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RE: New DIY Art Project, Suggestions??
Hairspray works good on feathers. I use that when archery hunting in the rain to keep the feathers from matting. That should work.

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14-07-2015 08:20 PM
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That’d be cheating, Jerry… it’s also exactly how I planned on tackling the Aphex Twin logo! It’s not really complicated at all, just a black circle with a stylized black “A” (or an amalgamation of the letters “A” and “T”) in the middle. I can draw it, but seeing as it’d be going directly on a layer of clear resin I’d like to keep as flawless as possible (read: I wouldn’t want to stab a compass into it to get the circle right or sketch the logo when erasing isn’t an option,) I was just going to print the image out large enough to fill the circular table.

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(14-07-2015 08:28 PM)Xprimentyl Wrote:  That’d be cheating, Jerry… it’s also exactly how I planned on tackling the Aphex Twin logo! It’s not really complicated at all, just a black circle with a stylized black “A” (or an amalgamation of the letters “A” and “T”) in the middle. I can draw it, but seeing as it’d be going directly on a layer of clear resin I’d like to keep as flawless as possible (read: I wouldn’t want to stab a compass into it to get the circle right or sketch the logo when erasing isn’t an option,) I was just going to print the image out large enough to fill the circular table.

LOL Great minds think alike.

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RE: New DIY Art Project, Suggestions??
probably a stupid idea but what about keys
like the key to friendship you could ask all your friends for a couple of keys
plus there are some really cool old keys around
maybe set them all at different hights for a 3D effect

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(14-07-2015 09:24 PM)BOB Wrote:  probably a stupid idea but what about keys
like the key to friendship you could ask all your friends for a couple of keys
plus there are some really cool old keys around
maybe set them all at different hights for a 3D effect
Bob... that's a FANTASTIC idea!!! And what a conversation piece!! I still have the key on my keyring to the house I grew up in which my parents sold almost 10 years ago; I can't get rid of it; it was my key to "home" for 20 years!! If I could find enough keys with personal al history (either mine or those from friends and family, that would make for a wonderful work of art!! Thank you!!!!

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(14-07-2015 09:53 PM)Xprimentyl Wrote:  
(14-07-2015 09:24 PM)BOB Wrote:  probably a stupid idea but what about keys
like the key to friendship you could ask all your friends for a couple of keys
plus there are some really cool old keys around
maybe set them all at different hights for a 3D effect
Bob... that's a FANTASTIC idea!!! And what a conversation piece!! I still have the key on my keyring to the house I grew up in which my parents sold almost 10 years ago; I can't get rid of it; it was my key to "home" for 20 years!! If I could find enough keys with personal al history (either mine or those from friends and family, that would make for a wonderful work of art!! Thank you!!!!

Fantastic idea Bob. XP, what would be cool to go with those keys would be some old time skeleton keys. maybe an antique shop.

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That's a brilliant idea, keys are one of those things that I find really amazing, I mean it's just a bent piece of metal but it blows my mind how someone thought "Let's put some pins on springs and make it so only this one piece of bent and cut metal can open it." lol idk why but I find keys absolutely astounding, plus they look cool, and if you find sentimental ones that's even better. 
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UPDATE, I finished my DIY project! Took a few weeks as I could only work on it on weekends and didn’t have a legit shop to work in, so my apartment, patio and a rec center’s baseball diamond’s metal bleachers served as my “shop!” All in all, about 8-10 days of work; had LOTS of fun!

 
First, I bought a little cheap patio table at and antique store for $10. All I wanted were the legs; I tossed the top. I bought a flat 18” round pine top from the hardware store and a 3x3’ sheet of pine laminate from which I cut out a the roughly 17” ring to create the “bowl” top. Sanded the old finish off the table legs, mounted my top on the legs with a few brackets, then primed the whole thing:

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-11-55.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-09.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-19.png]

Next, I chose a top coat; I went with a textured spray paint; the finish deal feels like sand! Finished this off with a coat of clear enamel.

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-24.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-30.png]

Next was a trip to the bank where I asked them for $10 in pennies; got some looks, but the heist was a success! I went through all 20 rolls of pennies, one penny at a time, sorting them into three color categories and filtering out duds (bent, gnarled, nasty, etc.) The pics don't do the color differences justice, but they were quite distinct in the end.

