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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fairy Display on: March 01, 2017 03:14:02 AM
Ok so I used half of an old wooden box, vintage end pages from a map book, vintage butterfly illustrations, reproduction consumer catalog illustrations from the late 1800 - early 1900, holographic nail art wraps, dollar store skeleton, glitters and microballs, some iridescent paints and glass bottles. Managed to make this all from stash so that's something.

12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / An Un-Fandom Swap on: February 24, 2017 08:38:20 PM
Do you have a favorite movie, band, TV show, book, video game, etc that doesn't really get a lot of Fandom or crafty love?

Maybe we could do a swap where you list a few things that your a big fan of, but that isn't in the popular fandoms like Harry Potter, Marvel, Star Wars. And your partner makes ya something to show off your love for whatever it is.

Like I'm a HUGE fan of Stargate TV shows but there isn't much merch or handmade items around. That makes me saaadddd. Lol

Hope that makes sense? Who would be interested?
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / RADIOHEAD Fitter Happier Lyrics Painting on: February 24, 2017 01:42:30 AM
I painted this up last night. It's a 20"x16" canvas. I cut a stencil out of the bear, painted the two colors down then used a paint marker to write in all the lyrics and lines. I got all but 4 words is.

14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Black Cat Acrylic Painting on: February 08, 2017 04:17:12 PM
Hey all, it's been a while since I actually painted anything. I made this for whatthepuck in the OTT swap. This canvas is 4in x4in.

Whatcha think?
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Paper and Mixed Media Craft-Along on: January 03, 2017 06:29:24 AM

Remember when we had those very active craftalongs like Altered Book/Journal, Postcards, Altered Puzzles, etc? I'd really like to start a craftalong like those, but including all paper/mixed media type crafts. I've had this idea for a few months. One of my main crafts is Paper Crafting, but last year it was very difficult for me to make stuff. Especially smaller format PC like inchies and ATCs. It would take me hours just to complete one atc.

Here are some ideas of things you can make in the Craft Along, but don't feel limited by these. ANYTHING/EVERYTHING you use paper in is A Paper Craft!
Inchies - 1" x 1" Squares
Rinchies - 1" Circles
Twinchies - 2"x2" Squares
Artist Trading Cards or ATC - 2.5" x 3.5" (this also includes ACEOs (Artist Cards Editions and Originals) and APCs (Altered Playing Cards).)
Chunky Pages - 4"x4" Squares and usually more 3D/bulkier thank an ATC
Chunky Houses -3" to 4" wide, and should be no taller than 7" also chunky like a Chunky Page
Bookmarks - Size Varies
Postcards - I believe they are usually 4" x 6" but they vary in size.

Altered Books/Journals, RoloDecks, Scrapbooking, Junk Journals (don't forget there is a Junk Journal Craft Along), Altered Puzzles, Cardmaking, Journals, Bookmaking, Paper Mache, Origami, Altered Anything Really, etc.


 - Favorite Quotes/Lyrics
 - Celebrate the New Year and Have/Use Confetti or Glitter in your craft or Craft your Resolutions.
 - Make your own Background Paper and use it!
 - Take something that's been in your stash for a long time and use it!
 - Winter

- Valentine's Day
- Warm Colors
- Circles
- Phrases cut out of books
- Something for you!

To get the year started off and get the board going I thought it would be cool to do a challenge. January 2017 has the first of two Friday the 13th's of the year. Create something inspired by the number 13, Friday the 13th (the day or movie), or other superstitions and post it by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31st, 2017. One entry per person. I'll put everyone who post a project into a drawing and one luck person (or maybe 2 depending on how many people enter) will win an envie packed full of paper crafting goodies.

Friday the 13th Challenge Entries
audio's 6 is Death Crow Collage
Onyxnox's Lucky 13 Altered Tag
geekgirl1000100's Black Cat Charcoal Drawing
mandykaye's Altered Bingo Card
bunny1kenobi's Egyptian Black Cat ATC

February's theme is inspired by valentines day. Make something inspired by Love, Romance, Reds/Pinks, Hearts, etc!
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Game Controller Lap Pillow on: December 15, 2016 08:35:49 PM
My brother's birthday is this month and usually i don't get anything for him, but i was looking through pinterst last night waiting for my sleeping pills to kick in and saw this project and thought it would be a good gift for him.

