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this is how i made use of all the pennies that i had. i will try my best to explain how to do and where i got my materials. be nice its my first instructable. in total it cost $6:43 to make. $1:43 in pennys the remainder was for the frame. i had the glue and markers.

Step 1: first step would be sorting out all your pennies. i have alot.

this is the hardest part. takes a long time also a good light.

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<p>Super cool! With enough time, you could probably figure out some chemicals to apply to the pennies instead of paint for the color change effects.</p>
<p>Love it. Great Job</p>
I made it it looks great
Noice
Wow thanks for all the support you guys. I got a new phone and forgot to install instructables app. So alot of these comments I didn't even know about. Lol Im sorry for the late reply. Also I've been busy last year with my YouTube channel and now I'm getting the itch. That diy itch. So maybe I might upload some more ideas for gamer wall art.
<p>great art project</p>
Thank you
I love this idea! I want to make one for my hubbys birthday! Where's that best place to find a template for this? I know what Mario looks like obviously but I have to translate that in pennies lol
I just used the pixel art and a sheet of grid paper and color pencils. Then tried to center it as best I could.
Try using vinegar to brighten up older lennnids
I did for the darkening of then but it didn't work our that good. and I cleaned a couple but they don't look as good as new pennies. But thanks for the comment
<p>nice</p>
Thanks
Awesome! My son loves Mario!
Yep Mario's a great game character
Dny we all? me2
Luv it
Thanks I do too.
Hi, how big is the picture frame ? Thanks !
Well I got it at a local family Dollar store. It's 10&quot;x13&quot; or 25.4cm x 33cm
Pennies*
<p>I'm going to make this and hang it right next to my LEGO Mario. </p>
<p>Thanks for the idea! I made mine last night. I didn't want to color the <br>pennies cause it defeats it to me. So I changed it to use dimes, brand <br>new pennies and the dirty pennies.I am incredibly in love with it and my <br> husband loved it. I think I will be making my brother a Link one.</p>
thanks for the idee
mronde nice job. sorry couldn't find that line through the o symbol. lol
don't understand &quot;the o symbol.&quot; ;-)
<p>made both mario and luigi for me and my brother.</p>
StephenL1 nice...That looks dope man
sorry that I've been gone people I tried to oxidize my Penny's still not even finished. but I'm done with that idea cause the green turn to this spotty turquoise mess. not even at all and the weather here in southern California is crazy its hot one day cold and raining the next. so I might try again this summer but for now I'm gunna go with just painting them. sorry for all those who wanted to see this its just taking forever and I want my Luigi now. looking into making shadow box art, also screen printing and custom wall lamps too. and maybe just maybe lost foam casting. and lastly making a short graphic novel I've been putting off far to long, but I will begin to add more instructables to my profile. but this year i have many ideas and lots of time hope this year will go as planned. thanks for all the views and likes.
<p>Thanks for this idea. i made a goomba and bowser.</p>
<p>id love to see pictures of those</p>
thanks for the comment retrog
<p>I really enjoyed doing this project. I haven't made anything fun in a long time. Thanks so much for all the pics, tips, etc... </p>
thanks Jonc3 that looks dope i like the frame.
<p>I made it, too! Thanks so much for the awesome instructions. I'm working on Luigi next. You are awesome!!!! </p>
thanks shayron.mccallum that gives it a hint of elegance to it I like it.
<p>Thanks so much for the idea. Think of all the other 8-bit characters that can be made!</p>
thanks fitynickels now thats cool.
<p>made this on my off day. great instructions and a relatively easy build. i plan on doing this again for gifts in the future. ill keep an eye out for your tutorial on oxidizing the pennies to do luigi bc i want to do one for him as well.</p>
wow thats cool stephenL1 i was all proud showing this picture to people like &quot;look someone made it.&quot; lol
to all those leaving comments thank you for the support and ideas to expand on this idea. when making this i never thought people would enjoy this that much so thank you for the likes and views. im also going to try and incorparte alot of the ideas i get from u on my next project. im also thinking of adding leds go this project so if u have ideas towards that im open to suggestions.
<p>If you want calculations for leds and the parts you need just reply with the color and the voltage from your source, I think leds in the frame would be one of the best things you could do as this could get a glow at night too. Using leds will also mean you'll need to solder or buy led strips. You could also incorporate a microcontroller, these things don't have to be expensive or hard to do if you have someone willing to explain :) </p>
*Incorporate a lot of ideas I get from you. <br> sorry i was typing as i walked my brothers to school. lol <br> also L.E.D's i will like to add to the next project maybe.
<p>Wow, this is awesome!! I think my son would love to do this project. Going to save this one for the winter. Do Luigi!</p>
thanks rickyjxxx luigi might be my next project. cause mario is looking lonely up on my wall all alone lol
<p>Nice! If you want to make silver pennies you could purchase a solder pot and tin them in it! </p><p>http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solder-Pot-Soldering-Desoldering-Bath-Titanium-Plate-50mm-220V-150W-/171166711496?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&amp;hash=item27da54bec8</p>
thanks romninja for the idea but if i was going to go the silver route i might just use dimes lol maybe mix them both pennys and dimes.
Just looked the sizes up, they're just a hair different in size, i think sticking to just pennies makes for a cleaner finish like you did with the ruler. Investing in a soldering pot can be overkill since you managed to get such a nice picture without it anyway =p
well thank you romninja still i really enjoy the positive feedback also your ideas.
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