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Topic: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Superman dry erase board!!  (Read 3189 times)
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« on: May 19, 2009 07:13:01 AM »

I just finished this last night.  It's a dry erase board that I refurbished.  I found it at a rummage sale a few weeks ago and bought it.  I wanted to make something for my brother-in-law for his birthday and his favorite superhero (he loves his comic books) is Superman.  So I knew I wanted to do a Superman theme.  He has also gone back to Art School recently and I thought this would be perfect to jot down notes and things he needs to remember.  Here is the finished product:

I have a bunch of photos here, so I'm going to try and work my way through them.  Here are the before shots of the original dry erase board:

I removed the dry erase board and the top picture.  It was actually made to be removed so that part was really easy.

Then I scrubbed forever to get that sticky velcro stuff off the wood and then I painted it with some left over blue paint I had.

I have never worked with polymer clay before, but Joann's had Fimo clay on sale for 99 cents a piece and I couldn't pass it up.  So I decided to do the Superman logo in clay.  I just found a logo online and printed it out, cut out all the pieces with an exacto knife and then used them as my pattern.  If I were to do it again I would do it on cardstock instead of just printer paper.  After I finished the logo, I baked it before doing the blue background.

Then I rolled out the blue clay until it was big enough to fill the picture frame.  I put it on the parchment paper and let it sit there for about a half hour because it had gotten a little too tacky to handle:

I used the glass from the frame as my pattern and then cut the right size hole for the emblem.

I just finessed it in, just some spare clay to do some patch work on the back and baked it again.  I let it cool, then baked it again.  I figured after that it was good:

I bought some new dry erase markers (crazy expensive!!) and it was ready to go.  There are some things wrong with it though.  There are some bubbles in the blue background.  I don't have a pasta machine so I rolled it by hand so it's not perfectly even either.  But I still think it looks good and I don't think Jesse will hold it against me.  I do need to make a holder for the pens and erase.  I was thinking of either doing it in more blue clay and attaching it to the side of the frame or getting some red and blue ribbon and have them hanging from the back.  I haven't decided yet.  I hope he likes it.

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 07:44:01 AM »

I love it. OMG. I want one. I really, really want one!
This is so cute. I'm going to make one for my new dorm. -bookmarks-
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 08:12:34 AM »

YOU HOPE HE LIKES IT?  Susan, he's going to go nuts!  Oh man, he's going to love it.  This is so great!  It will be perfect in the spare room.  And I had to hold in a snort with the fortress of solitude note.  Keep that on there when you give it to him!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 08:44:00 AM »

It's awesome. Wisted and added to my craft tutorials list! You should be proud. Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 10:42:26 AM »

Oh i love it I'm a huge
comic book fan too and
that is so cool!

i might make one for myself.

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 01:38:27 PM »

this is awesome! jesse is going to love this so much!

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 04:36:34 PM »

This is really great.  Now I'll be looking for dry erase boards to do something similar with.  Nice job.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 04:44:51 PM »

The message gave me a nice laugh. If BIL doesn't like it, you should fire him.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009 07:11:04 PM »

i agree with feast your eyes, if jesse doesn't like it... fire him!

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011 01:28:01 PM »

Love this!!! My best friend is a comic book geek. She would love this!!!!

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