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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Contact Paper Cutouts on a Laptop? on: December 15, 2009 07:58:23 PM
A few months ago I made a Team Fortress onesie for my son. My husband wants me to give the same treatment to his new laptop but he doesn't want me to actually put paint on it. *rolls eyes*

What would happen if I cut the design out of contact paper, stuck it on the laptop... and just stopped there? Would it peel off? Would it be sticky around the edges?

Here's the design I'll probably use:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ChzopyI992q6VD52m7dZFQ?feat=directlink  (The Heavy from TF2!)

The laptop is super glossy black. How do you think Frosted Glass Contact Paper would look? http://www.interiorplace.com/Window-Film/Frosted-Glass-Window-Film.html Would it have a kind of subtle look, or just look stupid?

Any other ideas?

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Festive Murloc Christmas Ornament on: November 23, 2009 09:38:32 PM
I made a Murloc (from World of Warcraft)!

Here's a real murloc, in case you haven't seen one:


1. Using felt, cut out the murloc fins (hair?). Make them an inch or two longer than you need them to be, you can trim them later.

2. Fold a piece of fabric, right sides together. Trace the murloc onto the fabric. Don't bother tracing his fins.

3. Sew from the murloc's butt, all the way to where the fins (hair?) start.

4. Tuck the felt fins into the opening, so that they poke down into the inside-out-murloc's belly. They will be upside down, with the longer pointy ends facing inside of him. Sew over them, leaving a 1" opening at the end. It's okay if you have a few felt fins left, they are easy to hand sew into place.

5. Cut out the murloc, being careful not to cut over your stitches. Leave a little extra around your 1" opening to make it easier to sew shut. Clip the curves.

6. Turn your murloc right side out. I used a crochet hook to help with the arms and legs, they are very difficult. His fins should pop up.

7. Lightly stuff your murloc, and sew the opening shut.

9. Add decorative embroidery, button eyes, and a hook so you can 
10. hang him on the tree. Smiley

You can also use the pattern to cut 2 out of felt, and blanket stitch them together. It would be much easier than turning fabric right-side-out!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Scottie Dog Purse (Image Heavy) on: December 21, 2008 10:28:14 PM
I made a purse for my husband's aunt (my aunt-in-law?), who's entire house is scottie-dog themed.

I used the Jordy Bag tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.msg9268#msg9268) but drew a lot of inspiration from the I Love Apples tote (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210245.msg2253963#msg2253963). (I'm not sure about proper etiquette regarding these things... I hope I didn't do too much to copy ronise's I Love Apples tote.)

It can be turned inside out:

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / wedding announcements - screen printing on paper? on: October 10, 2008 01:37:41 AM
I want to design our wedding announcements. Can I use the "freezer paper screen printing technique"* on paper? Any other suggestions?

*cut the design out onto freezer paper, iron onto (usually a tshirt), paint, and remove paper. -usually the paper can be re-used.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Team Fortess 2 Baby Shirt on: July 11, 2008 09:53:35 PM
This is my first-ever stenciling project (and my first-ever son), I had to brag! Sorry the pics aren't that great, he doesn't like to hold still.

I used kind-of-thick junk mail (I didn't have freezer paper) to make the stencil, and acrylic paint.

(I think he sees a spy!)

My finger hurts from pushing so hard on the razor!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / I made a headcrab! on: December 29, 2007 08:48:29 PM
I crocheted a headcrab (from Half-Life)! This is the second thing I've made, so he isn't perfect.

Here's what they look like in the game (Half-Life and Half-Life 2):

And here is mine:

I guess I should have done more red on the legs, and I wish I could have made his mouth go "in" more. Oh well, I still like him  Smiley
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