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1  16 Pictures of my painted rocks. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by MainSarahJane on: August 03, 2011 03:10:56 PM
One day I just picked up a rock and decided to paint it because I was bored, this is what happend since then....please take a look.  Thanks.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Purple Starfish.

My Pet Monster.....


The Spa.

Peacock Feathers.

Teeny Tiny House.
Thanks for looking.
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2  Plasticine Clay Mold for Mermaid Sculpture in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by MainSarahJane on: April 01, 2011 07:42:36 AM
Hope it is alright to put this plasticine clay in this section.
This is a mermaid face I sculpted out of plasticine clay for a mermaid sculpture I am making out of paper mache.  I also made some hands.  These will be used as a mold for paper mache.
Thought I would share it before I cover it in vasiline.  Not sure what shape it will be in afterwards.....

If there are any questions I will try and answer.  Wink
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3  Large Rainbow Paper Beads in Beads: Completed Projects by MainSarahJane on: February 27, 2011 05:25:28 AM
These are large paper rainbow beads that I made and worked on yesterday and the day before on and off, I still have more to make.  I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for what to use them for other than a necklace, bracelet or monster earrings?
Here is a link to some other ones I made with a short tutorial on how to make them.  For these I just added more paper and used a pen for the center, thats why they are so big.

Thanks for looking. =0)
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4  Large Paper beads in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by MainSarahJane on: February 22, 2011 06:50:41 PM
I have been inspired by many of the paper beads I have been seeing recently on craftster and while searching on google lately.  So I decided to mess about with some paper, glue, mod podge glossy and toothpicks, here are some I made, thought I would share them.
Here are some red and blue ones made from two large long pieces of contruction paper pieces taped together into one large long triangluar piece.

Sorry, this picture is blurry.
Here are some made from a piece of large brown construction paper joined on to a piece of white letter paper coloured with crayons.

If there are any quesitons, I will try to answer them.  Thanks.
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5  More Salt Dough Ornaments again....more to come........... in Winter Holidays by MainSarahJane on: December 18, 2010 04:44:30 PM
So here are some more of my Salt Dough ornaments that I have been working on busily.
Here is a link to some of my other ones; also there is a link on that page to more with help on making them yourselves.  =0)


Here is Santa Claus himself, hand sculpted/painted.

Here is Mr. Snowman, hand sculpted/painted.

Here are some brown and white snowflakes.  I used a handmade cookie cutter which is my own design.  Also the stamping is from old jewellery.

Here are some blue and white snowflakes also. I have another one it is in the repair shop with some super glue drying.  I have 4 other different coloured blue ones too the same as these.

Here are some green ones with a white diamond like jewel in the center.

Here are some dark brown ones with green leaves.

Comment questions welcome, thanks for looking.=0)
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6  More Salt Dough Ornaments Completed. More to come. (Pic Heavy) in Winter Holidays by MainSarahJane on: December 08, 2010 07:35:19 AM
Here are some of my salt dough ornaments completed.  More to come.

Here is a link to my first post of my salt dough ornaments, with hints to make them.


Thanks for looking.
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7  Christmas Dough Ornaments with recipe and hints. in Winter Holidays by MainSarahJane on: November 21, 2010 07:58:54 AM
These are some Christmas Dough Ornaments I have been working on, this is the first time I have ever made them.  I plan on coating them in a clear satin finish by (Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Satin Clear, Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant).

These are my favourite ones that I have done so far.  They have stamped patterns in them with some cheap jewelry.

A little closer.  I will be using this dark brown ribbon to hang them with.

This is a box of ones that I am still working on, have to still attach wire and ribbon and maybe touch up with some paint.

These are some that haven't been painted yet, some are baked and some are air dried. They really don't look very nice before painting, it was almost hard to imagine that they would look so much better when painted with detail.

Here are some basic tools I have used.  Acrylic paints, paint brushes, exacto knife, sewing pin for poking holes in before baking to allow steam to escape so that they don't puff up and look awful, plastic darning pin for drawing details, cookie cutters, other containers for different shapes and sizes, some old jewelry for stamping details and of course flour for rolling and a big glass for rolling with.

Here is the jewelry in better detail.

The recipe I have been using is:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
Water, enough that it isn't too sticky but it is workable without sticking to your hands and isn't falling apart. 
I found I had to really play with it first and knead it well before using.
I roll the dough approx a 1/4 inch give or take.
I allow them to dry on the cooling racks for days, that's how long it takes for them to get hard and solid.
Or I tried baking them at a low low temperature until they seemed done on a cookie sheet with some tinfoil on top.

I love the way they turned out and I am so happy with them, I am also addicted to making them.
Comments and Questions welcome.  Thanks for looking.
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8  Halloween House: Updated, new photos and items. in Halloween Decor and Parties by MainSarahJane on: October 08, 2010 07:45:10 AM
Here is a house that got a make over.  I built the house part and base out of recycled cardboard and paper mache a few years ago. I added some paint, paper, sparkles, moss, handmade trees, the bead type stuff on the trees, pathway and part of the roof is actually the insides of a brita water filter recycled, and the fence is made out of floral picks.  This was a lot of work, I don't think I am done with it yet though. 

Updated I have added some clay characters in the trees that I sculpted, painted and decorated.  Also a bit of a backdrop scenery that I designed and cutout of black construction paper.

Any questions and comments are welcome.  Thanks for looking.

Photos Updated.....

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9  Earrings from recycled bank cards and chains. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MainSarahJane on: June 02, 2010 08:17:19 AM
I wantd to try and make some earrings out of used bank cards....so here are my first attempts. 

The heart ones are my favourite.

Sorry about the poor quality of this picture.

Thanks for looking, comments and suggestions welcome. =0)
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10  Pokerchip necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MainSarahJane on: May 22, 2010 10:39:40 AM
This necklace is made out of recycled pokerchips from a yardsale and recycled images out of a magazine.  The jewels are new.  The chain is from a necklace I bought new, but there were three chains that were twice aslong as this one in one necklace, so I can get 6 neck chains out of one necklace for a dollar, so I figured I was recycling in a way, getting more use out of one item.  I used glue stick to glue the image down, super glue to glue on the jewels and sparkles and clear nailpolish leftovers to coat the image to help protect it.  Any comments welcome.  Thanks for looking. (Sorry about the picture quality. I have yet to perfect that)

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