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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Painting with Lipstick/Lipgloss and Cosmetics? on: August 19, 2009 04:00:11 PM
Does anyone have any experience painting and drawing with cosmetics on canvas? 

I have a ton of lipsticks and lipglosses that need to go, but I HATE throwing things away.  I also need some wall art... so putting two and two together, I figured it might be a really neat project.  My concern is that lip products get gooey/melted when it's hot, so what would happen if it was on a canvas?

Do you think sealing it would help?  If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks!
2  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / Andover, NJ: Regional Craft Fair on: September 15, 2008 04:42:24 PM
On Saturday Nov 15, 2008 Andover's Long Pond School will be having a craft fair, which I will be a part of!  It's at a junior high school so it might be great for young crafters or those looking for gifts for them!  I've never been part of this show, but I was told that there's plenty of people there.

9 am-4 pm


Long Pond School
707 Limecrest Road
Andover, NJ

Hope to see you there!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Construction Question- Making Beach Ball with Pockets on: April 14, 2008 10:01:11 AM

I need a bit of advice in constructing this ball.  This is a photoshopped image of what it's supposed to look like.  It's a sort of beach ball shape, but it's small, about 5" high.  It has 12 hidden pockets, 2 in each seam of the ball where little toys are placed.  The buttons are attached to the toys (and the toys are attached to the pocket so that they don't actually come out) to help pull the toys out.  It's meant to be a surprise what's getting pulled out, which is why there are pockets and why everything has to be symmetrical. 

I've been using patterns for beach balls, and the patterns works out just fine, but I'm having technical problems with the pockets. The ball doesn't hold its shape because of the openings-- it can't hold the structure, plus the pockets get in the way of each other on the inside of the ball so that they bend and do funny things, making it hard to pull the toys out.  The ball will be made out of velvet in the end. Right now, the pockets are cotton, but I suppose that they need to be a thinner material (maybe nylon)-- maybe that will help with that issue...?

I've thought of putting boning near the seams, but that's complicated.  I don't think interfacing would help.  I've been thinking about making the pockets into tubes that connect to the other side.  Maybe that will give it more structure?

If anyone can think of any possible solutions, I'd appreciate it greatly.  I can't seem to wrap my head around this problem!  Thanks all!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Zebra Storage Box on: January 10, 2007 11:04:27 AM
Hey all.  This is the first time I'm actually sharing a project I made.  I made this yesterday out of some old cotton zebra I had kicking around for years, one of those wooden storage boxes from IKEA, some black acrylic, and these weird little plastic hearts that I've had for years.  I'm so glad that I finally mod podged this box.  I've been trying to do that for well.. years.

Let me know what you think.  I was thinking about adding some 3" wide red lace ribbon to it and maybe lining the inside of the boxes in felt.
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