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11  Let The Wild Rumpus Begin! Wild Things Plate in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by sharktopus on: September 15, 2012 02:08:48 PM
I got my very first porcelain paint pen yesterday and....well. I can't stop.  I am an avid Wild Things fan, have been since I was a wee kiddo. I even have a Max tat. So, naturally the first thing I made was a Wild Thing, my favorite in particular, Carol.

Unfortunate web-cam picture is unfortunate, but there are only so many ways you can take a picture of a plate, I suppose. It was still hot, so excuse the dish rag.
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12  Re: Awesome Adventure Time Swap (SIGNUP 7/22/12 - 8/04/12, MAIL BY 09/14/12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sharktopus on: September 02, 2012 09:42:08 PM
Oh no, it wasn't terrible. I mean, I burned myself, but it's not all grotesque and stuff. The iron was on medium heat, but it just surprised me. I got so confused with where my hand was in sort of an awkward position and just set the iron right down on it for nearly a second before I realized it. It was less "OH GOD MY HAND IS BURNING!" and more "Yep, that's Lisa..."

If it makes you feel better, I once managed to super glue an exacto blade to my arm. Pretty painful removal experience. Crafting is dangerous!

On a happier note, I made this while waiting for one of my projects to uh...finish up.

It is of my dog and I. Ceaser really only has three legs. He adventures hard core.
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13  Re: Awesome Adventure Time Swap (SIGNUP 7/22/12 - 8/04/12, MAIL BY 09/14/12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sharktopus on: August 20, 2012 10:26:19 AM
Watching me craft Adventure Time Stuff got my kid in a little crafty frenzy.  Took a break from craft swaping to finish this for her. She helped quite a bit, with the hand-sewing stuff. 

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14  Adventure Time Fionna Doll! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by sharktopus on: August 20, 2012 09:28:08 AM
So this is a joint project between my four year old daughter (as pictured, the little ham) and I.  She actually did quite a bit of the hand sewing, and she helped me work the sewing machine for the clothes and hat.  I made the doll, but she had a hand in everything else.

The doll pattern is actually a softie La La Loopsie doll pattern bought off etsy.  It's the same size as a La La Loopsy.  Originally, Lilly wanted me to turn it into Doctor Who (Ten) and then Doctor Horrible, and at one point Castiel from Supernatural, but she changed her mind every time I started making the clothes.

Fionna, however, seemed to stuck, and she was super excited to get to help. 

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15  Re: one tiny zombie thing: the gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by sharktopus on: July 25, 2012 07:37:05 AM

I recieved! 

My partner sent me a few other goodies, but I couldn't get a good picture of anything. This was the main shebang, and it pleases me deeply. It's going to sit right between my resined piranha head, and my Siamese twin hoopla on the wall of Weird.

Happy crafting!

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16  Doctor Who Zombie Doll! With intestine eating action! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by sharktopus on: July 15, 2012 02:11:24 PM

I made this little guy for the One Tiny Zombie swap. My partner was a new Who fan who liked art dolls. So, Doctor Who Zombie Edition was born.

He's fully posable, with arms and legs made with crafting wire, and a rice-pounch body.  His head, hands, and foot are all made of polymer. He had two feet. Then he ate one. Or rather, I can't find it, so I assume he ate it.

I got kind of scrappy with his face. Just carved out chunks and mushed and scrapped and generally made it look rough and nasty.  I think I want to make a whole bunch of zombie marionettes. How cool would that be?
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17  My Partner Received! in The Swap Gallery by sharktopus on: July 13, 2012 11:15:07 AM

Here he is, in all his glory! A fully pose-able Zombie Doctor. He's loosely based off the Tenth Doctor, suit-wise, but because he's a regeneration I made him sort of a mash up between Nine, Ten, and Eleven. Or at least, that was my intentions. He's also rotting, so... Doctor Zombie! Woo! Or should I say who?

My partner was a new Who fan, and I saw on her Pintrest she was very into character-dolls. So really, there wasn't any other option.

