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« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2006 08:43:06 AM »

I have seen yours and other amazing shrines--I guess since I am not a painter, that part scares me the most!  I am going to pretend my little box is a "quilt" and paint it in colors I would do for a quilt maybe...

My Dad was an earthy tone kinda guy so I am going to use blue, brown, tan and try to antique it a bit--ha ha--I bought 5 boxes in case I screw up!

just saw stopmoshun's post--so I need to prime first?
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« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2006 08:45:42 AM »

as for priming, i'm lazy and the wood i get is usually pale, so a couple coats of paint do it. does anyone else have an opinion on priming?

For me, it has more to do with what color I'm using. I've noticed that a lot of the reds & purples I use are better without priming...

I also prefer to use as few coats of paint as possible, especially with the little wardrobe boxes that have doors. The doors are pretty tight to open & close as it is and if I use too much paint, it just ends up getting rubbed off and that bugs the heck out of me.
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« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2006 08:48:14 AM »

I have seen yours and other amazing shrines--I guess since I am not a painter, that part scares me the most!  I am going to pretend my little box is a "quilt" and paint it in colors I would do for a quilt maybe...

My Dad was an earthy tone kinda guy so I am going to use blue, brown, tan and try to antique it a bit--ha ha--I bought 5 boxes in case I screw up!

just saw stopmoshun's post--so I need to prime first?

You don't need to be a "painter". I just slap coats on. If I don't like it, I either repaint it or put it way to use later when the color does strike my fancy.

You've inspired me to work on something in honor of my mom. I sent my sis an email asking if she has any pics she can scan & send me. With being her a bit older, she ended up with a lot of the pictures & things like that.
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« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2006 08:50:19 AM »

Oooo--thanks for that tip--my wardrobe has doors!  It would have irritated me too!!

I planned on using a sealer coat as well (mod podge?)--do you think I should sand down the door a bit?

And, I don't like the shelf in there--it looks like it is just glued in--I was just going to pry it off--any tips on that?
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« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2006 08:52:49 AM »

YA!  I bought some wooden dresser(?) at Michaels for 50 cents each yesterday!! 



 I looked at the my local Michael's and didn't see any, what section did you find them in?
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« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2006 08:55:27 AM »

The little wooden doll wardrobes are in the wood section, where you'll find wood plaques, wooden initials, and prepainted wood items. I got mine on clearance, so there's a chance they are selling them all out, which would be so sad!




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« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2006 09:00:24 AM »

I started a Seal/selkie shrine - using an old candy box and decopoging to strengthening, especially where I created the hinge at the back. Using old Jacques Costeau books from the 70's for the pictures, that and old science libraries from the 60's.
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« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2006 09:02:36 AM »

I found them exactly where rackycoo said but they were way high on a shelf, all on clearance, but there were tons of them (guess folks in my area don't make shrines!!)...

I am thinking about going back and getting more only because they were so cheap!!
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« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2006 09:22:24 AM »

Oooo--thanks for that tip--my wardrobe has doors!  It would have irritated me too!!

I planned on using a sealer coat as well (mod podge?)--do you think I should sand down the door a bit?

And, I don't like the shelf in there--it looks like it is just glued in--I was just going to pry it off--any tips on that?

I haven't really used any sealers because I prefer my paint to be totally matte, without any shine at all.

They all come with shelves. I just use a pair of pliers and grab it as far towards the back of the box as I can. Then bend it down. It usually pops off pretty cleanly and I just sand off any of the left over bits. It doesn't usually come off completely, but its not too bad.

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« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2006 09:33:55 AM »

Another place to look for bases is the dollar store. I've got a couple with one large door, and inside were key ring hooks, easy to remove.
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