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Topic: Diorama - How to Make a Friend  (Read 8833 times)
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Luna1375
« on: December 25, 2009 08:42:37 AM »

Here is my latest diorama!  I am so proud of this one.










How I made

Bricks: Mixed sand and red paint, painted a piece of cardstock, let it dry.  Then I cut out and glued down each individual brick (because I am crazy) and when that was dry I washed it all with watered down black paint to age it.

Robot: cut pieces of copper pipe, filled with hot glue (tried clay at first, didn't work) stuck in the spring neck and legs, let dry, painted the hot glue.  The hands and feet are jewelery findings, and I glued the arms on with E6000 and painted the glue when it was dry.  I probably should have used JB Kwik, which i did use for the other metal bits, but I didn't have it at the time.

Floor, crates, cabinet, window frame, door frame, shelves: popsicle sticks. Crates are filled with hot glue and the metal odds and ends stuck in.  Metal bits on shelves and screws on the cabinet are glued down with JB Kwik.

Peg board: cardboard with holes burned in with my heat tool.  Tools: purchased from dollhouse section of craft store.

Door: used to be the lid to a box.  

I bought a lot of the random metal bits from here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagesupplyco

Comments and critiques welcome!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2009 03:44:58 PM by Luna1375 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

You can totally buy stuff I make!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftyluna  Smiley
rockon
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009 09:25:42 AM »

This is super cool.  I love it (and I "this rocks" it Smiley ).

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Luna1375
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009 09:27:10 AM »

Thanks! 
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roccstarr75
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009 09:40:39 AM »

This is adorable.  I can appreciate all your hard work, I helped my daughter make a diorama last year for school.  hmmm...may post later!  too cute!
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Luna1375
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2009 09:45:54 AM »

Well, what made it lots easier was that I cut the walls myself out of a big sheet of . . . I forget what it's called, but sold alongside mat board, and I decorated the walls first before assembling them.
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patchyemm
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2009 10:57:21 AM »

Totally gorgeous.  It's amazing what you've done with the cardboard and the popsicle sticks.  Fantastic work.  This rocks.
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Luna1375
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009 11:36:20 AM »

Thanks! It was kind of funny, when I made the floor and then painted it with watered down brown paint to make it look stained (I do have stain, but it . . . stains things, and I'm too messy to use it inside) in my head I was like "wow! this looks like real wood!" and then I was like "uh, duh, popsicle sticks ARE wood!"
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009 03:05:05 PM »

OMG This is fantastic! I love your attention to detail. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009 07:22:39 PM »

That is so cool, and so very complete.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009 04:37:55 AM »

Amazing!
You blew my socks off!
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