I finally finished the star blanket!
There are two things I want REALLY BAD!!!! The first being a white jacket that says IDENTIFY in block letters in the colors of the transgender flag, the other being a hair bow in the colors of the transgender flag.
Finished Homestuck shoes!
Didn’t quite get every side of them, but this is a pretty good idea of what they look like.
I’m really really proud of how these turned out, and am really excited to wear them out!
Took about a week and a half, not working on them full time.
Made with Modge Podge, regular printer paper with patent leather shoes
O.o Want.. Need.. Must make….So much colored ink though… but those shoes… SO PERFECT!!!!<3
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Squiddle Cookie Dough Pops!
My good friend and I made these for a SanDiegoStuck meetup. They’re egg-free so they are safe to eat!
What You Need: (makes 30 pops)
- 30 “cake pop” or lollipop sticks wax paper (is a MUST)
- 1 cup butter (or use margarine for a vegan version!)
- 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- chocolate chips, enough to your liking
- colored candy melts in colors of your choosing
- chocolate/black icing
- white icing/pearl sprinkles
Using a mixer, beat butter or margarine, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and water until combined. Add flour and beat until incorporated. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls with the palms of your hands. Make sure they are as round as possible. Place on prepared baking sheets with wax paper. Freeze for 15 minutes.
Melt the candy melts in separate bowls for each color. Insert a stick into the top of each cookie dough ball. Dip and twist the ball into the melted candy melts, coating it evenly. Place on to wax paper.
Using a spoon, take extra candy melts and spread on the paper (attached to the ball) evenly for tentacles.
This next step for the face can be done however you choose, but this is how we did it: When the candy coating is hardened, use the chocolate/black icing and make eyes. We used one of the cake pop sticks dipped in it to stamp the eyes on. Before it dries, put a white pearl sprinkle in each eye (for the eye shine). Or, wait till the black dries and use white icing for the eye shine.
We used extra pink/purple candy coating for the mouths, which we spread on with a toothpick.
Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.
Original recipe for cookie dough can be found here.
If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
HOW DOES I CRAFT-FOAM ARMOR
aka Lauren’s weird methods of doing shit
1) Assemble whatever piece you are making by cutting regular pieces of foamie/craft foam. I recommend the thinner kind for this, since the thicker stuff doesn’t curve as well, but depending on what you are making, the thicker kind may be just what you need!
2) If there are any kind of 3D embossments on the armor, you can do this with puff paint, or by cutting more layers of craft foam! I did it all with puff paint here, but I’ve done the layering method before. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT COLOR ANYTHING IS, you’ll be spray-painting it all anyway! LET THE PUFF PAINT DRY OVERNIGHT. Do not get impatient.
3) Mod-Podge the crap out of that thing. Craft foam looks really dumb when spray-painted raw. Plus, sometimes the paint eats it AND THAT’S NOT GOOD. I put three coats on this! Let Mod Podge dry about 15 minutes between each layer (basically once it stops looking like you painted it white)
4) Spray paint your armor! Now it’s gonna look kinda flat, so once it’s dry, time for…
5) Distressing and buffing! Get a sponge brush (or even just a paper towel) and some black paint and hit the corners or anywhere that would get a lot of wear or rust (brush it along the entire ‘tops’ of embossments, those almost always wear away first) and then rub it away with paper towel to minimize how dark and unnatural it looks.
6) Add any decorations and you’re done!!
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