Smoothing, Sanding, Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, Buffing Polymer Clay7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
Honestly.. (Hetalians- Please read!!)You're chatting with a random stranger. Say hello!Honestly.. (Hetalians- Please read!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You and the stranger both like hetalia.
Stranger: I'm italy
Stranger: you can be germany
You: Lol, it doesn't work that way.
Stranger: WHY NOT!??! >
You: Because, I can't role play as Germany.
Stranger: It's okay...you can be anyone you want
You: Please, be nicer, respective, and not so demanding..
Stranger: i mean i don't care don't get so worked up about it....
You: You don't get it do you? How long have you been in this fandom?
Stranger: O_O......What is your problem..?well bye I don't want to spend my time talking to an idiot
Your conversational partner has disconnected.
This seriously just happened.. You see, i'm trying to save this fandom and all I get is hate! I'm so sick of it, seriously! I'm tired of these rude Hetalians who think they can do whatever they want and it won't reflect everyone's opinion on our fandom as a whole! I mean, I'm not trying to sound rude, but this person just set me off! I'm really pissed off! Knowin
2013 Cosplay Plans!Cosplay Plans of 2013!2013 Cosplay Plans!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be updating this periodically as I make more progress.
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Touya/Hilbert (Pokemon Black and White)
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Phoenix Comicon 2013
Link, Skyloft (Legend of Zelda:
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2013
I still have yet to finish the Goddess Sword, but at least he's wear
ASSEMBLE!If you watch Some Assembly Required (our Avengers show) then I need your help.ASSEMBLE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm after your favourite moments/scenes/lines from the show. If you'd like to make a comment below - then you will be helping us out in our battle for the greater good!
Aka, it's a little secret project I'm working on.
In other news, I'm now off in the weekdays and will be working hard on new videos for you guys to enjoy! 8D
METROCON 2013We are now able to confirm who from Parlé is coming to Metrocon 2013!METROCON 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
This year, it'll be Jenn, Kelly, Charlotte, Amala, Dani, Conor, Becki, Laura (of the Bruce Banner variety), Sammi and Reiss!
Pre-reg for the con is now open, and a lot of the events have been announced! We look forward to seeing some of you there
Commission InfoNow that I have a steady flow of orders coming in I decided to make a commission info Journal for anyone interested in commissioning me for plushies.Commission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pokemon, digimons, anime/game/comic/cartoon fanart, original characters
***Note about original characters: I will not make an OC that doesn't belong to the commissioner unless the owner of the OC sends me a note giving their consent.***
I respectfully reserve the right to refuse commissions.
-Payment can be completed via paypal
-To be waitlisted $20 deposit is required
-When making payments put in the description what the commission is.
-The commissioner may pay full price at time of order or pay in installments.
-Full payment is require before plush is shipped.
-If you must cancel your commission, know that the deposit is non-refundable once the plush production is started.
COMMISSION SLOT INFO
best places to message me either on my etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/MidnightCosplay, facebook http://www.face
OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
StupidFox Book is now available at the StupidFox Store!
Free StupidFox App available through iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Soon to be available for Android as well
[Bullet; Red] Much thanks to GeekOutGamer for creating the app!
Congratulations to :iconalexiuss:&:iconmeeshkamodel: and their marriage! [Journal & Photos]
[Star!] London MCM Expo 2012
As for how MCM Expo went, it was an amazing experience! And because of the great turnout, chances are, I will be returning t
Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFFIncluding…SELLING DEMYX TIME STUFF3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Sora cosplay
The shirt worn by Zexion in Demyx Time 12
Axel's trousers from Demyx Time 12
The "Kingdom Hearts Bible" used in our AkuDemy wedding
An SG-1 replica jacket
A Michael Jackson bag
Legend of Zelda wallet
The Toasters signed tour poster
Check it out ^_^
Aaaaand home againBack from another amazing Metrocon... possibly my favourite so far! Huge thankyou hugs to everyone who came out to see us, gave us gifts, and generally made the event spectacular for us. After all the stresses we'd been through during the first half of the year, this was a much-needed break, and you guys made it awesome for us!Aaaaand home again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who weren't at the convention, and missed the announcement of our new show.... it's Avengers 8D There are a few clips that people have posted on YouTube of us as our Avengers characters.... and guess who's Tony Stark 8D
Think Friends meets The Avengers, and you've got a good idea of what the show will be like.
