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« on: April 16, 2010 11:01:05 AM »

I needed a new sign for my studio door. Something welcoming and cheerful. Something that says, pleas don't bother me when I'm yelling at my machine or creatively cussing at my seam ripper.



A piece I designed, transferred using a photocopy and golden gel medium. I painted some rough color behind it first, and then added some fun alphabet stickers. I also added some copper leafing to the eyes and bolts, just to steampunk it up a bit.



I gave it a coating of varnish and now it's my new door sign!
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010 11:31:08 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010 11:40:08 AM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010 11:55:40 AM »

Amazing, I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010 12:01:05 PM »

so cool
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010 12:02:14 PM »

Absolutely love the colors on this...totally wisted.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010 12:02:34 PM »

sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010 01:41:21 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010 01:56:16 PM »

This is so beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010 05:05:17 PM »

Wow I love that.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010 05:22:13 PM »

I love this. very creative.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010 11:18:38 PM »

Steampunk and octopi - love it!

*hugs octopus plushie*  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2010 06:13:49 PM »

Wow, that's awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010 12:26:07 AM »

I LOVE Octopi, so this is right up my alley!  Amazing! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010 08:45:10 AM »

I love it!!! The design, the project, your site............... All of it!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2010 11:06:29 AM »

LOVE this. The octopus, the colors, the wood. It's fantastic.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2010 04:52:05 PM »

Cthulu meets steampunk. I have to show one of my friends this sign so she falls in to utter jealousy. hehe
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2010 08:57:15 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2010 12:56:34 PM »

Nice!!
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2010 12:53:15 PM »

Very beautiful!

Reminds me of Gail Carriger's 'Parasol Protectorate' novels with the Brass Octopus as the symbol of the secret society of scientists.

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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2010 01:40:53 PM »

It's awesome. The purple works really well, and I love the lettering! =]
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010 04:23:51 PM »

This is absolutely fabulous! The coloring is perfect and I adore your wording, too.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2010 06:46:35 PM »

OMG I love this!!!
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2010 08:11:43 PM »

I want one!! This is awesome!!
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010 11:49:31 PM »

Well you definitely nailed the "welcoming" and "cheerful" part! LOL!
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2010 08:06:24 AM »

=) great job.
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2010 07:35:20 AM »

Wow, so damn cool... I want one  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2010 09:35:11 PM »

truly cheerful!  well it would make me smile everytime i saw it... i am amazed by the patterns you put in the shading, and the way the copper bolts glow a bit and almost make a pattern of their own. 
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2010 06:12:08 PM »

Love the colors and the saying Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2011 01:56:34 PM »

Oh I love Golden Gel Medium, my sister in law showed me it a few years ago and I adored it.
This piece is incredible! I love the octopus.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2011 10:49:14 AM »

Really cool project. I just love steampunk style!  I am obsessed with this genere right now.
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