Here’s a gallery of nail polish designs from the last year. Let me know if you’d like to see a tutorial or description of any of them.
These are done with a combination of regular polish, striping polish, acrylic paints, Konad or Bundle Monster stamping plates, glitter, and fimo clay slices. Two are from tutorials [...]
Next in the series of designs that Miranda has requested is the rose capelet. (See also the Bunny Express Vest). This is another design that she saw in a Happy Happy Clover manga.
Here is the design drawing I found on my table. It was followed by several others, but this one I think captured [...]
Miranda frequently leaves little drawings around of designs she’d like me to make. I can tell its time to do something about it when she keeps showing me alternate views of the design. I can get a hint.
Here is a recent item I made for her that was inspired by her favorite manga Happy [...]
So I decided my magazine holders were just too ugly. I had those cheap cardboard, faux-wood ones…I mean, does anyone seriously think faux wood grain is a good idea rendered in cardboard? I selected some fabrics form my stash, used spray glue and a little Sobo, and covered all my magazine holders. 27 of them. [...]
I’ve been experimenting with a bottle of Bubblejet Set 2000 I bought some time back. Its a liquid in which you soak a piece of fabric and let it dry (I used a good quality muslin for the images below). Then you iron it to freezer paper and cut it to standard paper size. The [...]
Here are some redwork designs that I drew based on a fabric I am using to redecorate my kitchen. I’ve added a scan of the fabric at the bottom.
Here are some pictures of a black crepe evening jacket I made with embroidery in silk ribbon, perle cotton, and beading on the lapels (all in black, although the seed beads were actually clear with a black tint to them). The picture quality is really terrible. Its difficult to photograph black-on-black pieces effectively.
On the [...]
This is my favorite type of dye. This dye is suitable for all cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon, linen, wood, even tagua nuts). It gives brilliant, saturated colors. Its has a good rating for both light-fastness and wash-fastness. It also doesn’t require any heavily toxic chemicals. Although you have to be careful with the soda ash.