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1  Re: WWP Swap 13 Chunky Pages Gallery of Paper Extravaganza! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: August 31, 2009 10:09:58 AM
I am truly ashamed for posting so late. It's true that sometimes things come in threes, whether negative or positive.

This is the lovely chunky page sent to me by Little Green Dragonfly. It's stunning, and I love Pan's little sculpted face. He arrived with his head floating around in the package but that's nothing a little E6000 can't take care of.

To answer your questions on how I did the batik type colors on my pages, I used a combination of watercolor, wax, india ink, and rubber stamps. I used a layering technique and first saturated the page with water to allow all the colors to run into each other. Then once dry, I only filled in selected areas with color. If you drop regular candle wax on wet watercolors it will not adhere to the page fully. This allows for you to paint around the edges of the wax once more, and then lift the wax from the piece later to reveal a small void of color. I don't think this makes much sense buuut it's all my brain will allow me to express currently.

I hope to join you amazing ladies again soon, but for now can't afford to. On top of all the other mess I very recently got into a car accident which totaled my vehicle and I'll be needing to save for a new one. I'm still here and it is my hope things will be looking up soon. I thank all of you for your patience and kindness.

Gentle Breezes and Blessed Be.
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2  Re: WWP Swap 13 Chunky Pages Gallery of Paper Extravaganza! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: August 05, 2009 09:18:54 AM

Hi everyone! This is the beautiful page I received from Radmom, another Seshat themed one! I'm sure she's pleased to be receiving this much attention  Cheesy
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3  Re: WWP Swap 13 Chunky Pages Gallery of Paper Extravaganza! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: July 21, 2009 01:16:19 PM
Oookay, this is the lovely chunky page I received from Feywalker! It's Seshat themed, The Mistress of the House of Books, the Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Writing. And I'm pretty sure that she wrote my name in Hieroglyphs on that little scroll  Cheesy I love it!

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4  Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 12 Gallery of Fun Summer Days AND Nights! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: June 19, 2009 10:30:51 PM
Ronda- You look simply DIVINE in that robe! Beautiful!
Wind- What a stunning shirt! Absolutely lovely!

I received from Olivegreenspring the other day. Annnnnd piiictures!!!  Cheesy

From the top! Four pretty wooden stars! I've already strung them together and hung them in the corner of my room by my altar.  Grin Below the stars are three small bags of incense Olive made herself! They smell wonderful! One is Clearing Incense, One is "Broke No More" Incense, and Healing Incense. She gave me two orange candles for the Sabbat, and a cute little rat painting! The rat is my spirit animal so I feel very connected to this painting. Below the rat painting is a sachet pillow that smells of lovely Lavender. I shoved it in my pillow quite promptly and had to retrieve it for pictures  Tongue The card with sunflowers was my lovely letter explaining everything, and to the left is a bag of pleasant dried petals. I'm thinking they might be rose buuuut I'm not quite sure. Please correct me, Olive!

Thanks a lot, dear!   Wink
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5  Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 12! (flake free and finished! 3 in a row!) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by robotarsonist on: May 28, 2009 11:21:15 AM

ETA: man I use a lot of exclamation points around you guys...

I do the same thing. I just get really excited when I post here! HAHA!  Grin BTW Danni, I really dig that fortune teller shrine.  Cheesy

I like altered art too and at this point have collected so much ephemera that I need a good excuse to use it all! I did a couple mini shrines too, one was for my first swap and another was just for giggles. They aren't hinged or close in any fashion but I think they do the job. Plus they are really great altar decorations!

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6  Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 11 May Pole Madness Gallery of Joy! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: May 02, 2009 02:40:17 AM
Edel- my love and my wishes for your dear love's mother. She will pass easy with so many kind souls watching over her. <3

Gawd I'm such a loser this swap. Please forgive me, you wonderful and kind people. Woodland_faerie asked that I post a few pics of what I sent her and I shall honor her request.

