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21  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / First try at Weighanchors "watercolour stencil portraits" on: October 06, 2011 09:11:26 AM

First things first, I get absolutely NO credit for this. I directly followed the Tutorial by Weighanchor which can be found here:


Thank you Weighanchor, this project made me so happy. Your portraits are inspiring and beautiful. I will keep working at it!

I first thought I would make these for my dad for his 60th as these are all his grandkids but I will be on the other side of the world for Christmas so I am going to save them and make a set for the parents of the kids as well as for all the grandparents, and of course keep this practice set for myself.

All I would add is to make darn sure you dont spread the masking fluid too thin as there are spots of colour on some of them where there were not supposed to be. Also, I essentially made a light table by putting a light on the floor and proping one of my storm windows on top of chairs over the light.

My favorite one:

All of them together still on the boards. I didnt do a close up of the baby. He was really hard and didnt turn out quite so well. Ill do better next time!

Thank you for looking and remember to give all props to Weighanchor!
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / -Simple Chair Recover- on: October 06, 2011 08:55:33 AM
This was actually the first project I ever did after discovering Craftster. I had had these chairs for years and it never occured to me to change them so, as always, thank you Craftster. This was years ago but it just occured to me to post it up here Smiley

Chairs from Grandma:

I simply went home, took the screws out and started pulling them apart. I left the orange vinyl on the seat but had to take it off the back or it wouldnt fit back together. This also gave me a ready made pattern on how to cut out the fabric for the back. Simply use a staple gun and voila!

Thanks for looking!
23  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL on: October 04, 2011 02:50:13 PM
Thank you for the Tute, I am going to give this a try for my Dads birthday. Do one of each of the grand babies!
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and needers R10 (signups till Sept 30 Givers: Oct 25, Needers: Nov 10) on: October 03, 2011 11:20:32 AM
Good afternoon......afternoon! Already!?

So excited to get my first PM from my needer. Im such a nerd I am sure I sent back WAY too much information and questions but I just adore Craftster and Craftsters. Ive even had a fellow craftster offer me a place to stay when I travel to Amsterdam later this year. It made me tear up, still makes me tear up at her generosity to a stranger.

Anywho, Im glad for all the Pintrest talk because I too didnt really know what it was. This makes me realize I should start a Wist or Pintrest. Hope you are all having a great day!

25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and needers R10 (signups till Sept 30 Givers: Oct 25, Needers: Nov 10) on: October 01, 2011 06:40:01 PM
Thanks for the warning SaphireMoon! I thought I felt someone watching...maybe that was just the coyotes! Im so excited to have you as my needer as I understand you are a pro at this (ok I too have been stalking...just a little). Ive already started sorting through my craft area for fun things that I love that I would like you to have! Ill get to start scouring trough the rest of the house tomorrow and will be in touch.

Talk to you soon!
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and needers R10 (signups till Sept 30 Givers: Oct 25, Needers: Nov 10) on: September 30, 2011 12:36:02 PM
MoonlitSun, for sure you can see the northern(or southern version) of aurora Boreallis closer to the poles most often but even here in southern Alberta we get the treat once in a while.

I have to tell you all that I did my first sewing project, other than alterations, this week. I made a cute two tone elephant stuffy. Actually turned out cute and my nephew loves it! I may post it later. I'm just excited and had to share Smiley
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and needers R10 (signups till Sept 30 Givers: Oct 25, Needers: Nov 10) on: September 29, 2011 11:45:00 AM
MoonlitSun, I thought of you a couple evenings ago because you mentioned your love for all things sky and the Northern Lights appeared here! It has truly been 5 years since I last saw them this far south and they were beautiful! I was shivering on my lawn in the middle of the night watching! Soo worth it.

Thanks to Tiffi and MoonlitSun and everyone for welcoming me, and the other first time swapper, to the Givers and Needers R10! Ive never spent this much time on Craftster in a week, checking in CONSTANTLY to see if there is a new post and to read everyones comments. I might become a Swapaholic Smiley
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini fortune cookie charms for a game of hide and seek on: September 28, 2011 08:41:43 AM
What a totally fantastic idea! The charms are georgeous and the idea is spectacular. I would be thrilled to find something like this.

Great job
29  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Easy and Beautiful Green Glitter/Sparkle Shoes!!! -With TUTORIAL -Many Pics on: September 27, 2011 01:30:11 PM
Wow! Thank you MoonlitSun! I think that is my first "this rocks" Smiley Smiley Smiley We get the photos of all the shoes together in a few weeks. As soon as I get them I will post them.

We did find that some of our shoes cracked. Mine got one little crack in the side but the ones that we did NOT use fabric glue on as the base really cracked so dont skip that step!
30  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Re: Albert Cuyp market pictures and findings! on: September 27, 2011 01:28:02 PM
Well hi there! I have a friend who suggested a hostel that is very clean and quieter than many hostels. I will get the name again and see if you have ever heard of it.

Im excited to meet some Craftsters, I have never met another one in person and to think of meeting Smallhold and IdlersDesign all the way in Amsterdam is so thrilling!

If I book the flight I am looking at, I will be there only a week....this trip Smiley
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