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If one bad apple spoils the bunch, what about two?

New Poison Apple pieces for sale and Art by Kris Floyd

 Halloween is almost upon us and the thoughts of fairytales and fantasies start to turn a bit dark and tumultuous this time of year, so what better to time to share some villainous art and home décor with you.

Carved by Dan Szczepanski's

Carved by Dan Szczepanski’s

It is pretty well known here on the blog that hubby and I are big fans of the Disney villains. The one thing about the villains is that their props are just as infamous as they are, for example; Maleficent’s spinning wheel, Captain Hook’s hook, or the Evil Queen Grimhilde’s apple. You can’t think about them without picturing the villain they belong to and what part they will play in the story. That very premise is the idea behind this post.

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Today’s star is the poison apple, with just one bite, Snow White will have eternal sleep and the Queen will reign supreme as the fairest in the land. The apple itself is just as transformative as the queen herself, an apple the symbol of health turned awry. That thought inspired our newest creations, my poisoned apple prop and Kris’ art piece “One Bad Apple”

“One Bad Apple”

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Still life gone wrong when one poisoned apple ruins the bunch

To make this part of your collection click here

As for the prop.

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Flash back to last year, I decided to go with the dark fairytales for Halloween. In order to tell my Evil Queen story, I needed my own Poisoned apple. I created this beauty and this year you can also have your very own by checking out my ebay l(click apple for link) shop, contact me  here or visit  Rapunzel’s Crafts Facebook Store here.

Poison AppleApples starting at $6.99 plus $4.50 shipping(paypal only.)

Each piece is lovingly made by me and designs will vary.

If interested in custom apples please contact me.

I hope this helps get you in touch with your villainous side in time for Halloween.

Until next time, Boo to you :)

Photo by Dave Kliment

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One little Spark- The newest “Figments” of Kris’ imagination

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 If you love Walt Disney’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow aka Epcot as much as I do, you probably recognize this song (I am sorry if it is now stuck in your head for the rest of the day) and hopefully you are as big of a fan of Figment as I am.

When I was a kid, Epcot was one of my favorite parks because of all the imagination it invoked in me. From The Kitchen Cabaret and Horizons to The Journey into Imagination, I was truly inspired. That little purple dragon spoke to me and I shared my love of Figment with my husband on our first Disney world vacation. That love has influenced some imagination today. I am pleased to present two new renditions of Figment from my husband Kris Floyd.

The first piece is entitled “Head in the Clouds”

Figment's imagination is soaring

                                               Figment’s imagination is soaring

The second in this set is “Hats off to you”

Figment's nod to his dear friend the Dreamfinder

                                          Figment’s nod to his dear friend the Dreamfinder

 These new pieces can be part of your Figment collection too just head to redbubble to get yours. Figment can even go where you go now in the form of a shirt, phone case or tote bag. Prints and pillow are also available. The choices are immense, just use your imagination!

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Also for those of you who just can’t get enough Figment check out Marvel’s new Figment comics.

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They follow the Dream Finder and Figment through an amazing journey into Imagination with a very fun and steam punk vibe. Check them out here.

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This Just in! New Disney Fan Art Releases from Kris Floyd

I have some news for you all and it is too exciting! Everyone needs to know, my husband Kris Floyd has been a very busy bee and has created some new AMAZING Disney Fan art and now you too can bring it home as a tote bag or a throw pillow and of course posters and prints. The new line is a Disney Villains theme with a new perspective.  These aren’t your typical villains but more a show case of the side kicks in a fresh new light. They celebrate hero side kicks all the time but it is time for the villainous side kicks to shine. And shine they do in this spectacular collection.

On with the show…

First on my newly released list is “Hook’s Dinnertime Nightmare”

Hook's reoccurring nightmare of being Tick Tock's main course

Hook’s reoccurring nightmare of being Tick Tock’s main course

Next up From “Hercules” are Pain and Panic in “A Simple Mission”

Pain and Panic have been given a simple mission to make sure baby Hercules becomes a mortal.

Pain and Panic have been given a simple mission to make sure baby Hercules becomes a mortal.

