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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Check out my altered photos on: February 27, 2007 06:58:20 PM
Oops... those pics are pretty small.  Here's a better closeup.

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Check out my altered photos on: February 27, 2007 06:54:48 PM
Sorry it took me so long to respond.  I'm pregnant and now whenever I have extra time I tend to sleep rather than craft Grin

Here's the original pic I took of my foot on my digital camera.  I tweaked the color a bit to make it more greenish before printing.

I ended up using the modpodge glue technique in the top left and bottom right portions of this piece.

Here's a closeup of the bottom right section...

I made this after reading Karen Michel's book (as anyone who has read her book can probably tell) so sorry if it looks a little copy cat-ish.  It's a tribute to my flat feet.  My hubby told me that I have foot pain because I have such small feet... too much PSI (pounds per square inch)... he's a math guy so he actually did a percentage comparison of the PSI on his feet (men's size 12) vs my feet (women's size 6).  Goof.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Check out my altered photos on: December 15, 2006 11:51:17 AM
I tried... it doesn't work as well but it's okay.  Don't moisten the paper or the ink just runs.  You pretty much can't use anything wet on it or the ink will run.

One thing I do with digital pics is to print them on photo paper and then transfer them onto other things (canvas for example).  Once you print your photo, put decopage glue (mod podge) on the surface you want to transfer the image to, then put the photo face-down on the glue.  Let it sit about a minute and then peel the photo paper away.  It will leave the ink on your canvas without the paper.  It transfers kinda grainy and patchy and looks like an old painting or something.  I got the idea from a Karen Michel book (her book kicks ass, btw... http://www.karenmichel.com/).  If you're interested I'll post of a pic of what this looks like. 

Keep in mind that it reverses the image so if you don't want it reversed then you'll need to reverse it before you print it on your photo paper.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: 50th Annniv. Present on: November 26, 2005 08:03:39 PM
What a thoughtful gift!  I love it and I love that they've been married so long.  Good job keeping the stencil so crisp and detailed... my faces always end up looking like blobs.
5  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / Re: Dayton Area Craft/Thrifting on: November 22, 2005 10:15:39 AM
When you say crochet/knit pals do you mean like a stitch-and-bitch type thing or are you wanting to get together to sell things.  I'd be all about a crafting group for fun but I don't have the time to make enough stuff to sell... I never get all the projects I want for myself done!  I actually live in Washington Township too... I'm at the new Hobby Lobby all the time!   Although I'm starting to feel a little guilty about it... is Hobby Lobby a WalMart-type operation that I should be against?  I can see how a Hobby Lobby in the area could negatively impact a small craft store (not that I really know of any small craft places in the area except yarn stores... Hobby Lobby can't even compete with the kickass stuff in some of the yarn stores I've been to).

My favorite thrifts are still the Goodwill on 725 and on Dorothy Lane in Kettering.  Kinda pricy for thrift but they're so clean and I've found stuff with tags still on them.  Very good shoe selections too! 

PS: Update on the ShopHop... my husband ended up winning a $50 gift card to Fiber Naturell down in Cincy.  I was so jealous watching him get $50 worth of yarn!!!
6  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / Re: Dayton Area Craft/Thrifting on: October 10, 2005 05:37:10 PM
Just wondering if any of you have heard of the yarn store ShopHop that started on the 8th and runs through the 22nd.  My husband (he knits!) and I went all day Saturday and hit 7 of the 12 shops on the list.  There are quite a few in the Dayton/Cincy area but they spread as far as KY and IN.  We went clear to Lexington on Sat.  We can't go next weekend (camping trip) but we're hoping to finish it the following weekend.  Everywhere you stop you can register for a drawing at that store (usually a $50 gift cert) and then if you hit all 12 stores (each store you hit stamps your flyer) you can register for a $125 gift cert to the store of your choice.

Anyway, I thought it would be a funny coincidence if one of you were participating since everywhere we went they asked us where we were from and then they'd say, "Reallly, the lady who just left was from Dayton"... seriously!  Every shop but one said that.  We were following this lady and she had no idea.  It was nice because at least we knew we were following the map in the most efficient way possible:) 

If you're interested in the map/flyer I can forward you the email I received from the Weaver's Loft.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb...glove? on: October 10, 2005 03:30:32 PM
Shizknit is my husband... I'm so proud Grin   I taught him to knit last year and now the student has surpassed the teacher. 
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pocky Mini iPod Case on: June 06, 2005 04:59:13 PM
I just saw your post... very clever.  My husband happens love "Men's Pocky" (It's covered in dark chocolate... what, only men like dark chocolate in Japan!?!).  Anyway, happy to see another Pocky lover Grin
9  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / Re: Dayton Area Craft/Thrifting on: June 04, 2005 06:49:02 PM
I had know idea a Hobby Lobby was opening here!  If it's in the Cub Foods lot I could almost spit on it from my place... fo shizzle!

About the street fair in Yellow Springs.  We've tried to visit some of these fairs around the local towns and it's always a mob.  Is it the same at the street fair?  I've heard great things about it and I can't wait to go, but we tried to go to the Strawberry Fest in Troy today and left in frustration.  I'm more concerned about Yellow Springs since it seems crowded on a normal Saturday, let alone a fair.  Any tips on when to get there and where too park?  We don't mind parking and walking a long way, but in Troy we just got stuck in a huge traffic jam.

BTW, I'm really warming up to the freaky Jesus.  As a non-Christian I used to think of it just as a huge eye-sore, but I'm coming around.  As you can see in this thread, whether you love him or hate him,  he really brings people together Grin

(Also, can't wait to see the purses and wallets!)
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First felted purse... turned out pretty funky! on: April 14, 2005 04:44:37 PM

It was 9% acrylic and 10% nylon so perhaps that is the issue.  Only the buttonhole seems to be stretching, thankfully!  I'm VERY addicted to felting now.  I just bought a great book called Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas at a book sale.  Right now I'm working on a purse in lime green colored wool for summer.... it's so bright!

Thanks for the feedback!
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