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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Need an art easel? Like NOW! I made one from sticks and screws.... on: July 13, 2010 07:06:08 AM
i was in desperate need of an easel for a project. Rather than rush to buy one, I left the "crafty" pull me toward my solution. I went to my backyard, found 3 straight sticks and commence to making my easel. The husband was and all to willing helper in my mad plan.... Smiley OK so its not that dramatic, I thought it was cool we could make an easel in 10 minutes. It also folds flat for storage, which I thought was cool. SO behold ye easel!

It filled it's purpose for the day. I am going to sand it and varnish later. I thought I would throw it out, but I love it now! It works so well for my needs...and it was FREE!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Skulls and Roses on: July 04, 2010 12:13:00 AM
This is a painting I did on 9 x 12 watercolor paper using Luquitex Acrylics and Sharpie markers. Smiley I found the line art on google but I freehanded it and painted it myself. I really liked the composition of the pic I saw online and since it is personal artwork not for sale, I drew it almost identical. I didn't want anyone to think I was stealin' de line arts. Enjoy!

I just found the original artist of the line art! Here is a link the orginal piece I found while browsing. Very talented guy Smiley

3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Super Bright Eye Makeup Look (Products used listed, Lots of pics) on: June 29, 2010 12:21:09 AM
I was browsing through some forums here, and I didn't realize there were so many makeup lovers! Smiley I wanted to share a look I did for a contest several weeks ago. I love bright and bold colors and I wanted to share the look with everyone. I hope everyone likes. Smiley I listed the products at the bottom of the pics. C&C always welcome.

I created an eye chart to mark each product used

Here is a list of products used:

1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
2. MUFE no 2 (yellow) crease
3. MUFE no 99 (red) crease
4. MUFE no 92 (purple) crease
5. Coastal Scents 88 Palette, the hottest pink in it, crease
6. Coastal Scents 88 Palette, white, brow highlight
7. BFTE Whisper, inner corner highlight
8. BFTE Lemon, eyelid
9. BFTE Green Apple, eyelid
10. BFTE Grape, eyelid
11. Urban Decay 24/7 Liner, Electric, waterline & cat eye wing
12. BFTE Peacock on top of Electric, waterline & cat eye wing
13. Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, top liner
14. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

Edited to Include:
MUFE = Make Up For Ever available at Sephora.com , great brand of eyeshadow, as well as other products
BFTE = Beauty from the Earth available at www.bftecosmetics.com (I have a ton of their eyeshadows!) Smiley <3 them
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A Gift for a Friend :) on: June 26, 2010 10:04:47 PM
I love to make things for gifts as well as I love getting handmade things! Anyways, a very close friend's daughter just turned one. I wanted to give her something unique and and something she could always keep. I took the photo of her at Easter and drew a portrait from that picture. I had it framed and gave it to her a few days ago. She loved it! Smiley Thanks for looking everyone Smiley

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Just had surgery...all I can do is paint! on: June 26, 2010 09:08:03 PM
Like the title says.. I just had my gallbladder removed a few days ago. I can't go anywhere or do anything. I can't sit at the computer long. I have found a way to be comfy on the couch and paint. I have actually enjoyed my time doing this, since I am usually so busy doing other work related things. I hope you all enjoy. Smiley

This is sort of a recycle project. I love to buy old framed prints to paint over and for the frames. Painted with acrylic.
Finished project

What I started with

Thanks for looking Smiley
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Recycle Copper Wire Cords..Idea? on: June 23, 2010 10:11:28 AM
I have been reclaiming copper wire from various things... (old appliances people have thrown away, etc..) I know I can take it to be recycled, but I would like some crafting ideas with it. The strands are so thin, I'm not sure how I could use it in jewelry making. I would much rather find a way to use this copper I have reclaimed, rather go buy thicker wire...

ANY ideas are very much appreciated!
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / ReVamped Hand Painted Tattoo Shoes on: June 17, 2010 10:12:46 PM
Hello Everyone!

This is my first post.  Smiley I have been lurking for quite some time now and finally thought I should share a little something. I have had these shoes forever. I was about to throw them out when I decided to paint on them first. I figured if I messed them up, no harm done. I really loved the result.

Painted using acrylic, and Sharpie markers Smiley

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!



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