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31  Re: We want to see!!!! Completed Projects Links! in REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING by bookstorebabe on: March 27, 2014 10:01:49 AM
Made  a few rayguns.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432359.0#axzz2xBIq4L89


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.

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32  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: March 23, 2014 06:22:06 PM
Way, way behind on this thread, I haven't posted in forever.  I've been loving everyone's creativity!
So, anyway-wall clock, upcycled Goodwill find, post here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;board=5.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB

Rayguns! Post here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;board=42.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB
Here's one of them.

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
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33  rayguns! pic heavy in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: March 23, 2014 06:18:06 PM
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.

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34  Calvin and Hobbes above my couch in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: March 23, 2014 06:06:22 PM
Nothing fancy. Calvin and Hobbes display I rescued from the bookstore,a junk day frame I painted black, and wrapping paper background.

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35  Goodwill Clock steampunked up a bit in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: March 23, 2014 05:29:16 PM
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.


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36  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: December 21, 2013 11:21:19 AM
trinalocakery,that is very pretty, and so meaningful,too.
freakiegeekie,like the salt it and burn it.
Stickerchic,that's a lot of projects!
Okay,last mirror for 2013! Post here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430224.0#axzz2o7nCLQZd
That  makes 63.
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37  Last mirror of 2013, a big one! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: December 21, 2013 11:11:46 AM
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.

Detail shots.





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38  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: December 04, 2013 08:24:19 PM
Up to 62!
Geeky wall computer key decor,with  'pause/break' buttons. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429473.0#axzz2mZFJ6793
And a WIP I started months ago, and just finished,femme raygun wall piece. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429474.0#axzz2mZFJ6793



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39  Femme Raygun wall piece in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by bookstorebabe on: December 04, 2013 08:08:28 PM
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.



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40  Time for a coffee break! Geek Style. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: December 04, 2013 07:44:56 PM
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.

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