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« on: January 17, 2005 04:11:11 AM »

I don't like that word, "spruce", it just sounds like "bruce" to me. And re-vamp sounds very wannabe somehow. I guess I'll go with spruced. Smiley

I can't believe I didn't find anything like this anywhere... So since I'm a junkie of this particular forum, I'm posting here. But maybe I don't know what they're called? I couldn't find anything when searching.

So. CD-books, make them look a bit more interesting.

#1, some celtic designs I found on the net painted on a $1.50 cd-book I found in a store. (maybe that sounds expensive for you, but here they often cost like $4). It has a cool 3d-effect from the fabric being kinda rough and yet shiny, and the paint lying on top very smoothly. The celtic things seem to float a bit.


#2, just need to be able to tell mine and my bf's apart, 'cause he keeps teasing me about taking his. (well, I kinda tend to take both at the same time)
The thingies are actually hairclips (clip together to a sphere) which I cut up and glued on with superglue. They're like less than a quarter of an inch I think (not good with inches - they're three or four milimetres anyways) so I kinda glued them to my fingers a few times.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005 02:56:12 PM »

Good idea. I have a few booklets for different things, and could grab the wrong one by accident if I wasn't careful. I've been thinking of gluing something to it, but with all the rough and tumble my cases go through, I figured sewing would be a TID bit sturdier, or just painting. I now have hope that paint will stick!

I love the design of them Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005 08:46:57 PM »

They look super! What did you use to trace/transfer your designs? Great paint job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005 03:36:03 AM »

Thanks!

Gluing or sewing items to them is practical for finding them in the dark, like deep inside your bag or so. I use some sort of superglue that's very sturdy. At one point I glued on a silver stud-thingy that wasn't too good, so I was gonna remove it, but it was nearly impossible. When I finally got it loose, it wasn't the glue that had given in, but the silver coating on the stud-thingy.

I didn't transfer them, I just painted... Smiley Found the images on a tattoo site, and then I just painted from looking at them on my screen. At first the triads didn't turn out that well, they got a bit crooked before I realised how to do it.. and you might notice that the lower left turn of the center knot is bigger than the other three. The triads could be evened out though, by making them thicker at the points after having finished the painting otherwise.
Usually I would have drawn it on with something else first (still just from watching my screen though) but I didn't have anything that would stick. The only chalk I've got is from a drawing wheel, and it doesn't do for small things. *sigh*
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