I printed out my pattern and gathered my supplies. Grey fleece for the body and felt for the details

Got all my pieces ready to cut.

Laid everything out and sewed all the details to the top of the pillow.

Stuffed and sewed the pillow closed. It's the perfect size to fit in a lap and the curved part can fit up right to the body. I feel like this might alleviate any fatigue in the arms/shoulders when playing for long periods. Or to scream into when your team loses. lol

What do you think?
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Creepy Baileys Tea Cup Pincushions on: December 14, 2016 09:54:47 PM
These are probably my absolute favorite things I've ever made! It all started a couple years ago when I found one of the Baileys Face Sugar containers at a thrift store. They are kinda creepy with their very casual winking face and smile. I thought a brain sticking out would creep it up even more, but i had no idea how to do it so i put it on the back burner until earlier this year. I found the brain fabric online and got a swatch, which ended up being the perfect amount i needed! I decided in october that I wanted to make a bunch more and got all the supplies but I'm just now finally getting around to it!

For the pins I used black craft silicone on regular sewing pins. (This stuff is make just like those weird squishy body jewelry balls, popular in the early aughts.)

What do you think?!
18  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Angel Found - I Love Disney Swap on: October 09, 2016 11:22:26 AM
Hello all! One of our packages disapeared in the postal system so I am asking for an angel.

Original Swap Thread - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449822.0
The requirements are for 1 Medium and 1 Small item.

This is for the craftster andilites. This was her very first swap and what a bummer the package was lost!

a bit about her likes:
Disney Characters? Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Mary Poppins, Genie (Aladdin)
Disney Movies? Mary Poppins, All the Pirates, Marvel, Cinderella, Lion King, Toy Story, Jungle Book, UP, just all of them.
Disney TV Shows? Phineas and Ferb
Disney Quotes? Have courage and be kind. Just keep swimming. Adventure is out there.
Disney Park Rides/Attractions? Pirates, TTA People Mover, Mickeys Philharmagic, Tower of Terror, Lion King Show, Epcot world showcase, my dream is to travel the world.

As a guideline what are some things you might like to receive? Home Dcor, Frames/Sayings, working on redecorating my living room into a travel room. Displaying pictures and souvenirs from places weve been. I like notebooks, things I can write in, make lists, sort out thoughts. I am also big into weight lifting/crossfit type workouts, a crossover would be fun. I am open to anything, artist choice.
Anything you would not like to receive? No profanity or nudity.
Are you open to receiving Marvel and/or Star Wars items? Yes and Yes
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Eyeball Pendants on: September 27, 2016 12:32:20 PM
I did a personal swap with Sheepbue and she likes eye! I happen to see a pendant like this on her pinterest, and it is one i have admired myself for a long time, and decided to finally try it myself. I used seed bead, tube beads, some vintage rhinestone jewelry, doll eyes i pulled right out of their heads, and some pendant blanks. I used e6000 to glue it all together, i'd probably use something designed for jewelry next time, but that's all i had on hand. the original pin also looks like they grouted the pendant too,, but i was afraid i might mess it up and these were the only pendant blanks i had. I only got a close up of the one, the other is grouped with some eye flowers and a funny skeleton i also made recently.

I want to make more with other color schemes. what do you think?
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Steampunk Style Ray Gun on: September 27, 2016 12:15:10 PM
I bet everyone has seen that pin on pinterest on how to make steampunk guns and props. You just need a toy gun, some bits and bobs, black spray paint and Rub and Buff Metallic Finish. This project was so simple, but had a lot of steps and drying time.

I got the plastic gun a Dollar tree, roughed it up a bit for some texture, glued a bunch or random doodads on, including plastic gens, googly eyes, metal studs, gears, game pieces, paper brads, etc.

After a coat of black spray paint, i added the rub and buff in two colors, copper and pewter, and for a colorful light effect used some nail polish on some of the brads.

I really love the effect and want to make so much more steampunk weapons! I also would like to try the rub and buff technique on some extra funko pops i got. Who things a steampunk style ariel would be cool?
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