Thrifting Thursday 6/25/2015 "Geek Art"
A bit of different creative twist today as I show you a piece I made for my son's 20th birthday earlier this week.
A few months ago I saw some interesting creative works online called 'geek art'. Then a month or so later I saw a piece similar to that at a local shop where I have my jewelry. The price was more than I wanted to pay and I knew, after looking at it I could make one myself.
I started searching my local thrift shops for a bargain landscape picture and found this one for $5. It has some condition issues, but I figured of the price I would give it a try. It is a print not a painting.
My son likes all sorts of 'geekery' but I decided to go for a Star Wars theme. I searched Google images and found one of Darth Vader I thought would work. It needed to be big enough to cover the 3 figures in the print. I also cut out a small Death Star.
Originally I thought I would use it to cover the bad scratches on the left of the print but it sort of got lost in all the dark colors and so I decided to put it in the sky, where it belonged.
1. Using a damp tea bag I 'stained' the badly scratched areas and then let, dry.
2. Cover the surface of the print with a light coat of Mod Podge and apply the cut outs, carefully smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. Let dry.
4. Present the finished piece, with love, to the geek in your life.
5. Have your daughter ask you to make her one of 'The Walking Dead' :-D
So, now I'm on the search for a new landscape to create a similar piece for my daughter~ who knew old mom could come up with something cool???
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great weekend!