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1  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: August 14, 2017 07:50:00 AM
Class: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project: free form mixed media painting

This painting was relaxing and free, I just let the paint happen as I went and the same with the patterns and lines I drew on top with ink.



Class/challenge: floo: aviary
House: Slytherin
Project: art journaling demo page

I am lucky enough to get to do crafting demos at work and this weekend I was demo-ing for an art journaling class. Here's one of my pages:




Class/challenge: July Detention
House: Slytherin
Project: Starry Shirt

I have had this shirt cut out and sitting on my desk for a few months so it was about time to finish it up. It turned out a little small so I'll have to wait a little bit before I can wear it.




Class/challenge: Quidditch match 8 Wollongong
House: Slytherin
Project: tape resist name painting with Wollongong zigzags

This project was one that I taught in my craft camp at work and in my last session I decided to make one for me too. It has the required zigzags to make a play for Wollongong.




Class/challenge: Quidditch match 10 Chudley
House: Slytherin
Project: Brightly colored song lyric journal page

Another one of my art journaling demos. I was supposed to follow the prompt "favorite song lyric" so this page is about the song Ceremonial (burst into stars) by Blaqk Audio and it is brightly colored.



Class/challenge: quidditch match 11 Moosejaw
House: Slytherin
Project: "word of the year" journal page

Another art journal prompt I did during my demo was "word of the year" and my word is "sing" because this whole year I've been recording music and singing. It makes a play for Moosejaw because it has sparkly tape and ink on it.








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2  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 20, 2017 09:06:12 AM
Oops I forgot these, they go under the ideas and are yet another medium (dry pastel):







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3  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 20, 2017 09:02:34 AM
~ Completed Newt ~

Newt subject: Alchemy
House:Slytherin
Description:

My alchemy newt was to explore the elements of alchemy earth, air, water, and Fire by making an art series and by exploring lots of different art techniques.
I started this as an owl a few years ago and then suspended it and picked it up as a newt. I never thought that studying alchemy would have made my learn so many things about myself! When working on this newt I came up with lots of ideas and sketches and ultimately executed a few of those ideas into several small complete works. Here are some of my ideas:

Elemental sprites:









Elemental icons:









Sketches for some 3d ceramic work:



Here are the finished pieces I ended up with and some process pics:

Ceramic:





Gelatin Printing with added drawing:



















Mixed media watercolor:





Textile art:



As I studied the elements and processes of alchemy I realized that the "gold" you are really looking for is self awareness and awakening so the little triptych of the girl waking up is the transmutation part. If you learn to work with the elements of your life and create a life's work or magnum opus that is the true transmutation. I can't wait to continue this series and grow into larger works and flesh out some of my other ideas like the element sprites and making the rest of the ceramic vessels for each element.




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4  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 15, 2017 07:53:24 PM
Completed Owl:

Owl subject: transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project: crocheted afghan

I proposed that I would transfigured lots of yarn into a warm throw sized blanket. I have completed this task and I even think it's a little bigger than I anticipated.



I chose the "one giant granny square" method.

Class: transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project: my first kanzashi flower

I have been wanting to learn to make kanzashi flowers for a long time and then I saw a plastic thingy that they sold at my work to help you make them so I had to try it. The kanzashi maker thing was super fun and easy to use! My first flower didn't turn out as tight as I would like but I'm still happy with it. I'll wear it as a pin or an anywhere clip.






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5  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 10, 2017 09:04:32 AM
Thank you so much everyone for having us in your thoughts concerning our fur baby that passed on. The support from people like you all does really cushion the blow.

Whistlefish: such a cute scrapbook page!

Plaidpineapple: that weighted blanket looks super comfy I've been meaning to make one for myself.

Challenge: 5th anniversary: 2016 Mirror of Erised
House: Slytherin
Project: style in an instant maxi dress

I have been eye balling this fabric at work for weeks and I finally broke down and bought it. I'm so glad too because I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's so light and airy. It's not my usual style so it gave me something new to expand my fashion horizons. It was super easy as it was that kind of fabric that comes with the smocked top so all I had to do was sew it up the side and hem it so it wasn't under my feet.