In this piece Flotsam and Jetsam take center stage or canvas as you will with “Pure Eve-Eel”

Ursula's side kicks Flotsam and Jetsam tormented a poor unfortunate soul

Ursula’s side kicks Flotsam and Jetsam torment a poor unfortunate soul

And my favorite in this collection is “Prince John’s portrait”

Prince John from "Robin Hood" desperately wants his mommy to the chagrin of Sir Hiss

Prince John from “Robin Hood” desperately wants his mommy to the chagrin of Sir Hiss

If you love Disney Villains as much as we do, I know you will be eager to make these part of your collection. All his new pieces are currently on Redbubble and I heard a rumor that a new one should be out soon, shhh!Be sure to check them all out here.

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There Be Dragons – Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Tutorial

Hi guys, I know it feels like forever since I have posted to this blog and well it has been. Between trying to get the new blog (rapunzelscrafts.weebly.com) off the ground and the amazing vacation that I had been planning it has been well over 6 months since I have given you something new to read.

I am sorry for that, truly.  But I promise this post will be something fun to read and maybe even something fun to make. If you don’t want to make it but still want one for your collection, I will be taking orders so be sure to read to the end for details.
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With the most recent season of “Game of Thrones” ending last week, I thought what better way to pay tribute than show you the awesome dragon eggs I intially created as gifts for the special people in my life. I am a huge dragon fan and I love Daenarys, so I went with the three eggs presented atop the bed of straw just as they were given to the mother of dragons on her wedding day.

But before we get to the final display first we need to make these beautiful eggs

Supplies for eggs:

-       3 small foam eggs ( about 3 inches tall)
–       Thumb tacks 4 packs of 300 (I chose gold since all the eggs had gold in them, easier and less paint)
–       Paint (acrylic paint)
–                 Green metallic
–                 Red metallic
–                 Gold metallic
–                 Black
–       Sponge brushes
–       Mod podge (I used matte for this project but could use any)
–       Gold glitter (I used a gold glitter nail polish)
–       Gold fabric paint or something else thin with metallic flecks
–       Optional: A popsicle stick or bamboo skewer to put egg on while working  to prevent hands from touching egg
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Step 1
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Get out an egg, your thumb tacks and mod podge
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Tip: you can paint your egg black before you start to prevent seeing white under scales but you can correct this later if you would like

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Take your egg and starting in the middle push thumb tacks in making sure they are slightly overlapping the other tacks going around the egg, continue this going up or down the egg in a circular pattern until reaching the top and bottom. This will create your scaling

Tip: I found it easiest to add a thumb tack to top and bottom center so when you reached the top there is less of the foam showing
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Cover egg with a thick layer of mod podge using sponge brush

Be sure to fill in gaps in the scaling so when egg dries it will be smoother and have no holes in scales

Let dry until mod podge is clear

 

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Once egg is completely dry, take your black paint and dry brush onto egg, covering most of the gold but still leaving some

Let dry

Step 5
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Cover once more with the mod podge to prevent paint from chipping or scratching off

Let dry

Step 6

Depending on what color egg you want to make this step will vary.

I.E. a gold egg at this point will already have gold showing through, so you will not be painting the egg on this step.
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For green or red egg (or other color besides gold) take your color and sponge on egg, leaving some places thicker than other and making sure not to cover all the black and gold from other steps.
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Tip: you want to dry sponge to get that speckled look, move sponge up and down and cover to your liking

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Cover with more mod podge

Tip: You can skip this step but I wanted to make sure every layer was coated with sealer to prevent my work from wear during the process. Plus you get a nice, solid, sturdy, and smooth egg which adds to the finished product.

Step 8

Take a look at your egg. Is there more than areas that need highlights or more black paint for depth?

If yes: Add your desired paint (black or the primary color of the egg.) Make sure to do the dry brush speckling
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And let dry then continue to below
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If no: go straight to adding the metallic gold fabric paint (use a small amount and your sponge brush) and gold glitter to highlight and give that enchanted look to the egg.

Tip: use the gold glitter and gold paint sparingly, remember this is just the finishing highlight

Step 9: Seal finished product with mod podge and let dry
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Repeat steps 1-9 for other eggs until you have your 3 eggs. Then time to move on to the next process for housing your new dragon eggs.
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Supplies for egg housing:
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-       A small chest or box with hinged lid (preferred but you can use an open box if you would like) that will fit all 3 eggs
–       Raffia (at least one bag) in natural color
 
I don’t have pictures of these steps but hopefully the instructions are clear enough.

