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 91 
 on: May 19, 2018 10:09:05 PM 
Started by RedheadWithThread - Last post by RedheadWithThread
I was recently in the Nerd Games Swap and was partnered with the amazing gozer. I was so excited because she's AWESOME and I knew I would receive something amazing so I had to make her something equally great.
Like myself, gozer collects Monster High dolls and her favorite is Frankie Stein, the daughter of the Frankenstein monster. I can't blame her because Frankie is super cute.
I had an original release Frankie that I bought secondhand a while back to steal her shoes and belt for customs.
She's the one on the left:


But I couldn't bring myself to repaint her because I loved the original dolls' darker make-up so I was just going to change the color of her eyeshadow and give her some custom clothing.
Except that I had a mishap: when I used Goo Gone to remove the sticky gunk from her hair due to glue seepage/melted hair elastic, I got a bit of it on her face and when I wiped it off, it took off some of her factory paint! Shocked

Post accident:


Frankie was upset about it:


I was briefly upset then I told myself it'd be okay because I could easily fix her.
Well...maybe.
I had never tried to do a fix/touch-up/paint-over on a doll, only full repaints. I didn't know if I could emulate the original paint well enough for it to pass. But I knew I wouldn't know unless I tried so I gave it a go.
And I was pleasantly surprised with the results:


I changed the color of the eye shadow, as well as the shadows under her eyes, darkened her facial stitches, darkened her eyebrows, and gave her some subtle shading on her cheeks, corners of her mouth (in an attempt to give her a pouty look), and at the inner corners of her eyes (not as subtle):





Her crop top I made from a pattern that I hastily drew up because I couldn't find one I liked. I seem to have lost the pattern so I can't make another but Frankie's came out nicely the first try:


Her skirt was taken from a "Coffin Bean" Toralei that my sister gave me, as were her shoes. I made the leggings myself with the underwear/bikini/leggings pattern from Requiem Art Designs.


The shoes were cute but dull so I painted the details to make them pop (they were originally solid red):


Honestly, painting the shoes was the hardest part of this whole custom but it was so worth it because they look better that way.
I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but the spikes on one shoe are darker than the spikes on the other. It's really subtle but I did it as a nod to how Frankie dolls sometimes had mismatched shoes.

I know what you're thinking "If she's a modern Red Riding Hood, where's the hood?"
Well, she's a modern gal so instead of a traditional hooded cloak, she's got a hoodie:






The hoodie pattern is also from Requiem Art Designs and is the same as the one I used for my mini-me's Deadpool varsity jacket Smiley

 92 
 on: May 19, 2018 10:07:24 PM 
Started by gaudiknight - Last post by RedheadWithThread
I didn't do a full repaint on this girl, but I did touch her up a bit (after ruining her):


She went to gozer in the Nerd Games Swap and has a thread of her own on the Toys board.

 93 
 on: May 19, 2018 08:22:01 PM 
Started by gala_apples - Last post by gala_apples
Sorry for the late reply, my new job struck me down with a cold the day after I started there, this week has been just about trying to stay alive.

So I had this old old package of plastic, binder subject dividers, from back when I was in high school. I'm sure they still sell them, at least in September. It's pretty flimsy plastic, thinner than the plastic most store bought stencils are made out of, so a large stencil might not work (not to mention you're limited to 8.5x11 anyway) but mine was fine.

I printed out the image I wanted on normal printer paper, then put it underneath the plastic and traced it with a sharpie, then used an exacto to cut it out, being careful to leave bridges.



The paint is just the standard 'craftsmart' Michael's store brand. I do like ceramcoat acrylic paint best, but I don't have a store that sells it anymore, and I am always wary about paying online shipping. I mix it about 50/50 with delta/ceramcoat textile medium, which I can only get online, but it's only 10 bucks on Amazon, and the only textile medium my Michael's sells is freakin' 30something.

Thanks for all the questions, I hope this explains things a little better.

 94 
 on: May 19, 2018 07:47:59 PM 
Started by Wizards_Pupil - Last post by gala_apples
Thimbles71 sent me the BEST PACKAGE EVER, OMFG.

....warning, we're both into adult musicals, so that comes up.

First, a shirt from the Book of Mormon. Hasa Diga Eebowai is one of my favourite songs from the musical. The shirt itself is safe, but if you want to listen to the song on Youtube, wear headphones!!


