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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Umbrella Academy Belt Buckle on: November 02, 2008 06:21:31 PM
so for halloween, I decided to be an obscure character from an obscure comic book that nobody's ever read, and it required a belt.

The goal:
to make this:

look like this:

I kept putting it off, but finally, at eleven the night before halloween, i managed this:

cheating a little bit.  I went back to the store and found an identical belt but in white.  I still embellished the buckle myself though.

I just sanded it, painted it wait, made a stencil of the logo, traced it onto the dry paint, then filled it in with puffy paint to make it more raised.  It was very last minute ):
If anyone can give me some advice on how I could have done it better, by all means share!

I hope I put this in the right place.  Its sort of jewelry in that its an accesory, right? or at least it counts as a trinket?  If there's somewhere else it should be, please let me know.  Anyways, thanks for looking!
2  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / cheap, easy, zinc-ful vegan recipes? on: October 15, 2008 04:00:23 PM
for in my chemistry class we've all been assigned certain elements to do presentations on.
We get extra credit if we bring in a food that contains our element to share with the class.

I've been assigned zinc, which is mostly known for being in red meats and dairy products,
which, in my opinion, makes this the perfect opportunity to prove that not all vegans are malnourished and yes, some of the food we eat is delicious too.

now while i do have some favorite foods that have lots of zinc, i'm looking for something that is incredibly deliciuos, but cheap and easy to make a lot of too. so any ideas?

oh, and some vegan foods containing zinc are chickpeas, beans, and peanuts. stuff like that.

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Brown Widow (oil) on: October 12, 2008 02:24:16 PM
I'm not 100% finished with it, but its my first oil since i was eight and I'm really happy with how its coming out.

comments/constructive criticism is very cherished.

thanks so much for looking!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / two shrinky-dink necklaces (nerdy) on: October 12, 2008 02:02:09 PM
So I recently rediscovered the klutz shrinky dink book I got as a gift when i was like eight.
here's the first one:

based on this

(its a gift for a friend, shhh)

and here's the second one:

based on this:

I used a thin layer of acrylic paint and free-handed both. (except for the clandestine logo, that i traced D:)

the only problem i have is with the second one, i painted a  layer of black on the back afterwards and the yellow was so thin the black shows through and makes it look muddy. do you think if i did a layer of white before the black in the future it would work out okay?

and a question for other shinky-dinkers:
mine don't come out 100% flat. its not really noticable, but there's a tiny bubble around the center. does that mean i'm not leaving them in long enough, or is there some other way to avoid it?

Thanks so much for looking!
any advice constructive criticism is cherished.  Smiley

oh, and extra love to anyone who recognizes the comic book.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / a new "friend" on: September 29, 2008 07:02:35 PM
I made this little guy a LONG time ago,
but I recently decided that instead of spending all my time lurking like I normally do, I'll actually post some stuff I've made.  and he happens to be the only thing I have pictures of right now.

I just threw him together in one afternoon, entirely out of supplies I already had lying around (like a very used sock) so I knowhe's not top quality or anything.
but without further ado, here he is:

comments/constructive criticism/feedback/etc. is all very welcome.
Thanks for looking  :]

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