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1  upcycling balloons in What the heck can I do with THIS? by Studio Rat on: July 27, 2008 09:45:08 AM
I make art out of balloons.

Here is box that I decoupaged with balloons.  It's my x-acto knife box.. 

If you want to know how to do it, I posted a tutorial herehttp://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/balloon_art

Hope you like it  Grin  Yay for recycling old balloons!

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2  New plastic in Completed Projects by Studio Rat on: May 17, 2008 01:18:28 PM
I got an accidental day off today when my gig was canceled... so I sat around and decided to draw on some shrinky dink plastic...   I used prisma color pencils, and a (get this) Bic brand Mark-it pen... I know that everyone loves sharpies(as do I) but I have found that the black Bic Mark-it pens work wonders on top of the prisma colored pencils... I like them better for shrinky dink work...

This is my first time ever using Shrinky Dink Brand... usually I buy the off brand that they sell at Ben Franklin's..   

things that I love about Shrinky Brand:
-Already roughed and ready!  no sanding!
-holds color great!
-nice and thick

things that I don't like about Shrinky Brand:
-seems to be more fragile than off brand...
-tears easily when trying to cut and turn sissors..
-couldn't cut through it with my x-acto knife easily... curvey shapes were a challenge.

And without further ado(sp?) here are my new shrinky drawings.

NOTE: these have not yet been shrunk, I'm pretty excited to see just how intense the colors come out AFTER I shrink them! 

-I'll try to remember to add pics later of the finished products..

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3  Re: Rachel the head in Completed Projects by Studio Rat on: February 29, 2008 09:46:18 PM
I have a head as well.. but I had to pay for it.. Sad

I use it all of the time to practice my face painting.. (it's what I do for a living!)

Here are some pics...

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4  Re: Mini Ice Cream Hat! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Studio Rat on: January 09, 2008 12:23:28 AM
W00t!  Yay ice cream hats! Grin

I made one too.. except mine was out of balloons... hehe ^_^

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5  Zombie, Swirls, and another teeny tiny face pendant... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Studio Rat on: December 28, 2007 07:37:21 AM
Last night I post my tiger and butterfly masks... Now here are a zombie, swirly face, and fancy face..

I'm really enjoying making them!    I make the blank ceramic pendants, and then paint the designs on top in underglazes...

I hope that you like them ^_^

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6  RAWR! Tiger and other fun mask pendants... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Studio Rat on: December 27, 2007 04:56:45 PM
Here are my newest additions to my painted mask jewelry collection...

They are all about 1 inch, maybe 1 1/2 inches tall..

I make the pendants by pouring porcelain into a plaster mold, drying them, smoothing them, firing them, painting them with underglazes, and then clear coating and one last firing in the super hot kiln... (obviously the ones in this pic have only been painted and not clear coated just yet... but their time will come!)

They are lots of fun to make!

Tell me what ya think ^_^

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7  Nifty New Plastic Things (5 IMG'S) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Studio Rat on: November 04, 2007 08:59:47 PM
Here are my first attempts at shrink plastic thing-a-ma-bobs....

Most have holes and will be made into jewelry... some into pins and badges..   Some have no holes.. any idea of what to do with them? 

The largest ones are about the size of a silver dollar and the rest are about quarter sized... 

There is also a pic of the color chart which I made of all of my marker colors...

This is my first post for my little plastic thingies.. I hope yall enjoy ^_^

Color Chart-

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8  Old Age Makeup for you to see ^_^ in Halloween Costumes by Studio Rat on: October 22, 2007 08:19:35 PM
I painted up my pal Ian today as an old hobo...lol.

To say the least.. it was a lot of fun!

First a picture of him as his happy young self:

Now a picture of him as a middle aged guy on his way to being a hobo:

And now, Ian as an old hobo.. I even have pics of him pretending to booze it up with an empty wine bottle.. it pretty hilarious.. 

thanks for looking ^_^

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9  Re: Leopard Girl in Costumes: Completed Projects by Studio Rat on: October 22, 2007 06:35:41 PM
this is so awesome i love body painting/face painting. when i saw the thumbnail it totally reminded me of my friend's costume that she did for a 'Party Animals' themed party. then i clicked it and saw that yours is 100000439854857 times better. this is the face paint i did for her in like 15 minutes, complete with fake blood/claws/fangs  Grin
i would have covered her whole face but we both have this thing where we hate stuff on our faces so we made it as non-intrusive as possible.
*the eyes are painted on her eyelids it was really freaky in real life!*

haha.. very fun!  I paint eyes on the lids as well.. it's always fun to see reactions ^_^
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10  Re: Significant Other Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Studio Rat on: October 21, 2007 09:18:53 PM
Here are the promised pics!  They tell the story of a man and his balloon.. and how they received a package in the mail one day...  Enjoy!

Wow, a package!  Let's see what's inside...   OMG!  A new friend for you!!!

They like each other!

Oh wow!  New stickers and buttons to play with!  Even the doggy got to have one  ^_^

hmm... I'm not too sure if he should be wearing one of those....


Oh well.. A happy balloon guy, with a new balloon bag Stitch-themed name tag!  (next to the one that I made him, as well as Bob, the water bottle...)

And here be the balloon booty which he received... Thanks so very much Green DragonFly!  He loved it all!

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