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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Bleach Stencil Shirts. . for ME! on: July 21, 2009 07:51:52 AM
you did a GORGEOUS job on these bleach jobs! i don't know how you get such perfect edges! i've been looking for a tutorial on craftster and can't find one. can you, by any chance, tell me what you use for the stencils to make the edges so beautiful and not 'fuzzy'?

i saw someone say freezer paper and a spray bottle with bleach (not sure if it's diluted), but i can't figure out how to hold the paper to the shirt. i thought about trying contact paper. have you tried that?

the first one is my FAV  Wink
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Oktapous on: June 17, 2009 08:11:04 AM
first of all, i totally clicked 'this rocks' as soon as i saw it...

second, how did you get into stainless steel cutting and such? i've always loved it, but i never knew how to start doing it or where to learn about it. i'd love any insight into that you can offer!

and third, stud earrings would be totally cute with this! you should make some where the tentacles hang down a bit, or splay out like the necklace so that they curve around the bottom of the ear.

good job!  Grin
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Wedding Ties! on: February 18, 2009 01:43:10 PM
dude...those different colored ties are wicked awesome! although so simple, i've never considered having the guys wear different colors! and they all look great with the black suits!!!
kudos and congrats on the wedding  Wink
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / fused plastic wallet/checkbook holder on: February 16, 2009 09:07:38 AM
i tried that fusing plastic bags thing this weekend, and after many failed attempts, i finally made enough plastic (it shrinks a lot...) to make a wallet or checkbook holder! yay!
basically i fused 7 layers of white plastic bags together using this tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178442.0 (thanks jamiewatchthestars!) cut off all the edges and fused the pieces together.



front open

checkbook holder open

i made the strap to go around the holder once and tuck in just under the 2 blue stars (you can't really see it, cause it's white like the background...). it wouldn't really stay closed without it.

here's a few things i learned along the way...

1. you can fuse 6 layers together, but 7 or 8 work better. if i gets too hot, 6 will leave holes.

2. keep the iron moving!

3. you can totally fuse your colored pieces on AFTER you make whatever you're making as long as you can lay your piece flat and iron it under a piece of cardstock. i added all the stars and tree after i'd made the whole holder.

4. the 'fabric' will probably have a bunch of wrinkles and stuff in it when you first fuse it, but if you keep checking it and re-ironing sections, you can make it pretty dang flat and smooth.

5. i used cardstock from an office supply store that i just had laying around to put around the bags. if you need a larger piece of paper you can overlap the cardstock, but just make sure you go back and re-iron where it was overlapped, cause that part won't get enough heat. either that, or just iron in sections!

6. for goodness sake, don't let the iron hit the plastic! i cut my strap off cause i kept going off the paper...

7. how can fuse pockets in by taking a piece of paper the size you want the pocket and letting it hang out one side of the proposed pocket therefore letting the other 3 sides fuse to the base. (hope that wasn't too confusing...)

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small / Short jacket on: December 11, 2008 10:47:30 AM
i LOVE this little jacket! any chance you could make a tutorial?  Grin
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Too small (but loved) tshirt into bib-front bandeau on: July 12, 2008 11:29:38 AM
i love this shirt! i too would LOVE LOVE LOVE a tutorial on this!  Grin
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Island Guest Bath on: March 24, 2008 05:49:11 AM
thanks wizardglick! i would love to see how you did yours if they look similar. i got the curtain at target for like $20.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Pop Art Bathroom 4 Kidz on: March 21, 2008 08:47:21 AM
wow. that is a great improvement on the old blue polkadot bathroom. the colors look at lot like my new guest bath... https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=117420
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: FABULOUS AND CHEAP BACKSPLASH on: March 21, 2008 08:44:40 AM
that is a great idea. is it cheaper and better look than the plastic ones at home improvement stores? i've been thinking about doing that in my kitchen.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Tree Wall Art on: March 21, 2008 08:42:41 AM
are these all cavases in different sizes or something else?
it looks incredible and it's prefect for that large space. i'm looking for an idea for a light green sunroom huge wall i have and this would be awesome!
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