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21  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: 12 beer glasses with glass etching of animal skeletons on: July 28, 2009 07:22:48 PM
yup.  this is how I do my etching.  the puffy paint makes it SO easy.  but I learned it from another user on here.  Wink

you have a hell of a lot more patience than I do.  I try to do simple designs.  these are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  go you and your patience!!!

I also got this technique from a Craftster user, Onyxnox, in the post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211082.0. I apologize for not giving her credit earlier! I love her unicorn canisters. I've been using this method to do glass etching for about a year now and it's great for me because I'm much better with a paint bottle than I am with scissors or a knife.
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / 12 beer glasses with glass etching of animal skeletons on: July 28, 2009 06:04:30 PM
I needed a new set of glasses so I bought 12 plain beer glasses from Bed Bath and Beyond for $10. I jazzed them up with some alternative glass etching--animal skeletons. I did a lion, unicorn, snake, rabbit, human, fish, whale, bat, kangaroo, giraffe, swan, and wooly mammoth.

I got images of the skeletons online, printed them out and taped them to the inside of the glasses.  I used Scribbles and Polymark fabric paint to paint the negative space. After it dried, I fixed minor mistakes by scratching away paint with a toothpick and then doing a second coat in areas that were thin. Lastly, I filled in the positive space with Armour Etch cream.

The glasses in the stenciling phase:

The final glasses: (sorry all the photos suck but its SO HARD to take pictures of glass etching)









Lion (I had to take two pictures because he's quite wide)

Wooly mammoth




Thanks for looking Smiley Comments, criticism and questions are all welcome!
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bone jewelry on: July 28, 2009 05:46:13 PM
I recently went to California for a couple weeks and discovered a great store called Necromance (http://www.necromance.com/index.php?resolution=800) while in LA. They sell a variety of taxidermic animals, shells, bones, furs/skins, paws/feet, feathers, antlers, etc. Although the taxidermic animals are not road kill, everything else was, which does not hurt my conscience at all since it's just recycling something that was already dead.

Anyway, I bought a bunch of interesting bones there to make into jewelry.

I attached a raccoon penis bone ($6) to a gold chain (free) to wear as a necklace (yes, raccoons do have penis bones, in fact humans are one of the only mammals that don't have penis bones). You can wear it either horizontally or vertically which is pretty cool.

This is a small snake vertebra ($1) that I super glued onto a gold ring from Michaels ($2 for 12 I think). It's cute, but kind of sharp and can get caught on things so I wear it rarely as I'm not a big fashion over practicality person.

I also bought a mammalian mandible with the teeth still in to make into a hair clip but I haven't found a good glue that will work with the hair clip yet.

Thanks for looking!
24  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Costumes for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Columbia University on: July 27, 2009 03:02:37 PM
I was the costume designer for my school's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella this spring. I wanted to share photos of some of the outfits I built! This was my first show, and it took a LOT of time, but it was worth it. The show is supposed to take place in the 1950s in a beach town. The king and queen are the richest couple in town throwing a ball for their rebellious bad boy son. The step sisters are typical 50s preppy girls. The step mother is an obnoxious lady lacking style, always wearing cheetah patterns. She is very haughty. Cinderella is very plain and simple in both her normal and ball outfit. The color theme was beachy- tangerines, aqua blue, lemon yellow, sand, coral. There's very little black or white. The godmother stands out in navy blue, the prince stands out in black and Cinderella in gray then silver.

Cinderella's ball gown was made from scratch with glittery silver polyester. It has a full, multi-paneled skirt with a straight across neckline. The white organza wrap is attached to the twisting bodice. The dress was made from a vintage pattern. Underneath is the most monstrous, huge petticoat I've ever made from tulle and netting. The shoes are plain black heels that I covered with a mix of silver and white glitter using spray glue.

Cinderella's daytime white blouse top is from Good Will, and the gray cardigan is my own. I made her skirt using a Burdastyle pattern and made the apron just winging it.

The step sisters' (the girls in yellow and blue) day outfits are poodle skirts made from scratch with plain white blouses and matching hairbows. I made the skirts and poodles from felt. I drafted a circle skirt pattern. I dyed plain white cardigans to match and grabbed some vintage scarves from my mom.

The step sisters' ball gowns are made from scratch with some cheap polyester and sheer cheetah print chiffon. They are supposed to look as if the stepmother forced them to wear the outfits, which is why there are in cheetah print, like all of the stepmother's outfits. The pattern is from Simplicity. I changed the pattern to have a very ruffly bottom and ruffly straps.

The step mother's ball gown is made from scratch with cheetah fabric. The pattern is from Simplicity. It is a simple wrap dress for a curvy woman. She's in the back right.

I bought the Godmother's jacket and dress from Good Will. I then sewed on a boa and added a ton of rhinestones for more sparkle. He looks great as a girl, eh?

The chorus didn't have any original pieces, they just brought in stuff in the color scheme. They looked great though!

Thanks for looking!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet Another GROSS Spoon Rest - Toenails!! on: July 12, 2009 12:41:54 PM
I'll admit, the first two really didn't gross me out that much.... but this one did. Congratulations on making yet another amazingly gross spoon rest. Smiley
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: An amazing find at Goodwill on: July 01, 2009 06:35:56 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHH I'm ridiculously jealous. I'll second N30Nb100d's inability to think coherently upon reading/seeing this post. My eyes are just about popping out of my head.

Search on Etsy for lace and see what crazy stuff pops up. I love using lace... rows of lace on skirts are nice. Lace trim on a tank top.. Lace trim on a cardigan.. Lace trim on a head band... etc.
27  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Can we have a craftster travel calendar, I want to adopt a craftster on: June 14, 2009 01:29:15 PM
THIS SOUNDS SO COOL. Even just being able to stay with someone for one or two days to get to know the city where you're going or something and then finding a hotel.
28  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: The "Purse"onal is Political Birkin Inspired Bag on: June 07, 2009 05:34:57 PM
I agree with others, this is both hysterical, and a great looking purse. Stick it to the man. Do you have a picture of the original you based it off of? I'm not too familiar with the Birkin.
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: zombie swap #5 on: June 05, 2009 08:29:27 PM
I'd join.
30  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: bunny napkins!! *with tutorial & pics* on: April 05, 2009 06:29:05 PM
That looks so vaginal! AHHHHHHH!
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