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« on: November 16, 2008 09:42:09 PM »

For a SWAP I was in, my partner and I did a HP Side SWAP.  My partner seems to be best great friends with her sister and they like to play games, so I tried to come up with something they could do together.  Thus, Harry Potter CHESS!! 


Gryffindors vs. Slytherins!


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The castles I tried to make look like towers, for the knights I put the characters on Broomstricks, the Bishops had wands, and the king/queen had crowns.  Voldemort is the king for the slytherins...thus Nagini


My kitty taking out a death eater...

I got the idea for these cute little guys from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217174.0  Artful's creations! She is really creative with her polymer work!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008 09:50:32 PM »

How has no one else commented this?!
It's amazing! Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 09:57:26 PM »

It is super fun to play!! You should make yourself a set now..I know I love it! Thank You!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008 09:59:50 PM »

It is super fun to play!! You should make yourself a set now..I know I love it! Thank You!

I am SO glad you like it!  I am going to make one for my husband for Christmas.  (Shh!)  But I need ideas for the chess board.... I got the one for the SWAP from the dollar store with plans of painting it....  But now i am not so sure of what to do.. hmmm.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008 10:57:28 PM »

Wow! That's a lot of work.
It looks great.
Is the one for your husband going to be HP too?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008 11:24:00 PM »

Wow! I don't even like Harry Potter, but I'd definitely have no problem playing this just to kill of Harry and his friends! I can't wait to see what you come up with for your husband  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008 12:40:56 AM »

Amazing! And, do my eyes deceive me, or is Weasley your king? If so that makes me all sorts of geeky giddy.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008 01:21:28 AM »

Amazing! And, do my eyes deceive me, or is Weasley your king? If so that makes me all sorts of geeky giddy.

I'm the same way. I got on the HP train WAY late, but I was still looking through and figuring out who was who. Smiley Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008 04:24:54 AM »

Incredible! Creativity at its best. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008 04:25:13 AM »

Since it is more of a display set so I would go to a building supply store and have a piece of wood cut to the measurement of an actual board. They usually charge a minimal amount to cut it for you. Then, while there look for masking tape the width of the squares in two different colours if you can and gel stain for the squares.

When you get home, strip out the tape on the board. If you want to leave a boarder make sure you keep that in mind when having them cut the wood. Using an exacto knife and a METAL ruler, gently cut along the edges of the tape in both directions. Peel every other square off and then make the decision of what colour to dye or stain the wood. If its a light wood, you could just use black for the opposite sqs. I find gel stains the easiest to work with in small sections. I would use either a foam brush or paper towel starting with small amounts and building up the colour to the dk-ness you prefer.

Peel off the other tape and you are done. If you left a boarder, you could mask off the inside and stain the edge the dker colour too.

Sorry if I rambled, just my thought.
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008 04:57:19 AM »

Oh my god - this is AWESOME!!! Just had to say Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008 06:53:07 AM »

Wow! That's a lot of work.
It looks great.
Is the one for your husband going to be HP too?

Yeah it is!!  I did a HUGE quilting project this summer, and while I sat at my machine for hours, I listened to all of the HP books on CD.  If you have not, go to your local library and check one out.  The guy that does the reading is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC.  Anyways, he is a huge fan.  When we first started dating, I was kind of un-sure about him, cause he was the 29 year old standing in line at B&N waiting for Deathly Hollows.. Ha ha.  Now, we have a countdown for Half-Blood Prince.

Weasley is the king!!  I could NOT resist.  Harry and Ginni are the "bishops".  I did not put faces on them, partly because I ran out of time (spent my ENTIRE veteran's and a whole season of Buffy  making these fellas) and they had to be mailed out the next day, and because I am not so good at painting yet.

Cealy, thanks for the details! I may have to try that!  It's to be a secret project, so I might have to do it while away at my mom's for the weekend.... ha ha.
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008 07:22:11 AM »

that is super cool!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008 09:47:00 AM »

I'm old enough to be your granny and I love Harry Potter! But I don't stand in line for much of anything. I let Amazon deliver.  Wink

You can do the faces by just using a toothpick or similar and just poke a couple of little holes. Or dip in paint and just make little dots. For the nose just a little point of clay, maybe. I wouldn't try to do complicated faces on that style clay.

If you haven't done it already... Check out Diane B.'s website. She seems to have a ton of info on poly clay.

I like Cealy's info. I would like to add that Michael's and many craft stores carry small sheets of quality birch? plywood. Something around 3/8"+ thick should hold up well and not warp. You might have to find someone to cut into a square or use the extra edge space for decoration. Paint the edges or apply veneer.

If your hubby hears some of this tell him you have a commission or personal swap. Since you did such a wonderful job with this one, it will be easy to believe.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008 10:19:29 AM »

I love this, and I'm going to copy it for my boys for Christmas!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008 11:32:25 AM »

LOL! This is great! Cheesy I love the pic with your kitty in it Grin

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008 01:27:14 PM »

Whoa, I'm in love with the set. I would play with one Smiley Like the dork I am. Great idea for the different pieces.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008 01:32:43 PM »

Chess has never been by favorite game, but if I had this it would be! Suck a cute idea!
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2008 02:46:09 PM »

That is a fantastic project.  I was actually thinking of doing something similiar for my son before you posted Smiley  I haven't even attempted to start it yet though.  I really love how well you worked the clay.
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2008 04:17:15 PM »

For the board...
you could also cover some wood with a veneer of clay. Colors could be school colors.
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008 04:56:10 PM »

OMG, wow!!! Mr. Teapot cannot see this! I might as well start making one now.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008 04:59:52 PM »

wow, thats incredible!

i love it
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2008 10:27:25 AM »

wow you must have put a hell of a lot of time on that.. i think im the only person who doesn't like harry potter but i think this is pretty cool.. i just love the idea of it  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2008 02:25:26 PM »

Wow, this is so cute and well-designed. This rocks! I even loved the avatar without clearly seeing what it was, but when I saw, I was speechless! This is fantastic!
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2008 02:51:16 PM »

This is awesome!!! I played Harry Potter Clue last week and thought of making some clay figures to use instead of the generic ones that came with the game.
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2008 03:13:21 PM »

This is awesome!!! I played Harry Potter Clue last week and thought of making some clay figures to use instead of the generic ones that came with the game.

We have it too!!  It's so much fun to play.  We also have the Potter SCENE-IT.   Totally found an error in one of the questions!!  It was a HUGE battle.  And i was right...  ha ha ha!  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2008 06:06:45 PM »

oh my gosh! i have never read the books nor seen the movies, but this rocks, seriously, great job
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2009 12:41:37 AM »

I am soo jealous I want this set. it came out great.
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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2009 06:19:26 PM »

OMG this is to friggin' cute! You did such a neat job! I hope your swap partner loved it. Smiley
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