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41  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fabric Jewelry Swap; sign-ups thru 11/26 at 11am EST, send by 12/15 on: November 25, 2011 08:52:23 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire! Cheesy

You ladies posted some lovely tutorials here, they're really inspiring!

(edit: whoops, just realized I sent my message titled as "no subject"... sorry about that =/ )
42  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Two Miceles on: November 25, 2011 10:06:20 AM
Aww, they look so cuddly! <3
43  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Herringbone Cowl on: November 24, 2011 12:11:17 PM
This stitch makes such a gorgeous texture!

And these fuzzy alpacas are melting my heart away <3
44  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Curtain Ties by Chinese Double Coin Knot & Button Knot on: November 22, 2011 08:55:07 PM
They look so classy! Even in the rainbow+black variation, which is my favorite BTW <3
45  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Koi and Sakura - Japanese frames on: September 09, 2010 09:42:47 PM
It's so cool! i especially love the fishies! <3
46  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: It's finished! (I think) [Haunted House] on: September 09, 2010 09:35:13 PM
OH my, that's awesome! *_*
I saw the all-black WIP photos and I think you made a great choice of accent colors! Cheesy
47  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Riding Hood Gothic style doll on: June 03, 2010 10:08:20 PM
You basically transform paper (usually cheap toilet paper or newspaper) in pulp by tearing it and soaking in water, and then mix the pulp with glue and other ingredients to make it workable. It's a kinda messy process XD
There are a lot of different recipes, so I think it's a matter of choosing the one you like the best ^^
This one at Instructables, for example, is pretty much the basic one:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-paper-mache-pulp/
There are two different versions here (one is smoother and the other is stronger)
http://www.papiermache.co.uk/tutorials/some-advanced-papier-mache-recipes/

The powdered clay is made of the paper pulp + additives, you mix with water to use Smiley
48  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Riding Hood Gothic style doll on: June 03, 2010 12:40:45 PM
Ohh, I see! Haven't thought of that XD
Thanks for the explanation! <3

I googled the brand of paperclay and it seems cool! I think there isn't an equivalent to it around here, just the powder... still, even the powder must be much smoother than homemade clay, you made me want to try it Cheesy
49  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Riding Hood Gothic style doll on: June 03, 2010 12:06:27 PM
Yes. The doll's head, and the wolf's head are both sculpted from paper clay. Then the doll's head is covered in a finely knit fabric and the seams are hidden with more paper clay. Then it's gessoed over and painted with acrylics. The wolf's head is covered with fake fur, and trimmed in certain places and the colored with chalk pastels using a stiff paint brush.

First off, your dolls are amazing!!! And I loved seeing the making of the head *_*
I'm curious about why the head is gessoed after it's covered in fabric... I thought, at first, the fabric covering's purpose was to even the head's texture to the body's.

Also, do you make your paperclay or you buy paperclay powder? The head look so smooth in the "dried and sanded" stage! 
50  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Graffiti Rose Pin/Hair clip on: March 27, 2010 11:44:42 AM
What a great idea! And the result is gorgeous! <3
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