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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Metalopoly, the Metalocalypse Board Game!! on: November 22, 2008 01:19:43 PM
This is a project I had been thinking about doing for awhile and finally decided to make it for my boyfriend for Christmas.


I went out and bought a monopoly game, primer, labels, and card stock. This was the result after plenty of hours at work. The logo on the box was designed in photoshop and then free-handed on the box which was then painted black and varnished several times for the glossy look.
The pieces are replaced with a clock (dethklok), a bat, a skull, a 1" spike, and I kept the horse (thunderhorse) and the money bag from the original game.

Better view of the board

Instead of Community Chest, there is the Band Fund. Cards say things like, "Van broke down, pay $200", or "Happy dethday, birthdayface. Pay dr Rockso"
The chance cards still exist and say things like "Tour bus left without you, take a walk on the boardwalk."

The title deed cards were a hassle. Sorry I don't have a better picture but I cut out tiny pieces of labels and covered over the words "houses" and "hotels." In Metalopoly, instead of renting, buying, and selling houses or hotels, you Rent, Book, and Play Bars and Arenas.

We've been together about a year and a half, and he's always been a fan of metalocalypse. I don't even know if he likes the game monopoly, but I think this will be cool to have around.
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Recent paintings - Octopus, birds, and friends on: October 28, 2008 09:53:19 PM
I was attempting to sell some art (for the first time!) at a zine fair this weekend and these are some of the paintings I did for it.
Sorry about the watermarks... posting art makes me nervous

my friends


caged bird

Singing woman

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / felt pins/brooches on: October 28, 2008 09:41:59 PM
Felt Cupcakes and Mix Tapes!
these had awesome adhesive pins attached to the back of them. When asked to make more, I was informed that my supply store no longer carried adhesive pins... so i bought a bunch of regular ones and some double sided tape. that was a great time.

This is a progress shot. I think I had almost 40 pins in total... including some zombie ones not pictured.

I sold them at a craft fair on the weekend and the cupcakes were a huge hit!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Ultimate Unsolvable Rubix Cube on: October 28, 2008 09:36:22 PM
Not that anyone could solve them anyway... This one's made of felt, and you can't just peel the colors off and stick them back on like I used to when I was a kid.

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Olli the Octopus on: October 28, 2008 09:34:31 PM
I decided to make a small felt octopus lastnight and let me tell you, I will not be making another one. Olli, although incredibly adorable, took forever to complete.

He also sits very comfortably upon one's head.
Sorry the photos are a bit blurry - the flash was washing out the color


Olli sans flash

Olli's Underside! button suction cups on his tentacles

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Sealing a medium on ceramic on: February 09, 2008 10:02:02 PM
I "painted" on some mugs just now, an I want to be able to seal it so they are washable. The medium is part sharpie and part acrylic. I have artist's varnish but it's too harsh and just wipes off the image.
Maybe if i sponged it?
what about spray glue?
I thought about clear nail polish but i'm worried it would do the same thing as the varnish.
any suggestions?
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / 2 Video game inspired valentines +others (Pic Obese) on: February 08, 2008 07:34:59 PM
Here are some valentines I just made.
A guitar hero one for the man (crazy on you is our song)
The weird blue/yellow coloring is just from my camera
The inside says "100 %, five stars, on expert!"

A Katamari one for my roomate
inside says "you've rolled up my heart"

And these are some ones I made last year using photos from a stock photography catalogue

Back: We're out to steal hearts

Back: For your love!

Back: I just happened to find you passed out by the toilet

Back: You said you just got new contacts

Front (it's kind of hard to read): A good friend is like a rare bird
Back: Who sometimes poops on your windshield

Back: But Freud had a better idea

Back: But I wanted to give you my heart
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mix-Tape Ipod Cozy on: January 02, 2008 09:23:36 PM
The merging of technologies.
This is based on my felt mixtapes that were just softies.
I had just bought myself an ipod and decided that I wanted a cozy for it so I stuck to what I knew (and loved... mixtapes) and voila.


The white part is adhesive felt - also on the inside. I had to put the white outline on the inside as I ended up cutting the holes too big.


Since a mixtape is wider than an ipod, the part on the side holds my earphones quite nicely. There is also a velcro closure so the ipod doesn't fall out the bottom.

::Edit:: sorry for huge pictures
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / So I want to make a cowboy shirt... on: January 02, 2008 09:11:54 PM
I've been wanting to get my boyfriend an awesome cowboy shirt for awhile but the ones I can find are pretty expensive... so I thought about making him one. Does anyone know of patterns or online tutorials on how to make one?

This one I found on ebay is along the lines of what I want...

Thanks for any suggestions.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A lot of random art stuffs (largish pics - sry) on: November 30, 2007 10:28:21 PM
This is just a lot of random stuff I've done over the years.
This was a birthday present for my roomate

This seemed like a good idea to me one night. I did it in about 2 hours. (not stenciled)
some comic stuff

(the last one is a little sloppy as I did it in about an hour and a half before lunch one day)

My favorite

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