Procraftinating

Crafts to waste your most likely precious time.
Paper, fabric, yarn, collage, foods, or whatever I feel like! Also work by artists I like and think are worthy of mention!

Ask me what you wanna see, I guess?
http://procraftinate.tumblr.com/ask

Each craft's source that I originally post should be linked to when the respective images are clicked.
~Background lace from http://cherish.silk.to/ ~
Apr 08
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theprintmaker:

End of engraving and tests of printings

Apr 06
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riceroni85:

Hoping this would be of use for fellow artists out there who wants to arrange & consolidate all of their button merchandises, or a cheaper alternative than buying multiple jewelry/bead making bins which can cost you $10 for 10-16 compartments, when you can get the same price for 8-9x more space!

This tutorial will show you how to convert a 46 compartment organizer case into a whopping 94/96! These would fit buttons less than 1.5” in diameter. I’ve used my 1.25” buttons and each slot can hold up to 5-6 buttons each!

What you need:

  • 1x 46/48 double-sided clear organizer case (Creative Options or Jammers makes them). They can be normally found either in the crafts/thread section or for Hot Wheel / Matchbox Car toys at most stores such as Amazon, Walmart, and Joann’s. Walmart seems to be the cheapest for about $9-10 bucks.

    Note - If you don’t need to add that many compartments, then you can use the Hot Wheels 48 Car Carry Case without the need to make custom dividers but they are not transparent! They normally go for $12-$14 online or at retail stores

  • 1x Sheet of foam board ( 14” x 12” or bigger)
  • Box-cutter (or whichever is easy for you to cut foam board)
  • Pen & Ruler
  • Hot glue gun (optional for 96-capacity)

Step 1: Take Measurements

Measure the following in order to create the divider: 1) longer width of the box, 2) height of the compartment from one side, 3) the lowest point of the compartment gaps. Here is my measurement that should be the same for either brand box:

  1. Width = 12 7/16”
  2. Height = 1 9/16”
  3. Gap = 3/4”


Step 2: Cut Out Divider

Cut out a piece of foam board based on the width and height measurement with the box cutter (ex: 12 7/16” x 1 9/16”)

Step 3: Mark the Gap on the Black Divider

Okay so this part is a little tricky to explain.  So since the case already have pre-built dividers, you’ll have to measure out the gap between each section in order to know how far apart to cut out in order to cut it deep enough for the black divider to fit.  I found the best & quickest way  is to put the black divider over one of the diagonal rows and press it just enough that you can see the small indentation as picture below:

Step 4: Cut Gap in Black Divider

Okay! So now that you have a marker where each gap needs to be cut out, cut out the gap 3/4” deep. The gap you are cutting should be thick enough to fit over the pre-built dividers. The divider should now look something like this:

Step 5: Place Divider Inside Case

Now your custom divider should fit right over one of the diagonal rows! If the gap you cut came out to be too wide or if the foam board is too wobbly, you can always use the hot glue gun to permanently fixed to the case.  Mines ended up being just fine!

Step 6: Create Remaining Dividers

So one divider down!  Repeat step 2 - 5 to make five more custom dividers, so there should be a total of three on one side and the other three on the other side.  As you can see in the picture below, there is one compartment that ended merged as one (in the upper center). If you prefer to convert this space into two, then just cut out an additional piece of foam board and glue the edges.

And voila, you’re done!  What’s great about this case is that you also have a handle so it’s easy to carry around!  Not only this is perfect for button storage, but this also works for charms/keychains as well! I hope people will find this handy :)

(via artistsalleyinfo)

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yuriesekiya:

WALL JOE×せきやゆりえ「ハナミズツインズ」

WALL×せきやゆりえ×おかしい屋
コラボクッキー ¥800

渋谷パルコ LIMITED SHOP 2014/3/14〜4/3

yuriesekiya:

WALL JOE×せきやゆりえ「ハナミズツインズ」

WALL×せきやゆりえ×おかしい屋
コラボクッキー ¥800

渋谷パルコ LIMITED SHOP 2014/3/14〜4/3

Apr 05
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nanaakua-jp:

一年越しでやっと作りました。
本当に夜光るホタルイカプラバン。

#shrinkydinks #shrinkplastic #プラバン #プラ板 #fireflysquid

nanaakua-jp:

一年越しでやっと作りました。
本当に夜光るホタルイカプラバン。

#shrinkydinks #shrinkplastic #プラバン #プラ板 #fireflysquid

Apr 04
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carencaren:

Snail brothers made by Caren.

Art can come from anywhere and anyone :)

carencaren:

Snail brothers made by Caren.

Art can come from anywhere and anyone :)

Apr 03
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archiemcphee:

Taiwanese cardboard artist Kai-Xiang Xhong created this completely awesome cardboard Iron Man suit that’s not just a life-size model, it’s also wearable.

"I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That’s my style."

Click here to watch a brief video in which Xhong describes his project.

Head over to the Stan Winston School of character Arts to check out more of Kai-Xiang Xhong’s cardboard creations.

[via GeekTyrant]

Apr 02
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craftjunkie:

Egg Terrariums {Tutorial}
Found at: thehousethatlarsbuilt

craftjunkie:

Egg Terrariums {Tutorial}

Found at: thehousethatlarsbuilt

Mar 31
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follylolly:

Commission!  I was asked to make a splice plushie of Koffing and Venonat.  I had fun playing with the fancy stitches on my embroidery machine to do the texture on the eyes (⌒∇⌒)

Mar 29
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natalikoromotoart:

natalikoromotoart:

I just opened a new store! and to celebrate I’m having a Big Sale!

20% OFF all orders use code: “celebrategoodtimes” at checkout. :)

This sale ends this Sunday! March 30th at midnight…get things for cheap! ❤️

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zimmay:

!!-ILLUSTRATION GIVEAWAY TIME-!!

I have recently hit 2,000+ followers! Thank you so much!! While this may seem like a small amount to some of my peers, this is huge for me, and I want to say a huge thank you to all of my followers new and old. So I’m holding my very first illustration giveaway! Please read everything below if you want in!

DISCLAIMER: this giveaway is completely and responsibly hosted by me and is not endorsed by or affiliated with Tumblr in any way.

THE PRIZE!

A fully colored character illustration by me! Any character of your choice, existing, fan-made, or original, with up to 2 characters total. You can request a specific style, (like art nouveau or super cartoony) or I can work in mine! This is basically a $200 illustration commission from me, but free for you! All of my commission rules as to what I will and will not draw apply, (tl;dr - just keep your requests clean and tasteful).

HOW TO ENTER!

  • You must be 18+ years old to enter.
  • Have your ask box turned on.
  • You must be following me. The purpose of this giveaway is to thank you, my followers!
  • Reblog this post to your main account for +1 entry. I will not be counting likes, and will not count reblogs made to side blogs.
  • Reblog to your main as many times as you like for more entries, but please be courteous to your followers.

And since I am not physically mailing anything for this giveaway, it’s open to anyone internationally. As long as you can tell me what you want me to draw and have an e-mail address that can accept big files, you’re good!

You have until Thursday May 1st, 2014 at 9:00pm PST to enter! I will choose one winner at random using random.org and will immediately contact the winner through their ask box. If no response is received within 48 hours, that person automatically forfeits the prize and I will choose another winner by repeating the process.

Before I say good luck, I just want to say thank you so, so much for all your support. Thank you for every follow, for every like, for allowing me to occupy a little space on your dashboard and for spreading my work. The art road is a tough one to follow and I rely on every follower to keep plowing through the difficult days. Thanks again, and… GOOD LUCK!!