Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New FID People at Iplehouse

Iplehouse used their shrink ray on Vincent, Isis and Vera and they all look cute--I especially like Vera's new faceup. Iplehouse is also offering the usual 10% for anything over 500 and a couple of other discounts for larger amounts, which is nice to offset the cost of shipping. Maybe they are hoping you will buy 2 of these little cuties at the same time :D

Egyptian D20

For K. It's in great shape too!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Beyond the Horizon with Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

A little inspirational music while I struggle with a new dress for Sicktress' Aya and some tiny shoes for Andy!

Also, check out what Denny's is cooking in Japan:
https://www.dennys.jp/

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kor Tools

So there I was on Pinterest, wasting time, and I saw a sheet of tiling patterns. I am always looking for tiling patterns for 3d projects, so I clicked on it, and it turns out not to be a digital texture/resource seller, but an art supply place called Kor Tools. Kor seems to make two things right now-- pattern rollers and pattern stamps. They are designed to jewelry scale and are meant to be used with the metallic jewelry clays you can buy. I looked at them and thought they would be fine for sculpey, but then I realized I was also looking at doll-scale fabric printing rollers--a small scale version of the Indian woodblock rollers that are used to make Indian cotton bedpreads and clothing patterns. Woot!
Here is the pattern, made by a roller that is approximately 5 inches across:

I suspect that the master is created with 3d printing, then cleaned up, and then the rollers are cast out of acrylic. The rollers are something I would call "finger rollers" without handles, and look like this:



The website loads a little sluggishly for me, but it works. I decided that this roller (the Pebbles) looked like it would be useful enough to give it a try, though it was not cheap--with shipping it came to 15.00, and that is shipping from Wisconsin. Once it comes I will try some stuff with it and take photos. They have some pretty awesome designs, and the tiny scale is exactly what I was looking for to print doll fabric. If it works well, I have my eye on this design too:




Friday, November 17, 2017

Bjork's Embroiderer

Icelandic pop diva Bjork often wears fantastic, delicate masks; and they are the creation of embroiderer James Merry. Though he is also a sculptor, taking unusual materials and decorating them with thread and embellishments. You can read an all-too-short article about him here.

Then here is me, putting beads on a collar for Isa. I have a lot of respect for people who do this professionally.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fruit Carvings

They are so delicate and beautiful! You can see them here on Laughing Squid; I have had this cold still and not much useful has gotten done. Here is the artist:


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BJD Leggings Tutorial and other Deviant Art Resources

I haven't tried this tutorial yet, but it looks promising. There are a lot of good bjd related tutorials on Deviant Art, I just forget to look--and this evening I found a treasure trove here:
https://shoucchin.deviantart.com/favourites/74638672/BJD-Stuff

Socks, patterns, faceups, hats and more!