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1  Lace Lady Gaga-ish Mask With Super Easy Tutorial in Costumes: Completed Projects by lindseylee21 on: January 19, 2010 06:32:08 PM
Hi everyone!
I am working on a burlesque type outfit for a friend's costume birthday party; one of the requirements for attendees is that you must have some sort of mask. I like to make stuff, so I decided to try making a lace mask that would be a little more exotic than just a normal mask. I wanted it to look sort of Lady Gaga-esque and I really like how it turned out. It was so easy so I thought I'd post it for future halloween costume needs!

I bought a black lace remnant for cheap at Joann Fabrics. Here is what I started with:

I put it up on my face and trimmed it to about 1 cm past my hairline. I also carefully trimmed along the pattern so that it wasn't just a straight line on my forehead.

Next, I soaked the lace in a mixture of water and Elmer's Glue to give it some firmness. I got the idea from a technique I used when making a mask out of leather. When you get it all nice and soaked, put it on your face and shape it how you want it; the water/glue mixture helps shape the mask to your face and helps it hold its shape. I then dried it with a hairdryer. Note: I put vaseline on my eyebrows, just in case, but I'm not sure it was really necessary.

As you can see in the pic, it is curved to the shape of my nose and face and now has enough body to stand on its own:

To secure the mask, I used a bobby pin on each side. Here is the finished product (please excuse my ratty appearance):

I'm thinking it will look better once I'm in the whole ensemble, lol. I'm planning to post pics of that as well because I made this awesome feathered skirt that I also want to share. I hope you like it and c/c are welcome!

PS - I just noticed that it looks like there are some um... strange items on my bed behind me in the last pic. I PROMISE that they are both remote controls for my television and DVD player!!!!!!!! lol
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2  Re: Cork board, cork board on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lindseylee21 on: January 13, 2010 07:12:20 AM
Here's the one I made for my mom... I found a vintage Syroco mirror at an antique flea market for $16. It wasn't a pretty color, so I spraypainted it using Krylon Champagne Brushed Metal paint. She LOVED it. One thing I found is that one layer of cork is not enough, if you're using like, a roll of cork. I put two layers in so that the tacks wouldn't go through the backing.

Thank you again for the inspiration! I'm going to make one for myself now too.  Cheesy

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3  Bedazzled Plunger in Completed Projects by lindseylee21 on: December 30, 2009 02:44:39 PM
I recently had my first experience with a plunger and it was rather... unsatisfactory. After giving it some thought, I realized that the ONLY way to make my next experience better was to bedazzle my plunger. And now that I'm done, I'm pretty sure that I was right.

I think this is probably what Lady Gaga's plunger looks like.

I hot glued 468 acrylic rhinestones to my plunger handle. Hope it makes you giggle a little. I apologize for the darkness in the first two shots.

At the beginning.

Working out the pattern.

Nearly done!

The finished product.
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4  Re: Lets See Pics of Tattoos You Designed! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by lindseylee21 on: December 13, 2009 07:39:27 PM
Here's a picture of one side of a matched set I have... I designed and drew this tattoo, based on Indian henna designs, because I was inspired by Mount Everest. I wanted to go there one day so badly! I had the right side done first; the lettering on the flower's petals says "One Day". The flower on the left side says "Everest". Each side took about 5 hours for a total of 10 hours under the needle.

I went to Everest last October and it was completely life changing. Then I got another tattoo to commemorate the journey!  Smiley  

I hope you enjoy. The forum is telling me that I can't post pictures yet so you'll have to click to see it:

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