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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 8 ENTRIES / I'm dreaming of a white-spackle and wire christmas on: December 06, 2005 09:15:22 PM
Well, I'm sorry I don't have process photos, I don't actually own a digital camera, and I had to impose on my roommate in order to get this picture, but here's the story:

I went to the hardware store and wandered around: i already had this broken deer (seriously broken) and I knew I wanted to do something for winter decorating, so my options were somewhat limited, and so I bought A tiny little tub of spackle, electric wire, normal wire, a shelf bracket/support thing, sandpaper, and some silver and blue paint (total cost: $9.87)

The first thing I did was give my little deer a bit of a makeover (she has been in my craft closet for ages, sadly limping, with half of a head of antlers) with sandpaper, a hammer and the normal wire (she needed a prosthetic leg, as you can see) and Some micro-beads in a glue paste for her strange little hair stuff  

Prosthetic leg:


Here's the micro-bead hair:

Then I took the electric wire, cut the two sections in half (you know what I mean?  The two conjoined sections like the cord of your lamp or whatever)  Twisted some of them together, stripped the top bit, and twisted (quite painstakingly) into a tree-like shape.  Then I made a littler one, for amusingness.  

Then I painted the shelf support thing (which was originally black) silver, and then dry-brushed it with blue,

I used the spackle to cover the ground with "snow" and to accent the spiraley part of the shelf bracket with snow, and to attach the trees to the ground.  
Right now I'm in a dorm and can't hang it to my wall, but when i can, I fully intend to, and perhaps make other ones to correspond with the other seasons, as a little beautiful montage.  But, of course, couldn't do that here, being as it was...a ten dollar-one item contest.

Hope you like it.  (and let me say that I think it looks much better in person than the pictures: this was the first time I used a digital camera, and I only got one shot at it...i'm glad that it's in focus, is all I can say)
Furthest away:


Next closest picture:


Detail of snow spackle:

Hope you liked it!
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