Dollar Store frame ornaments I bought last year that were gold and covered in glitter. Black paint,rub 'n buff, and images added-still need new ribbon. Lost in Space robot,and image from Rossum's Universal Robots,where the term began.
chains and mirrors 004 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr Details. chains and mirrors 003 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr chains and mirrors 002 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr The interesting clay beads are handmade,and a gift from a fellow crafster. Almost all my chain stash-I need another thrift store trip!-,tiny mirrors, gold pearl beads from a cheap necklace, and a long string of beigiesh-greyish pearl beads from an old broken necklace. The base? A cheap piece of wall art from Dollar General,spray painted black, then lightly oversprayed with gold. And good old E6000.
A cheap plastic toy that had good embossing. Blue,copper and black paint, rub n buff, and tons of white nail polish, with a tiny tiny bit of pink to attempt a hint of mother of pearl iridescence. The two white gears are from a couple of cheap plastic tape runners after I'd used them up.
The round thing is some part to some toy, who knows what? Painted the red plastic black, then went over it with silver. A sample piece of fabric in a retro atomic print glued to cardboard to fit inside, and a space ship. You know I couldn't find a toy spaceship anywhere?I bought a party favor bag of plastic planes,or maybe they're space shuttles?, from Dollar Tree. Took two,cut off the wings, glued them together, painted it red with a little silver, and glued a couple of thumbtacks to the back. Reminded me of an old metal toy with the paint wearing off. Not completely happy with it, but it's done for now. rocket ship ect 009 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
I had two weird plastic circle things from the odd toy bin at the thrift store. Orange, clear plastic, I have no idea what they were. Painted them, added mirrors from a compact, and flower stems from Dollar Store clearance garden decor. rocket ship ect 002 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr The metal stems are held on with strips of aluminum tape from the hardware store. Neck, a white glass plate with a scalloped edge from the resale shop. It already had a plate hanger on it. I took a Dollar Tree makeup mirror, took off the suction cups, painted it, glued on shiny purple beads, glued itto the plate where it fit perfectly, then edged it with a couple of rows of tiny pearl beads. Lookit my fancy hawaiian shirt! ^_^ rocket ship ect 004 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr And a pic that came out too dark, but shows of the scalloped edge. rocket ship ect 005 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr Last,an old compact! The gold was all scratched up. Painted the top in a mix of gold and green, darker green and purple for the center leaf and flower. The inside had a mirror on top, and the bottom was meant to hold face powder. I brushed some black and gold inside, and added three tiny circle mirrors. rocket ship ect 006 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr rocket ship ect 007 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
And a planter I rescued this spring. It's made of plaster, had several chunks broken, and was set on the curb for trash day. So I carried it home. I used concrete patch to mend it as best I could. It's jagged at the top, and one of the scroll feet is gone completely. But hey, just gives it more of the look of age, right? Dry brushed it with a little white paint, then planted it. It'll finish falling apart eventually, but I'll enjoy it until it does.