Second picture for size reference.

I didn't get any good pictures of his arm and knee bending action, or the tie that I added AFTER I took pictures.  But he's fully armetured with floral wiring. There are also brains coming out the back of his head.  He's even got a tiny sonic screw driver. It was hard, parting with him. 

Sculpting his hands, head and one foot (I made two but then lost one! But eh, he's a zombie so he can work it) took about an hour, and then another hour or so, sewing up the suit and jacket.

I am for sure going to make more little dudes like this. I actually want to make some zombie marionette puppets.
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18  Re: Lets Get Foxy now show me your Hooters! Owl and Fox Swap Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sharktopus on: June 08, 2012 06:57:05 PM

I'm posting for Unicornlasers because she's busy with a BRAND NEW BABY.  There's just something about a brand new baby that makes me want to craft, so the first thing I made were three baby hats! The top left is a solid orange fox-ears hat with a blue bow, and then a white and orange fox hat with a nose. He's my favorite. The bottom right is suppose to be a Hawk Owl.  I made the fox-tail spoon as a gift for her other daughter, so no one would feel left out. The sleep mask came from her pintrest, but embroidering it was my own idea. She said she liked the blueandred combination, so I rooted through my stash and found the perfect material. It's sort of a new-mommy staple, isn't it? Sleep when you can!

The little white wolf is on a ring. THere was a necklace, but I didn't snag a picture of it, as well as another superstillsecret craft that I just found behind my craft desk, and plan on sending tomorrow. So no pictures!

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19  Re: Three Tiny Movie Things - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by sharktopus on: March 20, 2012 08:57:23 AM
Hey, I'm just going to post the pics I have of what I sant pj107 because I'm antsy! I think she's waiting to open until she sends, and that's okay with me!  I only have pictures of the first two, for reasons I am unsure of.  The third was a headband with sculpted Ludo horns from Labrynth. I sent both the horns and the headband, but I ended up not attaching them to the headband though because some people are kind of picky about their hair bling and I wasn't sure if she preferred headbands or clips.

The first picture is a bottle-topper of the broom and bucket from Fantasia. It's fully armetured, and hopefully very sturdy. I dropped him a few times on accident before I painted him, and he seemed alright. The bucket handle is even made out of wire.  It screws onto water and pop bottles, basically so other people don't go drinking out of your bottle. Either that or it's just a tiny little sculpture. I wish I'd gotten a picture of the other side where the water is spilling out of the bucket because I like how the soapy bubbles turned out.  This is the first time I've used white sculpey, and then painted it. Totally new to me, but I kind of liked the effect.

The second is from her first choice movie, How To Train Your Dragon. He's a freshly hatched Baby Toothless of her very own, complete with a nest and egg.  He was hard to part with.  My hubs actually thought I made it for him, because I let it dry on his desk. Sadness ensued.

Hope I did okay for my first swap! I'm all kinds of nervous!

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20  Mermaid Skeleton; underwater creepsters. in Completed Projects by sharktopus on: March 08, 2012 09:31:17 AM
So a while ago I came into a huge chunk of air-dry clay. I'd never really worked with the stuff before (I'm to terribly impatient), but then I remembered all the things I wanted to try that I couldn't with polymer clay.

Like modifying those old plastic skeletons I'd been hoarding for months since I bought them on sale after Halloween at the dollar store. 

Thus, the skeleton mermaid was born.

I made an armature first, out of aluminum foil and then wrapped it in the clay.  If I did things differently, I think I'd do a scale-by-scale clay over top the first layer of clay for a better effect.  On this one, I used a dremel to carve out the scales, and since I'd never used a dremel before (they are so freaking loud), it was kind of messy. I painted over it with  bronze, gold, and green acrylic, sponging each one on, and wiping half of it away.  I like the effect. 

The hair, to your possible disgust, is clippings from my Pomeranian. He was happy to donate. 

It's about six inches in length, and mounted (glued) to a small oval plaque I stained with blue and gold.

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