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arcoirislunar said: ... So, can I use the Semi-gloss/ Gloss to finish my work... but not really necessarily use the flat or matt along the work? The matte/flat is only to make the work more easy? (pleasesayyes)

Yep, that’s right. Also consider if you do want your work to look shiny or semi-gloss in the end, if that’s really the look you’re going for.

21 7 / 2014

fyeahbjdmods:

Monster High > BRS Dead Master 

For more photos of my Dead Master, lookie here!

fyeahbjdmods:

Monster High > BRS Dead Master 

For more photos of my Dead Master, lookie here!

(via blinkeke)

21 7 / 2014

arcoirislunar said: No Nap Time, can I use the MSC Gloss or Semi-gloss, or the UV Gloss on MH doll face without afraid to be happy?

You can use the gloss/semi-gloss MSC finish types for doll repainting, but only as a finish. In fact, MSC is supposed to be used as a finish (to add shine or dull a surface). It just so happens that MSC flat/matte was found by many artists as a good primer for painting too. You can only use the flat/matte version to do any actual repaint or work because it’s the only type that has teeth that will allow your medium (paint or watercolor pencils) to adhere to the surface you are working on).

21 7 / 2014

vampcubusliah said: could you help me learn how to crochet?

I’m working out a series of tutorials for crochet for the blog… but until then, I highly recommend the following:

A Crash Course in Crochet

An outline I wrote that links to several sources for crochet beginners. It’s very rough but I’ve been told that it’s helpful. ^^;

(part 1) (part 2)

Idiot’s Guide to Crochet

Please ignore the title. If you can find the book, I highly recommend it. It’s authored by one of my favorite designers, June Gllbank. It goes in detail how-to do every kind of stitch and technique in crochet along with illustrations.

What’s great about this book is that it covers all stitch types and techniques. It’s really useful for when you want to look up a certain stitch type when you’re more comfortable working with advanced stitches and whatnot.

http://www.idiotsguides.com/static/quickguides/hobbiescrafts/crochet-101-the-basic-stitches.html

If you’re used to basic crochet concepts and stitches (chain, single stitch, that sort), check out her blog: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/crochet-tutorials/

Learn How to Crochet - With Slow Motion

If you’re a visual learner, this is one of the better tutorial series I’ve found that includes slow motion so you can see how stitches are done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tojCxB-At2o&list=PLlfN1EjIXcK9KJF0SVnTjaX-A0Xl6cL7a

Crochet-opedia

I absolutely recommend this book for beginners, even advanced crocheters. It’s just like the Idiot’s Guide to crochet only with more pictures, diagrams, illustrations and a simpler approach on how stitches are done. It includes projects that progressively get harder while teaching you stitches and techniques. Projects range from simple scarves, amigurumi, bags and outfits.

The book also includes how to read patterns, charts and diagrams which can be daunting for a beginner.

http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-opedia-Only-Crochet-Reference-Youll/dp/1250020336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405946067&sr=8-1&keywords=crochetpedia

Good luck and hope that helps! =)

21 7 / 2014

viistar:

BronyCAN Queen Volucris CCG trophy

Youtube turn: http://youtu.be/gzmwQOZVAnA

21 7 / 2014

dolly-butts said: Let's say I love one of your patterns, but haven't a clue how to crochet, nor the time in which to learn. Do you ever make those as commision kind of thing?

Of course! You can commission me to create a doll from one of my patterns. ^_~

You can put in a commission request over here: http://www.nonaptime.com/commission/amigurumi/

19 7 / 2014

momdusa:

textsfrommh:

