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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hair corsage/flower clips tutorial on: July 22, 2010 11:54:33 PM
Other finished hair corsages-

What they look like on the bottom:

I painted the leaves of this one with a golden glitter paint:

A simple one of 2 roses back to back:

Same as above, worn:

A spectacularly huge one:


2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hair corsage/flower clips tutorial on: July 22, 2010 11:51:32 PM
Hey craftsters, long time no see. It's been a couple years since I've posted over here and honestly almost as long since I've made anything. Time to get back to crafting! Smiley I'm not saying this is the only way or even the best way to make hair corsages but it is how I make them and I wanted to share...

*dried or fake flowers or leaves
*hair clips of some sort
*glue gun & glue
*florist tape (or even electrical tape)
*any other fun stuff you want to put into your hair- small bones, bows, ribbons etc.

Step 1: Lay out all of your decorative items how you want to position them in your final creation so you get an idea of how big it's going to be, what order to glue things down as you go and to make sure you won't have any unwanted gaps.

Step 2: Glue down your first set of decorative items. Work your way from the outside towards the middle/the bottommost layer first. The clips I'm using are just a frame/empty in the middle and don't really leave a great base to glue things onto. So as I'm gluing my leaves on I'm also using the florist tape to cover the frame to make a better base and cover the stems of the leaves.

What clips look like before and after florist tape:

Bottom layer almost done, just need to trim that last bit of florist tape:

Step 3: The fake flowers usually pop right off their stems but they'll usually have a bit of stem sticking out of them that just gets in the way, so I cut that off.

Before step 3, too much stem:

Step 4: But now the flower isn't being held together very well so I take it apart, hit each later with a bit of glue and put it back together.

Here is the flower w/some hot glue ready to have it's last layer stuck back on:

Step 5: Glue your next layer on, in this case it's the smaller roses on top of the leaves.

Step 6: Keep on gluing your layers until you're all done. Make sure you remove any spiderweb looking strands of hot glue that make be sticking to your hair corsage. Done- pop that sucker in your hair and rock it! Smiley

If anyone follows the tutorial I'd love to see how they turn out! Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty Pirate Hat! on: July 22, 2010 02:35:16 AM
Oh wow, that's gorgeous! It's so elegant and detailed.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: Twister Rain Coat/ Trench Coat (oh, so pic obese) on: July 22, 2010 02:22:01 AM
Wow, that's amazing. I never thought about it before but a twister mat really is the perfect material for a raincoat.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hello Kitty Altoid Tin Shrine on: May 03, 2008 10:36:32 AM
very cute- I loove hello kitty. Just out of curiosity, how did you make the magnets? thanks!
I was able to find thin sheets of magnet, like magnetic paper. It claims you can print on it but that doesn't acually seem to work. So I printed out the pictures, glued them onto the the magnetic paper and then cut them out.
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: "That is not a hair question" Aqua Teen Hungar Force on: December 05, 2007 11:48:35 PM
I have no idea what it is, but very well done.  Did you use an exacto knife to cut the circles? I'm planning on doing a circle heavy stencil tonight... Any tips?

Have lots of patience because it's a pain, it takes forever and it's boring. Circles are not my friend. Painting, drawing, cutting, I hate them no matter what. I just suggesting doing a couple practice ones before starting on the actual stencil.

LOL!  I remember when that happened, and thinking "what, doesn't anyone in Boston watch Adult Swim?"

Great stencil, too!
Seriously, they put these up all over the US and only the lovely folks in Boston went crazy. Just shows what a paranoid, terrorist hunting country we now live in. Sad No offense to any intelligent craftsters who happen to live in Boston.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hello Kitty Altoid Tin Shrine on: December 05, 2007 11:40:52 PM
Really cute. I just bought my friend a goth/punk-HK strap from a japanese company today...

Oooh, was it from h. naoto?
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Firefly/Serenity handmade book on: December 05, 2007 11:55:22 AM
We made books at our last craft group meeting. Luckily it was just in time for my Firefly swap.


Theme song:

Every other page has a picture of a character with a quote:

The other pages have random stuff:

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Firefly Wanted Posters on: December 05, 2007 11:51:19 AM
I made these ones for the Firefly/Serenity swap on here but my husband liked them so much that now he wants me to make one for each character to hang in our bedroom.

Original art work from http://www.jsoule-webdesign.com/posters/
I just zapped the color out of the pictures, printed them, crumpled them up, soaked them in tea, flattened them out and let them dry.

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Blue Sun (Firefly) Apron on: December 05, 2007 11:46:39 AM
Apron based on Jayne's shirt: http://www.loony-archivist.com/shiny/img/caps2/bushwhacked2.jpg

List of Blue Sun apperances in Firefly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Sun

Stencil from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyleford/48124947/

This was made for the Firefly/Serenity Swap.

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