October, 2012

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Minecraft – Steve and Creeper

Hello All,

 

For Halloween my husband and his younger brother will be going as Steve and Creeper from the video game called MINECRAFT.  Now since neither my husband nor his brother has the time to make or get a costume for October 31st that fun task fell on to me. Now this idea was not mine to take credit for, it actually came from CyberDrone from DeviantArt at: www.deviantart.com But the one that tipped me off to this great discovery is our Nephew. He Dad  sent this photo of his little boy of Steve the Minecraft Warrior holding a Creeper head in one hand while swinging his sword in the other.

Nate MineCraft

Nate MineCraft

So cute don’t you think?

 

So that had me on my own quest to make these block head Hero and Villain man size. When I had completed the block masks my husband suggested to me he could make the Creeper a little more interesting. So he and I are collaborating in making the Creeper’s eyes glow from behind the mask. If you want to check out how he made this part work check out his blog at: http://scireportals.net. He is one of the techiest guys I have ever met and if you have any question please feel free to drop him or me a line. We will be more than happy to tell you the details to this project.

10×10 Block Head Masks

 

Spider Lanterns

Hello All,

Today’s project was done on my Silhouette Cameo.

  1. I created a paper lantern layout on Photoshop.
  2. Then I imported it on my Silhouette Cameo.
  3. I chose the “Select Trace Area” then highlighted my image.
  4. When you do this it will chose an outline for you, since I didn’t want the standard outline I chose “trace Outer Edge”.
  5. This will give you a line out of your image. Once it is outlined in red I removed my original image.
  6. I then purchased a Halloween Banner – Web for 99 cents and removed the banner part leaving me with an intricate web design.
  7. I overlapped the web design to the areas I wanted the Silhouette Cameo to cut.
  8. Once I removed it from the Silhouette Mat I glued one layer of white tissue paper to the inside for the lantern.
  9. I assembled it then added a little LED candle and the effect looks spooky.

Garage Sale Update

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Ever bought anything at a garage sale that was slightly damaged and thought to yourself “I can fix it up”, and somehow that garage sale item has been sitting in your room collecting dust. Well that is what happened to me, but I got off my lazy creative butt and got to work.

I had gotten 4 coasters that had very old and faded wine prints for 25 cents. One of the 4 were chip beyond repair and had to be tossed, however the other 3 were able to saved and are currently in use.  After sanding each one getting all the years of grim and faded texture I primed it with some Waterbase Sealer Spray, then added 3 coats of Mod Podge Gloss-Luster.

Finished and the end result was nice.

Ornament Transformation – Bob-omb and Spiny

Hello All,

I’m taking a small break from making Halloween themed items and moved on to transformations. I wanted to use something I already have and transform it into something else. Now this project I’ve been working on for a few days. What with painting, sculpting, heating, gluing, glazing, and of course letting it all dry in-between. If you don’t have the temperament to wait this is not the project for you. However, if you do have the ornaments to follow along get your materials ready. Meanwhile you get yourself prepared just know this took me a while. So with that being said again I’m going to be demoing piece by piece on YouTube it will save me a lot of typing in the end. So stay tune in for an update.

 

Materials for Bob-omb:

  • Ornaments (they can be one you already have as long as they don’t have embellishments they need to be smooth)
  • Polymer Clay – White and Yellow (yellow is optional if you’re a clean sculpture, I am not so I needed to repaint everything)
  • Paint – White, Yellow, Black, and Sliver
  • Gesso – White
  • Wooden Dowel
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Cookie Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil

 

Materials For Spiny:

  • Ornaments (they can be one you already have as long as they don’t have embellishments they need to be smooth)
  • Polymer Clay – White
  • Paint – White, Red, Brown, and Black
  • Gesso – White
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Cookie Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil


 

Witchy Woman

Hello All,

This little mini was created for my little sister, since her birthday is in October I thought it fitting. Hope you like!