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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Adventures In ModPodge-ing! on: June 09, 2010 03:03:46 PM
Since school let out for the summer and my summer job hasn't started yet, I've been bored out of my mind. So, naturally, I've been crafting up a storm. Here are my first attempts at Mod Podge.

A small plastic drawer set (about 7"x7"x7") for my desk at school collaged with musicans and other tidbits from Rolling Stone

close ups of sides

Spot any familiar faces?!

And a lockable DVD case (purchased for under $5) as a graduation present for a film enthusiest friend of mine. Collaged with the covers/posters of some of his favorite movies.


opened (holds 60 disks)

close up of top (the top was originally clear red plastic. what I didnt collage I colored with black paint pen)

Feedback welcome!! Any tips for future projects always welcome!!!
12  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: Twister Rain Coat/ Trench Coat (oh, so pic obese) on: June 06, 2010 12:00:58 AM
Fantastic work! Love the way you used the board. I've been looking for an awesome raincoat and I would totally buy one of these in a hot second! Great job!!!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Skimpy Tank Dress to Cute High Waisted Skirt! on: June 05, 2010 10:44:41 PM
So, being a hunter of bargians and a lover of the recent tank-dress trend, I couldn't resist buying one (similiar to this but in purple and black) for only $3 off a clearance rack awhile ago. Without trying it on first (which I NEVER do, but I was in a rush). Once I got back home and tried it on I realized the dang thing barely covered my butt, and furthermore did not in any way shape or form flatter the girls. Which I should have expected, does anyone else have issues with the proportions of these dresses?! My first thought was to cut the 'tank' portion off and use it as a skirt by itself; still too short. I'm not exceedingly modest, but this thing was too risque even for me. So, I decided to salvage some fabric from a little-liked dress I made last spring and actually make the dang thing useable. The black portions are the pre-existing skirt (I was able to save the waistband and original hemming, which saved a ton of time and effort) and the white is what I added. Please ignore the absurd elf ears and sword, my friend and I were having a stupid 'photoshoot' but it shows the skirt off pretty well.

 The Before (mine had a purple plaid top, black waistband, and black skirt)

The After

Not an extremely tricky project, but I'm very happy with the results. I adore high-waisted skirts (I think they're somewhat flattering on me??) and now I have a useable versitile skirt for about $3. Plus, wearing it with a tank top like I do means I can adjust it to better fit me and the girls Smiley

My only complaint is that, when sitting, the white pannel falls right across the 'drop zone' which is where anything you spill while eating will fall as well as sitting right across my butt meaning anything I might sit on/in will stain it. Oh well, guess I've just got to be extra careful.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Spring Fling ruffley turqiouse goodness. My first attempt at non-kid sewing! on: May 23, 2010 08:54:31 PM
I would wear that in a heartbeat!! Great choice for all fabric colors, that print is absolutly stunning! Your daughter looks great and is so lucky to have such a crafty mom!
15  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Masquerade Ball Masks on: March 22, 2010 06:33:14 PM
So a few of my friends are headed off to a masquerade ball at a conference and being the resisdent (former) art major (I've switched to Elementary Ed with an art minor), they all came to me to design masks for them. They all wanted black and split the supplies so it was tough trying to make three individual masks with the same supplies. Overall, I'm really happy with how they came out and it's awesome practice because my school is having a masquerade later this year and I'm sure I'll be making many many more for my other friends. Questions, comments, and feedback appreciated!

'Gaga' mask (peacock feathers, sequins, and black feathers)

Spiral mask (white and black feathers, puffy fabric paint)

phantom mask (puffy paint, sequins, and black feathers)
16  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Another "B" post! Babette Beauty and the Beast costume! on: February 22, 2010 07:13:16 PM
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I was like 'BABETTE!' (my best friend was Babette when my high school did B&B) and both your dresses look IN-CRED-ABLE! I esspecially love the gloves on Babette and the skirt on Belle. You are immensly talented! Hope the show went well!
17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Help! I need some wall art. Help! Not just any wall art. on: January 30, 2010 12:13:48 AM
So my first semester in college all the blank and boring walls of the dorms were driving me nuts. Our hall ran a hall activity that involved painting these adoable little 4x6 canvases to spice up the study lounge. There were a ton left and so I being the thrifty resident art major (art education actually) that I am snagged a few for when inspiration struck. And so it did, and my Beatles portaits were born!

Paul & Ringo

George & John

In their place of honor above my desk Smiley (please don't hold the twilight calandar against me...it was a present from my grandmom...haha)

John, Paul, Ringo, and George are all freehanded in acrylic paint on 4x6 canvas and are based off of the cover art of their album A Hard Days Night. My camera's not the best, but there is supposed to be a kind of two-toned effect to each of the background colors. They look really nice above my desk and really manage to liven up my walls! Questions, comments, concerns are always welcome!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wing-Vest for Lirienne on: December 23, 2009 05:13:36 PM
this is honestly one of the most beautiful pieces I've seen on craftster. the perfect blend of creativity and practicality. I would wear this in a second!
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: A Very Harry Grad Party [IMG: MOUNTIAN TROLL] on: November 25, 2009 06:03:26 PM


20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: A Very Harry Grad Party [IMG: MOUNTIAN TROLL] on: November 08, 2009 01:08:05 PM
EDIT: Okay before I forget to ask again I was wondering how you did the pins and the books?

I'm so glad you're thinking of doing a potter party as well, post pictures if you do and let me know!! The pins are computer print-outs and then glued onto black craft foam, cut out and hot glued to pinbacks (you can get them in the jewelery section of most craft stores). The books are fake wooden book boxes that I found in the unfinished wood section of AC Moore. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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