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« on: May 05, 2006 06:10:15 AM »

A-Hoy There Maytees!!

I started with your standard framed cheesy sailing poster.

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I have always been fascinated with things like the Bermuda Triangle and possibility of ancient Pirate Ghost Ships just sailing around out there abandoned and no one knows what happened to the crew. So that is what I transformed the cheesy sailing poster into, a Pirate Ghost Ship!

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I followed some of the original hull line of the boat and followed the original mast line.  I then made the new hull out of wood.  I made sure to make it look rough as if it had been sailing around for hundreds of years. 

You can see the details a bit better in this shot


I added the sails made from some muslin, some rope made of embroidery floss, attached a glitter anchor with some chain, and added a Pirate sun.

Close Up of the Anchor


In the goofy little story I made up to go along with the Pirate Ship I like to think that the Pirate Sun is the mastermind behind the whole mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and responsible for making this ship sail around endlessly with no crew. ARRRRRRRRRRRG!!

Close up of the Pirate Sun


I hope you like it! I had fun making it!

ARRRRRRRRRRRRG!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 07:46:39 AM »

I really liked the texture of the sky. Plus the sun is very cool. Good Job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 09:32:49 AM »

I really liked the texture of the sky. Plus the sun is very cool. Good Job!

Thank you!

I used three shades of blue acrylic paint for the sky. Two of which were "pearlized" so that gave it a really cool effect. The pictures really don't do it justice.

You also can't see the really fine gold glittery streaks coming off of the sun very well. In person it looks like glittery golden streaks of sunlight raining down on to the ship.

I probably should have taken pictures in the daylight instead of relying on the flash.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006 05:20:56 PM »

That's terrific, all around.  I know what you mean about the mysteries of the sea and old ships.  Did you see the x-files about the ghost ship?  My favorite.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006 07:57:10 AM »

That's terrific, all around.  I know what you mean about the mysteries of the sea and old ships.  Did you see the x-files about the ghost ship?  My favorite.

That was one of my favorite episodes!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006 12:48:28 AM »

Oh my gosh!  I love the pirate sun!  Grin  And I'm totally hypnotized by the shiny blue water....
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