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11  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Renaissance style men's jacket & short trousers - pattern help! on: September 22, 2010 07:24:38 AM
Hi guys.  I'm attempting to cosplay an outfit from Doctor Who. This one...

My sewing skills are rudimentary at best, but I'm taking a machine skills class. With work, I could knock up a pattern or wing it, but a pattern would be most beneficial. Anyone know of any that are similar & can be altered slightly if needs be?
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Burlesque Pasties & Fascinator on: August 20, 2010 01:39:26 AM
Gosh I haven't been on here in yearrrrss but I just moved into my own place this January so have much more freedom to craft.

A friend and I are helping craft items for a charity auction in association with her burlesque class, so we've been making pasties and stuff.

I obviously made two of the spider web ones but forgot to take a photo when they were both finished! I'm going to attached a spider to one.

I finished this fascinator last night...

I've also been making some corsages out of fabric scraps (some used to be dresses/skirt I picked up for 50p each at a carboot sale).  I've attached some to hair clips and some to safetfy pins.

We've had lots of stuff donated to make them with, but had to buy some too. I hope we make back enough to cover the costs! We're not going to take it out of the money made, but we'd feel stupid if we didn't make back what we spent haha.  Lots more to come so I'll post them when they're finished!
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Doctor Who Quote Tee on: March 25, 2008 03:54:48 PM
Haven't been on here in a while, but just finished two Doctor Who inspired tshirts.  Both have quotes from episodes that I find particularily funny.  Both freezer paper, with Setacolor fabric paints (black transparent, buttercup yellow opaque, white opaque, orange from mixing cherry red opaque into the yellow).  One stencil layer for the first, two for the second (black base, then white and yellow for the next layer).

The first is a quote from the Christmas episode, "The Christmas Invasion", David Tennant's first full episode.  The quote refers to the Doctor's disappointment at not being ginger (red haired).  He then yells at Rose and suddenly says "Ohh that's rude! Is that the kind of man I am now, am I rude?  Rude and not ginger."

The second one is in reference to the Doctor's fondness for bananas.  He references them often.  In fact, in one episode, he once claimed to have invented the banana daquiri a couple of centuries early (at a ball at the Palace of Versailles, Paris).  As he told Rose, "Always take a banana to a party, Rose; bananas are good!"
-EDIT- I've removed the picture for this one.  It suddenly occurred to me where I got the image to make the stencil from in the first place, and decided Cafepress might not be too happy!

Hope you like!
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Digital Painting - David Tennant Portrait on: January 19, 2008 04:17:34 PM
I started painting this on Monday and finished last night.  Two-three hours a night, so about 10-15 hours total.  It's my first digital painting so I'm very pleased with it.  Done in PSP9 (mouse, no tablet).  I used a reference pic here for colour and shape.  Obviously I don't own the original image.  I can't actually recall where I got it from.  David Tennant is also copyright to David Tennant, I don't own him either (more's the pity).

And here's a sneak preview of my current project, a portrait of Romola Garai (about 5-6hrs in, half way through).

15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My first ATC - Archeon Crow on: September 07, 2007 02:26:47 PM
Having caught the ATC bug, I offer up my first attempt for perusal.  I started just messing around with acryilic paints and scraps of patterned paper I bought recently.  As I was "creating" (read= making a mess) for some reason the colours I was spreading all over a Dutch map peice (no longer visibile ironically) reminded me of a tarot card I have in a set called Archeon Tarot by Timothy Lantz.  I immediately set out to find a crow image and pay homage to it.  I don't like the sun/pocket watch, it's way too bright.

The original:

My version:

Doesn't have a name yet... will have to think of one.  Anyway, hope you like!
16  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / American vs European Dates on Swap Boards on: September 03, 2007 08:06:05 AM
This may seem like a trivial matter but it would help me out greatly and I'm sure I can't be the only one...

As American and European dating systems are different, it can make determining swap dates a little tricky (for IQ challenged me lol) when, for example, one ends on 10/09/07 is that 10th September or 9th October?  I guess the majority of users here are American but it's still a little confusing to us over the pond lol

Can I make the suggestion that dates should be written with full months i.e. 10th October or 10Oct or something, just not in digits? 
17  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Blue Sun Firefly TShirt on: July 23, 2007 12:42:31 PM

Blue Sun logo from Firefly in metallic blue =D Really proud of this one, my craft knife technique is definitely improving.  Mum's concerned that I will have no plain shirt left soon lol.  I will have to buy more!
18  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Sun Stencilled Suitcase on: July 17, 2007 12:49:09 PM
So Mum's going on holiday and I was discussing what my next stencil project would be, when we came across the idea of stencilling on her suitcase.  For practice, I started on her old small weekend case.

Was a bit worried about ironing the freezer paper on the suitcase but it seemed to work ok.  The stencil started lifting up so I could only do one coat, but it's ok I guess!

19  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dumbledore's Army Tee on: July 11, 2007 12:25:10 PM
I'm seeing OotP on Friday so obviously, I need a tshirt for the occasion.  This is my first stencil using the freezer paper method and I love it.  I'm still learning with my craft knife so there were a few rips in the stencil... but because of the magic of freezer paper sticking when ironed it didn't really matter much!  Yay!

Sorry the images aren't very clear, only had my phone but needed to show off.  Will update with better pictures this weekend.

It's a plain white tshirt with cherry red fabric paint for the stencilling.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Shrinky Dinks & Future Polish? on: July 05, 2007 03:23:24 AM
I mentioned to a friend of mine that I was using Future Floor Polish (or rather, the British equivalent, Klear) to glaze my polymer clay creations.  She asked whether Future had been tested out with Shrinky Dinks, and whether or not it works.

Has anyone tried this?  Presumably it depends on what is used to decorate the Shrinkies?  Whether or not the image runs?
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