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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Did 17 of these so far, with necklaces I've been collecting, and my vast stash of keys. So far I've made ones for The Wardrobe, the Tardis, The Emerald Castle, Bag End-Hobbiton-The Shire, The Nautilus, The Mach 5, The Serenity, Davy Jone's Locker, Camelot, The laboratories of Dr. Moreau and Dr. Frankenstein, Asgard, ect. I've redone the font on some of them since I took this picture.