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191  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Re: the hole experiance on: June 05, 2007 12:02:49 AM
Oh! I thought for sure it was a genital piercing.

The only thing I have pierced--other than ears--is an eyebrow. The ears hurt more and took longer to heal.
192  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Re: the hole experiance on: June 04, 2007 02:46:53 PM
OK, help please.
What's a
193  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Got Fruit? 3 and a half Juicy Purses!! *6 Pictures* on: June 04, 2007 01:45:20 PM
Way cute idea!
I like the watermelon best. I'm sure people make double takes thinking it is real.
194  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: White Buffalo Native American Seed Bead Brick Stitch Earrings on: June 04, 2007 01:39:30 PM
They are very pretty.
This is brick stitch, right?

How do you work out your patterns?
Do you draw them out on grid/graph paper, or is there a computer program available (that can streamline the process) that I don't know about?
195  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: A Rant - Photographing Jewellery on: June 04, 2007 01:31:53 PM
There's an old, old bit of advice that applies whenever one is talking about tools. Cheap isn't always a bargain.
196  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Heard of "mini" ATC's ? on: June 04, 2007 12:24:49 PM
I just discovered the Craftopedia yesterday. I think that would be the proper venue to post my tutorial in.  I tend to be very methodical in my approach to projects like this. So don't expect to see anything for a couple of weeks at least. I think I will at least begin putting together some visuals.
197  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: beaded bleeding heart on: June 04, 2007 12:21:01 PM
French beaded flowers use wire, don't they?
I don't know that style. I'm a bead weaver and bead embroidery beader for the most part.
198  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Posting Flickr Pictures in Threads...HELP! on: June 03, 2007 04:21:20 PM


Yahoo! (no pun intended) Yay! It worked!

candikaneiscrafty--your method worked.

aliastriona_angerboda--I couldn't get your BBCode method to work. The image kept showing as a blank white square with the message "this image is unavailable".

Oh, by the way, the picture is of some ATC envelopes (envies) made for a swap.
199  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Heard of "mini" ATC's ? on: June 03, 2007 09:38:01 AM
Thank you WYOKrista. Cheesy

Gallstones I really like yours! I have never painted on silk- is there a specific kind to use? Is it very expensive? I like the idea that you can sew with it after painting on it Wink

I buy bolts of habotai silk. Habotai is the smooth type of silk, It comes in different weights. I use both a sheer weight (5mm) and a medium (8mm). The paint is acrylic. I just cut out swatches small enough to fit in my tray, dampen the silk with a spray bottle and then brush on fluid acrylics. I also experiment with resist, scrunching, blotching, blowing etc. It's really fun to make the swatches. The fabric is not stiff.  What happens is that the paint acts much like a sizing does.  It also helps keep the cut edges from fraying--depending on how concentrated the paint is.

I may add a wash of color then let dry. Add another wash of color, then let dry. Anyone who has ever done batik already has the method down. Another thing I like to do is place the wet fabric on a textured surface to dry. The down side comes off with the texture in it. I discovered this because I started by using window screen to dry the swatches on. You know for better air circulation and faster drying. Since then I have sought out different textures to dry on. I will place the wet swatch on the "screen" and brush it down into the surface. This makes a more obvious pattern. Sometimes I paint the screen before laying the wet swatch on it so the fabric comes away with the screen pattern in a different color when dry. For this I usually use metallic paint.

Perhaps I could do a pictorial tutorial (a pict tute!) on the technique if anyone is interested? It will take me some time to put it together.
200  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: ATC-along on: June 03, 2007 09:12:25 AM

I like the volcano one best too.
I use that third "plastic monprint" technique myself.

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