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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Harry Potter Swap Round 6 on: August 15, 2006 12:58:19 PM
Ask and you shall receive. Please note that I will need to edit this tutorial soon, as the center piece of the time-turner is supposed to turn as well (just like the real one from Noble Collection which you can see here).  However, I'm sure talented crafters like yourselves will be able to figure it all out Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Harry Potter Knitters, please read! on: August 08, 2006 08:05:51 AM
I just tried the house elf socks link again and it works fine.  I noticed they've changed the site layout, so maybe you visited while they were in transition or something like that.

That pattern will also soon appear on the Leaky Cauldron's Harry Potter Crafts section, so you might want to keep an eye on there as well.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: HP Favourite House Swap Gallery on: August 07, 2006 11:29:10 AM
Squeeeeeee!!!! I'm so glad I joined this swap!  *crosses fingers for getting home from vacation impatiently*
Making that stuff made me seriously Slytherin-Envious.... I may have to pretend to be a Death Eater just so I can make it for myself. Wink

How to make the "Stained Glass" Death Eater Box
1.  Take apart a wooden box with glass.  I love using drills & power screwdrivers, so this was my favorite part.  Cheesy
2.  Paint everything on the outside, use lots of tape to try to keep it remotely neat.
3.  Find a dark mark picture or some other picture that you'd like to use.  I used Hot Tpoic's Dark Mark Tattoo as my basic pattern.
I actually measured carefully (a serious rarity for me!  I'm an impatient crafter when I make things for myself) and all that stuff.  I ubertaped it down on the opposite side of the glass.
4.  Get Plaid's Gallery Glass leading. It was easy to clean up for the most part, and as long as I took my time it was pretty easy to trace.  I traced the BASIC outline first and then worked in on smaller things.  It didn't come out perfectly (again, I'm impatient), but I was pretty happy with the end result.  This took the longest as everyting had to dry a lot before I added details.
5.  Find the images to decoupage on the inside.  Obviously, wait for the paint to dry, but the decoupage doesn't take as long as the leading and paint, so you can start this a bit later.  I used the Slytherins from Makani (Heather C's) site.  She has all kinds of fantastic stuff!! Smiley
6.  After the leading has dried, add the stained glass color.  My paints are in SC, but I will post the colors I used once I'm home again.  I will tell you that I don't think I'll use the silver again.  It had much less of the stained glass look I wanted and more of a paint-y look.  However, I loved how the green came out.  I did find that it looks MUCH better if you paint in little swirls rather than straight lines.
Ummm I think that's that. 

Mel, could you e-mail me this to harrypottercrafts@gmail.com (if you haven't already) so I can include this on Leaky's Harry Potter Crafts?

This goes for everyone who'd like to send me tutorials for the stuff they've made! it truly looks AMAZING! All of it!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 11, 2006 10:56:34 AM
The positive comment indeed shows up in my comments! Thanks SevsOnlyGirl

And WOW! Those last pictures look SO GOOD!! Well done!!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 10, 2006 07:56:15 AM
My swap is marked as in progress. But both me and Kristen81 have sent and received.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 10, 2006 06:02:15 AM
Thank you all for your kind words on my swap items. Yes Sevs, that's why it took a long time... I had to start everything over twice (well not the cross-stitched bookmark, but I did have to do the sewing bit twice!)

The breakfast tray is exceedingly simple to do. I painted the interior with silver pain and stained the exterior using Saman stain (I mixed 2 colours but can't remember the numbers). Then I printed a picture of Snape that would be high enough and cut all around it. The first time I tried leaving the background there (it was grey too)  but whenever I would apply the varnish the black of the robes would leak a bit in the grey... which is partly why I had to start over. Then you apply spray glue at the back of the picture, glue it on and try to remove as much air bubble as you can without damaging the picture.  Finally, you apply a coat of varnish, yet again battle with the bubbles (it will leave some little creases, but I guess that just proves it's crafted!) and apply a second coat of varnish.

Kristen, glad you're off to bed with Snape Cheesy
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 07, 2006 08:36:06 PM
Glad you liked everything Kristen!

Here are closeup pictures I took before mailing the parcel.

Padded photo album with Snape stencil

Snape Cross Stitched Sookmark

Snape Breakfast Tray
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 06, 2006 12:18:40 PM
Sevs, I noticed I'm not on your mainlist on the first page... I did send to Kristen and received from her, though she hasn't received from me yet.  I thought I had PMed you about this Huh
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 06, 2006 05:47:46 AM
Just go to any renovation store (Home Depot or the like) and ask for MDF. They'll show you what it is. From what I've seen in renovation shows and whatnot, it's about the most inexpensive type of wood you can buy... and yet those reno shows are able to do amazing things with it.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Fave Character Swap on: July 05, 2006 03:43:11 PM
Wow! You really spoiled her Cinderly!!

And yes Kristen, you did include the instructions. I'll need to have a look at them, as I'm definetly bringing this with me at Lumos!

And SevsOnlyGirl, Kristen can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the runes are made out of MDF.  They are sanded/cut in the corners so they are round and not pointy.
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