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« on: October 11, 2012 04:48:29 PM »

Interesting challenge, making something to send away to be abandoned in public, so that anyone who picks it up might like it, and so it was for the covert art abandonment swap.  I knew right away I wanted to do some kind of decorated container, and something inside.  And I love space, robots, aliens, etc so went with that.  I had grand dreams of making little handmade paper machier globe boxes but then I woke up and got real.  So here's what I did make.

First round boxes from the dollar store, cardboard, with lids.  Spray painted them lime green and aqua in a few layers, inside and out. Then took a darker blue to the outside to make it seem like the night sky.

For inside I painted up some little aliens on canvas, with big bright eyes, to look right back at the viewer.

then I made cards with my message "We are all a little alien." 

Finished the boxes by stamping yellow stars on them and making a little tinfoil spaceship for each lid.  Poked holds through the sides of the lids and boxes, strung a ribbon through, with a red bead, and a sign explaining they are free for whoever finds them.

I like how they turned out.  Hope the finders do too!

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012 06:55:05 PM »

Oh, I just LOVE this--the idea, the execution, everything!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012 09:29:21 PM »

These little boxes are simply irresistible.  I can't imagine them being abandoned for any length of time. Anyone who sees one is going to want it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012 10:59:52 PM »

OOO I would totaly snag one of these if I saw them laying around.  FABO!!

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Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012 06:44:42 AM »

Such a cool idea!!  I like your boxes and the message.


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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012 07:06:40 PM »

These are so great!! It's evident that you put a lot of work into each one. I'd be thrilled to find this art!!

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