Step 1: Figure out how you would like eggs to be displayed in chest

Step 2: Tear raffia and fill bottom of box until you have a solid bed for eggs

Step 3: Place eggs in chest

Step 4: Fill in holes between eggs and chest with raffia until they are snug in box

Step 5: Enjoy being the mother/father or your new dragon eggs!
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Phew! I know that was a ton of steps but they do turn out amazing!

However, if you want these beauties without doing all the work yourself, I can do it for you!

I will be taking custom orders.

Choose from:

-1 egg in a mini box starting at $15 plus $6+ (approximate) shipping

OR

-Full set of 3 eggs in a chest like this starting at $60 plus $10 shipping.

Estimated turn around depending on order, request and size will be approximately 2 weeks at this point. I will take requests for other colors besides the traditional red, green and gold as well. However, it may take longer turn around depending on requests or supplies needed.

All transactions will be made via paypal. Once custom order has been discussed and price set, I will send an invoice. Once invoice is paid, I will begin work and notify you once item ships.

Please send requests via contact link on page or reply at bottom.

So there you have it, I hope that I left you with something fun to read, create or shop for. I have plenty more things planned for the future. So until next time…TTFN! Ta Ta for now :)

 

 

 

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

 
We made it to one of my favorite days of the year, finally. All the planning and slaving has come to an end and now it is time to “reap” the rewards.

This year at home, I did a play on “Snow White” only twisted. I thought, hmmm, what if the queen won! So that is what I did starting outside with a tempting poison apple wreath to tempt Snow White to her demise.

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Once inside we are in the Evil Queen’s chamber for a moment, with the man in the mirror and the queen’s hands magically appearing in the wall to once again offer the naïve victim a seemingly innocent tasty apple.

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From there the unsuspecting Snow White and guests must venture through the dark forest where Snow White will promptly meet her end and you will only then find her in the queen’s catacombs.

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Once the queen is assured of her victory you will see Snow White’s heart proudly on display.

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Snow White will also be the guest of honor at dinner, or her ribs will be that is. Just like in the Grimm Fairytale version, the queen not only wants Snow White dead but she wants her for dinner.

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The table is decorated in hearts and mirrors, to show the references to the queen and the silverware are hand crafted to resemble Queen Grimhilde’s dagger from the movie.

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You can also glean the Queen’s spell area, complete with handmade spell book and cupboard of potions.

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So that is my Halloween at home. Hope your turns out great with lots of special tricks and treats.

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And as a final treat for you, here are some bonus pictures of hubby and I at work as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf!
 

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Happy Halloween!

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Anybody out there looking for some awesome party favors, stocking stuffers or just neat stuff?

 

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I have made some one of a kind Vanellope Von Schweetz candy hair clips that I am selling on eBay and soon my etsy shop.

 

I am using the funds for a super-secret 30th birthday trip for hubby next year!

 

If anyone is interested in purchasing these cuties, you can buy them here for $6 (plus shipping). You get 3 clips per order and they vary.

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Each set has three alligator clips:

 

One random gummy bear

One sparkly peppermint

One marshmallow shape

 

These are all handmade and one of a kind. If you have any questions, comments or requests please comment and I will get back to you :)

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Disney Villains- a bunch of bad apples

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Detour in chicago

So weather postponed us in chicago tonight. So after a million calls, a few tears for a missed flight, and a very long day, we hopped the subway to try some authentic chicago pizza. Taking off again tomorrow to paris!!!

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We can now claim we have A) been to Chicago B) rode the subway and C) had real Chicago pizza

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We ordered a small pizza and couldn’t finish it! We ended up with one delicious piece left for breakfast before our flight!

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Dressing for Disneyland Paris

Ok, I lied. Sorry but I thought I would be able to go from that last post to Paris and be fine but I have been driving everyone I know crazy bouncing off the walls on a excitement filled, pumpkin spice latte fueled Paris frenzy and now… it is your turned to be driven insane  

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See, it isn’t a bad thing, now is it?!

I can’t help it, really the unknown of this Disney trip is really a new thing for me, being a seasoned Disney pro, so this excitement is brand new type.

