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
Personal LibraryQuite a few times I've been asked what books I like and could I suggest any good reads. Well, here is a journal with some of my top authors and books for you to consider.Personal Library4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will start by saying that my two favourite genres are historical and gothic horror. I do deleve into fantasy, but generally I will only read a fantasy novel if it's not set in modern times.
I also tend towards first person and will not read a book if the protagonist is female. So brace yourselves!
SALAMANDER by Thomas Wharton.
This is my favourite book and for many good reasons. It is set in an alternative Victorian era, and follows the life of a book maker called Nicolas as he travels around the world trying to make an infinite book. (A book with no end and no start).
The narrative is overly colourful and the author takes full advantage of the readers senses, especially that of smell and sight. The short narratives play like a cinematic reel in the mind.
Overall, it's a book about books which contains some very hea
The Return of the KeithGuess who's back??The Return of the Keith3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next week I'm going to be doing another episode of 'Keith How Do.'
If you have any 'how dos' that you wanna see in the video then make sure you email your requests to:
I look forward to your mental mail! 8D
Anime Revolution Review + Avatar VideoAnime Revolution ended a few days ago and I'm still riding that con high! In my opinion it was a stellar con with a really clean and professional atmosphere/vibe. It was the con's first year, but to me it ran (and looked) like a much more experienced con. I've heard a lots of criticism of the con, but not from the people I ran into at the con itself. Everyone I came across seemed to be in really good spirits and had a positive opinion of the con. I know that there are some tensions are Vancouver cons at the moment, but in my opinion the more the better! I'm not going to side with one con or another, to me that'd be silly, I want all the cons to succeed cause if my hometown was con central than I'd never be bored!!! WHICH IS AWESOME!Anime Revolution Review + Avatar Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to send a huge thank you to all of the people who attended our panels. They were all either full-capacity or over-capacity (like the Wig Panel, sorry to the people who had to sit in the aisle or stand in the back!). My only real issue with how the co
Vocaloid Fantasia: MeikoMeikoVocaloid Fantasia: Meiko5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Vocaloid DTM(Desktop Music) software created by Crypton Future Media and she also utilizes the older Vocaloid engine developed by YAMAHA.
Release Date: November 5, 2004
Age: Designed to be around 20+
Hair/Eye Color: Brown/Red
Optimum genre: Vocal / Choir
Character Items: One Cup Ozeki (Sake), Microphone
Voice provided by: Japanese female singer Meiko Haigō
Information Provided by: http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Meiko
.:MEIKO:. by b-s-f MEIKO in RED by riroco :thumb146926939: MEIKO on cushion by riroco Meiko - Dark Woods Circus by rabid-mongoose95 meiko vocaloid00 by riroco :thumb168399638: Vocaloid Meiko by inashu MEIKO by urimo meiko by pumopumo Meiko by jagg17 Vocaloid : Kaito x Meiko by Kite-Mitiko meiko by riroco :thumb125311714: :thu
Dig what you want, little man.Made a pilgrimage to my local walmart today to scope out the new pony section they have up. Snagged some napkins and drinking cups, then headed to the pony aisle. I kinda waited back, because there was a family checking out the pony toys as well. There was a mother, a son, and a daughter. The daughter looked around 12-13, the son looked about 7-8. She was holding on to a Rarity plushie while her little brother asked her to grab a Fluttershy for him on the shelf. The daughter basically said "You can't have her, it's a show for girls! You're not a little girl!" The mother basically flashed a glance at her and said "Now come on ____". The little guy looked close to tears as his sis teased him semi-playfully....Dig what you want, little man.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so I killed off my shyness and walked over to the section nonchalantly. "Oh wow, the new Fluttershy's came in!" and grabbed one off the shelf. *turning to the sister* "She's my favorite, you know she did save Ponyville from a dragon right? That's pretty awesome!" *daughter looks sh
Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda!WHoo~! Journey Journal skin! I'm working on a Journey Cosplay for Ikkicon; it's been something I've wanted to do since I played the game when it came out. If you haven't played Journey, then you should download it to the PS3, buy the collector's edition in stores, or go to a friend's house that has a PS3 and buy/play it. It only takes a couple hours to play through, and it's a unique experience that gives you all the feelz.Daily Deviation and Wig Video Tutorials on Arda!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onto business, one of my jobs at Arda-wigs is to provide helpful wig styling tutorials. They're available for anyone to use, so check 'em out!
