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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / canvas rug on: January 17, 2011 09:16:34 PM
I wasn't quite sure where to post this, since technically it's a decorative type object (aka a rug) but it's done on canvas.
Made it a while back as an example for a class on how to do dropcloth painting.  I'm pretty proud of the way it turned out.  I'm obsessed with trompe l'oeil, so I every once in a while I make my poor attempt at it.  This is the result.  Smiley

Because it's just a sample piece, it's fairly small.  I don't have the exact measurements, but it was just under 11x14.  I don't have the rug anymore, but I want to try it again.  See if I can improve the image some.  Smiley

The flash washed out some of the color.  The border is a dark navy, and the feathers are pretty close to the true colors of a peacock feather.  The blue and gold made a nice contrast to each other.  I wish I had thought to get better pics before giving this one up!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Painted Glass - Van Gogh (lots of images) on: November 23, 2010 07:52:09 PM
I just completed a set of glasses for a friend of mine.  Intended as a wedding gift for her future sister-in-law.   The bride and new husband are big Van Gogh fans, so I used that as my inspiration. 
Four glasses in two sets. 
The first set: Starry Night and Starry Night Over the Rhone
  - I tried to translate the paintings on to the glass without too many changes.  I hope I did the painter justice. Smiley
The second set:  Irises and Sunflowers
  - With this set the paintings really are more inspiration then the actual painting.  Simplified design on a green background.

Full set:

Starry Night set:

Starry Night:
  closeup of the church

  turning the glass Smiley

Night Over the Rhone:

Flower set:

Sunflowers (the famous sunflowers Cheesy):


  - I don't think this picture does the colors justice.  In person the purples are much richer.

Wine glasses seem to be my standard wedding gift anymore.  I love doing them, especially when they present a challenge like these.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Duck Towel on: January 19, 2010 06:50:53 PM
Hi all!

I'm a little slow posting here.   Smiley

I saw this post a little while back: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314135.0  Inspired to make my own I finished one for my niece for Christmas.  At 15 months, she's starting to discover all the cool sounds she can make.  Her favorite is a duck quack.  Cheesy  Since Auntie Lindsey's bathroom is done with rubber ducks, she usually makes a beeline when she comes to visit - quacking all the way. 

Everything is made out of terry cloth, including the eyes.  That way it can all go in the wash with a load of regular towels with no problems.  It was a bit of a pain to sew with my very basic sewing machine, but with some finagling it came together better than I hoped.  Smiley

I used a full size towel so she has plenty of room to grow with it.

Closeup of the hood. 

The little model showing off her new towel
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Something Fishy - IMAGE HEAVY on: November 20, 2009 06:19:03 PM
Hi all!
I haven't posted before, so bear with me here.    Cheesy

A little while ago I painted a computer room for a friend of mine.  She wanted something unique for her kids, so we decided to make the room look like it was all under water!  It took most of the summer, but it turned out really cool.  I'm pretty proud of it.
The ceiling (which I wish I had pictures of!) is supposed to look like you're underwater looking up so I put light reflections on blue water.  Then all four walls are covered with sea life.  The windows and closet are painted to look like they have bolted frames, like a submarine.

Had pictures of the whole wall somewhere, but I seem to have misplaced them.

I'd love to hear comments!   Cool

The whales are supposed to look far off.  Pretty proud of the light streaks

Puffer fish looking startled.  I did the sand all around the base boards of the room, so it's pretty shallow water I guess.

Lionfish just above the window.

This is kind of a bad angle, but you get the idea.  They're right underneath the window.

Butterfly or Angel fish.  I'm not sure which, I just liked the shape.

The shark above the closet.  Since he's supposed to be near the surface, I put his reflection as if his fin was sticking through the water. 

The turtle is pretty close to being life size.  Takes up quite a bit of room on the wall and took a long time to do, but I really think of him as the centerpiece.

The octopus above the door. 


This is supposed to be a big coral structure in the corner.  The moray sticking his head out with a little fish eating the leftovers.

Stingray swimming up the wall.

A sponge coral.  I tried to put little things like this throughout the room, something other than just fish.

Starfish and the domino fish just below the puffer.

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