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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Transparencies?? on: November 12, 2007 08:07:14 PM
I bought a frame and a bird decoration thing, mainly because they were beautiful not because I thought I'd use them  Wink But the thing is they are made of transparency paper (the clear plastic stuff; not vellum.) How the heck do I adhere the things?? I am worried glue will show through.

you can see the bird I bought here:

thanks for the help!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Vellum. on: August 27, 2007 06:57:27 PM
I have some pretty vellum paper and do not want to wreck it by using the wrong type of adhesive. Is there a special adhesive to use so it won't curl or the glue won't show through??

Thanks a bunch !!

(sorry if this has been asked before...I did search!!)
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Hoot and Tweet on: February 14, 2007 11:21:51 AM
So I made this tote and I rather like it! It's like two bags in one!

HOOT side

Owl stencil courtesy of Microsoft Word

TWEET side

I modified the stencil a bit (I left out the tail feathers) The stencil is courtesy of IAmSusie and can be found here:

Thanks for looking!


4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / felt skull applique on: August 25, 2006 08:36:56 AM
Hullo All,

So I whipped this little guy up last night and frankly I think I will have to make a million more of them because not only was it easy, I also have so many ideas on where I can put this skull!! (pillows, shirts, bags and the list goes on!)

I found the skull on www.oddeity.com/tutorials/skull.jpg and I can't remember their names (sorry!!!!) But two (if not more) lovely Craftster ladies made the purse that oddeity provides a tutorial for. So Thanks to them and oddeity for the stencil

Here's my felt skully

On hoodie:

The Little Guy all by himself:

Thanks for looking!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / You've got something on your shoulder.... on: August 25, 2006 08:18:33 AM
I made this beauty a few weeks ago and just got around to taking the pics!!


1. Dogwood stencil from www.stencilry.org

2. Dollar store paint roller (which is starting to show it's cheapness!)

3. Tulip Soft Paint in Azalea and Granny Smith (I adore this paint and wish I could find more colours!!)


1. Made my stencil from good ol' printer paper and clear packing tape

2. Cut the thing out

3.  Painted the design on. I know I should have secured the stencil down but I was in a hurry and just held it down while I painted, which was very tricky and I don't really recommend doing it this way!

And that is pretty much it! This was the first time I had used 2 colours for one stencil ( I don't know if this qualifies for a multi-layer stencil, but I assume it was similar) and I think it turn out ok! The tee is a boys t-shirt and the sleeves are too long and the neck needs to be a v-neck so I will probably take some scissors to it and modify it to my liking! Enough of the chatting here's the pics!!


Thanks for looking!!

6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / A Rad Pink Unicorn!! on: August 06, 2006 07:16:11 AM
So it's a long weekend in Ontario and I decided to stencil a unicorn on a t-shirt!!

What I used

* Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Azalea and Lemon Fizz
* Good ol' printer paper and packing tape to make the stencil
* Unicorn stencil from Pikabean and modified shooting star stencil from stencilry.org
* Elmer's poster and picture stick glue to glue stencil to shirt
* Boys cheapo white tee from Zellers
* Dollar Store paintbrushes, roller brush and paint tray

What it looks like

A Paint drying shot :

Placement shot:

Another placement shot:

(ignore my messy room in the background!!!)

Ok, comments and such are appreciated, thanks for looking and sorry if the pics are crap I was having issues with re-sizing!)

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fixing a Leather Belt?? on: July 01, 2006 04:03:38 PM
So I have this great black leather belt with pink and white skulls all around it (made by Vans and on sale for 10$ !!) and after wearing it a few times (by a few I mean like everyday for about 3 mths) it appears the belt has decided to split right down the centre!!! I love love love this belt and can't bear to see it split in half. Any ideas on how I can repair this myself??

Thanks in advance,
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Skully Canvas Tote Bag (Pics Are Back) on: June 01, 2006 12:53:10 PM
This was my first stenciling project and I think it turned out rather well. It's a birthday gift for my friend (06-06-06...ohhh scary!!!) Ok so here it is...


It says "I am So Hardcore"...I just used a font from Word and then a modifed stencil from stencilry for the skulls


Heart/Skull with pins from the local over priced CD store.... I used a stencil that RedCrayon put up, she made a rad red heart/skull tote, I don't have the link but if you search Heart/Skull bag it'll come up (Thanks RedCrayon I love that stencil!!)


Heart and crossbones, striped love and pink lightning bolt


Nautical type stars in Green and Yellow

I used Tulip Paint I think...It wasn't that 3D stuff it was called "Soft" I believe....Oh and the pics turned out reallly crappy so my apologies for that..If I get better ones I'll post 'em, but you get the idea...I think I am in love with stenciling!! Even though I cursed alot and almost sliced my finger off...the only "bleeding" was with the letters, but oh well, it's not to noticible!


My Computer somehow managed to delete a whole bunch of pictures...anyways, these pics are still really crappy, not sure what's going on when I re-size them but that is a whole other project...
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / My Very First Embroidery Project!!! on: May 05, 2006 07:32:25 PM
So I received my Stitch it Kit in the mail on Monday and while I practiced some stitches I was to impatient to just practice...so I dove right in and created a tea towel! I used the tea cup and caraffe pattern using split stitch and satin stitch (I think...the one to fill areas in anyway) I think it turned out ok for my first project even though my stitches are inconsistent in size and the pattern transferred slightly on an angle..but I am soooo addicted now and can't wait to create more stuff!!!! My next project will probably be the heart/dagger one one a tee shirt!!

Ok here's the pics...

Close up of tea cup :

Close up of caraffe:

Sorry for the poor quality of the pics maybe my next project should be learning how to use the digi cam!!

Thanks for looking  Grin

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / chunky bead necklace on: August 31, 2005 08:09:48 PM

this is my first time posting a finished project so bear with me!

i was inspired by all those chunky bead necklaces that are everywhere it seems and i really didn't wanna spend 45$ for one so i thought i;d try to make one. i used beads from wal-mart and some elastic cord.

ok so hope all the images show up and i'm sorry if the pics are crappy but i have no clue if i resized everything ok!

here is the necklace on me:

here are a few closer up views:

it was pretty easy and simple to make but i'll give ya'll the gist of it :

**first i cut 2 roughly 70" pieces of elastic cord, folded them in half and then tied an overhand knot (this made a loop for a closure) and you are left with 4 strands to string beads on

**then i started string beads on one strand and tied knots in between sections of beads, continued beading until i felt i should stop and then moved onto the next strands

**when i finished beading all the strands i took two strands and strung a big bead on the end, and then i took the other two and strung a big bead on the end as well (these are for the closure)

** and 2 hours later i had a necklace !! (it was my first beading experience and i was a little slow !)

anyways i made another single strand necklace but haven;t taken any pics yet, i wanted to see how this post turned out!

thanks for looking at my post!

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