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« on: December 05, 2012 09:21:33 PM »

Because why not.
Small, but I like this one.


This one has planets, stars, and brackets made from poly clay.


Gutted a Dollar Store clock to make this look like a porthole.


Wanted to do more femme guns that weren't pink-then ended up using a pink background! Message on plaque is "And they say diamonds are a girls best friend!"


The usual, 'in case of space pirates, break glass".


Enjoyed painting the background for this! Also, the usual 'in case of"
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012 11:26:41 PM »

These are amazing! I love the various colorings.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012 08:05:28 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012 08:21:56 AM »

These are brilliant! Just awesome Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012 08:47:33 AM »

These are so much fun to make. I sold the porthole one to a teenaged girl, and lowered the price for her, because she was so happily geeking out. Sold the next to last one, too. The rest will probably go with me to my booth at the local sci fi convention. There's a couple I'm tempted to keep, but I have so little wall space as it is!

Seriously, anyone who wants to make one, they're easier than you think. Just time consuming. Sometimes I buy shadowboxes from the craft store, but often I find unique frames at the thrift store. The round red one was a clock that was clearanced for three dollars from Dollar General-it did take a lot of careful work to remove innards, make sure the glass was well secured, make a back for it, ect.
Cheap water pistols. Sand them so the paint will adhere better. Spray coat of Krylon Fusion or other spray paint good for plastic. Whatever paint you have-I've used Luminere acrylics, airbrush paint, screenprinting ink, and also rub and buff metallics. Add on doodads. Screws, washers, broken jewelry bits, gears, anything goes! E600 glue. gears hard to find? Buy a bag of lock washers from the hardware store. And plenty of clear sealer.
backgrounds! I have used pages from old astronomy magazines, scrapbook paper, a damaged book, ect. I have painted starry backgrounds-I blended deep purple, dark blue, black, done in layers and well blended, and the old dip a toothbrush in white paint and run your thumb over it trick for stars. Added a few starry details with white and silver and a tiny brush.  
I used to carefully write/paint the 'in case of airship/space pirates beak glass' on the frame. Now I print the various titles out at the library, and use little metal frames from the scrapbook section. I've found various styles in the clearance section. Sometimes there's something in the broken jewelry box that works as a frame, or you can buy small frames. The heart shaped one in the pink box and the oval one in the next to last picture? End of summer toy clearance, they were called 'pool gems', and were bright pink and purple with Disney princesses on them. A few layers of heavy paint later, and they became small frames.
They're very addictive! I have lots of fun with them. I never know what they'll be until they're done.
See? You can do this!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012 03:25:29 AM »

Thanks for sharing how you make them! They are awesome! Such a great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013 08:06:14 PM »

Sweet!!! Also good for some retro sci-fi cosplay.
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