May 17

Modifying a Monster High Doll

I’ve always thought those Monster High dolls were pretty unique, but then I saw what FreakieGeekie, a crafster from Louisiana, did with a Deuce Gorgon doll on Craftster!

darryl from monster high

She removed Deuce’s “snake-hawk” and molded hair, his face-up, and the tattooing on his left arm. Daryl’s new face was painted using watercolors then sealed.

Daryl’s hair is made from a long pile faux fur, his shirt is a poly-cotton remnant, and his jeans are a denim remnant. His vest started its life as a doll’s leather jacket and the wings on the back are made of iron on fabric and were hand-drawn then outlined in Sharpie. His clothes are all hand-sewn and the worn look on his jeans was achieved by rubbing them down with coarse sandpaper. His crossbow is made of a wooden dowel, plastic canvas covered with yarn, hemp cord, a piece of bamboo skewer, and a bit of cardboard; the wooden and cardboard bits are painted with black acrylic paint. His bolts are made from slivers of plastic canvas and little bits of felt.

His motorcycle was a gift from Freakie’s sister. It’s from the Bratz Boyz “Motorcycle Style” Cade doll. Freakie repainted it so that it would look like Daryl’s motorcycle. The crossbow is just propped on the motorcycle.

Category: Comics, Craft, Geek, Girly, TV
May 17

Release the KRAKEN!!!!

I’ve always wanted to say that!

Foxy Blue is an artist up in Ontario. Recently, she posted a bathroom make over she did for her kids, on Craftster, which included some hardware changes and an original partial mural.

kraken

It’s a complete transformation from the Mickey Mouse-themed bathroom it used to be. If you scroll through her posting, you’ll see some images from before the re-do.

Category: Craft, Geek, Movies, Sci-Fi
May 11

Star Trek Craft: Bajoran Earring

Bajoran earring by Patrick Hassel-Zein

Image courtesy Patrick Hassel-Zein

Being a fan of all things Star Trek, I was pleased to find this write-up on designing a Bajoran earring by Patrick Hassel-Zein.

If you’re familiar with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, you would have seen Major Kira almost always sporting a Bajoran earring on her right ear. Ensign Ro Laren also wore one on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

On his webpage, Patrick provides a little historic look into the Bajoran earring, and then offers some suggestions for designing your own.

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Category: Craft, Geek, Girly, TV
May 10

Iron Man Suit Made of Cardboard

Tony Stark doesn’t realize what he started when he created his first suit in those caves, because now anyone can make their own suits.

iron man

Taiwanese student and Cardboard Artist Kai-Xiang Xhong made a full-size, wearable Iron Man suit entirely out of cardboard for The Stan Winston School of Character Arts. His keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate, because that’s his style. It took Kai a year of working on the Iron Man suit in his spare time to complete it. Check out the SWSCA blog to see more of Kai’s creations.

Category: Geek
May 10

Doctor Who Lawn Gnome

Have you ever wondered what David Tennant might look like as a yard gnome? Yeah, I know, that might be the weirdest question you hear all day, but bear with me.

gnome.

Redforkhippie of Tulsa, OK posted this modified yard gnome into everyone’s favorite Time Lord, over at Craftster. She said her gnome started his little concrete life as a biker, complete with chaps, engineer boots, and a skull brooch/bolo tie/whatever.

She’s planning another modified gnome for Matt Smith, and it includes using a hacksaw to turn his gnome hat into a fez.

Category: Craft, Geek, Sci-Fi, TV
May 4

Star Wars Craft: Canvas Posters

Star Wars canvas poster by Christy Bright

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! In honor of this geek holiday, I bring you this cool Star Wars canvas poster craft from Christy Bright at Beach Brights.

Following a tutorial in DIY magazine, she Mod Podge’d two Star Wars posters to giant canvases to hang in her son’s Star Wars themed bedroom. She provided the steps to the canvas-poster project in a follow-up post.

Here is a pic of the posters hanging in the room – I love the collection of lightsabers hanging above the Star Wars adorned bed!

Star Wars room by Christy Bright

I love this idea of posters on canvas – Christy mentioned that the art looks painted on. I bet you could use Mod Podge Brushstroke to really enhance the effect. I’m thinking I may try my hand at it for some upcoming geek gift giving opportunities. What poster would you like to see on canvas?

Via Mod Podge Rocks.

Photo credit: Christy Beach, under Creative Commons license 3.0

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Category: Craft, Geek, Movies, Sci-Fi