Project - Altered Skateboards
posted 10/30/12 at 04:00 AM
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Altered Projects, Home Decor
Altered Skateboard July Cricut 2012 Boy's Christmas gift.
This is the “Top Secret” Christmas gift, that I made for my nephew last year. The poor guy didn't make it home for Christmas that year, and by the time he came home the magazine had already requested the board for publication, so he has only seen images of his present, and has yet to get to hold it! LOL
This was his actual skateboard, but it was no longer usable due to a crack, (if the crack had been really bad I would have glued it back together first) so I removed the wheels, spray painted the top black, since I couldn't remove all the dust, then I added the paper, and sanded the edges so that it appear rough. Next I used my Cricut along with the “Dude” cartridge, and cut out the die cut shapes, and glued them together.. The state outline and the “New PA” was something he had actually carved into the skateboard himself, so to high light it I added the blue paper to that portion. Since this board was curved I had to add small tacks to some of the cardboard embellishments to hold them in place, which only added to the “manly” feel of this project. I will be adding Modge Podge to this skateboard, but haven't yet due to the shine that the Modge Podge give the project, which makes it harder to photograph.
The second skateboard is actually the very 1st skateboard I did in this fashion, but the main photo was too blurry to be used for publication. I made this on a REALLY old skateboard that I found at a local “Goodwill”. It reminded me of my brother's old skateboard, so I chose it to highlight his bike riding photo, that I had.
This is not a very good photo of this skateboard, so I will try and get it back from him and take another one. I tried to make this one look retro, and I didn't remove the wheels on this one since they were the old metal ones.
If you have any questions on how to make this feel free to drop me a line.
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