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« on: August 08, 2005 05:48:06 PM »

we just moved into a new place, and i promised my husband he could have his very own room all to himself, and he decided it needed to be a game room (finally we have a game room!!  Cheesy )

so as a suprise (and he was!  Grin ) i decided to make him a Space invaders wall!

here we go!

First we just had a large walk in closet that he had decided he wanted to set up his arcade machine. It's pretty ugly.

Especially after i've sanded it down and puttied up some holes.

I started out with some basice colors we had lying around the house (he's a arteest!) and printed out some MS Paint "patterns" i created of the aliens from the game!

Then, I painted the wall black, and tried to start painting the aliens in color... but alas, started over by painting them in white first, then in color. was much faster this way, and could see the aliens better!

and Ta-dah! Finished project! He was extremely happy! Cheesy

Don't forget to use fans and open doors and windows when painting! Especially in a closed in area such as a closet! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2005 05:50:20 PM »

Thats to cool!!!!!


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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2005 06:08:27 PM »

OH MY  that is so cool...I love Space Invaders it was always one of my fave games.  That looks perfect you did a great job.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005 06:14:22 PM »

my bf would kill for something like that!!!

Did you use stencils for the space invaders or did you free hand??

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2005 06:17:18 PM »

Fantastic - great idea and great job!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005 06:28:14 PM »

Thanks! The whole project took about 12 hours including waiting on paint to dry. (I knew he was working overtime that day and started as soon as his truck pulled out of the drive way :p )

I kinda used stencils... the easiest way for me after trying a few different ways, was using MS Paint to draw the aliens i wanted to use (easy being they're just different versions of squares and rectangles. Smiley ) Then printed them out and colored on the back of the paper (non-printed on side) with just a #2 pencil. Then, after the black paint had dried,I used a level to get things straight and drew a very soft pencil line where I wanted to place the aliens. I used Painter's Tape (the blue stuff) to temporarily hold the paper in place with the penciled side against the wall and the picture facing me. Then I traced the alien, so when I pulled the paper off the wall, I had a shiny penciled outline of what the alien should look like. (works exactly like carbon paper)

Then I used some old watercolor brushes I had lying around to paint the small corners and edges of the aliens. Very tedious, but with music going in the background and something fun to do waiting on paint to dry, makes for a fun and eventful day. Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005 06:32:57 PM »

Do they sell carbon paper anymore so the option exists where you don't have to do the pencil thing? I haven't seen large sheets of it ever.

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005 06:35:47 PM »

If you weren't married,my b/f would probably leave me for you! Everytime we go anywhere there is a Space Invaders machine, he has to play it.

« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2005 06:45:50 PM »

Do they sell carbon paper anymore so the option exists where you don't have to do the pencil thing? I haven't seen large sheets of it ever.


Yes, at craft/fabric stores in the notions aisle. It is called pattern tracing paper and is made by dritz or a similar notion making company, so people don't have to cut up their patterns. I know you can also buy it on pads at art/ paper stores, but the pattern tracing paper is much bigger.
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2005 07:50:52 PM »

toooooo awesome!
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