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1  Dave Carter song inspired mosaic-y piece in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by bookstorebabe on: September 22, 2015 06:09:22 PM
So, here's two links to the song, 'When I Go.' The first is from a live performance, and has a cool intro, the second, a montage of images and it's a bit shorter.
I got on a Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer kick, and this song just struck me. I had an umbrella stand I'd bought from Goodwill for use as a display for canes at craft shows, and it fell apart after one use. But then I saw how much the top piece looked liked a rising sun, and off I went.
Tons of beads, deconstructed jewelry, broken chain, mardi gras beads, recycled cardboard,four shades of gold over the cheap brass. The wooden base, painted over art from thrift store. Two close shades of blue. A metric ton of E6000, nails, and metal tape.

in progress

close ups

the particular verse. Yeah, I have a little excess sealer to clean up!, rther than something

I'm going to be hanging it in the church art gallery soon.  I indulged myself making something I wanted to, rather than something more generic that would be easier to sell.  Heck, I'll hang it up at home later.
here's the verse, that image is a bit hard to read!
"and when the sun comes trumpets from his red house in the east
he will find a standin stone where long i chanted my release
he will send his mornin messenger to strike the hammer blow
and i will crumble down uncountable in showers of crimson rubies when i go"
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2  Re: Givers and Needers Swap Round 13 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by bookstorebabe on: August 23, 2015 06:04:44 AM
I got goodies from  mom2em!

Brushes, beading wire, beads, jewelry findings, jump rings. The bails are going to be especially useful! The container of pink microbeads came open during shipping, but I saved most of them.  It's a lovely stash of supplies, and I'm looking forward to using them. Thanks, mom2em!
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: July 23, 2015 08:27:32 AM
Thanks, Always!
project dump-two mirrors.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440078.0DSCN1210 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
three rayguns http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440082.0
DSCN1200 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
and two clocks http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440083.0DSCN1207 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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4  Two comic book clocks in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: July 23, 2015 08:17:17 AM
Had two wall clocks, dollar general clearance for 1.00 last year, and comic books.
Wonder Woman!
DSCN1207 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

Speed Racer! This one is a bit sloppy, I messed up gluing it in place and sealing it, and tried to paint over where the paper got messed up. Instead of starting over with something else, which would have been easier.
DSCN1209 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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5  Three new rayguns in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: July 23, 2015 08:11:51 AM
DSCN1200 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
That was a cheap wooden trivit from walmart, painted to hopefully look like a moon, and a fancy space blaster.

DSCN1203 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
this one's made of lots of odds and ends! an ornament, a napkin ring, part of a wind chime thingy, the water reservoir of a toy water rifle, random bits and pieces. Experiment piece.

DSCN1201 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Just a big old water gun all painted up. Amazingly enough, it still works.
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6  Avengers mirror and wall sconce mirror in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 01:34:43 PM
Goodwill mirrored wall sconce. I had a booklet with kimono patterned wrapping paper, so decoupage, and then a gold chain around the mirror.
DSCN1210 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
This one was an experiment, and a real pain. Painted a thrift store mirror white, used Avengers tattoos. Tip-if a kid slaps them on their arm, they're temporary tattoos, if an adult uses them in a project, they're 'water slide decals'. Same thing! Anyway, it looked like I'd just stuck stickers on the frame. I tried adding a blue outer and red inner border, still yuk. So I dabbed on layers of paint. Two different golds, white, black, and brown, and highlit/blended a little gold/white around the avengers. Helped some.
DSCN1217 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
DSCN1215 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1216 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:41:37 PM
Been playing around with some bottles from the Goodwill. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440076.0 and http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440077.0
here's a couple.
DSCN1198 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
the 3 sided mosaic one took forever!
DSCN1197 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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8  Mosaic bottle in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:25:41 PM
It took forever! Three sided bottle from Goodwill. I was inspired by a pinterest pic of a bottle covered in only clear beads and gems. I didn't have enough clear, so also pale blue, white, silver, pearl, and a little pink.
DSCN1197 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1196 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1195 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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9  Having fun with bottles in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: July 22, 2015 12:20:12 PM
Picked up some more bottles from the Goodwill and played around.
The Mondrian.
DSCN1198 by chicgeekcf4l, on FlickrDSCN1199 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
The genie bottle.
DSCN1174 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr >
Tag says, 'three wishes, two, one. gone fishin'
DSCN1175 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1178 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Another whiskey bottle. I did a transfer of an ornate gate photocopy over the paint on one side as an experiment, played with texture a bit.
DSCN1179 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
close up
DSCN1184 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

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10  Clockwork Astronomy-pic heavy in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: June 23, 2015 01:11:14 PM
Tray painted black and silver, added a hanger, used gears and broken jewelry and watch parts. I sold it at the spring scifi convention, wish I'd taken clearer pictures first

The way the watch plates were shaped made me think of the phases of the moon, thus the name.

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