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1  more cake project :) in Dessert by owalkerjillo on: February 21, 2008 07:38:41 PM
Here are some more pictures of cakes I've made for my senior project (which is described https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224440.0 )

this was a 2-layer 4" vanilla raspberry cake stacked on a 6" 2-layer chocolate raspberry cake

the cakes were sandwiched with raspberry jelly and frosted with raspberry buttercream and then covered in the green and white fondant

this cake was made based on a design requested by a friend for an event she hosted as part of her senior project.

this was my first time really coving a large cake with fondant and i must say, it was more difficult than anticipated but i really enjoy working with it. I had some issues which I covered up by sticking flowers in, but I think it came out well. The cake was three layers of  9" vanilla on the bottom and three layers of 6" chocolate on top, all frosted in vanilla buttercream and covered with fondant and fake flowers.

all of my cakes are also vegan Smiley
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2  Cake Decorating Project! in Dessert by owalkerjillo on: January 31, 2008 07:32:26 PM
At my high school each senior has to complete a "learning" project in order to graduate. The topic can be anything the student desires. Some remodel basements, some build rocking chairs, some learn languages, learn to quilt etc. For mine I chose to decorate cakes Grin Since I've been vegan for a year plus, all of my cakes are not only beautiful, they're vegan as well... well, I think so anyways Smiley

These are pictures of a cake I made to practice using Fondant, it was my first time working with it and I was SO proud of how it turned out, even though the heart shape was complicated I really enjoyed working with the fondant.

Keep your eyes peeled, the project requires 40 hours of work so I'll be posting plenty of cakes Wink

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3  ducttape agenda cozy :) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by owalkerjillo on: October 06, 2006 03:18:37 PM
alright so. first off, do cozies go here in the purses, bags and wallets forum? i certainly hope so Wink

anyways, we get these pretty little school agendas every year to keep ourselves organized. and by june mine is always like.. falling apart and broken and it's faaaabulous. so. i decided to make mine a cozy Grin so here we go:

outside with button closure

inside flap with the cover of my agenda slid into it.

it fits my agenda perfectly and on each side there's a 3" flap for the back/front cover to slide right into. it closes with a blue button closure. and, as you can see, it has lots of beautiful polka-dots Wink
what do you guys think? would these babies sell? it was incredibly easy and took a relatively short amount of time to make so i'd prolly sell one for around 7$.

thanks Grin
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4  Re: Ziploc Doodad Swap 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by owalkerjillo on: December 29, 2005 02:30:29 PM
okay here we go. so sorry. here's all the wonderful doo dads that classycrafter sent me Cheesy

-jingle bells
-stocking with lots of YUMMY candy that is sadly MIA from the picture due to me gobbling it up
-lovely pinkish nail polish
-snowflake stickers
-pina coolata gum which tastes wonderful
-tic tacs

-two tubes of beautiful blue and white beads
-a bag of assorted blue/red/black beads that now reside happily with all my other beads
-thin thin pink ribbon
-small clear beads
-a beautiful jade green pendant

-a lovely blue/green/yellow fade yarn ((this picture doesn't do it justice, it's actually very vibrant and the perfect yarn for me))
-navy blue duct tape ((which is already made into my dad's christmas present))
-forest green embroidery floss
-a sewing gauge that my mom instantly told me she was stealing

and I just realized that I left out a sandwich baggie full of sticky foam letters from the pictures.

thank you so much for your wonderful winter themed zip lock Cheesy
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5  UNO/skip duct tape bag w. flap in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by owalkerjillo on: July 23, 2005 09:12:07 AM
so I've been in love with all the amazing card themed purses I've seen on here and decided to break out my old deck of uno cards to creats this red purse. it's my first one with a flap and I think it turned out pretty well for my first one. I'm going to be putting it up for sale on my website and at my local farmer's market. but if by the end of the summer it hasn't sold. I think I'm definately going to be using it for myself. yesss

anyways picture:

basically, I'm in love with the button too. I have them in all the primary colors and they're so much fun. so large and plastic. yes Cheesy
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6  theatre themed duct tape tote (img heavy.. 4) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by owalkerjillo on: June 28, 2005 10:25:51 AM
so I have an obsession with duct tape. like seriously. And obsession. And to raise money for my exchange semester in Spain next spring I set up a website to sell some bags to friends and get some $. I had some left over blue and yellow tape after making a few bags and put my love for theatre and need for a large bag into this:

front. I cut out the faces using exacto knives. a little scary at midnight last night Shocked

back. I wanted to do the whole thing blue to take away from the blindingness of the yellow  but alas, I didn't have enough blue tape left. Oh well I like the stripe Wink (ps it's not crooked, I realize that in the picture it looks crooked but it's really straight I swear!)

inside, large pocket for gum and pencils and such along with a velcro closure. Not sure how much I'll use the closure as when I put books and binders in it doesn't close too well but that's okay Smiley Since I was running out of tape the pocket pictured here is green and the strap on the whole bag (in the first picture) it black.