[Image: 2015-08-12%2012.07.47.jpg]

I toyed with a few intricate recognize able images, but decided that the pennies looked best in an intricate pattern or design rather than a picture, so I went with concentric circles repeating brown, bronze, copper to the center where I "jazzed" it up with a few dimes and a quarter centerpiece, each glued down with a hot glue gun; took THREE hours!! (All are heads up, by the way! LOTS of good luck going on here.)

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-32.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-07.png]

Lastly came the Glaze Coating. I researched the hell out of this stuff and everywhere I read, people complained about how HARD it is to work with and about ruining their projects. I really hoped I didn't ruin mine, but with the exception of that table base, everything was replaceable and I could chalk up the few bucks in change as a loss if need be, so I said to hell with it, versed myself in the instructions and dove in!

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-21.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-28.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-30.png]

I'm beyond happy with the results. There ended up being a couple air bubbles (likely due to the coarse nature of the paint, lesson learned,) but overall, it's extremely beautiful. I was going to put this on my patio, but not now; it's staying inside. I've actually gotten a few offers from people who want to buy it (a lady offered me $400!!!) but this is something I'll keep forever. Maybe I'll make others I'm willing to part with in the future, but I'm reeling over how well this one came out!

There's no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM.’ There’s no ‘U’ either. It doesn’t appear the TEAM needs us, so let’s go grab a beer!Drinks
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(12-08-2015 05:27 PM)Xprimentyl Wrote:  UPDATE, I finished my DIY project! Took a few weeks as I could only work on it on weekends and didn’t have a legit shop to work in, so my apartment, patio and a rec center’s baseball diamond’s metal bleachers served as my “shop!” All in all, about 8-10 days of work; had LOTS of fun!

 
First, I bought a little cheap patio table at and antique store for $10. All I wanted were the legs; I tossed the top. I bought a flat 18” round pine top from the hardware store and a 3x3’ sheet of pine laminate from which I cut out a the roughly 17” ring to create the “bowl” top. Sanded the old finish off the table legs, mounted my top on the legs with a few brackets, then primed the whole thing:

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-11-55.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-09.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-19.png]

Next, I chose a top coat; I went with a textured spray paint; the finish deal feels like sand! Finished this off with a coat of clear enamel.

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-24.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-30.png]

Next was a trip to the bank where I asked them for $10 in pennies; got some looks, but the heist was a success! I went through all 20 rolls of pennies, one penny at a time, sorting them into three color categories and filtering out duds (bent, gnarled, nasty, etc.) The pics don't do the color differences justice, but they were quite distinct in the end.

[Image: 2015-08-12%2012.07.47.jpg]

I toyed with a few intricate recognize able images, but decided that the pennies looked best in an intricate pattern or design rather than a picture, so I went with concentric circles repeating brown, bronze, copper to the center where I "jazzed" it up with a few dimes and a quarter centerpiece. (All are heads up, by the way! LOTS of good luck going on here.)

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-12-32.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-07.png]

Lastly came the Glaze Coating. I researched the hell out of this stuff and everywhere I read, people complained about how HARD it is to work with and about ruining their projects. I really hoped I didn't ruin mine, but with the exception of that table base, everything was replaceable and I could chalk up the few bucks in change as a loss if need be, so I said to hell with it, versed myself in the instructions and dove in!

[Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-21.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-28.png][Image: Screenshot_2015-08-08-13-13-30.png]

I'm beyond happy with the results. There ended up being a couple air bubbles (likely due to the coarse nature of the paint, lesson learned,) but overall, it's extremely beautiful. I was going to put this on my patio, but not now; it's staying inside. I've actually gotten a few offers from people who want to buy it (a lady offered me $400!!!) but this is something I'll keep forever. Maybe I'll make others I'm willing to part with in the future, but I'm reeling over how well this one came out!

Dude that is sick! I can't believe how nice that turned out. You did a fabulous job.

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cats eye marbles . they now have a similar item that is flat , you can find them @ the dollar tree stores

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