Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
|"The Boots" official Tiki Crafts Mascot #1|
|"The Trouser" official Tiki Crafts Mascot #2|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
We made them out of craft foam because its fast, cheap, easy, and would probably only be one time use.
We took our link gauntlets as a model and cut out similarly shaped pieces. It doesn't look that great when they are flattened out like in the image.
But once we shape them over the stove, they start looking much better. We glue them on with regular school glue. I know there is a process to seal them, make them hard, and paint them, but we didn't find that necessary for what we were using them for.
We had no need to paint them because we simply chose the foam in the colors we wanted the gauntlets in.
Once we were happy with the shape, we added grommets and some shoe lace we found off some old dress shoes. and voila!
|Our buddy Alex, sporting his new gear.|
- Its been a little hard to post because of Nursing school, and making renovations to the house because Marcus moved in with me. XD
- Also, since we had success with craft foam armor in this instance, we decided we could use it to make Ganondorf. Preliminary update on that soon to come.
- Malon is nearly done. I just need to paint the apron. Photo shoot should be coming soon.
- Renaissance festival headband soon to come
- I just made a costume for next renfestival, photo shoot coming soon also.
Friday, March 2, 2012
I think I did a pretty goooood job with the bowser brooch for malon. I began my first real attempt at making anything clay related. Ive had three trials and the second one was the best but it came at a cost. I made a pretty big mistake and I thought it would be important to share it with everyone. DO NOT paint polymer clay with spray paint. Apparently the petroleum in the clay reacts with the clay causing a reaction. It makes the surface very bubbly and sticky and it will never dry. Apparently you should condition the clay with gesso, and then paint it with acrylic paint or
Anything else water based. That was not the only lesson to be learned but at that point I thought all was lost and I had to start a third time (hence the third try) but I did not. I realized I could scrape off most of the paint really easily but I couldnt quite reach the inner bits like the eyes and inside the mouth. So I tried 'goof off' its a product sold at hardware stores thats ment to clean up crayon marks and graffiti. And that works wonders. It took all of it off without damaging the clay. Im sooo glad I could save it.
Now, I need your help to decide which bowser brooch for malon looks best, left or right?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I am trying to schedule in some craft time and I believe I am going to start working on stuff at least and hour or two on fridays.
I will be attending the Renaissance festival this Saturday so I will be posting pictures of something I made especially for this and hopefully I will get inspired by things there.
Thanks for sticking around.
Projects in progress: Ruppees, Malon costume, Mirror shield, Link photoshoot