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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Salt Dough Ornament Tutorial on: December 07, 2016 09:22:28 AM
Gotta love that little helper.

What is the usual life of salt dough? Never seen it done this way, and makes me wonder about other applications.

My parents have an ornament I made as a kid...from 1983. Completely untreated.
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Crane Sculpture (Now with armeture tutorial -image obese) on: June 10, 2014 06:04:16 AM
Thank you for your mini tuts. I've just started in clay and all the help I can get is appreciated

Thank YOU!

I hope it helps!! I really enjoyed making this guy and he's been proudly displayed in my home since then!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / Re: The "Which Embroidery Machine Should I Buy?" Thread on: March 30, 2014 10:21:19 AM
Hello all. Looks like the last post was summer of last year.

I am now looking into purchasing an embroidery machine for possible home business-based projects.

I was wondering what the best bang for your buck machine there is currently.

I'd like to be able to upload patterns from my computer and preferably use sizes larger than 5x7.

Thanks!

~Sullengal
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Happy Fall felt door hanging on: September 30, 2013 05:08:05 PM
So I had been feeling a bit ill but wanted to craft something.

So I sat down, cut out some pieces and a few hours later,  voila!

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 28, 2013 06:08:29 PM
Oh my goodness what amazing swap packages!!!

The greyhound made me gasp it was so fascinating and creative!!!

And the lovely Likhanā...so beautiful! And all of her lovely little accessories!!

How great!!! I friggin LOVE this swap!!!

~sullengal
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 25, 2013 03:36:13 PM
Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! I was super inspired to make these super-dark and creepy JJ dolls, but they kept ending up pretty cutsie! And once I made one, she needed a friend.

Susan, I'm glad they told you their names, they were being secret with me!!!

I am absolutely in awe with the gorgeous silk scarf still. I'd LOVE to see a tute Susan! It's so friggin breathtaking!

I'm so glad all the girls made it safe to you!!

~sullengal
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 23, 2013 07:05:13 PM
I just got a package from my hubby. My package has arrived!!!!

And my Swap Partner, Smmarrt has sooo spoiled me!!

Here's the amazing loot!

(Missing from the pictures was a load of Ghirardelli Chocolates!



First off, Isabella the ballerina Pirate! I love her sooooo much!!!

And s Side shot.


Then, the most beautiful hand-painted silk scarf I could ever want in life!!!



And the scarf and an amazing refurbished pendant made of a domino and some San Francisco postcards.


A close up of the pendant.



Seriously, I am bowled over by the package and I can't possibly even begin to say how much I love EVERYTHING!

Thank you, Smmarrt SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 21, 2013 12:19:37 PM
Oh my gosh!! I am so excited by all the JJ adorableness!!

I can't wait to see more dolls roll around!!!

Great work so far everyone!!!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap, sign ups CLOSED; send by Jan 18 on: January 09, 2013 01:28:44 PM
I went and got two ink pads for staining. One called "putty" is about perfect for the faded, well loved look.

I also got a brown for the darker marks.

I'm really loving the depth it gives to the doll.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap, sign ups CLOSED; send by Jan 18 on: January 08, 2013 07:05:15 AM
assuming you WANT it to be "darker", here's my experience:

it is the surface finishing techniques that truly make something "darker", and that create visual cohesiveness.
often, DURING the early/middle stages, some of my stuff will look garish or overly bright. but that is because i know i will finish with washes of dark acrylic, or metallic patina, or something that will subdue and harmonize the elements.

always test on scraps first
!!! so, take the scraps of all the materials u used for your doll, and see what happens if u do any of the following:
--u brush all with dark acrylic diluted with water
--lightly spray paint from afar with dark color
--dredge through dark coffee
--roll in dirt, beat with rocks, sand raised areas, etc
--remove one eye, or add some messy stitching, etc

Thank you for your tips!!

Making things "imperfect" is like a fight for me!!! I will try some of your ideas when I get home!!

Thanks again!

~sullengal
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