A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 296,710
Currently Running With Scissors:
648 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Comic book stand - first post!  (Read 11974 times)
Tags for this thread: featured_project , end_table , comics  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Amian
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2009 08:48:01 PM »

Oh, that looks amazing with the comics!  You did a terrific job.  I've been planning to paint and collage the top of our ugly old coffee table so I was really pleased to see your project as an example of how well it can work out.   Hopefully mine will come out looking so good.... I am taking under advisement your comment about taking your time.  I have an issue with rushing things myself... lol.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
thankyouterror
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2009 11:09:09 PM »

This is great! Where do you get the stuff you used to seal it and how does it work? Any safety measures needed like masks and gloves?

Thank you! I just bought regular polyurethane from Home Depot, it was about $9. I am assuming you can get this at places like Wal-Mart also. I didn't use any safety measures, there isn't much of a smell and it washed right off my hands since it is oil based. It dries in a couple hours and you just add another coat. It is super hard when it dries and spill proof!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Retro_Rose
Offline Offline

Posts: 2146
Joined: 26-May-2007

I shoot people for a living. ;o)


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2009 08:32:16 AM »

That's perfect! I've wanted to do my fish stand for a while. Did you use it as an adhesive for the papers or just a top coat?

Do you think it's necessary to sand it first or can I go right over top of it if I use a primer base?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

BonEsInspired
BonesInspired
Offline Offline

Posts: 1929
Joined: 13-Sep-2007

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."


View Profile WWW
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2009 09:44:23 AM »

Looks fantastic!
Great work Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thankyouterror
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2009 09:57:24 AM »

Oh, that looks amazing with the comics!  You did a terrific job.  I've been planning to paint and collage the top of our ugly old coffee table so I was really pleased to see your project as an example of how well it can work out.   Hopefully mine will come out looking so good.... I am taking under advisement your comment about taking your time.  I have an issue with rushing things myself... lol.

Thank you! Are you using comics as well? If so, try to use ones that aren't on smooth and shiny paper. They do no absorb the glue well enough and then get very wrinkly as a result.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
zowiewoahie
Offline Offline

Posts: 750
Joined: 09-Sep-2007

But it's my BIRTHDAY tomorrow!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2009 01:07:31 PM »

Super kick ass. I love the shape and the comics kick ass!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lets all go to Jack Taylor's to celebrate!
HisTechnoAngel
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2009 09:42:17 PM »

I've been dying to decoupage something with comic books!!! I just dont have any.. trying to get my hands on some that wont be expensive or valuable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
natasha38
Offline Offline

Posts: 30
Joined: 20-Apr-2008

Facebook farming stole my soul


View Profile WWW
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2009 11:12:58 PM »

This is great!  I wish I could find something with such a cool shape to redo.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
thankyouterror
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2009 11:10:26 AM »

I've been dying to decoupage something with comic books!!! I just dont have any.. trying to get my hands on some that wont be expensive or valuable.

That is the hard part. I was in a comic book store and they had 50 in a bundle for $5 that didn't have any covers so of course I grabbed them up! Maybe try eBay for coverless ones?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
thankyouterror
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2009 11:13:18 AM »

That's perfect! I've wanted to do my fish stand for a while. Did you use it as an adhesive for the papers or just a top coat?

Do you think it's necessary to sand it first or can I go right over top of it if I use a primer base?

I'm so sorry I hadn't replied to you here yet! For the papers I used a mix of half water half white craft glue and just pasted them down putting a coat of the mixture on the bottom and tops of the comics. After that is all dry and dandy you then put the polyurethane on in thin layers giving it a few hours to dry. I did the same thing for the dresser.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 7 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make ZipSauce Burgers
How to Cook Wild Duck
How to Make a Simple 5-Hour Roast Chicken
Lamb Sliders to go with your Beer
Pizza Dog Bash with Chef Cat De Orio
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.