I made this for the Addams Family Swap. I tried using a hand plaster kit, but that turned into a complete disaster! So I ended up using polymer. I used clear nail polish to give the illusion of fingernails and I drew in palm lines. I thought the jewelry box looked like Thing's box from the t.v. show. It had a round picture frame on top of it to which I glued Thing to.
I made this for my swap partner in the Vintage Halloween 2008 Swap. I took the idea from her wist, I am not sure where the original source came from. I used acrylic paint for them, orange is not much fun to work with, it took many many coats. I put them on a wood base and put my own twist on it by decoupaging a picture of fall leaves under them and decoupaged a bail of hay underneath the orange kitty. I found the pumpkin at Goodwill.
I made this for my swap partner in the Vintage Halloween 2008 Swap. I crafted from her wist, so I do not know where the original source came from. I drew the stencils freehanded, I am very happy with the outcome because I have never made stencils before. I used a piece of wood from a cabinet, it ended up being longer then the original piece, so I added the kitty on the end to even everything out. I also made the dachshund a little more chubbier because I work in a kennel and the ones that board with us are usually a bit plump!
I made Jay and Silent Bob for my partner in the Kevin Smith Swap. I made them from polymer clay and acrylic paints. I am very happy with how their shelltop shoes came out. I made the base for them and decoupaged a cement picture and picture of the Quick Stop in the background. They still needed something, so I added the boombox. Let me know what you think!
I made this as a gift for the birthday of a friend of the family. He likes lizards and bugs and guess what his choice of drink is. I got this idea from the Aquarium in Baltimore, they sold similar things made from Soda cans. I made it out of 6 beer cans, jewelry wire and used beads for the eyes. Hope you like it!
I made this for my swap partner in the Rocky Horror Swap. I used a wooden clock that I had found in a thrift store, painted in black (It was a light wooden color originally). The lettering is red vinyl stickers. The clock part was so fun to make. I used a skeleton that I found at the craft store, I glued him behind the hands, I used his arm and leg and glued them to the hands. The instructions to the Time Warp are framed underneath the clock. I am very happy with the way it turned out, my partner said she liked it. Yay!
I made this for my husband. The pictures did not pick up the actual color of the gun. The pictures kind of make it look cartoony. It doesn't look like a flat gray in real life and it is accented with silver metallic paint, which shows up white in the picture. I made it with air dry clay and tin foil. I molded everthing by sections over a series of days, the whole project took about 20 hours. It has an actual chainsaw blade on it. The plaque is plywood that I had stained, I made a little metal plaque that says "Lancer" underneath the gun with a dremel tool. The Gears of War stamp was made from a sponge (My first ever attempt at making a stamp). It is over 2 feet long and under a foot tall.
I made this statue for my Mom, she has liked "Dum Dum" ever since she saw "Night at the Museum". She had looked around in stores and catalogs for him, but they usually went for $50 or over. I made him from a thin cinder block, polymer clay, tin foil and stone spray paint. All together it cost only $10. It took about 3 hours to get him molded just right. I had gone to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, took a picture and modeled the statue after that. There was a line in the museum to get a picture with the statue, there were quite a lot of people getting a picture with him while holding gum up to his mouth The one that I made is about a foot tall, he hangs out outside all day under a tree, too bad it's not a gum tree.....
Hi everyone! This is my Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Desk. I used a plain white desk that I have had for years and a copy of The Director's Cut of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and lots of Mod Podge. I took all the handles off the desk before I pasted everything on and just replaced it after everything dried. I ended up using the whole book! When I have guests over, they like to read my desk. I used black tulle around the bottom of the desk and also wrapped around a few leather belts. I had a knee high lace up boot where the leg on the right is, but I also have two dogs, so they had fun ripping that apart and I had to take it off. I also covered the entire chair and wrapped leather belts around that. For the seat, I used a black satin pillow case and reapolstered it. I hope you like it!