For now, I'm gonna try and get my sleeping pattern back into sync with UK time, and will catch up on all my messages soon. ^_^
Saboten 2013!It's pretty much around the corner! Ahhhh pre-con jitters. 8D;;Saboten 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here's my lineup!
Saturday I'm going to be Oz Vessalius as he appears in Pandora Hearts: Retrace 49!
I will be SuperWeaselPrincess's manservant.
Sunday I will be joining the rest of Banzai! Pro's Madoka Magica group as Homura! We will be entering the masquerade! Homu Homu!
Monday I will be Shinji Ikari with ValdaValsha as my Kaworu-kun! (Just fyi, these cosplays are a total joke to us and we mainly just act like total derps in these. It's awesome.)
And here is a list of panels that we're hosting!
Forming and Keeping Cosplay Groups: 12:00-1:00 PM in Solana G
Building Your Cosplay Self-Esteem: 6:00-7:00 PM in Solana G
Bishounen/Bishoujo Cosplay Makeup: 3:00-4:00PM in Cira A
Anime Expo 2013 Lineup!We're pretty much ready. @__@ Well, with the costume part that is. I still need to pack. D:Anime Expo 2013 Lineup!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But here's my lineup! Sorry, they're all WIP pictures...I don't really have any pictures of them from photoshoots (mainly because they're all fairly new costumes.)
Day 0: Joke cosplay with ValdaValsha
I won't reveal it until that day of AX. Not even Cheshire nor SWP know what it is!
This is the only hint you're getting.
(If you can figure it out from that--ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
Also, this may appear on another day in addition to one of the other costumes if we don't get much time to cosplay it.
Day 1: Touya/Hilbert
Day 2: Koakuma
Day 3: Homura Akemi (the secret cosplay with the rest of Banzai!)
(Note: This w
Eirtakon, AMFE, ALA, ALA PreCon Meet, and Selling!Lots to talk about in this one...!Eirtakon, AMFE, ALA, ALA PreCon Meet, and Selling!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS HAS COME AROUND SO FREAKIN' FAST!
We have our final panel times, so come along to them! We'll also just be hanging out randomly around the con, and would love to meet you all!
- No Panels! We'll likely hang around The Hub.
11.30am - 12.30pm, Terence Larkin room - Video Making for Youtube
1pm - 2pm, The Theatre - Improv 101
8.30pm - 9pm, The Theatre - Avengers Q&A
11am - 12noon, Panel Room 1 - Q&A With Parlé
2pm - 3pm, Panel Room 2 - Crossplay and SFX Makeup
5pm - 5.30pm, The Theatre - L4D2 Q&A
The full timetable is available on the Eirtakon website. We maaaay reveal some new stuff in the Sunday 11am Q&A, but we'll see >8D
Jenn and I will be attending AMFE in Burton-Upon-Trent, and will be giving some cosplay talks. Check the timetable on the day for information!
-------ALA, and PreCon Meet-------
We are STILL wait
an About Me thingyIn case anyone cares, I wrote a small story about how I got where I am. It's not a big deal, it's just in case people actually WANT to know about me as an artist before buying my hoodies or something ^_^an About Me thingy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to start this story farther back than I should, but really it took a lot of adventures to get to where I am right now-- twists and turns and loop-de-loops and it all brings me here.
I've been in love with costuming since I was about 11-years-old. I handed my dance studio's costumer a book of my sketches of costume designs for all of my different dance numbers, and although she was unable to make any of my little squiggle drawings into a reality, she encouraged me to keep trying. And so I did.
I left dance and started costuming at a high school theatre at 15-years-old-- since I was homeschooled, they let me be in their plays if I did costuming for them. By the end of my junior year, I had enough hours in costuming that I could've lettered in Theatre-- at a school I didn't even
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a bit of a mental start to 2013, with Jenn getting a new job, a bunch of birthdays and events, and a lack of money forever looming overhead!
I've mostly been busy working on my costume and kit for a new LARP system I'm joining next month, so when I have some good pictures of that, I'll share them here. It's not often I will share pictures of my original characters on deviantART (in fact, I don't think I've ever done it), but I'm really proud of the kit for this. A bunch of Parlé are all joining the same system, so hopefully we can get a few good shots before time in!
Here's a preview of the costume, for those interested...
On the con-front, things are less busy than usual, due to clashing events, and one or two that we usually attend for fun that we're opting out of this year. We did London Anime Con at the start of the month, which was a fantastic event. Still t
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
Thank you for the birthday wishes!I woke up one morning and then decided to check my DA. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my inbox was full of warm birthday wishes! There were so many of them, but I did read all of them. It would take forever to reply to all of them so that's what I'm doing here:Thank you for the birthday wishes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!