I'll be going over a lot of the easier basics first, but over time I'll get into more advanced stuff. My crazier wig tutorials are still available here in a folder on my profile, so use them to your heart's content. :3
Also, I noticed I got a DD today on Yusei! And it was one of my fav. pictures too! Thanks so much for the support! <333
Update: MetroconFirst of all, thank you to everyone who supported and/or donated to the Alzheimers walk I did last month. In total myself, KellyJane, & tealpirate, raised £938 and it still makes me smile <3 It means a lot to meUpdate: Metrocon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next... week.... o.O
Seriously, this holiday/convention has crept up out of nowhere. Although I'm hell'a nervous about the flight, I am excited about spending two weeks with a few of my crazy crew and of course seeing many new/old faces from across the seas. America in 2010 was my first overseas holiday in yeeeears, and I never imagined that I would actually be going back there again. <3
Lucky Charms. All the lucky charms!
I need to pack XD
So yeah, see you all at Metrocon!
Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
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
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
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
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!
On The Subject of LabelsOne of the recurring comments given in my previous journal was "Why do we need to label ourselves at all?", or words to that effect. There are many of you who believe NO-ONE needs a label.On The Subject of Labels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I both agree and disagree.
I agree, because I think you're right that we don't need to define to ourselves what we are by putting a label on it. I shouldn't say to myself "I'm gay. Therefore, I only am attracted to women." I think that if, in your head, you have a defined, labelled view of what you are, you start conforming yourself around that label. I'm sure many of you have heard stories of men and women who came out, then later admitted to feeling pressured into staying gay because they'd defined themselves as such to so many people. Conforming yourself around a social definition like that cannot be healthy.
But at the same time, I disagree against the idea that we don't need labels in this world at all. We do need them... we just don't need to place extensive mean
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
Video Plans for 2012Hey guys!Video Plans for 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time; no talk. How are you all doing?
Since this year is the year of the apocalypse you can expect more Left 4 Dead 2 videos. I'm definitely thinking about making some Keith and Ellis derp videos. The current winning idea is 'How to with Keith.'
Oh, yes. Chaos shall follow.
I'm ALMOST done with a second Blame it on the Cosplay video; THE REVENGE. Seriously, this is so so so so much better than the first one. I really can't wait. The only reason I haven't uploaded it yet is because the contacts for Lestat haven't arrived yet. Once his part is filmed then it shall be up for your pleasure!
You can definitely expect more Marauders. These guys will have plenty more episodes and silly shorts to come.
What else is worth mentioning?
We -might- be filming a final special Sora Show video. This is only a possible at the moment. So don't get your hopes up too much. It might happen. It might not, however it is being talked about.
I will get the Demyx Time 15 bloopers to you. I'm half
2014 Cosplans!Now that it's almost March, it's a perfect time to announce cosplays for 2014.2014 Cosplans!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Completed Cosplays of 2014:
Kagamine Len: Dream Eating Monochrome Baku (Vocaloid)
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2014 (Mesa, Arizona)
Kanato Sakamaki: Ending 1 - Wedding Suit (Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal)
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2014 (Mesa, Arizona)
Monokuma (Dangan Ronpa)
Debuted: Arizona Matsuri 2014 (Phoenix, Arizona)
Cosplays in Progress:
Kanato Sakamaki: School Uniform (Diabolik Lovers)
To be debuted at Con-Nichiwa 2014 (Tuscon, Arizona)
Euphemia Li Britannia: First casual dress (Code Geass) *REMAKE*
To be re-debuted
Jamie's Epoch HubJamie's Epoch Hub1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is where you will find the Episode List, Concept Art and all other things regarding Jamie's Epoch.
Jamie's Epoch is a webcomic that will be uploaded chapter by chapter. It in a kind of Beta mode. So if there are any spelling mistakes, cheesy moments or scenes where the angle or hairstyle sticks out like a sore thumb, then let me know. But if it's general stuff like plotholes or that the way the characters are drawn, you can go ahead and let me know, but I won't be able to change those kinds of things.