Second, a fantastic art quilt for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's from the song Origin of Love, which is a theory that everyone has a soulmate, and they'll complete you like they're part of your own body.


Third, she sent me a bunch of TM Patches. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I don't know what I'm going to make with them yet, but they must be featured prominently! She somehow custom printed a bunch of fabric, the background of Hedwig patch is incredibly cool, so many references!

RENT, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Rocky Horror, and Book of Mormon (my second favourite song, about how "easy" it is to stop negative thoughts)

Lastly, my most 'bizarre' favourite musical is the Southpark musical movie. I love it so much. Thimbles made me two printed fabric magnets based on favourite scenes/quotes of mine.
 
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Big Gay Al, and Cartman's swearing. It's deceptively plotty, actually, the whole movie is about the dangers of purity culture and censorship. The swearing is something Cartman picks up from a movie he watches, and because he swears his mom makes him get brain surgery so it physically hurts him to swear.

Thimbles, you super outdid yourself. This is a spectacular package!!!

 95 
 on: May 19, 2018 05:33:11 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by craftADDchick
Prompt: Red Alert- Happy Birthday Nerd Games
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Birthday Cards
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Back when Stampin Up first came out with their Paper Pumpkin monthly box, I signed right up. And then life got in the way and the boxes started piling up. So, in honor of the Nerd Games Anniversary, I dug through the stack and decided to make the first birthday-themed card I came across! There are still more cards in the set (Thank You and Hello), but, after punching out all of the confetti stars for the first 3, I decided to wait on those for now. A bit too fussy for me to make 9 in a row Smiley

Project Picture:




 96 
 on: May 19, 2018 04:31:50 PM 
Started by audio - Last post by Smmarrt
Still making prints with thread - love this set. And I will try to remember to make copies!



These are the first or second pulls - getting the paint off.





These capture the remnants - my favorites!

I am using sewing thread this time around. The others I posted previously were made with yarn and perl embroidery thread. I am trying to use up stuff and I need spools so this solves two problems.

 97 
 on: May 19, 2018 04:04:45 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by craftylittlemonkey
PIN #7

I've had all the materials for this pin except the hammer-in snaps which I picked up today.

Taco ear bud holder:



I have another 3 cut out, they are super easy and take barely any supplies at all. Cute, right?

I think it would be fun to hammer in the word "TACO" on the suede but I don't have a set of leather alphabet dies. I'm tempted to pick some up because OMG fun! But I really do not need any more tools.

 98 
 on: May 19, 2018 01:43:47 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by jenleahlynn
moonflame- I love all the detail shots of your shadow box



class/challenge- apparition
house-gryffindor
project- rocky road brownies

My mother-in-law makes these and they are so good, I've requested them for my birthday dessert. They actually start with a mix, so they whip up quickly for a last minete treat, but they look fancy.



Rocky road brownies

11x7 or 9x9 pan brownie mix

1 1/2 cup minimarshmellos

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup cream

bake brownies following package directions, or your favorite recipie till just done. I like the ghirradelli brand. sprinkle brownies with marshmellos and return to over 3-4 minetes until marshmellos are puffed. while they are in the oven combine chocolate chips and cream in a small pan and stir over hear until melted. remove brownies from oven and pour chocolate over the marshemellos. allow them to cool before serving for least mess. true rocky road brownies would also include a sprinkling of almonds at the point, but I like them without.
 

 99 
 on: May 19, 2018 12:54:10 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by BigBangMomma
In between my kid's soccer games, we took Baranof to Ft. Boreman Historical Park for some sightseeing where he saw the Ohio River separate Ohio (left) from West Virginia (right).

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

 100 
 on: May 19, 2018 12:45:27 PM 
Started by Wizards_Pupil - Last post by jenleahlynn
I was in the group of 3, so I sent a package to LadybugsandButterflies for her daughter. She asked if i could post pictures as she was having trouble with her camera. Some of her favorite musicals I was familiar with, and it was fun researching (watching youtube videos) for the ones I wasn't familiar with. I ended up doing a set of 8x10 panels. I painted the backgrounds, then used a cricut to create the silhouettes.
Heathers
 
Hamilton

the Lion King


I also included a small atc sized sketch for dear evan hansen


I hope she enjoys them!

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