I recently got back into LARPing (with the reopening of my favorite LARP, Caducus), and have been a crafting maniac making things for my character, Zookie. She's a tinkerer, so a lot of her stuff is steampunk, and pretty much everything has gears. I was looking up ideas and tripped across an idea similar to this on Medieval Collectables, so I took it and Zookie-fied it. I made the slave bracelet with my chain maille supplies, and the leather I had for book binding (whenever I post Zookie's in game book you'll recognize the cover leather). It was my first time working with leather, and also my first time using buckles, so they were an adventure but everything (miraculously) went smoothly.
Another box for scrapbooking brads that I did. I love asian themed things so that's how I did this one. It used almost every non-needlework craft I do: scrapbooking, clay, stamping, coloring, stickers, and this weird effect I learned to do with stamp pads (see background for interior buddha). Anyway, I enjoyed it and love it, even if you can't see the bottom stuff when it's filled.
Made with an Altoids tin, stickers, stamps, colored pencils, Martha Stewart microbeads, stickers, and cardstock.
By far my favorite nails I've done. I spent a lot of time perfecting the leaf shapes and blending the colors, but I adore them. I'll probably redo them in a week or so for Thanksgiving. They take a LOT of time but are so worth it. I'm already getting requests to do them too.
I'd love constructive criticism, this is what I'm going to school for.
Okay, lotsa notes for this one: this book was part of an art trade with my sweet Ryuuko. <3 She LOVED the amazing illustrations made of a poem featured in Alice in Wonderland (and they really are dynamic and beautifully done), and asked me to make her a book of it. I got permission from the very kind artist and set to work. As usual, nothing I ever make Ryuuko is easy. She's WAY too picky and always makes me stretch my boundries at least a little bit. Anyway, this is the end result and I'm very happy with it. The cover gears have lots of glitter (pika pika as Ryu calls it) and there are green glitter accents on the creatures on the covers too. The fabric I used (note to self: NEVER use plaid patterns on books again! >.<) is the same fabric that Ryu is using to make a jabberwocky costume for an Alice in Wonderland tea party that she's going to. I think that's about it, I'd love feedback! Thanks!
Size: Quarter page (rougly 6"x4 1/2") Cover: Black and green plaid material over black painted board Inside: Jabberwocky illustrations([link]) Accents: Creatures on front and back; gears with title, author, and artist on front
Interior chibi is 's part of an art trade for ---> [link]
My new Altoids wallet, made mostly at the same time as Ryuuko's pirate/dragon one (see link above). Spent a lot of time on this, because Ryuuko insists on freaking challenging me! >.> I was going to go simple until she asked me, oh so innocently, "Why aren't you going to put Rain (from Ninja Assassin) on the cover?" And my answer was, "There's no way I could....do...that........hmmm....how would that work..." Anyway this is the end result. Started with an Altoids tin, lots of painting and scrubbing and getting the colors right and figuring out exactly how to get Rain on there and so on. All my work (except the interior art, that's Ryu's); I'd love comments. *hint hint*