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« on: November 23, 2007 08:45:26 PM »

I've been making a bunch of these storage boxes lately, just using plain wooden boxes from the craft store and acrylic paint.

This image is from a poster that my old roommate had hanging on her door, I always thought it was marvellous:

The other side is a Lichtenstein print of a lady in the bath... but I haven't come up with anything good for her to be saying yet:

Any suggestions for a nice, witty caption that would match the vibe of the other one?

Also, does anyone know if I could varnish or seal these somehow without smudging the paint? I've been too afraid to varnish these so far for fear of messing them up.


Okay, here's the finished bin -- with caption, varnish, and storing lots of spare computer cords.  Maybe I should have called it "even nerdy girls have to come clean sometime" Smiley

Thanks for all of your crafty advice, guys!
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 09:06:55 PM »

And now your boxes are marvelous!  Nice work.   I'm afraid I don't have any wit to offer, but I can tell you that acrylic varnish ought to work just fine over dry acrylic paint.  You can get liquid to brush or roll and in a can to spray.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007 09:11:26 PM »

Those are awesome!  For the second caption, I'm thinking something along the lines of "Even dirty girls have to get(come) clean sometime"

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007 09:24:27 PM »

I would really suggest to use a spray sealer.. it's easier to evenly coat. I would also do like 2-3 layers for good coverage. Beautiful work.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007 09:26:25 PM »

Spray sealer would work great.
I was thinking something along the lines of "I'm a dirty girl" but like "Even dirty girls have to get(come) clean sometime" better  Grin

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007 09:59:39 PM »

Mod Podge? Maybe?
Or you can use a spray sealant.
And by the way, the storage bins are friggen awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007 10:45:51 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2007 07:57:52 AM »

Those are amazing. Good job Smiley
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007 03:46:05 PM »

how about .. I scrub and i scrub and I'm still a dirty girl...
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007 10:34:32 PM »

Amazing! Great job -  I need some of those Smiley

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