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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Coral is DONE!!!! on: February 24, 2009 06:48:13 PM
Her dress and hair are entirely fimo.  I then hand-painted and glued glass beads to both.  The base is alumite plastic.  I highly don't recommend you doing it this way since it took FOREVER and it was a ton of work.  I'm not sure I'm going to do more than one anyway.  I was using the sparkley fimo and it was so hard to work with...which is why I tried the alumite.  I wish I would have tried the fimo classic first!!!

The alumite is all hand-painted and added cornstarch and water to the paint to make it super matte.  I really liked the way that part turned out.  Thanks for looking!

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Is a heat gun enough? on: February 17, 2009 05:48:25 PM
I used alumite for the base and then added fabric outer and hair.  The hair did great and seems really hard by using the heat gun.  The skirt worries me though.  It looks great but I just can't tell if I need to heat gun some more or not.  Anyone tried this?  I did the heat gunning outside and could watch the fumes burn off and then the clay turn matte.  It was kind of cool.  Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My latest animation - it's only like 70 seconds on: February 02, 2009 07:12:24 PM
On some monitors it tends to wash out so sorry about that.  I just did it to add to a website for fun amusement along the way.  I hope you like it! 

BTW...it's supposed to be kind of quiet unlike the others.


PS  The Little Visitor 7 video got pulled from youtube since I sampled a little too much of the BEP's  woops!  That's why some of the links don't work for the first one.  The last two work though!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / I bought this old toy at an antique shop on: March 17, 2008 09:12:53 PM
and I really, really liked it!  I couldn't help myself and made a video of it.  It's only 42 seconds long so it's not toooooo bad to watch. 


Hope this is the right section!  I just wanted to share.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dollhouse - Model in 1/2" scale on: March 06, 2008 02:10:18 PM
I did this before I joined Craftster.  Recently someone called to buy it (I had listed it on Ebay...lots of views but no purchases in "the year 2000").  Wow!  I don't want to make it again...I don't even want to fix it up!  I put a LOT of work in it but it looks waaaaay worse (so everyone says) than the pics do.  I thought I'd share. 

The elevator works when you pull the triangle.  The windows also work by sliding.  The screen is SUPPOSED to work but I just attached it to the house.  It's supposed to be for a water location and the middle portion is supposed to be a garden.  IT is functional and viewable on all sides because I wanted a house that could actually be built in real life...it can.  Smiley 

Thanks for looking!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Refrigerator LOVE...how about you? on: July 09, 2007 12:36:14 PM
I ADORE magnets and adding them to my frig.  I have completely filled the freezer part and had to cut down to just favorites and magnets that were made or given to me by friends and family.  Anyone else share this obsession?

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / I just pimped my ukulele! on: June 13, 2007 10:10:39 PM
I saw this skirt that I adore (I wisted it) but can't afford.  I made my uke match it.   I hope you like it!

8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / tea bags mentioned on Oprah on: April 27, 2007 12:46:41 PM
Yesterday, Oprah had that open doctor on and he talked about using tea  bags for smelly feet.  I was thinking it would be cool to use it for an astringent on my face if it cleans and soaks up the oils but he mentioned it would discolor the skin.  I put in tea bags and skin in the search button and a locked discussion came up that didn't really resolve it but said that it was used in Britain to stain the legs.  Has anyone tried this?  I'm going to try it on my feet first but if someone else has already tried it, I would love the feed back. Wink 
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / No more paaaaeeeeaaaain No more pain...no more drama in my life on: April 27, 2007 10:46:28 AM
felting won't make me hurt again!   

hee hee

Here's the link
I use the finger protectors and I ADORE them for felting.  I was at a wood carving show and they had them to protect wood carvers and my bf said those would help and I tried them.  I only paid $1.50 each but not sure if you have to pay more at other places.  Woohoo!!!
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Singer 513 Stylist - lower feed dogs? on: April 26, 2007 09:00:12 PM
I LOVE this machine but just got it and don't have a correct book for it.  Does anyone know how to lower the feed dogs for free form stitching?   Any help would be appreciated.
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