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« on: May 24, 2008 12:59:53 PM »

I was looking for a nice way to decorate my wall in summer sublet apartment, and I came across this post:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215545.0

With help from several of my friends (computer imaging, tracing on an overhead, painting, cutting, and spacing) I came up with this:




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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 09:33:12 AM »

Great idea! Really cool . . . makes me want to watch cheesy old mystery movies . . . hey, maybe you could "theme" out your space based on that art, ie use Sherlock Holmes or other mystery-related stuff . . . Clue, the game?  Miss Scarlet in the Pantry (with the butler) Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 09:50:25 AM »

My wife is a CSI freak, and I <u>need</u> to find a way to do this in our bedroom for her.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008 08:40:39 AM »

Wow that is really niffty xD
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bluberryfields3
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 02:34:11 PM »

I really like your take on this project. It is very film noir. However, I was wondering if you clue me into a few details of this project. Namely, what materials did you use and how exactly you mounted the individual tiles onto the wall? I'd love to do this in my own space, but I'm just a renter and have to deal with some strict rules from the complex administrators. I'd appreciate any info you could spare.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 11:01:09 PM »

As a Criminal Justice major I am sooo IN LOVE with this!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 11:39:07 AM »

I really like your take on this project. It is very film noir. However, I was wondering if you clue me into a few details of this project. Namely, what materials did you use and how exactly you mounted the individual tiles onto the wall? I'd love to do this in my own space, but I'm just a renter and have to deal with some strict rules from the complex administrators. I'd appreciate any info you could spare.

i was working on a budget (it's only for my summer sublet) so I just bought a big piece of foam core and a bottle of acrylic paint.  to make the image large, I snuck into a classroom at my school and used the overhead projector and a transparency to project the image on to the board.  After painting, i drew squares and rectangles on the back of the board, and a friend of mine used a box cutter to slice it into pieces.  it's so light-weight that I didn't have to use anything fancy to stick it up on the wall - masking tape probably would have worked.  i used this thick foam-like double-sided tape.  supposedly it's designed to come off the walls without peeling the paint.  overall it was a pretty easy project.  good luck and let me know if you have any other process questions!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 04:43:34 PM »

Wow! Thanks for all the help and the mini-tutorial! I think its fabulous you used foam core. Smiley Now I've got so many ideas I hardly know what to do first. I promise to post whatever I end up accomplishing. And once again, great job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 07:39:45 PM »

Oh yay!  I'm so excited that I got somebody else interested in making this project.  It really was a lot of fun.
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ShayBug
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011 09:44:55 PM »

strangely odd, but very cool.
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