[identity profile] tapestrystitch.livejournal.com
Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to share the hodge podge of crafting I do. And if you're lucky (or if I am) I'll be able to show some of these off as finished some day. Ha.

I have this great ability to come up with ideas, and start them but I fail at finishing anything.

The current big project is a wall hanging come tapestry. Based on the Battle of Agincourt it will be a massive hanging with appliqué, embroidery and a dash of quilting. So far I have the paper template sorted, I have one Longbowman stitched up (embroidering each part before being appliquéd onto the main backing) and all my components. With the exception of the fabric for the backing. Which is proving very hard to get here. Just some heavy, stiff, blue cotton. That's all I want. Not a blend, not a faint pattern, just plain. I might actually just end up buying blue bedsheets and be done with it.

Here is my Flickr stream for all my creativeness. Mainly painting and embroidery but you will also see how much of it isn't finished.

Thank you and I am new here on Livejournal - I've been joining creative communities at a rate of knots and I would love more creative friends!

Killough 0380
[identity profile] i-am-elia.livejournal.com

This is my first post here, and I've read over the rules and I think this type of post of ok. I browsed the tags and wasn't able to find anything that was helping much. 

I'm looking to make a few inspirational quote posters like this one: http://tinypic.com/r/33w7d09/5, and I'm not sure where to begin. I have a few craft stores in my city, but as for brands/types of product, I'm lost.

So, is there a specific type of spray paint one would use for posters? And should I be purchasing standard sheets of poster board or is there a certain type of paper that would work best? For the letters, I'm think of just buying a stencil of letters so that I can keep reusing it, but if anyone has a better suggestion, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks so much for the help!
[identity profile] mizmalice.livejournal.com
Hey everyone,

I recently posted here asking about the best way to paint a plain ceramic piggy bank for my brother's Christmas present. I eventually found some ceramic paint and with only half a week to go until Christmas I finally got it done.

Next time I'd probaby give myself more time to do it and use a better quality brush.

More Pig pictures ahead )

I also made a tea cup pincushion as a Christmas present for a friend. It was super easy and it was a good way to use up an old teacup.

Also, it seems I need some more help. I've got these cheap shelves that are super ugly. And I sanded them down and primed them and I was going to decorate them with wrapping paper. I cut the paper a bit bigger than the panel I was going to cover and I painted a square of decoupage medium down and laid down my first bit of paper. I then painted the next bit of shelve and tried to flatten out my next peice of paper. I did this for the whole panel and it failed horribly. The paper wrinkled and I tried to smooth it out and just tore the paper. I tried to cut the paper smaller and use less glue but it still failed. I have just enough paper left to cover the shelves and I figured I'd ask here since you guys were super helpful last time.

Pictures of Failed shelves behind the cut! )

I tried to tag this post but LJ wouldn't let me.

Thanks all, (I'm sorry if this is super long).
ETA: Fix a few spelling mistakes
[identity profile] espoirperdu.livejournal.com
So I have a pair of polymer clay horns I made and painted with some acrylic paint.  I want to put a clear coat of something over the paint so it's less likely to chip/peel/whatever.  However, I don't want something that's going to leave a shiny finish to the horns.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Mod Podge

Oct. 15th, 2009 08:47 pm
[identity profile] debsiedoodle.livejournal.com
I am doing a symbolic self portrait for a class and I want to paint words over my image but have the words see through.  Can I use mod podge mixed with acrylic paint? I've done with before with acrylic medium but I don't have any at the moment. I do have a jar of mod podge.  I won't be sealing this after either so I prefer it to not me sticky.
Thanks for the help!!!

[identity profile] friendlyhobo.livejournal.com
I have an old vinyl flight bag and I would like to spruce it up a little. What kind of pain would someone use on vinyl, and what kind of sealant?

[identity profile] penguin-ford.livejournal.com
I've been on a bit of an A Midsummer Night's Dream kick lately and so I made this for when I'm feeling extra Puck-tastic:

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It’s hand painted with white puff paint.

