Two of them have water pistols as the base, one a toy barbie hairdryer. Pomegranate juice bottles, old earrings, a computer key, ect. Stands and plaques were laminate shelving pieces, and the base to a broken aqua light, all scavenged from junk day. Stand also uses the plastic tube from a roll of receipt paper, a found round metal bit, pizza box plastic stand,and beads. Also fixed up a clock from Goodwill. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432356.0#axzz2xBIq4L89 I painted old gift cards green, cut them up, and glued them to the back where the cut outs in the clock frame were. Then glued on random things like broken watch pieces, washers and metal bits, charms, keys,a few beads, a small bit of pyrite, ect. The 'angel' is a two way splitter from the thrift store, with a bolt, two small charms from my stash for wings, and a random plastic piece painted gold for the halo.
I rescued the Calvin and Hobbes sign from the bookstore ages ago, intending to frame it. Well, I was lucky enough to find a great frame on junk day! Spray painted it black, covered the cardboard backing with wrapping paper, carefully went to assemble it-and broke the glass. Sigh. But it'll do until I get a new frame. Post here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;board=5.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB
I love this one! The frame for it was a lucky junk day find. It's the base to a broken aqua bubbler light, spray painted gold. The red bubble piece at the end is a pomegranate juice bottle. This pic came out kind of dark, need to take another! Part of the black is highlighted in a very nifty gold, but it doesn't seem to be showing up here. red rhinestone squares around the neck of the bottle.
And another! The medallions with the arrow were giant pink and cream 80's earrings, the question mark was from a dead keyboard. The stand was a piece of laminate shelving (yep, junk day!), the inner roller from receipt paper, metal round whatsit, a pizza box triangle plastic bit painted black and beaded.
This one was an experiment. napkin rings, another juice bottle, mini cocktail glass, a quilted style light bulb(not visible from this angle), annnd-a Barbie hairdryer. Not entirely happy with this one. *shrug*
And a work in progress. A Vulcan Nerf gun. Picture it yellow and orange! It didn't have the tripod or ammo clip, it doesn't work, it was all of one dollar-so I figured I might as well paint it. Like how it's turning out so far.
No before picture on this! Anyway, found a plain wall clock, with open cutouts around the frame. I took some old plastic gift cards, painted them green, then glued them to the back. Then the fun began! Spaces are filled with watch movements, watch faces, keys, beads, charms, washers, bolts, a chunk of pyrite...you get the idea. Add a mechanical 'angel', and it's done.
Hanging in my room,until the next craft show. It cost 7.00 from the Habitat ReStore, and was a shabby beige...rattan,maybe? I reattached the backing,and found a 1976 date. Spray painted it silver. Then,dug in the jewelry and beads. For an idea of size.
I painted this ages ago. It was a fabric covered piece, with an oval glass painted insert and metal decorations. So, painted the fabric greenish, the glass shades of gold and brown, the frame highlighted,and the metal with brass. There it sat for months. Finally got the bug to do something with it yesterday. The small green frame was from a thrifted shadowbox I disassembled,the woman's portrait from a coffee table book of wallpaper design I saved from the trash,added a tiny gear and rhinestone to her hair. Raygun is a water pistol, painted with airbrush color,nail polish, and acrylic paint. Added the last two rhinestones,the tip from an ink pen, a plastic screw piece, and an auto fuse to the raygun. Since there is no glass over this, I wanted the raygun on hooks, but didn't have any. So, used some barrel glass beads topped with pearls from deconstructed jewelry. The message inside the little gold frame is, 'And they say diamonds are a girl's best friend!' I showed it to my daughter, and she said 'THANK YOU for not making it pink!' Hee.
So,when digging through the bag of computer keyboard keys,I found a couple that said pause/break. I had a few small frames,but no appropriate scrapbook paper. I looked at the gift wrap aisle, the greeting cards,all over the dollar store. Then I thought to look in housewares. There were two coffee themed pot holders left,for a dollar each. Cut off the top fabric,get out the glue,and there you have it.
While I'm at it, here's a couple more,using home keys. I have just enough e's to make one more, maybe tomorrow.