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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My First inchies! on: April 22, 2009 09:43:56 AM
I did my first set of inchies for the April Birthday Swap! I had a lot of fun trying different techniques. I never knew an inch squared was so small LOL!! Here they are! C&C Are always welcome!!

The lot of them:

The first row is done with one of my watercolor backgrounds, with flower brads for a spring look.
The second row is Alice in Wonderland inspired, with altered playing card backgrounds.
The third row are tree inspired, with upcycled book page backgrounds.
The fourth row are bright pop art inspired, with sead beads for texture.
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Poly Clay chocolate truffle magnets (PIC CHUBBY) on: April 22, 2009 07:07:16 AM
I took a whole afternoon and went chocolate crazy!! These are made from sculpy II and sculpy studio, and then glazed in the satin glaze. Then they have magnet pieces attached to the back. I wish I could find some higher powered magnets, but alas, that will have to be for another batch. Let me know what you think! I would love to know how to improve my chocolates. They are all true to life size for truffles. And on with the pictures!!!

13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hand Painted Tribal Turtle box on: April 22, 2009 06:18:04 AM
I did this for a recent swap. I found the turtle image online and tweaked him a bit. The background is watercolor, the rest is acrylic. I sealed it in the triple thick glaze. Hope you enjoy!! Smiley The demensions are about the size of a standard notebook. It's a biggie Smiley

(GRRR Stupid shine makes it hard lol)

Thanks guys! C&C are welcome as always!! Smiley
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Upcycled Book Page Goddess on: April 21, 2009 08:46:48 PM
So, here is another of my attempts at upcycling book pages! I did this for the recent WWP swap, and since my partner received, it's safe to post! This one is a mix between watercolor and acrylic. I really really really am in love with the silver sparkle part LOL Smiley Let me know what you think!

15  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Trio of Tree Paintings on Upcycled Book pages on: April 01, 2009 07:56:45 PM
I was in the recent tree swap, and was really inspired by Carambatack's work on her Etsy shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5002535. I love the idea of upcycling old books that either get thrown out, or sit collecting dust on my shelves lol.
These first two are the ones that I did for the swap: (I should've taken pictures after they were matted, the mattes really help them pop  Grin )

And here's one that is still at home with me, I am thinking of submitting it to the Arbor Day Foundation, cause come on!! Who doesn't love a tree?? Smiley

Hopefully I can get some better pictures up, the scanner did some wonky type things to them LOL!
But, I have to say this is my new favorite thing to do!! Smiley And I have a ton of book pages left WOOHOO!!!
C&C Are always welcome!! Thanks  Cheesy
16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Fire Elemental.... Done?? on: March 30, 2009 11:48:35 AM
Here's something that I have been working on... on and off for awhile. I just don't get the feeling that she is done. Perhaps I should go back into her orb type thing and add a small pheonix? Like she would be witnessing the birth of a Pheonix? She's chalk pastels, and she is 24 inches high and 18 inches wide. (Excuse the blue furry slippers in the side of the photo LOL)

I would love some feedback. I'm just not sure where to take her too. I can't shake the feeling that she needs something!!
17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pan (The God, not the kitchen utensil) on: March 08, 2009 03:43:32 PM
Here's a piece I did for a recent swap. He's a bit of charcoal, a bit of conte, a bit of watercolor, and a bit of watercolor pencil. C&C are always welcome, I always have trouble drawing men.. I find women alot easier for some reason.

18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Green Man type leaf! on: March 07, 2009 07:43:24 PM
I did this for a recent swap. I used sculpy brown, rolled it out and cut out the leaf shape. Then I built out the face. I used a gold pigment powder to brush on it to give it a bronzey type finish. While baking, I used quite a few tin foil balls underneath it to shape it, so the face is pushed out and some of the corners of the leaf are bent. I'd love feedback, this is my first one and I'm thinking of making a few for a wall cluster!

19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hand painted Pheonix box on: March 07, 2009 07:40:28 PM
I bought one of the plain wooden boxes at the craft store for a swap. This is what came out of it!! Smiley It's a little larger then a standard notebook. I used watercolors for the background, then black acrylic paint for the tribal pheonix on the front. The rest of the box is painted black, and then it's sealed in a triple thick sealer. Hope you like it! C&C are welcome!

**Note: It has come to my attention that this is not a free image like I had thought. I found this on a tattoo flash site, but someone has told me that it is from someone's Deviant art. Here is the link to her original Pheonix : http://saki-blackwing.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-15719035. And just so everyone knows, no I did not know this was someone's art, NO I would never do that. I use tribal tattoo designs in my work all the time because they are everywhere. Sorry again, I had not intended to not site her as inspiration, I simply did not know.
20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Chakra Hanging (picture heavy!!) on: March 07, 2009 07:36:51 PM
I did this for a recent swap. My partner was very into chakras, so I figured a wall hanging of some sort would be cool. I had the wood pieces lying around the house forever, they were from one of my Grama's Christmas trees from when I was a little girl. I sanded them, leaving the bark on. Then I used watercolors to stain each of the pieces with the corresponding chakra color. Then I used acrylic paint to paint on each of the chakra symbols. I used craft wire in between the pieces, and strung seed beads in matching colors. I used a clear sealer on the top of it. Anyway, here it is! I'd love feedback. I'm thinking of making more hangings like these. I still have some of the wood pieces, and I can get a hold of some more. I love the way the watercolors soaked into the pine.

Here is a full shot, it's laying on a adult xl tshirt for scale:

And on to the close ups!

Hope you enjoy! I'm not sure if this is the right board for this, there was a lot of painting... but let me know if I should move it! Smiley
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