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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I have a month to gather trash!!! Please send me your trash! on: October 10, 2005 11:18:39 AM
Hi! My name is Tiffany.  A few friends and I entered a competetion to win the school's gallery space at our university.  Our idea was chosen!!!!!!  This is a big deal!!!

We are turning the gallery space into a bedroom that is made out of trash.  On the opening night my friends and I will be living in the room and we will be adorned in trash clothing.  The problem is that the school is giving us less time to get ready for the show than they origonally said.  We have about 3 weeks.

We need:

etcha sketches
pop tabs
bottle caps
neck ties
plastic bags
plastic caps from soda bottles
tomato soup can lables
packing tape
any neat trash items

If you would like to help out please send items to:
Tiffany Moreland
125 Iris Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401

I am willing to pay shipping and handleing on items or buy items.  It you would like to trade for some of my clothing, jewelry and other stuff my journal is www.livejournal.com/users/tinsil74

please email me at tinsil74@hotmail.com if you have any questions

Everyone who donates will be given credit in our show!  I will post pictures after the show is completed!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Super hot New Kids on the Block shirt!!!!!!! You know you're jealous! on: August 27, 2005 02:05:47 PM
I got a crap load of free clothes from a yardsale....3 shirts were new kids on the block!   I actually saw them when I was 5 and one of the shirts was from the tour! Woo hoo!

The shirt looks really bunchy in the back.  It's sewn pretty well, my butt is just too big for the shirt to be pulled straight.

I did try to make it look raw with a little bit of crappy topstitching and the un hemed bottom.

Comments/suggestions appreciated!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Easiest way to bind pages for a journal!!! *tutorial* on: August 13, 2005 06:43:53 AM
I just thought of this.  I tried to search to see if someone has already posted this, but I couldn't find anything. 

For those who are sick of the slowness of the coptic stich, how about machine sewing! 

First seperate your pages  into piles of five. 

Fold them in half.

Make sure your machine is on a straight stich, with the longest length.

Sew slowly on the fold...then *ta da*

Repeat until all piles are complete. 

Now you're going to fold all the pages and put them together with the sitches all in one direction.

Hold it together with binding clips, paper clips....whatever will work.

Now you're going to hand sew, so get your needle and thread.  Sew through the machine stiches.

This cut half the time off my journal making.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Frumpy dumpster shirt turned into a *super cute* Air Supply shrug on: August 12, 2005 07:55:19 AM
My friend and I went dumpster diving at the end of college one year and I found alot of clothes and shoes.  This shirt was one of my finds.  I never wore it be it looked like this:


So, I cut it up, resized the sides, added some lace, and then stinciled on the Air Supply logo.  It was my first stencil, but I think it looks pretty good.  Hopefully I'm posting in the right section. I figured I did alot more cutting and sewing than painting.



Questions and comments are welcome.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I took scissors to my closet...AKA 5 band shirts girlyfied (pic heavy) on: August 10, 2005 06:19:49 PM
Woohoo. So I have been on the ball, 5 shirts in 3 days.  I haven't worn these shirts in years, because they were large men's shirts and they looked really fumpy.  They aren't the most creative, but I'm new to reconstructing.  I'm pretty proud of how they turned out.  Excuse my strange expressions, I just woke up from a nap.

I had to handsew all the eyelet tape, because I had no idea how to do it on my sewing machine.  Zipper foot wouldn't work.  If any one has any idea how to sew it, please please let me know.

Constructive criticisim is very welcome.
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 4 ENTRIES / Aerosmith Dashboard Shrine, image heavy on: July 31, 2005 03:26:47 PM

Front View

Side View

Back View

Close up of microphone

Close up of side.  Notice that the record arm has an actual needle

Close up of the record

I started with an jar lid and added beads. The top of the jar lid was covered by a black circle from a floppy disk, which made a great record.  I cut arm of a pair of glow in the dark glasses to make the arm on my record player. The microphone was made from a stick, sculpy, and fabric.  Found a picture of Steven that I liked, painted it,and added 3D lips.  When I drive in my car he moves to the music.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 4 ENTRIES / Walk This Way Shoe, image heavy on: July 31, 2005 03:13:36 PM
I must start of by saying I LOVE AEROSMITH.  I have seen  them 5 times in concert so far.

There is nothing more 80s than scarves and the finest women's clothing.

I first painted an old shoe with acrylic paint.  Then I wote the entire lyrics to Walk This Way.  Painted fabric scraps to make the scarves.   It didn't seem complete, so I added shoe stickers.  The stickers made me think of the old dance step charts, so on the bottom I made my own little dance chart of the grapevine.  If anyone has ever seen Steven Tyler dance it's amazing...and he always does a grapvine with a jump or high kick at the end.

I am an Aerosmith fanatic and I was watching the Run DMC Walk This Way video the other day and that inspired me.  The close up on the Adidas without shoe laces was when the lightbulb hit.

Speaking of lightbulbs, I have decided to add christmas lights so I now have a funky lamp in my room.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New girl. Picture heavy. on: July 24, 2005 07:25:23 PM
Hi, I'm new to posting, but not to the site.  I have been looking at stuff on here for a few months and I have been inspired.

This was made from two shirts.

This was made from brown curtains and an old skirt.  Totally made up this pattern as i went along.

This is my guns n roses hoodie.  I got the stencil off off this site. It used to be a plain white long sleeve shirt!

Goodwill beautified,

i hope these pictures turn out ok.  If anybody has any questions about how I did something.  I'll do my best to answer.
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