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« on: January 13, 2007 10:31:00 PM »

I am working on my craft segment for Monday morning
on Channel Six here in Tulsa on the CBS station.
LeAnne Taylor and Carina Sonn asked me to
help them decorate a bowling pin!



It is for a charity bowling tournament for the
Tulsa Big Sisters organization to raffle off.
We decided that since it's a bowling "pin" ...
that it needs a "pin-up" girl



It took 3 coats of spray paint to cover up
all the bowling alley marks and the stripe.
The next thing I did was decoupage the pin-up girl
and the logo to the pin. Then I applied double-adhesive
sheets to the entire pin.



I decided to do the whole bowling pin in red,
white and blue beads.  I'm putting different sizes
of beads on each section for more texture.
The little bitty beads don't have holes in them,
so they are absolutely beautiful.




I love it! I accidentally got a few stray beads
in the wrong sections, so I'm having to flick
them out with a craft knife.

It's as done as it's gonna get until Monday morning.
I am dying to finish beading the girl,
but it will just have to wait. When I do the segment,
I am going to let LeAnne and Carina peel off
the pink sheet that's covering the girl, and dip it
into clear beads for the viewers to see.

Tell me what you think...

I do have a big problem though. 
I used adhesive sheets that I've had for
several years, and cannot find them
online or in a store anywhere. 
Does anyone know where I can get more???

Help!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007 10:33:53 PM »

I cant help you find adhesive sheets.

But I gotta tell you, that one badass bowling pin.  And thats coming from a bowler (who is very sensitive about pins!).
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007 10:36:30 PM »

You have me laughing my ass off!
*giggle, giggle*
I love your name...

Thanks for the compliment,
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007 11:07:16 PM »

absolutely love this.
im pushing the this rocks button.
because i have never seen a better bowling pin in my whole life.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007 01:46:41 AM »

its beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007 06:55:23 AM »

What do I think?

Well, I guess I would have to say that IT ROCKS my socks!

That's it.  I'm doing it.  I'm clicking the This Rocks button.

I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007 07:10:58 AM »

That is simply incredible.  Great design.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007 07:32:37 AM »

Wow, the things you can be crafty with!
It's really pretty, and I like the idea behind it. Pin-ups are hot!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007 09:15:07 AM »

Pin-ups are hot.

Where did you find that picture of the girl anyhow?  Thats the first bowling pin-up girl I have seen.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007 12:23:29 PM »

Pin-ups are hot.

Where did you find that picture of the girl anyhow?  Thats the first bowling pin-up girl I have seen.

I got the pic from this website:
http://www.sportspinups.com/
She started out looking like this,
and I added a skirt and changed her
hair color and legs in photoshop.

There are four bowling pin-ups on that website..
Enjoy!
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007 02:17:00 PM »

I took clicked "this rocks!" You did a great job on this.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007 02:20:48 PM »

...that is fantastic! woww
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 06:59:45 PM »

 WOW Pattie...great to see you here! Great bowling pin!! I remember your great ideas and inspiration on Aleene's you guys I loved it when you were on and love your website. I became HL obsessed!! Finally got one close enough I almost live there.
I did find the adhesive sheets here....
http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82450&PRODID=85700&source=search

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007 07:13:19 PM »

Nice work!  "If it's worth beading, it's worth beading abundantly." Smiley
I bought adhesive sheets recently at Michaels.  Don't expect the employees to know where to find them, though, because they're never where anyone expects them to be (and they may mistake your request for regular double-sided tape).  Look near the embossing supplies.  They carry the same brand you show in one of your photos.  You should also be able to find them at "archive" (i.e., scrapbook) stores, if there are any in your area.

Will your segment go up on the web?  Post a link if it does!

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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007 11:29:03 AM »

wow! how long did that take. you are super talented!
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007 12:52:59 PM »

I have to say, I would never have thought of crafting on a bowling pin--but now that I've seen it, I can't wait to try it!!  I can already see how hubby will roll his eyes... Grin

Nice job!
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2007 07:25:58 PM »

So I just acquired a very used bowling pin.  Kind has some kinks in it, but I am totally trying this craft.

If anyone would like to try it, I suggest you go to your local bowling alley and ask if they have damaged pins, they usually will give them to you free or for a few dollars (Or, you can always run down the lane, grab one and hide it in your shirt!)

But, did you have to do any kind of prep work before you started beading and stuff?

I want to make like a beaded pirate theme perhaps. And I am just wondering if i should work around the kinks or try to fill them in or something.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007 10:38:48 PM »

I painted my bowling pin before beading it.  Krylon has a paint that is just for plastic, and I used it because I knew it would grab hold of the pin.  It took 3 coats.  I let it dry overnight.  Mine wasn't toooo beat up, just a couple of dents in it.  Then I covered it with the adhesive sheets.  I put pics on my blog and a project page on my site so you can see the steps, if that helps.

The project page is:
http://pattiewack.com/beaded_fashions.html
There is a pic of some other things like a belt buckle and compact that I beaded on the project page.

I would LOVE to see it when you're done!
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2007 06:03:06 AM »

Absolutely!

Thanks so much for the help, I cant wait to get started on this!
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2007 06:14:25 AM »

I did some searching and wound up ordering from this. They have the beads in bulk, the sticky sheets, teflon-coated scissors for cutting through the sticky sheets, and other stuff related to this craft.

Edited to add: I can't actually find the sticky sheets on their site now. Weird. I bought some from them just a few months ago. If you strike out, maybe contact them and ask them where to find the sheets? Or maybe they'll bring them back soon.
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2007 03:02:26 PM »

Teflon-coated scissors?  That's brilliant.  It's probably a lot easier than scrubbing my scissor blades with Goo Gone.
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2007 04:14:32 AM »

check out your local scrapbooking store or the scrapbook section of most craft stores for those scissors!!(use their coupon to buy them for a real savings) You'll never go back they are fabulous!

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2007 02:33:56 PM »

Nice... i dont know where you got the bowling pin but at the bowling alley near my house you can get old used ones for bout 3 bucks..... i like yourblinged up one  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2007 01:03:18 AM »

I'm not sure if you have found the double sided adhesive paper or not cos this is probably an old post... But there is this stuff called JAC paper that comes in all sizes thats double sided & all. I'm hoping its not an Australian thing cos then that renders my reply totally useless.

ANYWAY, the pin looks totally awesome, I love it!
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2007 07:39:17 AM »

Wow, that is ridiculously pretty! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2007 08:18:50 AM »

They have the sheets on that website http://www.ladeda.com/catalog/ultra_sticky_craft__sheets_1992020.htm
I think I might try this just for fun. But what theme should I use? I was thinking about ninjas, as my BF loves them, but I wanted a bowling related one.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2007 08:55:59 AM »

I am gonna start mine in a few days.  I got this kind of idea, i don't know if its gonna work though, but I will find out.

I am kinda gonna make a disco type pin, using spray painted bottle caps, and mosaic-ing them on with grout and whatnot, but basically making a white/silvery and red bowling pin.  Nothing too special, you know?

Hopefully it will work.  The bowling pin has been bouncing around in the back of my car for like, a couple of months now, so I was kind of glad when I finally accumulated what I think is enough bottle caps.
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2007 08:50:41 AM »

Oh my gosh!  The bottle caps on the bowling pin sound so cool!
YOU MUST put pics up when you're done, K?

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2007 08:55:21 AM »

just... wow.  that pin is amazing. 
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2007 08:23:26 AM »

this is absolutely wonderful. i think - especially by dressing her up a bit more - that you're helping to subvert the pin-up  stereotype. great women bowlers for the big sistah's !!
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