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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: notmartha.org windowfrosting > pictures of completed window! on: January 19, 2006 08:11:40 PM

Haha...oh dear.  Undecided Grin Grin

Des this thing have an edit?? lol

I can never spell that word. Usually I google unsure words for the suggested spelling but I hate to think what the would have pulled up anyway.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / notmartha.org windowfrosting > pictures of completed window! on: January 19, 2006 07:55:12 PM
For anyone who hasn't seen this: http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/windowfrosting.html

Thank you, thank you, thank you is all I have to say!

I am right across from a condo and need privacy from balcony perverts. This was the coolest thing I'd ever seen and wanted to give it a try. I first attempted beer and epsom salts but that wasn't as opaque as I require. From the outside, with all lights blazing, you can only see the glow of light and muddled shadows of the plants in my window.

I think this cost like $15 total for all supplies and I have enough to do another window at least. PS - Both sides are now done. This first pic is just to show the amazing contrast.

To get this affect, I slabbed on bunch of the product (best to do the edges and then fill in the middle) and then blotted w/ a crotched cloth for texture. I evened everything out w/ just a plain old terry face cloth. It dried quickly and there was no mess or smell.

The only thing I find is that because of the way my window faces, my room "looks" cold. You could probably mix a cream/whatever coloured paint to war, it up a bit. I added some "skeleton" leaves when it was still wet for fun. As it turns out, the tree outside my window creates a shadow and even tho it's winter, I still pretend there are leaves on the tree!

Anyway: here are the photos!



3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Postage Stamp Tea Tin on: October 08, 2004 09:15:06 PM
Wonderful Smiley! It's funky. I wish I had stuff like that kicking around.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: random photography on: October 04, 2004 03:47:28 PM
What a cloud!! (last one)
My eyes loved following the shape. You did a good job of not cutting it off too soon.

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: I do photography. [kinda image heavy] on: October 04, 2004 03:42:21 PM

My first thought was that the stars were projected as well. Nifty.

My suggestion would be to try and avoid things like light switches/outlets when you're taking selfportraits. And play with natural sunlight!! It's my favorite tool.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: UGLY CUPBOARD REDO on: September 02, 2004 06:56:57 PM
Wow, your place looks really wild! That's a cool idea, maybe I'll do a backsplash or random image border around the mirror in my bathroom.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: it's that time of year again. school has struck. on: August 30, 2004 06:20:42 AM
I sewed some pretty irredescient star beads along the edge of my boring black zip up binder.
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Mondays - Tee on: August 27, 2004 11:36:53 PM
ps - the shirt is more lime than mint coloured and looks pretty hot with the pink :-D
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Mondays - Tee on: August 27, 2004 11:35:22 PM

The lettering is from Walmart's sewing section and was partially removed with a hot iron to create a distressed look. I printed the skull on my inkjet with a scrap of transfer paper I had left over -it wouldn't distress : (. I don't think my iron gets hot enough for the letters. If I had been going for perfection (rather than the messy look), I would have been sorely disappointed.

I just thought I'd share this since it turned out!!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / first timer :) Live Ammo on: August 22, 2004 05:51:48 PM
Hellooo. I have been watching this site for a couple of weeks now and have caught a case of the crafties.

And amazing - finally a project I can jump into with minimal investment! Smiley I had most of the supplies and what I didn't have, I made due. My old gym t-shirt is the guinea pig for testing these waters.

Found the graphic on google, edited, printed and cut out with a wood carving tool (NOT advised!! lol). I like the overall effect. I added glitter, which does not show up very well. I have been doing a lot of digging around for tips and ideas but as you can see, I am still wary of "islands" so my letters are blocky.



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