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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Ink and Watercolors and Pencil and Weirdness on: January 30, 2013 02:55:21 PM
In the last couple months I've been playing around with a calligraphy pen and some watercolors and then just the other night I did a pencil drawing...

It's all for fun.

I just thought I'd share. I'm a bit lost when it comes to what I want my subject to be, which is why I guess my subject is almost always something bizarre. But I love advice and feedback. So have at it!

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another Covert Art Abandoners Swap? on: January 29, 2013 08:53:44 PM

I stalked the last gallery and I really loved the concept of this swap, because it went beyond sending and receiving. It went from sending, to receiving, to hiding, and then receiving again. But from my stalking, I noticed that the hidden crafts didn't get too much feedback from strangers...

Is this a swap others are interested in doing again?

If it was done again, could it be improved so that more feedback is likely?

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / 2 ATCs I Made on: April 28, 2012 10:09:32 PM
These are some ATCs I did for a swap recently. I was pleased with how they turned out and they got me in the mood for making more! (So, I've already sent in my questionnaire for the May ATC Swap)

This is a character from the Neil Gaiman series The Sandman. I have not read the series, but my partner in the swap liked it, so I did my research.

My partner liked different languages and typewriters- so this is what I did with that.

Thanks for lookin'! That's all.

4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Hand-building with Found Objects (9pics) on: October 13, 2011 10:25:37 AM
So, I just finished a Hand-building with Found Objects course. I made four things, three of which I'm quite proud of. I really feel like the glaze took over and made me look good, but nonetheless here they are in all their glory.

This is the first piece we completed. It's a bowl the perfect size for salsa or dip. The bowl texture is actually accidentally from going overboard on the scratch portion of "scratch and slip". The triangular texture on the rim is from a plastic sheet for kids to use with clay (but if it says 'just for kids' I never let that stop me). The glaze was called Woo Blue and I was ecstatic with the results.

This was the second project we completed. It may have a fancier name, but to me it was just another bowl, appropriate for candy or maybe paperclips and staples. Most of the surface texture was done with two rocks. Then the rim was done with cowry shells. The glaze was called Stoney Orange.

This last one is a box. It's barely useful, but I'm thinking of putting potpourri in it and giving it as a gift to my mom. I used lace for the texture, even though you cannot tell because it showed up so lightly. Though I still liked the result. Then I stippled a bunch of little dots everywhere for a little detail. It was a lime glaze, but on the 50/50 mix it ended up being several beautiful shades of blue.

Well. Thanks for looking Grin Commentquestioncritique.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / An Altered Altoid Tin on: October 11, 2011 12:26:53 AM
So after two years of gawking, I am finally posting something. AND that something is my very first altered altoid tin.

My boyfriend is in a band and I'm partially responsible for the merchandise that gets sold. Not only do we always decorate the packaging, but it's always extra fun to throw in some oddities along with the purchased goods. For the last package we sent out, I decided to give my go at altering an altoid tin, since I love the endless possibilities of what someone can use a small container for.

I haphazardly hot glued miscellaneous bits from my junk box to the top. Painted it, then used Rub-N-Buff (which I have been applying to anything and everything I can, because the effect might as well be magic).

I was hoping to achieve a sorta steampunk-esque, rustic vibe.

I decided to stay real simple with the rest and mod podge magazine cut-outs to the inside, the back of the lid and the bottom.

Also, I made a small felt smiley sun just the right size to be a nice surprise for the person receiving the package.

Then this is the back. I love crumpling magazine cut-outs to get a really wrinkled, old effect. Also, I thought it went well with the plain, textural image.

Well, that's it!    Grin
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