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Title: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Nekoneko on October 02, 2007 01:32:23 AM
Just in time for HALLOWEEN...an OUIJA Board Lamp!  I scraped and scraped the OUIJA game to separate it from the board.

The game and the lamp are thrift store finds.  The OUIJA 'board' was attached to the lamp using a 50/50 glue/water mixture.

This method would be great for making lamps for kids room with the Candy Land game or POKEMON monopoly game or whatever thrift store treasures you find.  



I wasn't sure if the light would shine through so was happy to see it has an eerie golden glow.  

thanks for looking....

Update: How to Scrape Pics

I really am beginning to feel that the OUIJA board lamp was meant to be. First, the thrift store had a low supply of board games. When I found the OUIJA board game, I knew it would be perfect because it was not folded like how most game boards are. Second, I had found a lamp and was walking to the cashiers when I decided that it wasn't going to work, and when I went to put it back, I found the perfect lampshade...that wouldn't require any cutting of the game board!  Also, it was weird because the orange glow from the lamp is in some pictures and not all...was it the spirit of the OUIJA Board calling out to me? ...(shivers)

Here are some pics on the 'scraping' I did today using another game board:

1) This is UN-DU. This product is a great adhesive remover. If you do a lot of paper crafting then this is a must-have in your supply box!  I started to use this remover but found that it wasn't necessary. But I used the scrapper at the end of the bottle as my tool to separate the game from the board. (Scrapper=Black plastic)



2) I looked for a corner where I could started 'lifting' the paper.  For this board I had to do a little snipping, unlike the OUIJA board. So this is a lesson, not all boards are created equal.


 
3) I applied some UN-DU to get started and used the UN-DU bottle scrapper to start separating the game from the board.  I continue to do this for the entire board.



4) This is how the game will look as you remove the paper. It is not smooth. For the OUIJA Board, I liked the texture so I didn't try to smooth it out. When you look at the lamp, you can see dark spots here and there...that's the cardboard. Again, because it's an OUIJA lamp, it added character so I didn't have to worry about trying to remove all the bits and pieces of cardboard.  






I hope this helps. Basically, one would have to treat the project as an experiment! ... a crafter's challenge indeed.

P.S. The bird is one of those fake birds you can buy from a craft store. I covered the bird with white glitter.  The feather is from a boa.  I added a piece of cardstock at the top of the lamp to support the bird (who is stucked in syrofoam) and the feathers. I probably can re-do it somehow but laters...Have other projects to move on to!!



Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: tigerita on October 02, 2007 01:38:46 AM
that's amazing!  i want to see more pictures of it!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: KarenLouiseM on October 02, 2007 04:09:07 AM
Wow. 

I am having trouble figuring out how you "scraped" the paper off the board.  Didn't it tear?

It looks amazing - love the way the light shines through it.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: bekkels on October 02, 2007 04:38:03 AM
I love it!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Kiki870 on October 02, 2007 05:03:13 AM
I LOVE IT!  That's great!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: crystalthepirate on October 02, 2007 05:28:38 AM
amazing. great idea.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: SugarySweet on October 02, 2007 05:31:34 AM
OMG!! I LOVE it!!

How did you scrape it off??? Please do tell?  I want to try it. I have the glow in the dark board. Can you just imagine it???

I love my board. It sits on a shelf as decoration, so I would have to buy another one to try it with. lol

This is going into my favorite projects.  ;D


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: KittyCreates on October 02, 2007 05:32:32 AM
That is awesome!  I love the eerie diffused glow!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: bohemia on October 02, 2007 05:51:07 AM
That's amazing!  I would have been scared of it just a little as a kid though, but then I read too much RL Stine.  Very cool indeed.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: swellgirl78 on October 02, 2007 06:03:33 AM
what a great idea. Good job!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: artemicia on October 02, 2007 06:07:14 AM
Oh this is so awesome!! I'm totally obsessed with Ouija boards- my mousepad has an Ouija board print and i have one of the old wooden ones as a wall decoration! I want to make one of these so bad-but I might feel guilty scrapping it off the board ._. hehehe.

