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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Crayon art - Puddles with dad on: December 17, 2011 01:42:21 PM
Hey so I tried another crayon art piece.  For this one I used the hair dryer technique and the glue gun technique.

Tutorial and inspirition from http://lightandspoon.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/i-feel-melty/

I found some images I liked online - edited and siloutted them.
 I used a pair of scissors to hold a turquoise crayon on the canvas and used my hair dryer to melt it and ta-da - puddle with splash.
Then I did the silhouttes by  tracing from my computer to freezer paper (my printer is broken)  I covered that in blue tape and cut out the image.  Then used the outside as a stencil and painted.

I kind of like it with just this splash of color

 Then I used the blue tape that had covered the image to cover it on the canvas as I melted the crayons through the glue gun.

The glue gun is a messy process

I regret deciding to do this in my very small and crowded room.  But it made some cool designs for my sewing machine

and luckily my sewing machine doesn't get hot enough to melt the crayon onto any fabric.

Only big issue about this besides the mess in the room (and on me, I don't know how but somehow I got crayon all over my face and in my mouth) is that the wax I dripped down doesn't all stick to the canvas - so when little hands go to feel it some of the drops fall off - maybe a gloss on top or an iron to the back to help melt it to the canvas?

Also this is the original of this image - I love it and am going to freaking claim it as mine so that my family doesn't claim i stole it from others
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Angry birds game on: December 17, 2011 12:41:05 PM
Here is an angry birds game I made.

The pigs are school milk/juice cartons with paper cut out and then packaging tape over it (this is a game we are going to play outside)

and the red angry bird is a soft ball covered in red fabric and painted with acrylic.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / cardboard and fabric ornaments on: December 04, 2011 05:38:17 PM

I followed poppytalk's tutorial for an easter egg buntng found here


I only made 5 since I wasn't sure how'd they would turn out
The other 2 are

for my neice and nephew.
On the back of them is an update for the year.
As in Elliot's says: Christmas 2011.  Elliot is Mr.Smiley.  He is starting to stand on his own, and absolutely loves his sister Addie. 

Its a cute idea and fairly simple, I'm not sure if it is something my aunt would like for her tree though.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / totoro crayon art on: November 26, 2011 10:59:10 PM
My attempt at crayon art with a totoro picture.   I think I made totoro's pupils too big.  Also melted wax is painful

I may melt it down a bit again.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Crayon art on: November 26, 2011 10:53:32 PM
here is the crayon art I did with my afterschool kiddo.  We tried crayons through a hot gun machine (had to later shave them down and also got hot wax squirted on us) and used a blow dryer.

He really loved the science of it and we got to talk about how it was melting a solid to a liquid.  Really worked calling it science art.

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / how to present your art as a gift on: November 16, 2011 07:27:44 AM
I've been making paintings and fabric paintings for my family for christmas and do not know how to present them.   Does anyone have any suggestions?  Is there a best way to wrap art without harming them (mine are just canvas, no frames)? 

Thank you
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Everything is backwards in the US/better pictures on: November 10, 2011 02:28:42 PM
Or I just forgot to invert my pattern for the tardis.  

Here is more of my mom's Christmas gift

The Dr.Who is a copy of irishdaydreamers amazing doll - you can see the much better sewn version at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386025.0

The tardis pillow case is my first attempt at sewing quilting style - I measured each panel about 5 times and then forgot to invert it (hence my US backwards-ness, I immediately thought I should just use the invert button - but that doesn't work in relife).  I hand did the signs and accidently got some on my hands and thus on the pillow in some parts (oops).

I'm going to add this to my other very badly done david tennant doll.

 And then I will secretly be mad at my mom, because there is no way she will be excited enough to make up for all the time these took - though I do love them- I just also love sleep and that didn't happen enough while sewing.  
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Paintings with acrylic and a bubble art on: October 25, 2011 10:22:05 PM
Here are some older paintings I made

These 2 are made from a solid painted canvas then splatter painted and finally a hand made stencil is spray painted on top - both had smears but I thought it gave it character
And yes they are flight of the conchord

Then there is:

my first attempt at any kind of shading - so painted shading, painted textured foliage and a handmade stencil spray painted on - the lines didn't come out for the tire swing and I goofed it up but it still looks cool

here they are all together on my wall with horrible lighting

and finally my bubble art - I added egg dye to bubbles and then blew on the different colors - I made a lot but this was my favorite  

Sorry for my not so good camera and the horrible lighting
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / First plushie attempt without a printed out pattern on: October 23, 2011 11:08:22 PM

So after seeing SpookyPooky's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390052.0)  amazing David Tennant doll I decided to try to make one of my mom.  It is no where near as awesome, but it works.

http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/ufoplush/  was a great website for advice on how to make a plushie.  I think for my next one I will have to find a printer that works so I can actually get the pattern instead of staring at the computer and hoping I am doing it okay.  Also might try to make the next doctor standing up, with a proportional head. 

Any advice on how to make it look more like Dr.who?  I was thinking of making a Dalek plushie to go with it.  And of course I am hoping to put this all in a Tardis Pillow case to have a complete Dr.Who set for my mom (if I get my sewing machine to like me again)
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