SFF pair

Aug. 16th, 2009 01:35 pm
[identity profile] octopusjones.livejournal.com
Finally finished the second shoe to the Super Future Friends pair! No progress shots this time, sorry :(. Next time there'll be video, promise. For now, you get the detail shots. Oh- and for anyone who's interested in trying this out- Giant Tiger's selling white canvas shoes for ten dollars this week!! High tops for 15!

image heavy )

If you want to check out the first shoe I posted, go ahead.
[identity profile] octopusjones.livejournal.com

I guess I'm on a bit of a kick? I don't know. I did another shoe right after finishing my dad's. I already had the subject in mind this time.

images and cussing behind the cut )
[identity profile] octopusjones.livejournal.com

Finally got to work on this sucker. 

video under the cut )
[identity profile] octopusjones.livejournal.com

Hi there! First time poster here. Ah- well- I'm actually not familiar with crafts. I draw more than anything else. But a couple weeks ago a friend and I tried our hand at customizing a pair of shoes. We picked up a pair of white, canvas sneakers from Zellers and I brought over my markers and paint.


video behind the cut! )
[identity profile] liona777.livejournal.com
 This is kind of out there, but does anyone know anything about painting on moose antlers? my boyfriends dad wants me to do some lettering for him on one, and I'm not sure what kind of paint to use and its a rough surface so I'm a little nervous! Thanks!!
[identity profile] yunikoneko.livejournal.com
Has anyone here ever refinished a guitar? I went to an open mic the other night and saw a girl who had just painted straight on hers.. no varnish or anything. The execution wasn't very good, but the idea was, and I think I'd like to give a similar project a shot. I want to strip the paint off one of mine and repaint it with something cool... but I'm a little worried because the one I'd be refinishing is my very first acoustic (a birthday gift from my parents over a decade ago). I guess I shouldn't be so worried since it's already got a bunch of nice dents in it... =_=;

Suggestions on paint/finish? General thoughts?
[identity profile] mcb397.livejournal.com
Edited To Add: Thanks for the good comments. Guess I need to paint more trees!
The random splatters that have kept me busy.

Close ups )
[identity profile] thenshesaidno.livejournal.com

i've been a member of this community for a thousand years, but i think this is my first post! i block printed a shirt using cardboard and i took pictures of the process :)

08 finished product!

i needed something to wear for a Rock N Bowl fundraiser that is tomorrow afternoon, but i didn't have time to go shopping. i had this tshirt sitting in my FIX ME pile for a few months that i kind of liked. it had some slight bleach marks on the front of it, so i couldn't really wear it without looking dumb.

i decided to stencil BADMINTON on to it since my team's theme is BADMINTON PLAYERS WHO SIGNED UP TO THE WRONG B SPORT. and then i decided to not stencil it when i found this nice bit of corrugated cardboard in my art bin. instead, i decided to try my hand at block printing with it.

to me, stenciling is annoying because you have to cut out negative letters and deal with bridges and bleeding and all that terrible stuff. at least i do since i've never used freezer paper or spray adhesive or anything. this way is SO much better. so i bring you a tutorial of sorts :D

the process )

thanks for looking :D

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] t_shirt_surgery, my journal and my craft blog


Apr. 20th, 2009 08:27 am
[identity profile] mcb397.livejournal.com
I'm not sure this is crafty enough for here, but I wanted to share anyway.
I took a mixed media workshop at the local museum Saturday. This is what I have to show for it. I'm rather proud of myself.

Detail under here )
[identity profile] webmyrcury.livejournal.com
My latest painting. Its done on a piece of recycled wood from an old piece of furniture, so I hope it still counts as a craft even though I cleaned it up in Photoshop and it looks all freshy-fresh like a drawing done by tablet, now... Anyway, just wanted to show it to you girls (and guys!)

I'm really into Dia de los Muertos and most of the stuff that is related to that. And... well that's enough of my babbling, so here's the painting! ^_^;;

La Sirena Muerta
by ~webmyrcury on deviantART
[identity profile] missychacha.livejournal.com
i was in a weird moon and the happy sweet stuff pissed me off.

so this happened!
Read more... )


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