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1  Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015 in Craftalongs by suereal on: May 21, 2016 08:42:33 PM
Check out this creepy factor Grin

I bought a dark light flash light for quick charging glow stuff for pics and BOY does it work!  And it took me 20 some odd pics to get the flash to NOT work.  Dad gave me his camera last trip, so learning stuff Grin
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2  Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015 in Craftalongs by suereal on: May 21, 2016 02:29:10 PM
I finished my MAD SCIENTIST Swap today Grin.  I think my partner will like it all Grin

My partner fancies herself a transmorgrifier, so I made her one Grin.  It was a download from this place

I used coffee fiber paper to give it a cardboardy cartoony color, then glued it to more cardboard for support.

Here, Iris (from Monster high)is trying to transmorg her self, but since it's set to MONSTER, nothing happened. Oh yeah!  I added the Monster setting before I printed out the box.  I was a little shocked there wasn't one to start with...but that's just me Grin  I did mess up a few times when I was going over the edges with a Sharpie, but I figure a transmorg should be a bit dirty and worn looking anyway Grin

Then I made her a rainbow glitter station using Martha Stewart Lab Tubes that i got 1/2 off last Halloween.  I had the rack for 30ish years (ehGAD!).  I picked it up while recycling, so it was free.  I did have to use some aluminum tape for the divider sections on the top.  She has a secret addiction to buying glitter, so i hope this helps her start to use it. 

I bought this mini set of lab flask last Oct. as well.  I thought the box was super cool

I picked up the rabbit taxidermy last fall with a Michael's 50% off.   It was easy to put together, but I was not fond of the color way.  So I painted over it all with MStewarts yellow glow paint.  I also added safety eyes, becasue well..DUH Grin

The teeth are painted with dimensional glow paint, and I stuck a little blue safety nose under the cut out for said nose.

The last (yes...we are almost done..)item was a little tool I made to help my partner make things.  I call it...The Laser Pointy Finger Of DOOM!!!  But it's OK if she wants to change that Grin

It is made out of a tool used to do some kind of needle work. It is a U shape that fits over the end of the finger, and the pointy part.  The little lens clips onto the U shape.  Then there is a finger light over that, that hangs underneath.  I used a finger from a glove as the base, but I'm not super happy with.  I have a cut up mechanic glove some where which i will switch to when I find it.  Grin

Whew!  Sorry about all the pics but I was just super happy with my whole package Grin
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3  Flink The Blingmingo in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by suereal on: May 07, 2016 05:10:49 PM

That's Flink.  He's a Blingmingo.  In this pic he is showing how much better he would survive then normal flamingos. Much better camouflage.  The Hub was the one who named his species.  But I picked his name.  Once Upon a Time, I wanted to own a dinner club called The Flink Plamingo...stop looking at me that way...it was the 80's...aannnyyywaaayy..Here he is in his for-real home

He cost 8$ to make from one of the local dollar stores.  Here's some proof.

The first pic is all the tags from the bits I bought.  The receipt is from the first purchase.  I was going to incorporate the LED lights, but I ended up needing another pack of the gems to encrust Flink completely, so I nixed the lights.  I used 4 packs total at 1.25$ each and then the 3 dollar flamingo.  So 8$ total Grin

I've always wanted to mutate a plastic flamingo, so I was completely delighted when I found one for that cheep!  I did a rough estimate, and I think Flink took me aprox. 20 hours.  I used far more glue sticks than I thought I would.  I also used glitter green and blue paint to fill in some of the open pink parts that showed up once I was done gluing.  I had used blue square gems as the eyes, but they didn't show as much, so I pulled out my eyes and decided to homage the pink feathers of the original dino...I mean birds Grin  Here's a progress shot.  

Also happy I failed at gluing myself to Flink.  There were a few close calls, but we both lived Grin

This last pic is the gems I had left over from the 12,000 gems I glued on to Flink.  I did use a few more when I placed the legs and reinforced the join by stacking gems up around the wire to mimic the real one's thighs.

Thanks for looking Grin
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4  Re: April Oneth Inspired Tshirt..SPAM..Food or Fool? in Stenciling: Completed Projects by suereal on: April 22, 2016 04:20:09 PM

I washed the shirt a week later and it came out fine.  I used hot water and turned it inside out.  It might have lost a bit of the glittery parts...but it was not significant.

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5  Re: One Tiny Unloved Creature Gallery in The Swap Gallery by suereal on: April 22, 2016 04:12:30 PM
My turn!

Here is what artsycandice made for me...