Taiyou ConTaiyou con is this weekend! Oz, SWP, and Valda will have an artist alley table! We will be selling a few 4x6 cosplay prints! More specifically, Oz will be selling keychains (Vocaloid, Pandora Hearts, etc...) and fanarts, SWP will be selling flower hairpins, and Valda will be selling "Rin" bows ((cotton) white, (satin) light/dark blue, purple, black etc...) Cheshire will be running around taking pictures. It will be a pretty relaxed con.Taiyou Con3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Just a heads up for anyone planning to buy anything from us, we do not have a credit card reader and can only accept cash.
UPDATE: Whatever we do not sell at Taiyou, we will most likely sell online probably through Ebay
Anyway, thank you to all of our new watchers and thanks for the support!
Alright, enough of this.Life's still gonna be hard no matter how long a break I take or how much time passes or how long I wait for things to start looking up again, so I say to you now life... YOU AIN'T GONNA STOP ME NO MORE.Alright, enough of this.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess I'm back.
Missed you dA. Even with all your bugs and wierd ideas.
What's in a name?I'm making a prop for my new secret awesome cosplay. Obviously I can't tell you what the prop -IS- or it would give everything away.What's in a name?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can tell you that it's going to be a boy. My props are usually female so I wanted a change.
Comment with a name you like, or sounds awesome, or just one that makes you laugh.
If your suggestion gets picked; then I will put a feature journal for you!
Go go go! 8D
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
Con updates, new FDP videos, FDP's Korra seriesWe're buckling down with costume making and filming in preparation for our end of August con-a-pooloza XD it's 3 cons almost one after the other! Super stoked for all three cons but at the moment I'm just hoping that we get everything done (and that wigs arrive on time!!! DCon updates, new FDP videos, FDP's Korra series3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I miss our Alcon peeps so bad D: it's been too long!!! Can't wait to introduce :iconvaldrein: to all the awesome Alcon peeps that we met last year and hopefully a bunch of new faces this year! And of course I can't wait to hang with the Parle crew again! I've missed their sweet yet robust faces, CHinforming before my eyes whilst battling nipple-less spectres.
I'll be posting my costume plans as soon as I get the remaining wigs I need, it all comes down to the wigs man!!!!
One thing I will put out there for Alcon go-ers, though... we'll be premiering a new episode of Kingdom Bros during our Q & A pane at Alcon l! We're filming it AS WE SPEAK (or in... I dunno... a half hour from now?) so as long as no one fa
Metro and General Update-to Ahoy!Hello everyone :iconawkwardhugplz:Metro and General Update-to Ahoy!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Miss me? I bet you did X'D
How do I begin?
Not too sure as a lot happened on the Holiday so I will have to keep it brief I'm afraid. will breif-ish about my adventures with Kelly, Jenn Laura, Charlotte & Dani :iconimhappyplz:
First of all Metrocon.
I would like to thank everyone personally for coming from all over the US to attend & see us there. When I heard how far some of you came to just come to the panels and meet with Parle I felt like crying with joy. I mean, to care so much to travel such a distances means so much. I hugged those who traveled furthest with the most passion :iconhurrplz: lmao
It was busy and hectic a lot of the time, but I loved meeting every one of you who came to Metrocon and I hope that you got to speak to me enough ;__; real sorry if you didn't. But if I stayed longer in some situations I wouldn't of been able to eat anything before the next panel X'D
More importantly, I'd like to give a huge thank you to anyone who gave me
Feb UpdateHello all! I've been really terrible in keeping my dA updated, so my apologies for that! I'm more active on Tumblr, and there are regular updates being posted to the Parlé Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialParleProductionsFeb Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But yes! 2014! Let's see what we're up to....
Date: 1-2nd March
Event: Larp Awareness Party, Leicester UK
I will be at this event to help promote a LARP system starting this year called The Vale, at which Jenn and I will be playing NPC characters. This system is for players aged 18 and over. If you are interested, come and see me at the Larp Awareness Party, or visit the website for the game: http://majesticoaklrp.co.uk/vale/
Date: 27-30th March
Event: Sci-Fi Weekender, North Wales UK
Description: Myself, Jenn, and a bunch of other friendlings will be going to SFW as our first "proper" outing for our Dwarves! This is the event we're aiming to