The first and largest item I sent her was an acorn purse. I knitted the main shape of the purse using an improvised pattern with a wool blend, lined it, used a thrifted leather belt as a strap, and used burlap as the top acorn "shell" part. I attached the strap using brass colored rings and leather scraps from a friend. She emphasized that all the leather/wool be recycled and I tried my darnedest to oblige. (this is the best pic I have of the purse and it's size and please ignore the cranky overtired face plz)

We also agreed to swap trinket bags and this is the one I sent her. She's into fairies (duh) so I thought the beading and asymmetrical design of this little bag was right up her alley. All the beading is done by hand with a mixture of multicolored glass beads (seed bead size and larger), handspun wool, several shades of embroidery floss, and felt.

In addition to this I also sent her a pretty forest green gel pen, a skeleton key (since we agreed to swap those as well), and a dried plum pit with a pentacle woodburned onto it to wear as a pendant.
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7  Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 11 May Pole Madness Gallery of Joy! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: April 26, 2009 03:30:22 PM
*crawls out from behind rocks* I received from woodland_faerie!! First of all, there was so much lovely texture in this package I still don't think I've looked at all the details.

In this main picture is everything I received. A 3d fabric journal for my altar, a pitcher shaped basket, two resin pendants, one with a butterfly within and one with an ivy leaf within it (not pictured because I seriously just found it!), a crystal from the Arkansas mines, a trinket bag (we decided to swap these in addition to the required stuff) and some ADORABLE little rat cut outs. They look like little constellations and I'm seriously thinking of getting one tattooed on me  Cheesy

Details ahoy!

The main item is a 3d Journal for my altar. There are many different pages and they have pockets within them so I can stick herbs, spells, etc within the pages. It's stunning and has fabric collage techniques and beading upon it. The texture and colors are incredible and stunning. There's velvets, metallic, shiney, soft, everything. There are so many different fabrics and objects used within these pages, I can just feel the power within it. This first page has some words, "dream" and "inspire" as well as lovely bead work and a dragonfly!

There's a lovely Goddess face and great beading on this page with the words "Evoke the Goddess". The opposite page is covered in ivy leaves and more bead work  Cheesy

We also agreed to swap skeleton keys since we both collect them. Isn't the stark silver lovely against these shades of black and gray?

These two pages look very mysterious next to each other. There are words stitched into the brown page, and I think one says "earth", "stone", "feather", and one more word I can't quite make out...

This page has a feather sewn to it! It reminds me of wood grain. There is also a holed stone sewn to this page Smiley

Here's a closeup of the lovely trinket bag that she sent me. I can put charms, amulets, herbs, spells, or anything else I want in it.

This is such a lovely package, thank you so much! I know I've been very busy but this package made my month  Cheesy

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8  Re: Tree Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: April 15, 2009 06:33:57 AM
There are so many lovely things in this gallery!

I apologize for my absence but I have received from twistedbeader.

Here is everything together. She sent me a decorated wooden box, a tree themed tote, and coasters.

Here's the box. It has a sculpted tree on the top of it. I like the little handle it has, it's ornate and lovely.

Here's the tote which has a drawing of a tree on it.

Here's the coasters. I really like the pictures she chose for them.

Thanks again, twistedbeader.  Smiley
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9  Re: Witch/Wiccan/Pagan Swap 10 Ostera Card Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: March 31, 2009 11:52:35 AM
I'm worried about BT as well. I hope she's okay.

I recieved from Saturn as well!

I giggled so hard when I saw the recipe for Spanakopita since I'm Greek and whenever we go to my Yaya's house she makes this and a ton of other Greek dishes. Made me think of her and how much I miss her since she lives several states away. She's a true spitfire and taught me tasseomancy when I was little using traditional Greek coffee.

This card is soooo pretty! I love the fairy on there, so bright and colorful!

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10  Re: Witch/Wiccan/Pagan Swap 10 Ostera Card Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by robotarsonist on: March 23, 2009 12:36:16 PM
I also received from Shade today! Look at those stunning glittery maidens! And the poem inside is lovely! Beautiful card, Shade!

As a side note, has everyone received from me? With the way the mail has been I just want to make sure.
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