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6  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 06, 2017 09:05:01 PM
Erinaquaheart and I's sweet kitty, Felix, passed away a couple of nights ago. He was 16 and we knew it was coming sooner or later but we obviously we're hoping for later and wish it didn't have to be such a surprise. We're glad it was sudden though. That way he didn't suffer long and we were able to be there with him in the end.



RIP sweet baby kitty.

Challenge: Floo: the moon
House: Slytherin
Project: memorial shrine picture frame

Our kitty Felix had so much light. He had a vibrant personality and was the most empathetic, loving cat I have ever known. So to reflect his light I made a memorial shrine picture frame to keep him in our hearts.



Class: defense against the dark arts
House: Slytherin
Project: baseball pillow
This project was yet another example I had to make for work. It's honestly one of the cutest and well thought out no sew projects I've seen. It fits the class because pillows are comforting and fleece is nice and soft.



I might try a variation of this pillow to keep for myself.


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7  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 05, 2017 09:10:51 AM
Challenge: Floo: Kyoto
House: Slytherin
Project: Seigaiha inspired doodle

The Japanese culture has some unique and beautiful textile and design motifs that symbolize different things. In my doodle I took inspiration from the Seigaiha or wave motif that is seen a lot in Japanese textiles and folk art.



This pattern symbolizes surges of good luck, power, and resilience. You can see that I used this pattern to inspire the ocean in my drawing below:




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8  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 05, 2017 08:32:09 AM
Ooh I'm excited about the 5th anniversary challenge!

Class: Apparition
House: Slytherin
Project: pirate cookies
I decorated these cookies as a demonstration in the middle of a busy store so they were crafted in public.



Class: history of magic
House: Slytherin
Project: faux cakes
These cupcakes are actually styrofoam so that they can sit on display for a long period of time BUT the icing is real and I can't lie and say that I didn't take a taste of it from time to time while decorating these. The icing was sweet and buttery reminding me of butter beer.



Challenge: house unity
House: Slytherin
Project: Mendhi cookies
When I teach a class I always like to use it as an excuse to make cookies of my own Smiley what better way to unify friends from different houses than to share a batch of colorful homemade cookies....and don't worry I did not infuse them with a sleeping draft like one particular Gryffindor is known for doing. :p



(This assignment is for the actual decorating not the baking of the cookies. Erinaquaheart was actually kind enough to bake these. She shared her sugar cookie recipe a few terms back but if needed I can post the recipe again)


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9  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 03, 2017 07:21:03 AM
Class: charms
House: Slytherin
Project: fun and lively monogram modern art painting

I had to make this example for a craft camp I'll be teaching at work and thought it was perfect for this assignment because not only is the painting itself fun and lively but so is the craft camp!



Class: muggle studies
House: Slytherin
Project: "cool" wall sign

This wall sign was super fun to make. It's another project I made as an example for a kids' craft class at work. First I taped off the stripes and painted the canvas. When it dried I pulled off the tape to reveal some nice even stripes. The word is made from yarn but the hidden element is the pipe cleaners the yard is wrapped around in order to give the word a wire structure to make it capable of bending into letters.





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10  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: May 31, 2017 07:44:33 PM
Challenge: may detention
House: Slytherin
Project: tunic top

I had the fabric and the pattern for this hanging out for a while and I finally put it together I'm pleased with how it turned out. It's actually supposed to be a dress but I guess the misses pattern was too short for my women's body lol. Anyway, it made a nice top so crisis averted!



SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission



SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission



SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission



SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission



SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission


 
SPEW: skirt for medical mission
House: Slytherin
Project: skirt for medical mission



Phew!! That was a big project dump lol!
Here's a pic of my cousin in one of the skirts on her mission trip in the Marshall Islands:






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