I'm taking a breather between Dragon Con photo posts, since my eyes may LITERALLY fall out if I look at Photoshop for one more minute. Plus I was feeling a little craftsy-antsy today. (You know that feel? Like, gimme something physical to do or I WILL explode? Only no housework, because, c'mon. Really.)
So, here's what I did for my super-quick craft of the weekend:
The Mechtorian head is resin, I think - it's quite heavy - but the finish was a little dull compared to the frame. So I rubbed on a layer of shiny metallic Rub N' Buff, and then also added clear plastic lenses to the eye sockets, cut from a thick report cover.
Next I painted over the froofy grandma painting (love ya, Grandma!) with a stippled black and brown, screwed a screw in, and...
It's like he's peering down at us!
I thought this idea might inspire some of you vinyl toy collectors out there, since there are all kinds of possibilities here. I could see a whole wall of small frames filled with various blind-box toys - which would be a really stylish way to show off your collection, too. You could mount the toys with clear fishing line punched through the backer board for a non-permanent option, or glue them with epoxy if you don't mind "ruining" them.
K, that's all for now. Hope you guys are having an awesome weekend!
PS - During my Sabbatical I decided I will TRY to get more comfortable with quick posts like this. It's my blog, right? So if I just want to pop in all quick-like and show off something small or just say hi, that's cool, right? (Don't answer that. I'm just talking here. ;))