I was packing and planning my wardrobe and hubby brought up something I would never worry about at Disneyworld or Disneyland California, clothes for photos.
I mean it is Disney right? Why does wardrobe matter other than the prerequisite that it should have some touch of Disney in it.

But he was right. This is Paris, a place of fashion, style and chic people. So I had to rethink living in my new Disney World 1971 hoodie the whole week (I am intending on wearing it but more on the plane and at night.)

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I mean it is an awesome new piece of my Disney closet and I love it. However, here is my chic and functional welcome to Paris Disneyland look.

I LOVE color, I know not the best for Paris, I have heard over and over again, “wear black,” so I will. However, I will also have my color in my accessories.

So first we start with my awesome clip on Minnie ears, I can’t go to the park without them but they are small so I can stash them in my purse for the flight and the train ride there.

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Next, remember the black bleach Mickey head shirts we made for WDW? Well I figured it is a chic version of my Mickey shirts and it is mostly black, so that is my top.

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I added a coral cardigan since we are going from 90s here in Texas to low 60s in Paris.

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Also, I am a scarf fanatic, so I am using the fact that the Parisians love scarves as a chance to don all my Disney scarves. Multi colored Mickey scarf today!

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For the bottom half a pair of black skinny jeans and my new black Delaney boots and viola!

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We are ready for Paris. I also added my Peridot version of this ring because I love it and it is Disney.

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So in less than 24 hours, we will be boarding our plane for Paris and I hope I am chic enough for the adventure. I will let you know when we return!

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Excitement

Oh my gosh! I am SO excited, I am Paris is 3 days. Did you hear me? Well I guess you didn’t seeing as I am writing, so let me rephrase that. Did you see that?! 3 days away!!! Also I am excited since it is now officially my favorite season…. FALL!!

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So on our excursion this weekend to finish gathering our travel supplies for France; we felt the cool of Fall on the air and also found Halloween stuff! But what is even better than Halloween Stuff is Disney Halloween Stuff and we found some!

First stop, Target!!!

Target never seems to disappoint when it comes to Halloween. I always find the best stuff there. I mean, check these out! Awesome foam Medusa wigs, don’t we look chic?!

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They also had some must have animated creatures that I would LOVE to add to my already extensive collection of Halloween goodies. An owl who hoots and his head rotates, a red eyed raven in a cage who caws and his eyes flash, plus this adorable bat candy dish who talks, flaps and also has flashing eyes.

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There is also a new line of paper goods, including these plates and napkins which I bought for my Halloween theme. There are also these super cute goody bags that resemble monsters in cages.

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There is no shortage of treats to adorn these lovely plates and gift bags either. They had royal sugar pumpkins wearing moustaches, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cheesecake cakes, candy corn Oreos, and a variety of gummies to make my hubby drool. The gummies range from cute to cleverly grotesque all in one end cap. You could choose anything from gummy pumpkins to ground zombie and gummy tongues. Oh how I LOVE Halloween!!

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Now onto the Disney stuff, Target had monster plushies of Mike and Sulley from “Monsters University” (Mike even has his retainer on.) As well as Muppet plushies of Kermit and Fozie all dressed up to scare. And speaking of dressing up, they had a variety of ways to Disney-ify your pumpkin as well. The line up included princesses, Avengers, Star Wars and Mickey and Minnie kits. So whichever branch of Disney you chose, your pumpkin will be covered.

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Now onto CVS!

CVS has a small aisle of Halloween; however there were still some note worthy Disney items to be found.
There were figurines of Mickey as pirate (my favorite), Pluto as a clown, and Minnie as a witch. Also there were mini snow globes and pumpkin picks to dress your pumpkin up like that silly old bear, Pooh.

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While we are on the subject of Disney Halloween, the Disney blog had some amazing prints that will be shown in the month of October.

Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s “Bride” will be shown on October 19th at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District as part of the current exhibit, titled Pop Fusion from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m

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Also Haunted Memories (Eddie Allen) “Marsh” can be seen October 5 – October 27

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All this Halloween stuff just makes me giddy and I am bouncing off the walls waiting for Paris already.

I just can’t wait for all these exciting things. Next time you see me, I will be back from Paris with an incredible Disneyland Paris trip report. I can’t wait!
So as Mickey would say in French, à bientôt réel! (see ya real soon!!!)

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