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1  How to make paper bell decorations? Help please in Winter Holidays by kousagi on: November 08, 2005 08:14:16 PM

I wondered if anyone could help me on how to make paper bell decorations.  Huh

The ones that are just two peicecs of cardboard with the paper between and when you open it out it forms a full bell shape.

I've seen the technique used for snowmen and santas  and I don't really care about the shape i just want to know how to do the paper in the middle.

I got a picture off the internet for those who may not have seen them before

Any help appreciated
Thanks Smiley
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2  Desert Print - Watercolour in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kousagi on: November 07, 2005 04:47:59 PM

This is a print of a watercolour painting (1/5)

What do people think?

I've been thinking of selling some stuff and if this gets a positive reaction I may be a bit more inclined. But not sure about art on ebay though. It seems to get lost if it's not a big name, but I don't have an Etsy shop, hmmm perhaps keep thinking for the moment Smiley
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3  Re: CD Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kousagi on: November 07, 2005 11:52:17 AM
The trick is to use someone you don't likes microwave when they're not home  Grin

There were some fumes mostly from the oven bit but I had the extracter fan turned on and in advance planning also brought a freestanding fan into the kitchen to blow the fumes away from me and toward the exit.

It's not that bad I just wanted to be careful.

I used 2 CDs a plain one no backing and one with blue &white backing.

I put the first CD in for 3 seconds I put a cup of water in with it (off to the side not directly under it) it sparked and crackled fine but I wanted more crackling so I put the next one in for 5 seconds.

I messed up trying to cut them into even peices though so I ended up just cutting them any old how Sad

Then I realised I didn't know how long to leave them in the oven for so I just put them on foil on a tray and kept the oven light on so I could peek.

They were in about 2-3 min but I got nervous they'd burn so I maybe could have left them longer?

I haven't made them into anything yet but here's a pic of my results.
Sorry for the crappy scan I don't have a digital camera anymore.

I'd definately try again with more colours and different ways of cutting them up.
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4  Re: How to Silkscreen (without fancy equipment) in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by kousagi on: November 02, 2005 07:44:34 PM
I loved this tutorial, I've been dying to try screenprinting but been put off by the expense and materials needed.

I tried my first one last night just to see if it would work at all and it came out great!

Ok you may not think so but I promise you that is what it's supposed to look like.
It's a corporate design (copyrighted to the artist) and when I get the whole thing finetuned it's going to be on T shirts etc but for right now I'm just practising on canvassy remnants.

Thanks again for the tutorial Smiley
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5  Re: Please post your best costume... in Halloween Costumes by kousagi on: October 12, 2005 11:06:19 PM
I didn't wear this mermaid costume for Halloween (I bought it for a parade and then ended up getting hired to be a mermaid in a VIP tent at a concert/benefit, which is where the picture was taken) but it is by far my favorite costume ever.

It was made by the girl who runs Fox Moon Productions. She's the best.

Plus wow I would love a mermaid tail, I followed the link you gave and she has some cool stuff
But there's no way I can afford that right now, not that they're not worth it I just don't have it Sad
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6  Re:Old light bulbs in What the heck can I do with THIS? by kousagi on: October 07, 2005 06:05:37 PM

Why? you ask.  Good question.  Their function: nothing that I can think of.  

(maybe they are dead lightbulb cozies?)

Your post actually showed the opposite Smiley

Really cool and doing nothing is a great function  Grin
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