How cool is THAT!  I am fascinated by Mola Mola, or sunfish as they are also called.  They remind me of the Face of Boe from Dr. Who for one thing.  Just a giant head floating around in water Grin.  He...or she..I have no idea how to tell on a sunfish.....will look FABO o my dark purple hall way.  And Now I want more strange and wonderful 3D sea creatures for my new collection.  Then I can walk through the ocean on the way down my hall.

Thanks Candice Grin I love him...or her Grin
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6  Re: One Tiny Unloved Creature Gallery in The Swap Gallery by suereal on: April 21, 2016 08:25:24 PM
I got my awesome package from artsycandice today too...just to late to get a good picture.  Who delivers mail at 6:30PM?!?  I promise pics in the morning though Grin

I'm so glad my wee fledgling made it safe and sound.  It was almost like raising a real baby bird.  Fragile, demanding and lots of little messes Grin.  I was shooting for being able to pull a cord and the wings would go up and the mouth would open....not going to do that one again Grin  But I was pretty happy with it in the end.  Here's the inspiration pic...

and, just to be official, they are Oriental Pied Hornbills.  I had to guess at a few things as this was the only pic I found of that breed.  They are a very interesting group of birds, and I learned several things about them...and crafting them Grin

I even sacrificed one of my poodle stuffies (I had two..) for the pin feather fabric.  Chopped it right in 1/2 Grin.  But I'm going to make it a fish tail of some sort, so it will end up fine Grin
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7  I'm Team Dino in Easter by suereal on: April 12, 2016 11:35:37 AM
Which I suppose makes me team egg by default.  One of my FAVO science discoveries since I was a kid in school is that the birds are the dinosaurs.  My Hub and I even say things like, "The dinosaurs are singing very loudly today."  or "Oh!  That little one is being quite the bully.  Glad the dinosaurs decided to shrink down to that size."  So, as soon as I saw this challenge I knew what to do...

I think I just invented a new holiday Grin

Here is the basics in my sewing machine.  I used my Sharpie Stained pens to draw the letters, using a brass stencil set I have.  I didn't start with a plan past covering things with stitches.  I had forgotten how relaxing machine embroidery is.  I could have stopped early, but I just wanted to keep going LOL.  Eventually i added glow fabric paint to the letters to help them pop a bit more.  Oh yeah and the egg it's self is Fairy Frost Glow fabric..
Someday i will learn to take a good glow picture *shakes her tiny fist*!

The pom frame is a piece of vintage stuff i have had forever.  This is how much I have left...

LOVE it when that happens Grin
Here is the hanging against the white floor, just in case the purple wall is messing with it's color way.

Thanks for looking Grin
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8  April Oneth Inspired Tshirt..SPAM..Food or Fool? in Stenciling: Completed Projects by suereal on: April 01, 2016 07:13:09 PM
I have been wanting to try out spray paint shirts recently.  I even bought the new chrome Krylon spray can when in the states recently.  I had bought a shirt to make a Find Murphy!!! shirt for Zombie Nation, but they only played the line a few times in the first epi..then they found him  *add in balloon emptying pppphhhttttt like sound*.  But today, April First Day, I received divine inspiration from the craftster deities.  Everything was SPAM-a-licouse today!  I love everything kitchy and SPAM is like the food of the kitch.  So, when craftylittlemonkey was being vexed by the word manipulations occurring today, I thought she was talking about the disturbing nutritional issues of SPAM.  And I just couldn't get this idea out of my mind...so here ya go Grin

Super happy with how it came out.  I will wait a week or so before I wash it and post how it goes.  The spray is not as mirror like on the fabric as I have seen on glass and other mediums.  But it is bold and stands out very nicely.  I love the splaters and I got a bit of a nail polish as well Grin

Thanks for looking Grin
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9  Re: SPAMalong in Craftalongs by suereal on: April 01, 2016 07:00:01 PM
Inspired by the general love/loathing of SPAM I had to make a shirt to commemorate...

..wait...is SPAM a sponsor of craftsters??
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10  Re: SPAMalong in Craftalongs by suereal on: April 01, 2016 03:02:12 PM
As a world recognized SPAM artist (I'm rather sure there are some folks in the world who would recognize me...), I'm honored my little SPAM inspired jewelry was included in this awesome craft-a-long Grin  And I do have to confess, I have been holding back on the SPAMness.  I would like to introduce my newest SPAMreation... creaSPAMtion...SPAMftster project...y'all know what I mean....

I'm calling it.....Don't Have a Cow, SPAM!  It's some sort of commentary on our culture..I think...
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