Decided to rewatch Escape from Skull Shores. Man, it really is a shame that Andy Beast never became a main character beyond the movie (aside from his little cameos) because he could have honestly been a great addition to the cast. Unlike some of the other movie exclusive characters, he had a lot of interesting traits, some backstory, and potential to expand as a person beyond the role he had in the movie, more so than most characters who have dolls. From what we learn about him, there are loads of stories he could have brought to the canon.
-First, there’s obviously his ability to turn into a giant. This could have made for some great visual gags, as well as an example of a monster coming to terms with their flaws. Say, Andy feeling frustrated with himself because he keeps accidentally transforming and flattening nearby buildings, but then he uses his form to save people from a burning building or something, proving to everyone and himself than his flaw can be a good thing.
-Having lived away from civilization for ages, he struggles to understand  modern technologies and norms. Again, this could make for some great comedy (like when he attacked the intercom in the movie), but also could have made for some nice character moments as he asks for help and understanding from his friends.
-He lived on a desert island for decades. The guy made a house out of an old ship. He’s got mad survival skills, and it would have been cool to see him apply them to his modern life at Monster High. Maybe using his stone carving skills to make statues of everyone, or taking the gang out to the woods for camping, and easily settling in the rough while everyone else is struggling.
-And of course, there is his relationship with Frankie, and the girl she resembles. They were already quite cute together in the movie, and it would have been nice to see it develop. I could foresee drama as Andy realizes he’s been idolizing Frankie because she resembles his old flame, and coming to realize that Frankie is her own unique person, and that he needs to move on and love Frankie for herself, not for his old memory of scientist girl. Or he could move on and start a relationship with one of the other ghouls. I recall there was a nice fanart a while back with Clawdeen giving him a makeover…
Honestly, he’s such a great, well made character. I’d love it if Mattel brought him back, even if just as a side character in the webisodes. But given the treatment of other movie characters like Bram and Gory, I haven’t got much hope.

They could have Clawdeen give him a makeover…? he he he
No srsly, these are all decent ideas, they could totally work him into episodes, or even cameo in another movie….

It would be pretty cool for Mattel to make characters featured in the movies as regular characters later on (especially the guys!) Because any excuse to have more male dolls transformed into characters is awesome. It’s pretty neat to have a doll line that doesn’t pander to marketing speak (Because dolls are for gurls only, hyuk hyuk).
I just like that MH doesn’t mind expanding into anything or anywhere without making it exclusively for girls, okay?

momdusa:

textsfrommh:

Decided to rewatch Escape from Skull Shores. Man, it really is a shame that Andy Beast never became a main character beyond the movie (aside from his little cameos) because he could have honestly been a great addition to the cast. Unlike some of the other movie exclusive characters, he had a lot of interesting traits, some backstory, and potential to expand as a person beyond the role he had in the movie, more so than most characters who have dolls. From what we learn about him, there are loads of stories he could have brought to the canon.

-First, there’s obviously his ability to turn into a giant. This could have made for some great visual gags, as well as an example of a monster coming to terms with their flaws. Say, Andy feeling frustrated with himself because he keeps accidentally transforming and flattening nearby buildings, but then he uses his form to save people from a burning building or something, proving to everyone and himself than his flaw can be a good thing.

-Having lived away from civilization for ages, he struggles to understand  modern technologies and norms. Again, this could make for some great comedy (like when he attacked the intercom in the movie), but also could have made for some nice character moments as he asks for help and understanding from his friends.

-He lived on a desert island for decades. The guy made a house out of an old ship. He’s got mad survival skills, and it would have been cool to see him apply them to his modern life at Monster High. Maybe using his stone carving skills to make statues of everyone, or taking the gang out to the woods for camping, and easily settling in the rough while everyone else is struggling.

-And of course, there is his relationship with Frankie, and the girl she resembles. They were already quite cute together in the movie, and it would have been nice to see it develop. I could foresee drama as Andy realizes he’s been idolizing Frankie because she resembles his old flame, and coming to realize that Frankie is her own unique person, and that he needs to move on and love Frankie for herself, not for his old memory of scientist girl. Or he could move on and start a relationship with one of the other ghouls. I recall there was a nice fanart a while back with Clawdeen giving him a makeover…

Honestly, he’s such a great, well made character. I’d love it if Mattel brought him back, even if just as a side character in the webisodes. But given the treatment of other movie characters like Bram and Gory, I haven’t got much hope.

They could have Clawdeen give him a makeover…? he he he


No srsly, these are all decent ideas, they could totally work him into episodes, or even cameo in another movie….

It would be pretty cool for Mattel to make characters featured in the movies as regular characters later on (especially the guys!) Because any excuse to have more male dolls transformed into characters is awesome. It’s pretty neat to have a doll line that doesn’t pander to marketing speak (Because dolls are for gurls only, hyuk hyuk).

I just like that MH doesn’t mind expanding into anything or anywhere without making it exclusively for girls, okay?

18 7 / 2014

cooljazsheepie:

Hey! Thanks to nonaptime It’s a bunny cupcake phone charm explosion over on my ebay right now. Go check it out