Title Page: http://fav.me/d7b6udd
Chapter 1: http://fav.me/d7b6uee
Page 001: http://fav.me/d7b6uee
Page 002: http://fav.me/d7b6ufu
Page 003: http://fav.me/d7b6ufq
Page 004: http://fav.me/d7b6ufs
Page 005: http://fav.me/d7b6ug8
Page 006: http://fav.me/d7b6ukl
Page 007: http://fav.me/d7b6ulp
Page 008: http://fav.me/d7b6ull
Page 009: http://fav.me/d7b6umg
PARLE PRIDE!If you'd like to pimp out some Parle Pride or show support for the shows, well you can now get some pretty professional looking shirts, bags and badges!PARLE PRIDE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
USA/CANADA STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
We have stuff from the Marauders, Some Assembly Required, Demyx Time, Sora Show and Stuck in Savannah, as well as some awesome Parlé stuff.
Please do check it out! I've ordered myself a load of stuff! Ha ha!
HAPPY HALLOWEENHere, have Stuck in Savannah Episode 9 to celebrate!HAPPY HALLOWEEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good News StoriesReading through the BBC yesterday and today, there's a lot of doom and gloom, despite being so close to Christmas, which is one of our most festive seasons!Good News Stories4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I went on a search for GOOD news to share with you all. Here are my favourites (edited to be shorter, but you can search their titles on Google for more info!)
Once homeless Miami man earns a Masters degree
After several arrests, drug addiction and being homeless, a Miami man has overcome the odds to graduate from FIU with a Master's degree in social work.
Out of thousands of graduates, only one -- 50-year-old Aaron Alvin Sr. -- got a standing ovation at Tuesday night's graduation ceremony.
"I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my Master's," Alvin said. "I just continued to pursue something that was bigger and better and ended up here."
Alvin was arrested several times for drugs, grand theft auto, and domestic violence. He was also homeless for a time.
He said he never,
Crazy Colours Makeup ContestCrazy Colours Makeup Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lit Cosmetics glitter in Go Golf (a super awesome green) with a glitter glue, a brush and a glitter remover. www.litcosmetics.com
4 of Makeup Geek's amazing pigments in Liquid Gold, Paparazzi, Prince Charming and New Year's Eve.
My choice winner: 2 pairs of top lashes, 1 bottom
Fan choice winner: 1 pair of top lashes, 1 bottom
Random sharer: 1 pair of top lashes
Create an original makeup design full of colour! This can be eyes, lips, nails, full face or even body! Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or through messages on one of my fan pages. Your work will be featured on my Facebook page and the winners will be featured on my cover photo. If you have a Facebook fanpage, be sure to send it to me so I can link your picture to it!
3 Winners will be chosen.
Viewers Choice. The look that ge
Want to win 100 points easily ? -CLOSED-***************UPDATED AND NEW RULES*************Want to win 100 points easily ? -CLOSED-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It will no longer be 50 points, it will be 100 to win!
I understand a lot of you are saying that this is too much to do for so small, well, all I have ATM is 100. So, I will give out the 100, to make it more fair, and not get such a small amount. Thanks everyone!!!
Oh and, sorry if I come off a little rude, but
Stop ranting, bros. It's annoying. It REALLY is.
it's 100 now, and PLEASE don't go on saying how that isn't enough either, that is literally ALL I have, and I made those points myself, by adoptables on another account of mine, and I'm taking my effort in getting those points, and giving them out. PLEASE be appreciative. It would mean a lot. (:
The account has to be ACTIVE.
NO POINT ACCOUNTS ( Accounts that give points away )
DO NOT USE MORE THAN 1 ACCOUNT. If I get one of the UNACTIVE, new accounts you made, I will go on and pick another.
The account HAS TO BE AT LEAST 2
Happy Anniversary SupernovadobeHappy 5th wedding anniversary :iconsupernovadobe:!Happy Anniversary Supernovadobe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're the light of my life, my sun and star, the donut of my morning... well... you get the point.
It has been a very full five years of being married, complete with all the ups and downs of most couples, and I don't regret a moment I've spent with you. I still love you as madly as I did when I met you 6 years ago and I hope to love you just as madly for many more years to come.
I love you. I cherish you. I adore you.
Thank you for being with me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my friend, my lover, my life fullfiller -the stars in my heaven.
Thank you for letting me be as cliche as I possibly can towards you lol.
I owe you the world but all I have right now is my love so please accept that with a little iou for the day I can buy a house with you and ride off into the sunset for our happily ever after.
Your ever adoring wife,