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41  jewelry for The Manflesh in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by shayneblate08 on: June 16, 2010 02:13:58 PM
I made these with charms and embroidery thread.

and I made these with black fleece (he uses it to wipe sweat from his face) and he asked for cool stitching.
i think the logo is wrestling related

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42  Cubby From Shoebox in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by shayneblate08 on: June 14, 2010 12:14:21 PM
Tired of losing and misplacing my favorite jewelry, hairbrushes, and make up, I decided to revamp an old shoe box.

I used acrylic paint, beading wire, 20ga wire, beads, fun sequin shapes, and jewelers pliers to make this.

It holds my favorite bird necklace in front, my watch, my linked heart ring, my clauddaugh ring, 2 hair brushes (yes I use both every morning), my clinique bronzer and fluffy brush, my vixen lip gloss (also home made), my m.a.c. studio fix mascara, a couple of hair clips

The other beaded things hanging down are just for decoration.

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43  Vixen Leftover Lipgloss! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by shayneblate08 on: June 14, 2010 12:03:33 PM
This lip gloss was made from vaseline, a broken lipstick, and a couple of eyeshadows someone bought for me that weren't the right color for my eyes... they sure do look good as a lip gloss though!

For flavor and scent, I added a couple drops of real vanilla extract and some agave nectar (sugar substitute amber colored liquid)

I cleaned out an old Maybelline Dream matte mousse foundation jar and painted the lid. I use this lipgloss every day. Even my boyfriend likes it. He always kisses me right when I put it on and licks his lips, lol.

It gives a pretty good tint to my lips. It looks a lot darker in the jar than on my lips.

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44  monsters in the art hallway? anatomical hearts? wolves? What? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shayneblate08 on: June 14, 2010 11:47:31 AM
Yes. Paintings and Drawings.

The Wolf was strong and powerful. The Wolf had a loyal pack. The Wolf was ready to seek revenge. You do not fuck with the Wolf.

The Girl was badly beaten. The Girl was very weak. The Girl had no one.

The Wolf walked through the woods, searching out fresh meat for his pack. The Wolf heard a soft singing voice from far away. The Wolf followed his ears and came upon The Girl. The Girl was startled, but she knew The Wolf would not hurt her. The Girl saw the hurt look in The Wolf's eyes, as he gently touched his nose to her wounds.

That day, The Wolf swore to protect The Girl, and wherever they go, The Girl sings the song of the forest, and The Wolf howls his song, The Song Of The Protector.


acrylics, soft pastels, nail polish, make up (eyeshadow) and dictionary papers on canvas.
roughly 18x24"

drawing assignment from 2 years ago, reductive charcoal

*sigh* this was done about a year and a half ago for a Color Drawing Class assignment. I got an A on it and it was in a student gallery show, but for some reason I never even dug it out of my portfolio. Finally my boyfriend saw it and insisted on hanging it. Its in my living room now.
The meaning... *another big sigh* its hard to explain. But a lot of my work seems to center around anatomical hearts. Because of my heart defect which I've explained before, I seem preoccupied with this imagery. Oh well. One heart (left) is healthy beating and vibrant. The other is a drawing of the cardboard heart sculpture I have in my gallery, representing my hole, and how I feel about the defect.
I'm getting over it, but it used to be a pretty big deal for me.
Verithins and Prismacolors (LOTS of layers) on 26x30" black Arches paper

"The Haunting of the Hallway"
Assignment for color drawing class a year and a half ago. Using oil pastels (which I hate) illustrate angles of the art building hallway (practicing perspective) in a creative manner.
So I put grass and worms on the ceiling.
And the creatures are based loosely on Grave-lings from Dead Like Me tv show... but just very loosely ;p
This also made it into an art show.

Colored pencil drawing for color drawing class
verithins and prismacolors. 26x30
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45  Wrist Cuffs up the wazoo! and a fabric eternity bracelet made from a bra? What? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by shayneblate08 on: May 05, 2010 05:05:38 PM
Here are some wrist cuffs I made from fabric scraps from my recent sewing endeavors.
I made one for my bf but he would not sit still for pictures, so I'll have to include his in a future post, but just so you know, it is black fleece with a button closure and in green decorative stitches says DX which is some wrestling thing he's into. Also making him an nWo (also wrestling) wrist cuff in red stitches tonight.

Okay, so I had some turquoise soft fabric and some matching satiny floral fabric. And cleverly using the snaps from the old garment, I magically had a closure! I purposefully made this too small for me cause I knew I'd want to keep it--its soooo soft.

2 Floral Oriental scrap cuffs with decorative green stitching:

and finally the eternity bracelet:
Sewn with a brand new bra found in the clearance section, this item was never worn (not my size), but the fabric was too beautiful to pass up. I deconstructed it and sewed the bands that go around the side of the body together to make a fully reversible eternity bracelet.

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46  Just starting out making jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by shayneblate08 on: May 05, 2010 04:25:05 PM
Just starting pretty much. only thing i've done before this is experiment (unsuccessfully) and basic beading.
Now that I'm working on getting my shop up and running (got 2 items so far, hehe) on etsy, I've decided to post them on craftster... um... lets see... Now! lol

The first is Flight In Bondage in which I took a large fake Curved Barbell (fake because the balls do not come off) that looks like piercing jewelry, red soft embroidery floss (doubled), a wing charm, a lobster clasp, and jump rings and fit it all together.

The second is a beaded butterfly necklace, and just strung the seed beads on with beading wire, and attached some old chain I had lying around for the bottom, then made antennae and attached 2 little flower spacer beads to the top.

