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1  Orchid Flower Table in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: December 21, 2007 08:37:36 AM
Cheesy  I am very pleased with how this turned out especially since I'm such an amatuer at painting! I proudly present my orchid table:


It was all unfinished wood so I painted the entire thing. The tabletop and gold are art quality acrylic paint while the green is a craft acrylic.

It is for my aunt, who is a horticultural engineer. Try saying that one three times fast! She works with plants and truly enjoys them, so I thought this would make a good birthday gift. She can use it as a plant stand or as a little side table. Her birthday isn't until March, but since I'm making a trip out there for Christmas, she's getting an early suprise. Smiley

I do have one question though: How/What should I varnish with?
I need to give it some kind of coating to keep it weather and waterproof. What can I use that will not harm the acrylic paint? I need something that is relatively non-toxic as well because I've got a handful of pets.

If you could help me out by listing different coating products (and names you've used and trust) I would be grateful.

Thank you for taking a look!
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2  1 Cent Stamp Envelopes (or bookmark!) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: February 22, 2006 05:05:20 PM
I made this today for some people who have birthdays this month. Smiley

The envelope is my own style and it is made out of parcel paper. I'm sure you could use grocery paper bags or lunch sacks for this too.

From there I border the envelope with dashes. Then I draw it sender/reciever lines.

The stamp is drawn with marker on a little color wood square that you can get in a package along with other shapes and colors. It's only 1-2 bucks a package for 135 pc.

If you add a tassle it makes a quaint bookmark too!

Comments or questions appreciated!!!
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3  Re: Many Uses For / Incarnations Of Picture Marbles in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: February 21, 2006 09:02:24 PM
All these ideas are so neat! I decorated a plain clutch with em. I'm pretty happy with the results! Do any of you get those annoying little cracks or bubbles in about 30% of the marbles though?

A picture of the purse

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79839.0  You can see more pictures here.
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4  Marble purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: February 13, 2006 02:50:55 PM
This purse was super easy to make. But I didn't really make the purse itself, I decorated it.

I know these pics aren't the greatest quality, but purse looks really neat close up.
The clutch was from target from their dollar section. The neat part is the decorating. Basically, I bought a bag of the half-flat marbles. Then, I got a half-inch circle punch and punched out really neat patterns I found in magazines. I stuck those to the marbles with elmers glue. Then, I used super glue to place them on the purse. From there, I got out glitter glue and placed dobbles of it along the top, then coated it with clear nail polish. The handle is strung buttons.
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5  Re: Many Uses For / Incarnations Of Picture Marbles in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: March 31, 2005 02:48:15 PM
I recently went to the Salvador Dali exhibit in Philadelphia, and the ticket had this sweet pic of Dali on it.  Instead of buying a souvenir, I decided to make my own!  I'm planning on making this into a pin, since I don't have any even though I love the way they look.  What an easy, fun, and good looking craft idea!

Sorry for the insanely blurry pic, I have to use my webcam for now until I get Photoshop.

it shouldn't be too hard to make this a pin! Just buy some craft pins that have flat backs. I seen many of these before. They usually have little holes in them. You'd have to glue a sturdy backing to Mr. Dali and then hotglue the back and stick the pin on. Since there's usually holes, push the pin until there are little hot glue beads, which should keep the pin from falling off.
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6  A taste of my art-Image Heavy in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by TheSupy on: March 28, 2005 08:56:01 PM
I just wanted to show you guys some of my art. Critiquing welcome and muchly appreciated. Especially for my face one. I'm trying to do better with expressions and proportions. I apologize ahead of time for some of the fuzziness. My scanner's pretty old.


Orchids (Acrylic)


Collage for my friend's Band

I hope it inspires and that I'll get feedback! Thanks!
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7  Re: wrist cuffs are all the rage ... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by TheSupy on: March 28, 2005 08:24:35 PM
NEatos! Those are super awesome-tastic!

Here's one I made. It looks croocked but when you wear it it's fine. I love it to pieces.

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