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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Twenty bucks + stacks of Vanity Fair magazines = New Faux Headboard/Artwork! on: May 18, 2008 02:13:48 PM
This is a great idea. Looks beautiful!

As for the one you think is empty... I like it a lot. I wonder if you switched it to the 3rd position over your bed if it would flow better?

I love this! *Hits This Rocks*
22  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 5/16/08 - Craftster's Moving Onward and Upward! on: May 16, 2008 04:52:45 PM
I'm really excited for you Leah and for craftster. thanks for taking care of us!
23  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: More Etched Glass Goodies! on: May 14, 2008 09:38:25 PM
Well, I have a program called CutStudio that I design the graphic in and then I plot it to a vinyl cutter.
After the vinyl is cut, I stick the pieces on the glass how I want them and tape off any areas that I don't want etched.

Then I go to my trusty sandblasting cabinet and huge compressor unit and sandblast the piece thoroughly.

It is really quite simple once you have the equipment... the stencil/vinyl placement can be tricky though. you have to make sure there are no air bubbles and on curved glass with curved stencils proves to be quite annoying. Smiley

I hear you can do this with a dremmel with diamond tips but have yet to try that.

I hope this helps. I really appreciate all the kind words.
24  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #28 - In The Hot Seat - Due June 1 - June 5 2008 on: May 13, 2008 07:58:16 AM
This is so awesome. I just started working on this thrift store chair last night. Then, I came online and saw the challenge... Smiley Yay!
Maybe I will make my first challenge!!!! Fingers crossed.

25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needlework challenge on: May 12, 2008 01:26:19 PM
This sounds really exciting. Let me know when this happens. Smiley
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plant waterers on: April 23, 2008 06:43:29 PM
Such a great idea. thanks for helping all of us garden wannabes out. Smiley

Also, if you want something more sturdy for the tomato plants, I use those homedepot type buckets like this. http://www.minifarmhomestead.com/gardening/tomato.htm

hope that helps. Smiley
27  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: More Etched Glass Goodies! on: March 18, 2008 09:09:12 AM
Oh thank you my dears. Smiley I appreciate it. Wink
28  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mosaic bathroom countertop on: March 17, 2008 06:54:15 PM
amazing. I love this idea... So creative!
29  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / More Etched Glass Goodies! on: March 17, 2008 06:49:02 PM
My newest obsession is sandblasting glass vases and candle holders and things. Here are the latest.









What do you think?
30  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Etching/Sandblasting on: March 13, 2008 07:33:47 AM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate the kind words.

THe stencils I designed in Illustrator and cut on a plotter. I then used those as my pattern to etch from. Smiley
*The last one is a clip art picture that I chopped up and changed a bit.
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