RHPS swap

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I was looking through my archives and realized that I never posted about the Rocky Horror Picture Show swap I did years ago on Craftster.org!

I decided to create an audience participation package for my swap partner. I used my rhinestone applicator (and a buttload of stones) to apply an image of the Rocky lips to the front flap of a large messenger bag (those stones had to be applied by hand). Then I used an iron-on transfer for the text. I filled the messenger bag with everything she needed to participate: cards, a hand-sewed stuffie in the shape of toast, a bell, confetti, water guns, and an authentic copy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that I got from someone in Cleveland. 

I also included little tins with images from the movie on them so she could put rice, and other goodies, within

I also made a slew of magnets, and included them on a little skull tin I found at Michaels. The tin contained playing cards so she could throw them at the stage when appropriate.

I also included an apron, and used iron-on transfers of Eddie’s rotoscoped head and Rocky lettering for the front. If you’ve never seen the RHPS, this is a spoiler.

I love doing a variety of different crafty things in order to push my limits and ameliorate my craft. My skills have gotten better since the swap days (almost 10 years ago now IIRC), and I’m always looking for the next project to tackle.

Posted on May 6th 2019 in Swaps

Cross stitch number

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Another project done! I tried to use a marker to darken the inner mat, and of course immediately scratched the white mat with the black marker. Sigh. So I used calligraphy ink that I had on hand to dye the mat.

Step 1: cross stitch something dirty based off of a game you’ve never played yet recognize the characters to. 

Step 2: go to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store and spend $10 on a frame whose cutout matches the size of your artwork. 

Step 3: take it all apart and wonder at the amount of staples and tape they use to secure a fairly mundane image. 

Step 4: use a marker to colour the inside mat black, and immediately fuck the white up like you knew you would. 

Step 5: continue to fuck up the front of the mat with marker, leaving weird streaks and unfinished parts. Use calligraphy ink to dye the entire mat. 

Step 6: put your image in, put it all back together, tape, and hang. 

Step 7: be glad it’s done!

Posted on May 2nd 2019 in Cross-Stitch