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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Two plastic 3D heart boxes on: April 28, 2015 01:18:15 PM
They had Valentine's candy in them, but now I have no clue what to use them for.
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Teeny Tiny Michelangelo on: April 28, 2015 12:33:08 PM
Like the topic said, I made an itsy Michelangelo! I made a mistake by making the shell brown, but I'm sure a little acrylic paint could easily fix it.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Matchbox Shrines (slightly image heavy) on: April 27, 2015 10:45:19 PM
Here are a matchbox shrines that I've made over the last few years.

This is a tribute to St. Dympna, the patron saint of the mentally and emotionally ill. I constructed it out of green green paper and put a polymer clay shamrock on the top because she was Irish. The inside contents include an image of her, a blue glitter candle, and a scroll that is inscribed with her prayer.

This is a tribute to the sea. I also constructed the box for this shrine and the backing in the drawer is sandpaper. It comes complete with some shells, a rock found on a beach, and a tiny message in a bottle. The handle is also a shell.

This was my first shrine and is pretty self explanatory  Wink The one thing I will say is that this is the only one I didn't construct myself. I spray painted a preexisting matchbox, which I found was a mistake since even a thin coat of paint makes it difficult to open and close the drawer. It's just much easier to custom make each box.

This last one is in honor of marriage equality. Everything in the drawer was stuff I just had laying around: Worry Dolls, a polymer clay heart, and some alphabet beads. The only thing I made especially for the drawer was the tiny rainbow flag.

Thanks for looking!

I forgot about this one! It's a tribute to when I sprained my ankle while walking home through a dark vacant lot after seeing a play. It's called "What If Destiny Wasn't a B**** and I Didn't Crash Land on the Neon Shell That Was Once My Ankle" (the piece is sort of named after the play, which was "Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart"). The crutches are made of painted toothpicks and match sticks and the underarm padding things (I don't know what they're called) are made from the little rubber pads from an eyelash curler that I colored with a Sharpie. Then the I chose the fabric in the background (from some scraps I had...) because it looks kind of like gauze to me. Lastly, I had this upside down horse shoe that I never wanted to use because it's bad luck, but it works perfectly with this piece.

Again, thanks for looking!  Grin

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Under the sea matchbox shrine on: September 04, 2013 10:34:47 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to finish this shrine and I'm having trouble coming up with what else I should put in it. As you can see from the picture I have some shells and a message in a bottle. Any ideas what else? I thought of fish, but I don't know how they would look with the octopus  Undecided
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Mighty Boosh shoes! on: October 05, 2012 09:24:52 PM
I painted the Mighty Boosh logo on these old shoes!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Flower Hair Clips on: December 21, 2011 03:10:36 PM
I bought the purple orchids at Claire's for an absurd amount of money knowing I could make it myself, but needed them that night.  So, the days following I did just that.  Basically, I completely take the silk flowers apart and hot glue each layer back together.  Then I glue the leaves on the other side of the clip since the glue doesn't adhere to the metal and I'm too impatient to wait for a glue that would  Wink  Anyway, super easy and fun to make.  Also, the yellow daisies are painted with yellow glitter fabric paint just because I love sparkles!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Thanksgiving Place Card Holders on: December 21, 2011 02:59:47 PM
These are pumpkin place card holders that I made for Thanksgiving dinner.  They are made of white clay then painted with a yellow tinted gesso.  Next I dry brushed them and painted the cracks with gold acrylic.  Lastly, I curled some gold wire around a pencil to make the loops and pushed them in the pumpkins.  It might not come across in the photos, but they ended up having a pearl-like antique look.  I am very pleased with how they turned out and I got tons of compliments.  There were nine of us at dinner and I only had time to make that many, but I plan on making an even dozen sometime in the future.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / What to do with polymer clay in a warm car? on: April 19, 2010 08:38:42 PM
I searched for an existing post and couldn't find one, so if this is redundant, Mods, please do with this post what you will.  I live in Arizona and the last couple of months here have been warm.  About three weeks ago, I thought my clay would be alright in my car, but after a little over a day most of it got a little crumbly.  I know it's not cured, but a lot of it doesn't seem very workable.  Will it be OK to work with, or will I have to replace the crumblier colors?  I really should have known better, but it really didn't seem that warm, at least not to me Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Tommy Gun Purse for Halloween on: October 01, 2009 07:50:26 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm going to be a 1920's gangster for Halloween and I wanted to get a toy Tommy gun to carry around, but I'll also need my purse.  I came up with the idea to fashion a purse out of a toy gun, but the logistics are a little shaky.  Then genius struck and I thought why not make a Tommy gun shaped purse.  However, I have no experience in purse making, nor am I too handy on a sewing machine.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can accomplish this project?

Thanks in advance!
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