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« on: May 28, 2008 12:22:59 AM »

I found these awesome glass cases in an oddjob/biglots type store in Miami, they're basically 8x10 cases that open up to a canvas back and come with pins, which leads me to believe they are for things like mounting butterflies and such. Rad.

Miami rainstorm + me feeling the blues =


I made the one on the left first and when my friend saw it he asked me to make him a corresponding one (right). I was going to bring the female one with me to NYC and leave the other with him in Fl but they compliment each other so well, I think it's a shame to break them up.

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 12:45:00 AM »

These are so nice.  I love the 3-D effect!!!
Hope you don't feel blue anymore...
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 01:14:08 AM »

I lovelovelove these.  Amazing.  The cats are an esp. nice touch.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008 02:01:24 AM »

Very cool I like them!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 06:28:05 AM »

very nice! What a great use of those frames. Definitely makes me want to hit up some Big Lots and decorate my boys' room!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 06:49:49 PM »

You've used those in such a brilliant way.  I love how you used the pins as some of the rain drops!  And I know from rain drops.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 02:25:49 AM »

Very unique idea Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008 09:21:50 PM »

I LOVED seeing your project!  It brought back memories of summer camp!

Back "in the day" they had a craft that was done lots with scouts and at summer camps called "Glorified Glass".  I did a google search and found just a little, mostly old craft books on ebay.  Anyway, here is how it was done.

Glass paint
Glass
Cardboard
Tin Foil
Craft (masking tape) in Black
Paint brushes
and design

Clean the glass and then put you glass over the design.
Start your painting, keeping in mind you are painting in reverse.  What you put down first is seen from the right side.  Check often to see how you are doing.

When done let the paint dry.

Crinkle up your sheet of tin foil that is a little larger than your glass.  Place the un wrinkle, but crinkled tin foil shinny side up on your cardboard.  Place your glass, with the painted side next to the tin foil and centered on the cardboard.  Then run the back tape around the edge so that it is part on the glass and then fold over and secure is to the back of the cardboard.  Now you are ready to frame your creation.

Other than tin foil I have seen people use shinny foil paper with designs like people put behind fish tanks.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008 10:34:41 AM »

Very cool!  I love how you used the pins as rain drops!  Good stuff!
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