Thursday, July 22, 2010

That stuff on top of the box

The stuff on the top of the shrine is all loose right now, just piled up there. There's some chess pieces that I colored with alcohol ink and then there's a big square pegboard from the game Battleship that I've mounted lights onto and also glued an array of tiny colored pencils I also have saved from my childhood. I'll get a better picture of that later. It's hard because it's transparent and it will look much better mounted but I'm not done painting the back of the box behind the swing yet where it will be mounted.

Here's a tip from Jane Wynn: instead of alcohol ink for the color Butterscotch (one of my faves), use Betadyne from the drugstore. It's a little tacky to the touch at first, and you do have to do more than one coat to get that rich color, but it's waaaaaaay cheaper! I'm using that on the inside walls of my box and it's working well so far. Oh, and I don't know if you can tell but the sides of the box inside have puzzle pieces glued on. See, here's another mix of themes: toys and games. But I really don't think I can separate those two. They are intertwined in my life.

1 comment:

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, this makes sense. It look transparent and I saw some pencil-type thingies, but I couldn't get it to right itself in my head! So, I will await the mount. I love it that it's SO rich with technique! And I'm not even joking. And... betadyne? Really?! woah. I don't remember--does that smell? I guess it can't smell more than alcohol ink or E6000!