I hit this rocks!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: iloveoctopus on October 02, 2007 06:16:12 AM
oh wow! now i know what to do with my board! my mema gave me one and i don't play it but she passed away so that's all i have of her's and i didn't want to get rid of it, but now i know what i can do! thank you for your amazing lamp!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: face! on October 02, 2007 06:52:36 AM
this is super awesome!  im going to keep my fingers crossed that you give a little tutorial on how you separated it from the board.   im totally envisioning endless possibilities!



Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: heathersy on October 02, 2007 07:22:21 AM
A-plus for guts and patience to scrape.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: TrashedClothing on October 02, 2007 07:32:07 AM
That is amazing! I love the golden glow. I give you much credit for having the patience to scrape that off!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: theatregirl25 on October 02, 2007 07:44:23 AM
super cool. I love the glow it gives off.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: cajunclover on October 02, 2007 07:54:08 AM
i love love love this!

i'm a lamp junkie and i've never even made one before, but this really really makes me want to get all the pieces and get crackin'!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: bettykate on October 02, 2007 08:06:08 AM
That's AWESOME.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Deirdre on October 02, 2007 08:17:40 AM
This is really cool!  Can you post more pics and talk a little bit more about how you got removed the image from the board?  I'd love to hear about the process!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: rockiegirl on October 02, 2007 09:14:04 AM
OOH - eerie golden glow . . .
Very good job on the lamp!  Now how exactly did you scrape off the game?  I just bought Chutes and Ladders at the thrift store and it doesn't have nearly all the pieces, but the board is still intact.  It was one of my favourite childhood board games and I would love to do this with it!  Thank you for the amazing project!!!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: bronzfrog on October 02, 2007 09:15:27 AM
That's creepy.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: neverseenblue on October 02, 2007 09:20:17 AM
WOW-WOW-WOW - your lamp turned out SO awesome!! I really want to make one now!! Great job!!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: thewench on October 02, 2007 09:37:56 AM
How exactly did you "scrape it up"? I really want to make one of these!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: BeltwaySpinner on October 02, 2007 09:48:42 AM
Very spooky lamp, and I love the golden eerie glow.

Looks like you have some black feathers(?) and some porcelain birds up top.  Did you close off the top somehow so they don't catch on fire from the heat?

Also did you glue this to an existing lampshade or did you make your own?  I think it might be hard to match up the exact size of the board to a premade lampshade.

Bookmarked.  I think there are many of us wondering how this bit of Awesomeness came into being.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: javamama on October 02, 2007 09:49:22 AM
That's creepy.

VERY!! .... LOL .. No thanks! .. I like the technique/design though.  


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: loves2experiment on October 02, 2007 10:02:13 AM
This is too cool!  It would make a great conversation piece :)


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: riverwatson on October 02, 2007 10:56:05 AM
Oh excuse me a moment, I have to go throw away my own board game revamp... YOURS IS SO MUCH COOLER THAN MINE!!!  :'(


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Fosca on October 02, 2007 11:30:19 AM
This is one of the most originals lamps I saw, very impressive, I love it!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: sewrayme on October 02, 2007 12:05:35 PM
What a great idea. It looks great!
I too would love to know how you scraped the paper off the board.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: apathena21 on October 02, 2007 01:14:17 PM
This is super awesome. I am totally making one like this for my baby's nursery. i just have to figure out which game...hmm.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Pink Hickey on October 02, 2007 01:30:41 PM
Fabulous!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: HorrorCraft on October 02, 2007 02:08:38 PM
OMG.  LOVE IT.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: smileanja on October 02, 2007 03:36:28 PM
What a great idea!  I know what I'm trying this weekend... :D


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: BonEsInspired on October 02, 2007 04:19:41 PM
 :o I LOOOOVE it! Brilliant idea :D This whole time I thought the board game revamp was to design a new board game out of an old one. Love what you did!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: classy_ass on October 02, 2007 05:49:16 PM
how on earth did you "scrape" it!!!  i HAVE to make one of these.


