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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Bead Mosaic-what was going to be coasters evolved^_^ on: July 25, 2014 05:35:01 AM
So, I picked up a few tiles from the Habitat Restore, and tried out the pour nail polish in a pail of water and dip them real quick technique. And fell in love with how they came out. Then decided they needed to be part of a piece of  art, instead.
Got a frame the right size from the Dollar Store, removed the glass, painted the artwork black for a background,replaced the glass, started messing with it.
It was originally going to have an underwater theme. but ended up random. I used almost every purple-ish bead I had, and a lot of gold, black, white, and clear to completely cover the space. Then poured on a LOT of sealer-I think that's a bottle and a half of jewelry sealer.
It theoretically could hang on the way, but it's a bit heavy. You'd just have to be careful to find a stud. Or it could just lay on a table.
So yeah-it's neither the coasters I was originally making,or the sea scene I vaguely envisioned,bt it came out okay anyway. ^_^
EDIT-Argh,it posted before the pics uploaded! Trying again!
Okay,it won't let me just upload my photos. And Craftster photo hosting isn't working at all. Let's try flickr.
Mosaic 018 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
There we go!
Mosaic 015 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Mosaic 016 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
The swirly beads next to the black tile, bottom left? Made them years ago,with the plastic bottle marker heat them tutorial elsewhere on crafster. There's several scattered throughout this. And I had six small black tiles, so they're interspersed evenly around the border. And a broken necklace gave the row of tiny black beading at the edges.
Mosaic 017 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Mosaic 019 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Muses Mechanique on: June 23, 2014 02:16:02 PM
A couple of old disc drives, some art postcards I've had forever, and random stuff. Jewelry bits, metal dollar store garden art. Any gears still turn, Dang it,I need more old disc drives!

group shot

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Raygun rack,ect. on: June 08, 2014 06:47:49 AM
rayguns! I bought this long green metal rack for 1.00  (I love Goodwill), hoping I could adapt it to hold a rifle sized raygun. Nope, but it holds three small ones nicely! You can't see it,  but it has two small built in loops for hanging. I still need to get a plaque that says something like 'Home Sweet Home',or maybe 'Home Security System' or something to hang from it.

I had two fancy brass frames that I bought for cheap at a thrift store, so I did a matching pair of small rayguns for them.

This one is a work in progress. I found the wooden piece at Habitat ReStore for 1.00, stained it with a small bottle of burgundy color I picked up for a quarter, them did a raygun in blue and gold. It's not attached yet-I've bent some copper hanging tape for now, but it's not fastened down.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Display stands for craft show on: June 08, 2014 06:03:43 AM
Don 't have a  before pic-I found a couple of ' capitol I'  wooden display pieces at Goodwill. Now, I always need more display height at my table, especially at the upcoming comicon since one table was all I could swing. These aren't bad, but the top area was too small. So I bought two 1.00 frames from Dollar Tree, took them apart, sprayed the backing so both sides were black, them centered it on the top of the stands. A line of e6000 glue and hammered in thumbtacks (painted black) hold it on securely. Then I slide the frame glass and frame itself back on. I have a wider display area, one that now has a lip around the edge to boot. Obviously this wouldn't do for anything heavy, but for lightweight stuff it's perfect.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Three Top Hat boxes, and a raygun on: May 08, 2014 03:49:42 PM
The three  cardboard boxes were holiday clearance for 25-50 cents,and covered in either red or green glitter and sequins. I ripped  off the plastic holly, spray painted a base coat, did several layers blending acrylic paints and also some rub n buff, then added ribbons and doodads.

I should have taken a before picture of this-it was made from clear red plastic, and said merry christmas! Added the heavy spring at the top, various doodads, two receipt tape rolls and an old film canister.

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Gotham's Villains! plus a Rocket Red box, comrades. on: May 08, 2014 02:58:45 PM
No heroclix were harmed in the making of this-they're held down with poster putty. Goodwill tray I hammered a hanger into, a coloring book, a torn up children's book.
Killer Croc, Twoface, ManBat, the Penguin, the Joker, Scarecrow figurines, images of Mr.Freeze, Poison Ivy, TwoFace, the Penguin, the Joker, and of course Batman himself.

Editing, hit post too soon!

Rocket Red!

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / made a hanging aiirship! on: May 08, 2014 02:46:50 PM
Giant, gold glittery christmas ornament, half a nerf football, two necklaces, and random parts.

And one more wild west srteampunky box-not entirely happy with it. Sepia image  of Lilly Langtry (I think?), gear images, painted pistol with a copper doodad and capacitor, award plaque for marksmanship. markswomanship? hard to take a pic without a reflection on the glass.

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / So I have a few hundred HeroClix figurines... on: May 05, 2014 08:04:55 PM
Well, MrBookstorebabe does. And since we're selling them all for 50 cents each at a comic book event, I felt free to use them as a craft supply.
 (HeroClix are small plastic figurines of comic book characters-you can play a game with them, or just collect your favorites. MrB used to work at a comic book store. 'Nuff said.)
So far I have one box with Leonard Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime. And then I made a few shadowbox magnets with odd little jewelry gift boxes.
I used ones where the bases were missing or broken,or ones we had multiples of.
Daredevil and Electra

Big Barda

StarFire, dunno, Moonstone/Meteorite,Fury, IronMan, HobGoblin.

Forbush Man!

The Kingpin! The comics are from a back cover calendar, and every editor/writer/ect's birthday, they have him  saying stuff like 'Mmm, cake!' 'Mmm,ice cream!" Ect. The sides of the box have more of the same.

9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Doorway to the Stars shrine on: May 01, 2014 07:30:22 PM
Hmm..doorway to space, or doorway to the stars? The second of my two cdrom/disc drive/whatever metal boxes, disassembled and embellished. A picture of the northern lights from an old calendar, shootingstars were an odd earring, a metal corner plate under the image pointing up, rhinestones, odd earring and found metal triangle on top, odd screws,washers, beads, two filigree earring dangles at the top ofthe door, bolts,capacitors, button,random broken plastic and metal pieces, shiny sequin stars, nail glitter,sealer, ect ect.  I first spray painted the box black, them immediately sprayed a light mist of silver for the background.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / For Granny's Airship kitchen on: May 01, 2014 07:12:37 PM
For Granny's kitchen on the airship. Okay, you and I both know that it's called a galley. But no one argues with Granny. Why, they insisted she take some rayguns in case of being boarded by pirates, dontcha know. She replied with a 'hmmp. The day my soup ladle isn't enough is the day I hang up my apron!' Well, she keeps them in the kitchen, like the captain wanted. But since the captain didn't specify where in the kitchen they have to be...they're on the wall.
One says 'Bless this Airship", the other one "Home Sweet Home". Old fashioned roses and gears by the mottos.

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