How to Make Clone Trooper (and Stormtrooper) Candy Pops

Need a little more Star Wars in your life?  Inspired by this summer’s Clone Cupcakes and the Stuff on a Stick contest on Instructables, I was inspired the other day to create this tasty little Clone Army…

The pops are basically Rolo candies, covered in marshmallow fondant, with fondant details.  No baking required!

Though I do admit that they are a bit time consuming…

But were definitely appreciated by the young Star Wars fans…
Wanna Make them yourself?
I’ve written up the whole thing as an instructable, with tons of photos and instructions for both the clone troopers and the storm trooper versions…  Click the image below, or go here

New necklaces (with Dot’s art!)

I’ve been working on a way to sell some of my artwork, in a way that is both affordable, and more ‘useful’ than just a picture you hang on your wall. So this is a couple of prototypes of my latest idea! (Excuse the pics, these aren’t the highest quality!)
I’ve been playing around with glass tile necklaces, with either prints from my artwork, or original drawings, as fun and wearable art.
Here are the 2 prototypes–based on the watercolor series (“Robot World“) which is currently in the Museum of Science in Boston.… [ KEEP READING ] One is the robot from “A Clockwork Red” and the other is one of the balloons in the background of “Blue”.

Adding Some UMPF with an Airbrush!

Hi Everybody!!  My name is Chrissy P. from Felted Chicken… [ KEEP READING ]!  I’m your average-everyday Felter living & working on Hollywood, CA.  I’ve been needle-felting for about a year and a half now, and am always looking for new, interesting, and easy ways to add some extra UMPF to my sculptures.  Nancy was kind enough to ask me to share a tutorial on one of these processes.
In addition to the traditional felting techniques that everybody uses (needle & wet-felting, dying my own wool, accenting with tufts of colored wool)  I also use an Airbrush to add shadows & gradients to my pieces. 

Make Roses… for everything!

Flowers are a great decoration for crafts and food alike!  And roses particularly have romantic connotations, or are just plain lovely.
(Well, except the Bacon Roses, those are just plain weird.)
I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately, so here are a few ways to make them:
Some fun Rose Making Links:
<<Here’s a rose “chip” made from Beets!  Such a clever idea for a ‘savory’ rose!  See the how-to at Eye Candy. Also some done with purple potatoes (see pic above)
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Little Birdie Secrets has a tutorial on making really pretty paper roses, that looks very neat!  Love the end product…>>

<<Another one from Eye Candy – Make these cute radish roses… [ KEEP READING ]..

IF: Propagate – Robot Matryoshka Dolls

Illustration Friday prompt this week was Propagate… I’m not really sure HOW these dolls propagate, but I’m sure it’s interesting :)
This seemed to be begging for a caption, this was the one I came up with… any better ideas?

If you missed it..Earlier today: Clothes Tutorials – recycle your wardrobe!
And the latest from Foodwhirl.com!

Tentacle Hugs Valentine Day Card Printable

Another Valentine’s Day free download for you… This cute little squid made his debut in 2009, and is back as a printable for your valentines day needs! Plus, instructions on making your own quick envelope for this or any other homemade card!
Downloads:
Single Card – Tentacles are for Hugging
Set of 9 mini-cards – Tentacles are for Hugging
2 cards – Tentacles version, Happy Valentine’s Day version… [ KEEP READING ]
Download either the larger single card, or a set of 9 mini cards for school giving.
Quick Homemade Envelopes
If you want envelopes for your cards, the process is simple. (See the photos below for visual instructions!)  I like to use pretty coordinating paper for the envelopes.