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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Risers on the cheap for craft table on: December 16, 2018 06:24:50 PM
I wanted to have a few more to set jewelry on.
Here they are in use-
And here's the before!

Very last minute! Long boxes keyboards came in, from work.
Add a cheap pair of black tights/pantyhose from the dollar store. Two layers on each. This was very last minute, I just taped them underneath, (Couldn't find the stapler.) They looked good.  Grin
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Took apart some old jewelry on: December 16, 2018 06:15:28 PM
Combined broken/thrift store jewelry with the bead stash.

Made a *ton* of earrings, that's a few.
Hmm, let's try that again.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Some pendants on: October 16, 2018 11:19:29 AM
So I've gotten in on the paint pouring craze, and it's fun. Especially using up the acrylic paint skins from spillage
This batch is made with bezels and glass cabochons.

Here's some with resin.

The one on the far left is a link from a gaudy belt.

and a big thrifted pendant covered in paint and resin.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Mosaic on: October 16, 2018 11:04:47 AM

So, it's been a while since I was here.  Smiley Here's a piece I did recently.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Stars mixed media piece on: March 02, 2016 11:56:18 AM
Base is a 1.00 cabinet door from the habitat store, painted. Rhinestones, mardi gras beads, broken jewelry, bead stash, tiny mirrors.





6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ray guns I made for a children's book kickstarter! on: January 18, 2016 09:05:07 AM
So, some of you know I make rayguns, and go to the local geek conventions. One year I met an artist/writer, who bought one for his son, and we'd talk every year. This year he commissioned me to make one that the character in his new book would use against the villain, and he loved it. Then he asked for ones to offer as kickstarter rewards!
It's a cute book, Space Rover protecting the innocent from the evil Dark Shark.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1510900017/the-fantastic-adventures-of-space-rover-book-1
Anyway, here's pics of what I made.
Group shot of the arsenal!

His main weapon, the Light ray blaster! I'd forgotten to take pictures, and had to grab a quick one when I gave it to him. Hee, he geeked out and said how amazing it was for him to see something he'd imagined become a physical object he could hold, and I told him it was amazing to me to see something I'd made take life as a drawing.

The individual ones from the arsenal.







7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Dave Carter song inspired mosaic-y piece on: September 22, 2015 06:09:22 PM
So, here's two links to the song, 'When I Go.' The first is from a live performance, and has a cool intro, the second, a montage of images and it's a bit shorter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imf2GYV0xNo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZk1CvsDSZc
I got on a Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer kick, and this song just struck me. I had an umbrella stand I'd bought from Goodwill for use as a display for canes at craft shows, and it fell apart after one use. But then I saw how much the top piece looked liked a rising sun, and off I went.
Tons of beads, deconstructed jewelry, broken chain, mardi gras beads, recycled cardboard,four shades of gold over the cheap brass. The wooden base, painted over art from thrift store. Two close shades of blue. A metric ton of E6000, nails, and metal tape.

in progress

close ups

the particular verse. Yeah, I have a little excess sealer to clean up!, rther than something



I'm going to be hanging it in the church art gallery soon.  I indulged myself making something I wanted to, rather than something more generic that would be easier to sell.  Heck, I'll hang it up at home later.
here's the verse, that image is a bit hard to read!
"and when the sun comes trumpets from his red house in the east
he will find a standin stone where long i chanted my release
he will send his mornin messenger to strike the hammer blow
and i will crumble down uncountable in showers of crimson rubies when i go"
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two comic book clocks on: July 23, 2015 08:17:17 AM
Had two wall clocks, dollar general clearance for 1.00 last year, and comic books.
Wonder Woman!
DSCN1207 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

Speed Racer! This one is a bit sloppy, I messed up gluing it in place and sealing it, and tried to paint over where the paper got messed up. Instead of starting over with something else, which would have been easier.
DSCN1209 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Three new rayguns on: July 23, 2015 08:11:51 AM
DSCN1200 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
That was a cheap wooden trivit from walmart, painted to hopefully look like a moon, and a fancy space blaster.

DSCN1203 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
this one's made of lots of odds and ends! an ornament, a napkin ring, part of a wind chime thingy, the water reservoir of a toy water rifle, random bits and pieces. Experiment piece.

DSCN1201 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Just a big old water gun all painted up. Amazingly enough, it still works.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Avengers mirror and wall sconce mirror on: July 22, 2015 01:34:43 PM
Goodwill mirrored wall sconce. I had a booklet with kimono patterned wrapping paper, so decoupage, and then a gold chain around the mirror.
DSCN1210 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
This one was an experiment, and a real pain. Painted a thrift store mirror white, used Avengers tattoos. Tip-if a kid slaps them on their arm, they're temporary tattoos, if an adult uses them in a project, they're 'water slide decals'. Same thing! Anyway, it looked like I'd just stuck stickers on the frame. I tried adding a blue outer and red inner border, still yuk. So I dabbed on layers of paint. Two different golds, white, black, and brown, and highlit/blended a little gold/white around the avengers. Helped some.
DSCN1217 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
DSCN1215 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

DSCN1216 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
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