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Victorian Pirate Chest - Front by CrystalKittyCat Victorian Pirate Chest - Front by CrystalKittyCat
A project I've been working on for the past couple of weeks, mostly the days where I've been feeling way too crappy to be attempting sewing projects. This is really a personal piece and a prop for vending, but if someone makes an offer of the right amount, I'd probably take it.

I'm considering offering things like this on a custom order basis.

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jloli Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning work! I especially love the font you chose to write the verses on the lid, but really all of it is gorgeous. Good job on all that delicate wood burning.
I've been considering doing something like this to house all the pieces for my Catan game + expansions. Transferring a print onto the wood prior to burning is a great idea to keep things clean and even. I'll have to give it a try. Do you have a special kind of paper you print on in order to do the transfer?
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! The font is actually just my own handwriting. :) I'll write in pencil first, since trying to get my strokes with only the burner hasn't worked out well before.

For doing my transfers, I actually just print the image onto plain printer paper, use a soft pencil to draw the design on the back of the page (usually with the paper taped to the window for the sunlight to shine through, a lightbox would be much better), then tape my design into place, drawing over the print with a hard pencil to get the soft graphite onto the wood. I've tried using graphite paper to transfer a design without having to go through all of that, but it just ended up extremely messy, and I couldn't tell where my design was. The extra steps and time are definitely worth it to me!
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! :D I really love all the swirls. 
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! Huggle! 
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug: 
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, beautiful!!
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank ya!
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh pretty
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank ya!
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ArachnoStuffs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I am in love! ;_;
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
d'awww thank you! :tighthug:
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LadySairel892 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
this is brilliant! did you do the woodwork as well, or did you purchase a base and work from there?
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! I bought the chest and did the woodburning and finishing. :)
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LadySairel892 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
very nice. how do you go about the wood burning? I'm looking into learning how to do such things for my own projects...
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hobby Lobby has a few woodburner kits, this being one of them: [link] Most of the time I'll work up the designs in Illustrator, print them out, transfer them onto the wood, and then burn the design in!
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LadySairel892 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
sounds easy enough. thanks for the tips :meow:
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol You're welcome! Be sure to be in a well ventilated area, and eye protection isn't a bad thing either. XD Burning an eyeball from a puff of smoke is never fun... heh heh heh (Yes, voice of experience...)
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LadySairel892 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
yeah, that makes sense :meow:
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brokenwhistle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the subtle thickness of your scroll lines. Makes for a very moving and alive pattern. Well done!!!
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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PaulsPyrography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
terrific detail! love the vintage feel.
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank ya!
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Adorable! :+fav:
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Neato!
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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Brawrloxoss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Soitanly!
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Pirates probably had INSANE frat parties.
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Probably without so many popped collars though...
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Less popped collars, more popped bottles o' rum. Drink up me hearties, yo-ho!
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aye!
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