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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / My boyfriend wants to do something crafty... on: November 29, 2008 01:48:24 PM
My boyfriend mentioned that he would like to do some kind of project together. He has some friends who made dolls of themselves and traded them, and he thought that was cool. He said he would like to do something like that (not necessarily make dolls). He's artistic (draws and paints) but has never done much crafting to my knowledge (although he did make me a very nice collage Valentine once, and he made [obscene] play-doh stop-motion movies as a youth). I used to be super-crafty, but I pretty much haven't done anything since I started college. I can sew and paint and whatnot (the only projects I've ever poster here were painted sneakers), but I am at a loss for a project we could do together, maybe over Christmas break.

He is going to be going to med school next year, and I'll be off to grad school the year after, so I think it would be great for us to start a tradition of making things for each other that we can send when we're apart.

I am pretty much open to any kind of project (paper/textile/whatever). Between us, we are interested in everything: I am studying Literature and Computer Science, and he's entering med school with a degree in Entrepreneurship and a black belt in karate. We both like cooking and video games and drawing/painting. He also looooves old movies (from silent to anything up through the 40s or so). So, as you can see, we're a pretty eclectic pair, and I would like a project that allows some leeway for creative twists that reflect that.

In short, anybody have any ideas for a beginning (but intelligent, artistic, and quick-learning) craft guy that allows personality and creativity (i.e. not just following instructions)? Links to tutorials and threads, or even places to buy kits, would be spectacular.
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / painted slip-ons (a bit image heavy) on: June 11, 2006 10:34:19 PM
so, craftster- long time, no see.

but school is done and summer boredom-borne creativity has returned.

one of my best friends (basically the kid bro i never had) turned 16 last week. well, he has long been enamored of the jack purcell's i painted last summer (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48002.0), so i told him i would paint some shoes for his birthday if he so desired. 

this is the outcome:

the text says "i won't stop screaming until everyone is listening." it's from a song by remembering never. i don't like them (hardcore is not my thing), but my friend loves 'em, and i liked the lyrics in respect to the style i was going for.

and here's the recipient sporting them:

project soundtrack:
snails- the format
your favorite weapon- brand new

thanks for your time, craftsters.
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / painted jack purcell's (image heavy... dial-up will suffer) on: August 12, 2005 09:59:38 PM
umm... first post...

i got these shoes about a year ago from a friend whom they didnt fit. they fit me perfectly, but i'm not a huge fan of converse purcell's. (give me good ole chucks any day)

i knew i could come up with a use for them, and i finally did.

i know painting shoes isn't the most original thing ever, but w/e.

craft soundtrack: my aim is true- elvis costello; i am the movie- motion city soundtrack

the victims

the weapons

the hindrancehelper/attention whore

the final damage





now i just need a cool way to display them (tooooo colorful for me personally to actually wear, although in theory, i could...)
ideally, i would like to paint shoeprints about halfway up the wall and nail the shoes above so it looks like they walked up the wall. but i am only going to be living at home for about a year and figure my parents won't want shoeprints on the wall when i leave. so until i have a place of my own, i need an alternative...
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