So I came up with this. I've made many photo stands before, but never thought of making it Minecraft themed.
I picked two blocks: the grass block, because it's the symbol of Minecraft, and the diamond block, because it's my cousin's favorite Minecraft block, and I think it just generally looks awesome.
Step 1: Supplies
- Glossy varnish
- Acrylic paint (white, black, blue, light green, dark green, brown)
- Thick flexible aluminum wire
- Modeling clay (I used the type that dries, and doesn't have to be burned)
- Craft knife
- Fine permanent marker
- Paint brushes
- Needle noes pliers
- "Cut and Paste Sticker Pad" - some sort of foil that you can cut out and stick onto the cube. Regular masking tape should work just as well.
Step 2: Modeling the Block
Then, get a length of wire long enough for the stand, and poke it through the block. To stop it from sliding back out, bend it a bit and press it into the clay.
Step 3: First Layer
Step 4: Detail Painting
Draw the texture on the sticker, then cut it out with a craft knife. Stick it onto the side of the block. Now you can paint over it without worrying about messy edges. However, if you take it off and notice that there still are messy edges, or part of the lower layer of paint got pulled off, simply paint over it a little to correct it.