A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 302,566
Currently Running With Scissors:
539 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I'm dreaming of a white-spackle and wire christmas  (Read 8113 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ashenteardrop
« on: December 06, 2005 09:15:22 PM »

Well, I'm sorry I don't have process photos, I don't actually own a digital camera, and I had to impose on my roommate in order to get this picture, but here's the story:

I went to the hardware store and wandered around: i already had this broken deer (seriously broken) and I knew I wanted to do something for winter decorating, so my options were somewhat limited, and so I bought A tiny little tub of spackle, electric wire, normal wire, a shelf bracket/support thing, sandpaper, and some silver and blue paint (total cost: $9.87)

The first thing I did was give my little deer a bit of a makeover (she has been in my craft closet for ages, sadly limping, with half of a head of antlers) with sandpaper, a hammer and the normal wire (she needed a prosthetic leg, as you can see) and Some micro-beads in a glue paste for her strange little hair stuff  

Prosthetic leg:


Here's the micro-bead hair:

Then I took the electric wire, cut the two sections in half (you know what I mean?  The two conjoined sections like the cord of your lamp or whatever)  Twisted some of them together, stripped the top bit, and twisted (quite painstakingly) into a tree-like shape.  Then I made a littler one, for amusingness.  

Then I painted the shelf support thing (which was originally black) silver, and then dry-brushed it with blue,

I used the spackle to cover the ground with "snow" and to accent the spiraley part of the shelf bracket with snow, and to attach the trees to the ground.  
Right now I'm in a dorm and can't hang it to my wall, but when i can, I fully intend to, and perhaps make other ones to correspond with the other seasons, as a little beautiful montage.  But, of course, couldn't do that here, being as it was...a ten dollar-one item contest.

Hope you like it.  (and let me say that I think it looks much better in person than the pictures: this was the first time I used a digital camera, and I only got one shot at it...i'm glad that it's in focus, is all I can say)
Furthest away:


Next closest picture:


Detail of snow spackle:

Hope you liked it!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2010 06:14:56 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed picture(s) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

There is no happiness like that of being loved by our fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.     Jane Eyre
Era Vera
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005 09:37:15 PM »

Ooooh, I love it! In the first couple pictures, I didn't quite understand what was going on, but then when I saw the whole thing it made so much more sense and I realized it was awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://eravera.blogspot.com/ <-rarely updated crafting blog
http://modaveloce.blogspot.com/ <-fashion-y blog with some diy and photography/art stuff
Lethargic
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005 08:08:37 AM »

oh thats a good idea for snow!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop for aprons, bento/lunch bags, jewelry, and more! http://organizedconfetti.etsy.com
Moonbeam1212
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 07:50:07 AM »

Very artistic.  Nice job on integrating the winter holidays into your craft challenge!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Not yet crafty enough to have a rawking sig.
Bigmouth
Offline Offline

Posts: 1953
Joined: 23-Aug-2005

Lisa at heart


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 09:23:04 AM »

That spackle is so festive, and it never occurred to me that I might ever use those two words in the same sentence.   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

www.etsy.com/NilaCeramics
Buttons, dishes, pretty things
irid3sc3nt
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2186
Joined: 21-May-2005

I <3 Halloween


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 04:53:42 PM »

I'm in love with those trees.  They look wonderful.  It's been snowing here quite a bit, so my view outdoors looks like your project!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy Shop
Pinterest
I am interested in Halloween Rinchies!
Swaps:  OTT October10/21, Creepy Cute Stuffie10/23
tacosandcakeandpies
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005 07:49:06 PM »

I like. You could also use it maybe as a bookend if it stood up, or use it to hang something from.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Styling Curly Hair: From Wet to Set
Getting Salon Style Extensions At Home
2013 Summer Hair Trend: Medium Length Cuts
How to Style 1920s Short Hair
Hair Care Tips for Aging and Thinning Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.