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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Snowflakes and keys on: October 30, 2014 05:33:24 PM
Pretty simple. Dollar store snowflakes, sealed to keep the glitter in check, Removed the tiny fake jingle bell and added a key, and added a blue shiny to the front and back of each key.

on the holly bush
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / two steampunk rayguns on: October 30, 2014 05:20:53 PM
Goodwll toy pistol, plastic cup from mini wine glass, bit of wood trim, copper spiral from Dollar tree garden art, ect ect ect. It still lights up and goes whirrrr!


This one is a end of season Dollar Store clearance toy, the metal piece at the end from a thrift store-I have NO idea what it is!-and lotsa paint.

23  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / For the gaming nerd on: October 30, 2014 05:04:34 PM
I saw this on a tshirt online, and decided it'd make a great plaque! I had two small wooden plaques, scrapbook paper, and a bag of cheap dice. haven't finished the second one yet!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pretty hunk of circuit board on: October 15, 2014 10:47:19 AM
Seriously. All copper instead of the usual green. I had to do something with it. So, I took apart a multi strand necklace that had beads in clear,amber, black,gold, and iridescent. Two strands were affixed top and bottom,and loose beads were placed on the board itself where the tiny openings were. The frame is a frankenframe I put together. The frame itself was a cheap white framed mirror-I removed the mirror,it just had a thin cardboard backing that was falling apart. The now empty frame was painted black,then rub n buffed copper. The black backing is from a cheap High School Musical shadowbox. It was just the right size. Circuit board was nestled in a diy cardboard frame I cobbled together with tape and glue and paint, then a ton of good old E6000 to affix it to the background.
Yeah, kind of odd, I know, but I like it. I just wish I had more copper circuit board of any size now. Cheesy
the color is nicer in real life!
Circuit board art 005 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Circuit board art 006 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Lilliputian Armaments on: October 15, 2014 10:30:46 AM
Teeny cap gun key chains from the Dollar Store, and tiny frames and a plaque from various thrifting trips, scrapbook paper,paint, and rub 'n buff. I love the skull that was embossed on the hilt of the piratey  one and had to silver it and bring it out.
Circuit board art 012 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Circuit board art 011 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Dueling pistols. Cheesy
Circuit board art 010 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Rocket Ride on: October 09, 2014 11:25:05 AM
Bought a set of coasters to replace my old ones,then decided they reminded me of portholes.  And now I still need coasters,sigh.
Rocket Ride 007 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Rocket Ride 006 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Rocket Ride 004 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
Rocket Ride 005 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Superman lamp,pic heavy on: October 03, 2014 07:51:21 AM
Thrift store lamp,takes a teardrop 60 watt bulb. Lampshade I already had-I meticulously painted my daughter's ball lamp to be a Bob-omb lamp, then found out the lamp no longer worked! So, I salvaged the lampshade. Grr.
Anyway! Shade painted black, Between the small bulb and the painted shade, this is not a light up a dark room or do homework by it lamp. But it looks cool. The Superman pages were from a beat up children's book. Glued down, and the whole thing covered with brush on clear sealer. The lamp was originally a tired brassy color and maroon, I painted it black and gold.

Do kids even know what a phone booth is anymore? Up,Up,and Away!

Clark Kent hears a cry for help! Oh no, a bank robbery!

Time to rip off the shirt and take to the sky! And what kind of white shirt does he have that the bright blue and red long johns don't show through? Does he hid his cape under that shirt too?

Does he wear those red boots to the Daily Planet?

Cowed by his super might as well as his fashion sense,the bank robbers wisely surrender.

One more pic.

The next lamp,I bite the bullet and go out and make color photocopies of my comic pages. I've found out that nothing keeps the printing on the reverse of the page from showing through-not gluing it to white paper, or black paper, or painting the back,or brushing on a base coat of mod podge/white glue. Here, with the shade itself black, it works fine-plus, these aren't thin comic book pages, but pages from a battered book.
28  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Six geek ornaments on: October 01, 2014 08:33:00 AM
Dollar Store frame ornaments I bought last year that were gold and covered in glitter. Black paint,rub 'n buff, and images added-still need new ribbon.
Lost in Space robot,and image from Rossum's Universal Robots,where the term began.

A zeppelin over Manhatten,and Voyager 1.

Moon landing astronaut, and hot air balloon.

Oh yeah, and Tesla.
29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Chains and mirrors on: September 21, 2014 02:03:53 PM
chains and mirrors 004 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
chains and mirrors 003 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
chains and mirrors 002 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr
The interesting clay beads are handmade,and a gift from a fellow crafster. Almost all my chain stash-I need another thrift store trip!-,tiny mirrors, gold pearl beads from a cheap necklace, and a long string of beigiesh-greyish pearl beads from an old broken necklace. The base? A cheap piece of wall art from Dollar General,spray painted black, then lightly oversprayed with gold. And good old E6000.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Steampunky pearl handled revolver on: September 13, 2014 06:16:01 PM

pearl handled revolver 002 by chicgeekcf4l, on Flickr

A cheap plastic toy that had good embossing. Blue,copper and black paint, rub n buff, and tons of white  nail polish, with a tiny tiny bit of pink to attempt a hint of mother of pearl iridescence.
The two white gears are from a couple of cheap plastic tape runners after I'd used them up.
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