really, who wouldn't?  That's one awesome doll.  I looove his chest hair!  Grin 

Lots of love to you and your mom.
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mini Me on: September 02, 2009 04:18:16 PM
I made this doll as a joke for my husband's coworker quite some time ago (like almost 2 years ago).  It was some inside joke they had - I think that his coworker had bought an Elmo doll for his niece and got some weird looks in the elevator at work while he was holding it - and that transpired into a big joke around the office of him carrying around a little doll of himself.  So, as a gift, I made this.  Of course, it took me a while, so I think he was weirded out at first when my husband gave it to him.  His coworker didn't really remember the joke (and he didn't really know me at the time) - but once he was reminded, he was pretty happy.

He keeps it on his desk, and I have to admit, that makes me very proud. Smiley  I think it's a pretty decent copy! ;-)


The hat is removeable, and the dinosaur is his pet. Smiley  The hardest part was not tossing the doll across the room in boredom while stitching the plaid on his shirt.
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wedding Kanzashi ♥ on: August 26, 2009 10:55:41 PM
That is simply beautiful.  I love the piece, and the photos are stunning, too.  Smiley
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Life's too short to worry about offending someone (NSFW)! on: August 21, 2009 07:02:16 PM
After watching my 29 year old sister lose the struggle against cancer and fighting his own battle with prostate cancer last year, I'm pretty sure even my pastor father would agree with this sentiment. ;-) Lots of love to you and your friend.
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