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« Reply #120 on: April 08, 2010 01:02:54 PM »

ooh...hard to pick a favorite out of the last few packages received, but I really do love that sock monkey!  And the card Smiley
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« Reply #121 on: April 08, 2010 01:39:56 PM »

oh wow--the Frieda sock monkey is the best!

also, the earring are pretty cool

ha ha I love the Slamazon vs QNM card!
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« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2010 06:22:15 PM »

Lunamadre you rocked this swap!  Cheesy
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« Reply #123 on: April 08, 2010 06:48:10 PM »

I am in awe of all the things you guys have made!
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« Reply #124 on: April 08, 2010 09:33:00 PM »

That sock monkey ROCKS!!
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« Reply #125 on: April 08, 2010 10:10:26 PM »

*blush* aw shucks, thanks!
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« Reply #126 on: April 08, 2010 10:33:27 PM »

By the way....
A little info/mini-tute on the pinball game shrine. The idea was total luck.  I was browsing Michael's for something to make a small Guadalupe shrine out of, and I was strolling the dollar section. They had all sorts of Easter basket stuffers, and in one bin I thought I saw a bunch of mini shadowboxes.  When I went up to them and saw they were those little games, solid wood, and hot glued together.  I was so excited, how kitsch (and slightly sacrilegious) is that?  Now I wish I bought a ton of them, because it was such a fun project!  It's really easy if you have some photoshop skills too.

I used a flathead screwdriver to pry off the back panel and peel off the hot glue.  Then I scanned the back piece into photoshop.  I used the magic wand to select the four holes, and then used the paintbucket to fill the holes with a solid color.  Then I inverted the selection and deleted the background image.  I added a layer underneath, and pasted my Mary image in, and printed it onto glossy photo paper.  I trimmed the image, used a hole puncher to punch out the dots, and then modge podged it to the original back panel.  I used E600 to glue the panel back onto the frame, and a hot glue gun to decorate the front.  The frame was already painted red, so I lucked out on that part.  
Tip:  Clean the inside of your plexiglass, and don't forget to add the metal balls back in BEFORE you glue the panel on.  I almost forgot them, lol. Plus, don't use too much glue, and leave it to dry face down.  You don't want your balls to roll around and stick in the corners if there is a blob of glue there. Wink Grin  I also cut a piece of gold scrapbook paper to cover the back of the frame so there weren't any barcodes and sticker residue.  I used modge podge for that too.

I just went back to Michael's recently, and the pinball games are all gone.  Cry  I'm really kicking myself, because they were only a dollar. Here's a pic I took before I shipped:

And another of the monkey:


Thanks everyone for all the compliments. Smiley
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« Reply #127 on: April 09, 2010 07:04:06 AM »

Frida Sock monkey.., sooo wisted.
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« Reply #128 on: April 09, 2010 11:54:28 AM »

I wonder how you could make a sock monkey with a double chin so I could make a set of Frida and Diego (her husband) monkies for my classroom.  Hmmm...must think on this!

I concur...Frida Monkey is AWESOME!
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« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2010 12:31:42 PM »

ha ha troublet--that would be just great to have the pair!!
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