and now my friend Aly ordered a woven, pink and lime green bag. And oh man was I excited to get this order. Pink and lime are my favorite colors ever. So here is is (sorry Aly if you see this before you recieve your bag Wink)

comment are welcome Cheesy
--Wjd Roll Eyes
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7  Re: Duct Tape Messenger Bag Instructions? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by owalkerjillo on: June 23, 2005 07:56:17 PM
hey! score for new duct tapers. I'm planning on making myself a duct tape messenger bag (I've done quite a few projects before though just not messenger bags Smiley ) Here's an outline of what you should do: (oh I do hope this all makes sense.. if you need clarification on ANYTHING please let me know Smiley)
  • start by designing exactly what you want it to look like (draw out a few different views, I did the front with the flap down, the front with the flap open and a side)
  • next label exactly what size you want everything to be, start out with how long& tall you want the front piece to be then decide how how wide you want your bottom to be, i think mine might be 5.5" cause I'll need to bring it to school but yours could be smaller/bigger. This will determine how big your sides are (the width of the bottom and the height of the front/sides)
  • in order to make measurements for the flap you'll need to take the front piece and multiply it's height times two (the back/flap will be one piece connected) and then add the width of your bottom measurement (example: if my front is going to be 12" high and my bottom will be 5.5" I need my back/flap piece to be a total of 29.5" tall)
  • now you need to make yourself a list of all the pieces you'll need to make (I'm a little OCD.. maybe you don't need a list but check lists help me stay on top of things). include everything. Mine looks something like this:[/color]
  • back/flap (all in ONE piece!)
  • strap
  • cell phone pocket
  • note card pocket
  • notebook pocket
  • bottom
  • sides (you'll need 2 of these)

[li] once you have your list you can start making your pieces! I'd start with the biggest ones first like the front and the back/flap. Next I'd make the sides and bottom pieces. (DON'T CONNECT ANYTHING YET!) If you need instructions on how to make these pieces just ask but basically you just cut/rip strips of duct tape the length you need them then you rip another one the same length and lay it (with both pieces sticky side UP) overlapping just a little bit so they're stuck together. repeat this until your STICKY piece if duct tape "fabric" is the height you need it. Then start back at the bottom ripping pieces of duct tape and placing them sticky sides together with the first sheet you made... yea if that doesn't make sense just ask and I'll clarify it Smiley[/li]
[li] once you have all your pieces made you can start your assembly  Cheesy! This is the most tricky part. But here goes:
lay out flat (in this order) your front, bottom and back/flap pieces. Tape one side (this will be the INSIDE) of the bottom piece to the front and one side to the back like this:

(sorry for the bad clarity.. had to make it small Undecided)
next attach one of the sides by taping it to the front and then the bottom and then the back. Your bag should be beginning to take shape at this step! In order to attach the side securely put one strip of tape on the ouside of the bag where the side meets each piece (front, back and bottom) and also on the inside where it meets each piece ( this will also avoid any "sticky spots" from showing Smiley)

Repeat for the second side (*note.. taping up where this side meets each piece INSIDE will be a little more difficult because you'll have to reach into your now *almost* completed bag to do it.. it can be frustrating but just remember, it doesn't have to be perfect because no one can see inside your bag accept your books Wink )

Now you should have a beautiful almost completed bag. Congratulations. The hard stuff is over Cheesy

If you want to add any pockets you can do so now by simply holding your pocket piece in place and taping around the edges Smiley This kind of application will work for thin pockets (it's how I attach card slots to wallets) how ever if you want a pocket with a little more room (think cell phone pocket) you might want to tape the pocket in place with something in it or just "poof" it up a little with air. (if that doesn't make sense.. agian let me know and i'll be glad to clarify/ make a picture Smiley)

[li] Alright. Now to attach the strap. You need to be SURE that you attach the strap well. because it is NO fun having them come undone! For my purses (which obviously hold less than a messenger bag..) I attach my straps like this:

I do this on the outside and on the inside I put a piece of tape going from the side up to the strap. However, for your messenger bag you might want to just put two or three stiches in it for extra strength. [/li]

[li]Now you're done![/li]

Whew. I hope that helps.. if there is ANYTHING that you need clarified please just let me know and I'd be glad to fix my tutorial!
Alright.. now I need to go finish my bag. if I run into any unexpected problems.. I'll let you all know. Good luck! Grin
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8  SuperB duct tape purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by owalkerjillo on: June 12, 2005 01:07:38 PM
I made this for a friend of mine who just graduated from our highschool yesterday and who I'm going to miss very much. It's also a half birthday present half thanks for being my friend present. If that makes sense Wink anyways. her name is Brie and from a very long story we call her the Super B. And when she saw my duct tape purse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38375.0) she made me promise i'd make her one.

I'm really proud of this one and I can't *wait* to give it to her. The strap is made of pieces of those plasticy lei things (the cheap hawaiian leis) unwravelled and braided with duct tape rolled over on it's self.. umm.. yea hope that makes sense too.
anyways.. pictures Cheesy

Front, to make the letters and stuff I cut them out with an exacto knife then ran them through my sticker maker (the tape i cut from was double sided)

back, woven like anything else.

inside, there's three pockets, one for a cell and two other ones for things like gum, pens whatever.

I could most liekly post a tutorial if needed, it was basically made just like any other plain old duct tape purse. Bought all my duct tape (accept for some of the white) at Michaels.

comments are greatly appreciated Smiley
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