GREAT WORK. :)


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: knitaholic on October 02, 2007 08:00:26 PM
This is the best freaking ( or freaky) lamp I have ever seen. THIS ROCKS!!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Nekoneko on October 02, 2007 08:45:36 PM
Hey Fellow Crafters!

I am not an expert at scraping game boards..heh...but have bought another game today from the thrift shop to give it another try. I plan to post the process with pictures.

I was going to do it today but I am pooped from going on a scrapbooking outing with friends.

Thanks all for stopping to view the lamp...I almost didn't post it because the other entries truly amazed me!!

Hugs, NekoNeko (Kat)


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: GhostAcademy on October 02, 2007 09:37:55 PM
this rocks!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Laylabean on October 02, 2007 10:57:00 PM
How awesome!  I love it.

Great job.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: heather_as on October 03, 2007 12:29:49 AM
very cool idea
good job!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: mangoliciouz on October 03, 2007 07:16:07 AM
what a great idea. Looks great!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: ragstorichesart on October 03, 2007 07:44:46 AM
Phenomenal! I love it! My dad burned one of my Ouija boards several years ago. He was really superstitious. Hmph. Too bad I don't still have it. :-[

Enough whining. I love this lamp!

I'm guessing you glued the scraped board onto the existing shade? And is the bird on top attached somehow?


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: breaksville on October 03, 2007 10:35:28 AM
I love it! SO creative!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: KarenLouiseM on October 03, 2007 10:50:18 AM
ooh, that would be great if you could show a few "in progress" photos of the process.  SO many things would look cool like that.

I wonder if there is a "crackster" limit of "cool things I want to do" filling my brain up until it just explodes  :D

BTW
Quote
It foretells the FUTURE
makes me think of the old George Carlin weather forecast guy.  This lamp could definitely "foretell" a similar future -

"the forecast calls for dark, with increasing dark through the evening.  This will be followed by scattered light in the early morning with increasing light as the morning progresses"


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Bella on October 03, 2007 11:12:29 AM
This is SO creative and cool!

I'm glad that you decided to share the pic
with us! :)


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: redpopsicles on October 03, 2007 09:09:05 PM
This lamp totally rocks!  I LOVE IT!!!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: Falafelmonster on October 04, 2007 10:51:23 AM
I need to make one of those for my house. Although I would probably tear the top of the board. :/


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: M Fox on October 05, 2007 05:36:11 PM
I'm so envious!  I want one!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: EmotionalBaggage on October 07, 2007 10:02:35 AM
This is incredibly cool!! I will be looking for a Ouiji board to try this myself! Great job!!


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: apathena21 on October 10, 2007 10:31:37 AM
at Spencer Gifts they sell Glow-In-The-Dark Ouija boards. I am going to make mine out of that. Then it will look cool while the lights on, and way cool for a while after you turn it off.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: DanielSmith on October 10, 2007 09:45:58 PM
Very cool but more pictures would be great :)


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: SugarySweet on October 11, 2007 12:34:18 PM
Hey Fellow Crafters!

I am not an expert at scraping game boards..heh...but have bought another game today from the thrift shop to give it another try. I plan to post the process with pictures.

I was going to do it today but I am pooped from going on a scrapbooking outing with friends.

Thanks all for stopping to view the lamp...I almost didn't post it because the other entries truly amazed me!!

Hugs, NekoNeko (Kat)

Well, I am really glad you did post it.

I can't wait to see the update pictures on how to scrape the board.  ;D

I would love to make something like this.


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: tivaclare on November 13, 2007 07:30:20 PM
I am in awe...


Title: Re: It foretells the FUTURE --> The OUIJA BOARD LAMP
Post by: LOaccidentallyVE on January 14, 2008 06:45:37 PM
:o

That's beyond awesome!