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suganspyyce
« on: March 03, 2008 04:25:30 PM »

Hey craftsters!!  I bought my first ReadyMade not to long ago and saw this project in the back of the book.  It was super cheap and fun to customize with color.  However, I don't think I'll be making anymore double felt projects in the near future.  Cutting through two pieces of glued together felt was pretty darn hard on the hands.  Anyway, here are some pics and I hope you guys like!!!

P.S.  The pics were taken in a homemade light box which was also super easy and cheap to make!!  (Didn't edit the pics much for light and color correction tho, not much of a photographer, lol)





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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 04:28:40 PM »

sweet! i love the colors!

   Am I the only one who thought this was a real toy gun???
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 04:29:47 PM »

I bought the mag in hopes of making the felt gun to, yet I have not tried it yet! Cutting felt can be such a pain.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 04:38:11 PM »

What about craft foam instead?

CUTE!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008 04:39:06 PM »

would it make it easier if you cut out the pieces and then glued them together, or would it turn out differently?
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008 04:45:18 PM »

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that's ingenious! how come i never thought of that? xD

hmm, i think i'm going to give this a try with some craft foam. yours looks great with felt!
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008 04:46:51 PM »

i love this gun. then i read the post. i'm impressed with both the felt and the homemade light box - if you don't mind me asking, how'd you make your light box? and how big is it? just big enough for the gun?
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008 05:23:50 PM »

Thanx everyone!!  I never thought of doing it in the craft foam, lol.  Probably would have made smoother cuts too.  I just followed the instructions without even thinking about alternatives.  The glue I used was specifically for felt so I didn't really think it would dry hard, but it did, i guess in the heavier applied places.  I think I'll try the foam idea too! 

littler4bbit:  I got the instructions for the light box:  http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent/

you can use any size box you want, the one I used was my practice one to see how well it would work.  It's about 11-12 inches wide on the inside by a slightly shorter height.  I just used my sewing task lamp which has a halogen light bulb in it.


Felt gun pattern pieces  www.readymademag.com/feltgun  (pdf form, 2 pages)

*edit* corrected link
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 06:04:36 PM »

That is so cute. Thank you too for the link to the patterns. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008 06:16:39 PM »

Oh that is amazing!! Awesome colors!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008 06:49:49 PM »

whoaaaaaaa! awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008 06:58:20 PM »

Thats awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008 04:07:28 AM »

love love love it. I love all the different colors you used. It looks so cool. Thanks also for the links you posted. I really appreciated the link to the light box. That will help me so much! You're awesome!


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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008 06:17:55 AM »

I used the same light box pattern to make my first box (BTW I used vellum paper to make the windows which was perfect!!) Later on, I bought a 10 dollar soft pop-up light box from ebay.  I have to say, I prefer the home made box!! My kitties eventually stole the handmade one while I was pre-occupied with the new one, but I plan on making a second. Best light box ever!

BTW the gun is kickin!! I saw it in Readymade and thought the technique was sooo cool. Gkad to see a fellow Craftster tackle it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008 07:16:18 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2008 09:40:22 AM »

wow this is super awesome
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2008 11:23:43 AM »

I AM SOO IN LOVE! and off to get the mag!!!!! your color choices are wonderful, i love, love, love it!!!
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2008 12:59:25 PM »

Thank you guys so much!!  If any of you try with some foam sheets I'd love to see!!  I have some foam but it's the small rectangle pack.  Snowed today so possible no Hobby Lobby for me Cry , lol. 

SlyBetty  I'm glad to hear from someone else who tried the light box too!  I might have to try some vellum, all i had was some polyester? or somethin, some random remnant.  Did you use scrap booking vellum or some of the big vellum in the painters paper?

Once again, thank you craftsters!!  I think wonderful comments from the community keep crafters in a positive mode to keep on makin cool stuff!!
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2008 05:36:56 PM »

I made this too, but I gave it to my boyfriend before I took a picture of it. Yours turned out way better than mine, the circles for your cylinder are super clean cut. I agree, I don't think I'll try it again cuz it was too hard on the hands. Great job!!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2008 05:40:54 PM »

that's fabulous!  I love the bright plastic-toy colors for something that's normally so boring colored in real life. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2008 12:28:53 PM »

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Did you use scrap booking vellum or some of the big vellum in the painters paper?

I used Vellum I picked up from an art store long long ago. It's similar to the kind you use in card making.
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