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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Art Journal Back Ground Pages ~ one WIP on: November 09, 2012 02:06:50 PM
I'm starting to add paint to my Art Journal Pages I was mostly doodling before here are some of my background pages.

Acrylic paint on canvas paper.  I used the shaving cream marbling technique.  I know not the best picture quality took with my cell phone.

Watercolours (which I just started using yesterday) wash over watercolour paper sprinkled with table salt

Now this was fun, and truly an experiment. Shallow pan filled with water, added cooking oil (yes cooking oil), then I used a few drops of blue & black acrylic paint.  Mixed it all up as best I could.  Put canvas paper into the water all the way to the bottom of container then pulled it out.  I liked how it turned out.  The large spaces with no paint are where the oil settled, and the paint wouldn't stick there.  I will try this with other types of paper like watercolour paper.  I even noticed a heart formed totally randomly Cheesy

Now this is a WIP.  I first journaled on watercolour paper feelings that I'm currently working through.  I then painted with water colour over top, put masking tape on did a wash over that removed tape.  Then using a silver oil paint pen started the mendhi doodle on my hand that I traced sort of stamping out my yucky feelings.  The paint pen died so I need to get a new one to finish it Sad

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Some Art Journal Pages on: November 09, 2012 01:07:54 PM
Here are some Art Journal pages I've been working on for awhile.  I started more doodling, and am now moving into adding more paint.

Here are some of my doodle Art Journal pages that I like:

First page in my journal

This is the most recent one I did.  First Art Journal page using paint.  It is pretty simple, but I have to walk before I can run...lol

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Costume Help ~ Columbia ROPS on: October 01, 2012 09:29:07 AM
Long I know sorry.

I'm working on a costume for Halloween Columbia for ROPS.  I had a good idea to glue sequins onto a tube top as I didn't have the proper corset.  So I found a tube top bright pink, and got some sequins, and started gluing using Alieen's Fabric Fusion.  I was making the sequins VERY dense as I didn't want any of the pink tube top to show through.  I started last night.  Today when I looked at my progress I realized that where I've glued the sequins the fabric now no longer stretches ~sigh~  I need the stretch...lol.  I'm not putting sequins on the back as I will be wearing a jacket so I am wondering if I will still be able to get the tube top on, and over the girls.  If it doesn't stretch what could I do to alter the back?  Would cutting up the back & adding sewing elastic work?  I don't want to start over.

Then there is the hat.  I got a black hat at Value Village in their costume section, but it is all black.  I need it gold, and very sparkly VERY sparkly.  My plan is to spray paint it gold, then use modge podge, and put gold glitter on the hat.  I really want it to sparkle do you think that will work?  Also to seal the hat should I use a spray sealant or do a second later of modge podge to seal the glitter on.

I have shorts that I will add ribbon too.  I'm going to glue the ribbon on hopefully that will work.

The jacket.  Yikes.  I wanted something already sequinned, but so far haven't found on at the Thrift Store though I will keep looking.  I do have a Plan B, but it is big on me & black.  So could I spray paint the jacket gold?  Has anyone done that?
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Tribal Fusion Costumes on: October 01, 2012 09:06:41 AM
Easiest bellydance costume ever not to mention it didn't cost much.  We all had the black split pants already.

The belt: The burgundy knit material came from a second hand store $1 cut into four equal pieces I then cut one inch strips leaving about a 6 inch section at either end.  We also got a belt from a second hand store that had 4 silver medallions we disassembled the belt, and attached the medallions onto the belt.

The top:  We used black bikini tops (bought).  Over that we had crushed burgundy crushed velvet like the belt cut strips into the center of it, and left the fabric long so that we could tie it around the tops, and the back would just hang.  The crushed velvet when cut into strips rolled nicely so it was like thick cords.

Hair Falls:  Lots of interesting yarn gathered & tied.  What looks like shark teeth is actually pieces of shell with holes on one end I then thread them  it through elastic cord with a gold spacer bead between each.  When we did our hair messy bun with the hair fall tucked in, and draped over the bun, then added the shells around the bun.

It was such a simple costume & so effective.  We performed at a festival, and had so many other bellydancers asking where we got our belts from...Cheesy
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Snowy Balloon Ornament Problems on: November 07, 2011 12:14:23 PM
I tried to make one of these last night http://www.marthastewart.com/266201/snowy-balloon-ornaments it started out as a nice round ornament.  I used watered down modge podge instead of white glue, and I let it dry over night.  This morning ewww the balloon must have lost air or something over night as this morning it is a twisted sort of pear shape and not pretty at all.  Has anyone else had that happened to them?  The picture below is what I'm aiming for.

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Feather Wreath on: November 11, 2007 01:57:13 PM
Ok after seeing this wonderful wreath Nightmare Before Christmas WreathI had to do something similar.  So after much thought I came up with a Christmas Wreath.  So one grapevine wreath, blue ribbon, two white feather boas, small white snow flakes ornies and large blue snowflake ornies.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I do wish that I had one more boa, and used white Styrofoam to not have to worry about coverage issues, but that aside I think it looks pretty good.  Hubby even likes it & that's a score Wink

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