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« on: April 14, 2013 10:17:47 AM »

Okay, not the best pic because of the glare, but here's one.

Both painted in shades of blue, copper, brown, and green, both doodaded up with small extras-metal bits, jewelry bits, ect. Painted the background ivory, and used a piece of reproduction wallpaper that went with the frame. I lucked into a coffee table book of wallpaper patterns, that was going to be discarded due to damage. Normally I wouldn't cut up a book, but again-damaged and saved from being discarded. The frame was from the Goodwill, and I have a matching one awaiting its turn. I took it apart, removed and discarded the inside (ugly paper mache type flower), and moved the picture hanger so it would hang horizontally instead of vertically.
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Had to buy a craft store shadowbox to have something deep enough to hold this water pistol. Blue and brass, metal bits-found pieces and part of a broken watch. Metal frame has the usual message of 'in case of space pirates, break glass.' Background from my paper stash. I used to work at a bookstore, and sometimes publishers sent us advance copies, posters, ect. Picture books we sometimes got just some folded pages, not the whole book. These were usually thrown away, but I rescued some! I like to just paint backgrounds, too, but this one went so well with the colors I painted the gun
I wish I had a picture of the other one I did! I thought I'd taken pics of everything before I set up at the scifi con, but of course the one I missed is one I sold. I used three tiny keyring sized guns. Ah, well!
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013 11:09:43 AM »

These are great!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013 11:14:20 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013 11:14:48 AM »

Those are very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013 11:20:54 AM »

Thank you! I love the Goodwill for frames and shadowboxes. Honestly, not only does it save lots of money, but they end up looking prettier, too. I have found that sometimes I can use nail polish remover and a knife to take apart the ones that are a box glued to a frame. I have to go slow and be careful not to break the glass and cut myself, but I end up with more unique frames that way.
I have a lot of fun with these.
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