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« Reply #720 on: April 12, 2011 05:17:32 PM »

I am itching to make my Reading Swap items. I have everything I need (except time), as long as one item is the right size (or I can figure out a way to make it fit).

And, my partly finished amigurumis are staring at me... well, at least they would be if I had put eyes in them already! Wink Soon... very soon!

Because I have 2 more fake swaps that I want to do! And I already have all of the stuff for them, too!
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« Reply #721 on: April 12, 2011 05:48:39 PM »

I've got the large for my Crafty Detective swap finished, and the small almost finished. Now I just need to figure out a medium.
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« Reply #722 on: April 13, 2011 02:15:41 PM »

Tanza, about making stuff look like stone. i've had good luck gesso-ing the piece, letting it dry, then dabbing on three or so colors of the stone changing colors as I go and pouncing the brush. i use thick paint so it stipples up giving it a texture like stone.
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« Reply #723 on: April 13, 2011 11:46:38 PM »

Tanza, about making stuff look like stone. i've had good luck gesso-ing the piece, letting it dry, then dabbing on three or so colors of the stone changing colors as I go and pouncing the brush. i use thick paint so it stipples up giving it a texture like stone.

so I am guessing here that gesso-ing is like a primer?

I thought about dabbing the paint as you have suggested but I don't want to much texture, I want it to look like the piece was carved out of the stone.
and I rather like my angels to have awesome looking abs Wink

I have just started glueing his joins in place today, next I will sand him lightly and see how we go from there.

Thanks for the idea I may use it yet.
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« Reply #724 on: April 14, 2011 06:34:34 AM »

soooo.... I haven't even started on my be awesome swap.... :/  maybe I'll find time next week? ... sigh...
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« Reply #725 on: April 16, 2011 02:02:12 PM »

Because of several surprise visits this week I didn't manage to finish all my swaps, bummer. But I did talk with my partner and we agreed to push the deadline in front by one week.
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« Reply #726 on: April 17, 2011 04:39:45 PM »

Tanza,
yes gesso is a type of primer, makes things able to stick even on pliable surfaces. 

If you want a smooth textured stone, there was a marbling technique by the christopher lowell tv series a long time ago  involving three variations of the same color paint, and stippling thinly so its smooth in a diagonal way, dipping in one color stippling, then in another without wiping off the first color to get a blended look.  then he took a color for viens and used a tiny brush and shook as he painted like he'd had waaay too much coffee.

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« Reply #727 on: April 17, 2011 04:48:24 PM »

kstaron

yes sound like way to much coffee to me too. lol.
I did think of that way but I am way to lazy.....Cheesy

I will go get some primer today and take another look at him, his joints are glued but I need to re do his legs cause they still move.....
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« Reply #728 on: April 17, 2011 07:56:06 PM »

I just need to put the elastic corner in my Kobo cover and then I'll be done. Just have to find the elastic I got for it, or I'll resort to some of the crazy-coloured stuff I have. It's just string though, so I'd have to braid it first.
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« Reply #729 on: April 19, 2011 06:46:33 PM »

I want to thank suereal here. She sent me a craft bomb in the Random Act of Kindness swap. My Dad has been in the hospital for a while, part of which was spent on life support. It made my week to come home to a surprise package. Thank you so much suereal for making me happy.
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