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21  Poetry in Motion! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tragiqcandy on: March 22, 2008 12:27:44 PM
I'm a poet at heart, and I wanted to combine my love of writing with crafting in some way... so I came up with this!

Writing the poem in fabric paint out took four hours. I aligned the printed-out poem under the top layer, traced each letter, and painted.

The title, on the back ('The Velveteen Seraphim'):

Poem close-up:

I wore it to school and everyone thought it was original, though it got a bit annoying for people to keep squinting at my chest and read it aloud.

Feedback? I love this shirt and I'm trying to decide whether wearing it out would be too dorky.
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22  Red Pocket Cranes! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tragiqcandy on: March 22, 2008 12:18:03 PM
I hope I'm not too late! To all those Chinese craftstsers out there who have a plethora of red packets left over from Lunar New Year, as such:

I've been cutting mine into squares and making cranes out of them. An easy, firm alternative to origami paper! There's no grain direction and they look SO pretty when done, I've been giving mine away so no pictures. If you have ones like the fish one in the middle (photo) it works really well because the squares are already defined.


Here's a quick example of a completed one.
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23  Notecard Box > Chain-Handle Clutch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tragiqcandy on: March 22, 2008 12:09:24 PM
A while ago I bought a really cute set of notecards on clearance at Indigo. After I finished using the cards I was obviously left with an emprty box that was wayyy too pretty to trash. So I punched holes in the sides and strung a chain through and voila!

Action shot!

With the second one I made (I went back and bought more notecard sets JUST so I could make these. The cards are burning a hole in my bedside table drawer.)
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24  Love: A Hand Study in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by tragiqcandy on: March 21, 2008 09:59:40 AM
Work in progress for art class. To be shaded in pencil crayon (nooo! what about my precious charcoals?).

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25  'Lola Converse': Tote Bag! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by tragiqcandy on: March 21, 2008 09:56:59 AM
Birthday present for a friend who nickname is Lola Converse, because she a) LOves LAughing, b) wears Converse (duh) and c) talks a lot. Thank you, Stencilry!

4 hours of work and crazy hand cramps.

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26  'Ivadell': Fishnets! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tragiqcandy on: March 21, 2008 09:52:25 AM
Behind every clothing recon is a mildly interesting story.

Two years ago I attended the opening night of the theatrical Lord of the Rings in Toronto, which you could totally tell had taken $2.7 mil to produce. It was fantastic. And included in that fantasticness was... free gift bags for all! One of the items in there was a pair of knee-high fishnet stockings, which I believe I'm a bit too young for. So a quick snip later, I had myself... fingerless gloves!

I looove them and fully intend to wear them back to school Tuesday. Armwarmer gloves are somewhat of a trend among my friends and of course homemade always takes home base.

They look mildly Victorian and for no reason whatsoever I'm naming them 'Ivadell'.

Easiest, sexiest recon ever!
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27  Ma Petite Princesse S'en va au Bal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tragiqcandy on: March 21, 2008 09:39:17 AM
I had a pocket-sized Canson sketchbook lying around. Deciding its plainness would hardly help inspiration strike, I covered the front with wrapping paper and a paper dress I made. Simple and classy.

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28  Fly Away With Me w/tute & pics! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by tragiqcandy on: March 21, 2008 09:17:39 AM
Pop-up butterfly kirigami cards! I also stamped the butterfly pattern onto the paper. They're so fun and easy to make. I'll make a tutorial upon request!

And a tutorial just for Uluru  Grin

Fold a piece of paper in half and draw roughly a butterfly:

Cut along the lines on the butterfly but do not cut it completely out. Open the card slightly and push the shape in, valley-folding along the bottom wing on each side.


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29  8-Card Overload: 'Lyra's Oxford Scowlers', 'Snowdrift', 'Dream Big'... in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by tragiqcandy on: March 11, 2008 07:57:42 AM
So in the past few days I've been clearing out a corner of my vaguely octagonal room to make way for a card-making station. While setting up, I dragged out some of the cards I've been making in my spare time over the past few months. Sorry for the major linkage - I blame the spambots out there.


Made this one when I woke up and looked outside today, actually. Who doesn't love a good Canadian winter promising tons of unofficial snow days? Too bad it's March break anyway.

'Your Favourite Knitwits'

The remake of a card a friend and I did for our teacher, which read, "Hope you and your family are tightly-knit this Christmas. From your favourite knitwits, {me} and {her}."

'Lyra's Oxford Scowlers'

Tentatively reserved for a friend who has read and loves both The Golden Compass and Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: Here There Be Dragons. If you haven't read them yet, go now!

'Dream Big'

Text is a graphic from Shabby Princess (much <3). The kanji is Chinese and Japanese for 'dream'.

'Joy to Me'

Again, text from Shabby Princess. Wax-paper image from a Canada Post stamp envelope, and yes that's a glow-in-the-dark star in the corner.


Went slightly overboard with my love for Canada Post, who delivered my letters faithfully across town about twice a week for two years. Stamp envelope image, used stamp, air mail sticker, and purchase receipt. (The brother and I are also stamp collectors.)

'Belle 7'

Named after the corner text (magazine clipping). Work in progress, may end up being the birthday card of my friend of the same name (if I fineline 'ISA' in front of it), whose party is coming up this weekend.

'In My Stomach'
Update: has its own topic at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235085.0
Yay wordplay! Butterflies! Angle shots for extra coolness factor.

That's all for now! Feedback, anyone? I'm a first-time cardmaker, pretty much. I'll probably be on a crafting frenzy over break, as eighth grade homework is pretty much going to take over my life once I get back to school.
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30  Devil Wears Prada: 'Cerulean' in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by tragiqcandy on: March 10, 2008 07:37:54 PM
Does anyone remember the 'cerulean' scene from Devil Wears Prada, when Miranda lectures Andy about that oh-so-vital colour as a belt around a poufy pink dress? Well, I decided to turn that dress into a card.

The glue on the card is still drying as I type and in the picture. The heart stamp and belt buckle were my own contributions to the piece.

Coat hanger - flimsy wire
Top - pink printer paper
Belt - suede fabric
Buckle - rhinestone
Skirt - two layers of pink tissue paper, light and dark

Can't decide what to do with the actual card, but fun to have around.
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