The third is a cuff/anklet/bracelet/choker that closes with black ribbon so it fits anyone and anything pretty much. Just made it while de-stashing

My other items I'm putting up don't belong in this board, as they are reconstructed! Smiley
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47  2 Sculptures: a bed and one weirdo cyprus tree in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by shayneblate08 on: April 29, 2010 06:51:39 PM
Last semester I made this bed, its life size (thin boards though, wouldn't support much more than a five or six year old) out of wood (band saws and table saws are FUN), nails (nail guns are FUN), glue (peeling it off your fingers is FUN), upholstering bad quilts covered in white muslin from the thrift store (recycling and staple guns are FUN), attaching broken mirror pieces (smashing a mirror inside a pillow case is too scary for me, I made my dad do it. he had FUN) with a caulking gun and clear silicone (that smell is NOT fun) to a real pillow covered in plaster wrap and then wet plaster (which is... you guessed it... FUN) and then covering the bed in white feathers and having nails stick out of the headboard and footboard and staining the frame a nice oak stain.
The project was FUN but sadly I have a small apartment so I could only keep the pillow. But after I took pictures, it was displayed in the art building for a while (it is its own gallery) and then we got to destroy it which was sad, but FUN! Made because I am indeed an insomniac and stayed up all night for 3 nights finishing this. and got it done by 7am the day it was due. critique wasn't till 11am though, so I took a nap in the sculpture room  Cheesy

I will have a better picture of the pillow soon.

And the "Cyprus tree" now looks like a peeled orange gone skinny and bad. or bacon. IDK. Steel sheet metal. used cutter (FUN), circular saw (FUN), Spot Welder (LOTS OF FUN), and a gas torch using sedaline fuel (MOST FUN EVER)
and pics because im weird.

and just for fun the metal work room:

comments loved!
Have a great night/day!
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48  1st semester ceramics work--owls, wolves, trees, and boots oh my! in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by shayneblate08 on: April 29, 2010 06:31:03 PM
11" Ceramic Owl, Terra Cotta clay, Coil style, glazed with black stain and light brown stain

Ball Tree Wink Cheesy Assignment was to make a pinchpot sphere and but make it something other than a ball. So I modeled it after my bf because I call him my Tree (he is 6'6") and he's is so white and pale, lol  Cheesy  Terra cotta clay, white crawl glaze. has a cool bumpy texture, is about 8" high.

BOOT! We had to model our favorite shoe and add something about it describing our current state of mind. My favorite shoes are my big black demonia boots, and this was made during midterms so I felt like my brain was melting so I mixed up slip mixture, and after underglazing these black i dripped the slip all over the boot and then I bisque-fired it, then wax resisted all the drips and dunked the boot in a shiny gunmetal glaze. I love how it turned out. Soft slap technique, terra cotta

Random little containers and a bowl thrown on the wheel, NOT bisque-fired but smoke fired in a pit, these were a class experiment. These are all mine, and we packed them in tin foil filled with all kinds of combustibles. I used a lot of yarn, toothpaste, crisco, pasta, and cereal. Since they are high fire clay fired at a low temp like smoke firing, these would pretty much dissolve if ran under water. But I'm going to use them to keep my sewing notions in Smiley

Wheel thrown bowls for my breakfast set, High fire gray stoneware clay, thrown on a regular pottery wheel. trimmed, paw prints treated with wax resist, bowls treated with a dark brown high fire glaze.

Also for the same breakfast set, 2 saucers with tree branch additive work and 3 birds each. One plate is lighter because it didn't get a thick enough coating of glaze--my bad.

And finally for the same breakfast set, 2 animal mugs, an owl and a wolf. owl is treated light brown stain, brown glaze (speckles of dark forest green on the inside), yellow and black underglaze. wolf is treated with the same.

comments loved!
have a great night/day everyone!
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49  Questioning the Heart: Sculpture in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by shayneblate08 on: March 23, 2010 09:32:59 AM
Here is my sculpture for ceramics, in finished construction (greenware) phase:

From the back (DNA with a broken strand to illustrate the mutated Tx5 gene):

From the side:

A view of inside the chest:

From the front after I treated it with light red underglaze on the question mark, the lips, and the heart:

Assignment for a ceramics class: Do a self portrait bust relating to an issue in your life replicating a pose in Ancient Egyptian art.

My pose is replicating those of the Egyptian Funerary Statues, which are called Ushabti statues. They usually have crossed arms and are looking out, often closed eyed.

I've always struggled with wondering why I have a hole in my heart so that's why the exposed heart in the chest cavity has a leaky mitral valve (like me) and a hole in their ventricular septum (also known as a ventricular septal defect).

The question mark on the head is self explanitory.

On the back, I have DNA strands molded on there with a break in one of the strands, which is supposed to represent the mutation of the TX5 gene which is supposedly what is thought to cause Holt Oram Syndrome.

Finally, this piece is still in greenware stage, which means its not fired yet. The light red paint is called underglaze.

After its fired I will put clear glaze over it and then I am planning on a copper or translucent black wash and then put it in the kiln for a final firing. It stands about 14" tall and about 12 " wide at the base.
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50  Clay Owl Vase in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by shayneblate08 on: January 31, 2010 03:28:42 PM
Made this in my ceramics class, via coil-method with terracotta red clay. yes, it is hollow, and no I used no patterns or reference images. He stands 11" tall and 6" across his widest point which is his tummy. textures were made with my various tools in my box but most were made with my fingernail, a pettling knife, an exacto knife, the handle of a spoon, an awl, and a fork.
Yes he is currently unfired... we dont get to glaze and fire him until later in the semester. But I wanted to show him off.

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