Like most people I like to try to find ways to reuse items around the house that might be on the way to the trash can. For x-mas I decided that I would make a custom ornament out of an old one for my wife. I went with Marvin because that's been a life long favorite of hers and I just knew she would love it when finished. Not only that but it could be used on the tree or on the rear-view mirror in the car.
Blue X-Mas Ornament
X-Acto Knife with New Blades (BE CAREFUL!!!)
The first thing I did was scour the internet looking for the right pose of Marvin that I had in mind of him posing with his flag. I then had decided that I wanted him to stand on the planet and have his ship on the other side to counterbalance him on there. So I had to now search for detailed pics of his ship..lol.
To allow a little time for paint to dry I then painted the blue ornament to look like a planet. Once finished I proceeded to the figures.
Once all the details of Marvin and his ship were found I then made a sort of puzzle of bits of sculpey and threw them in the oven. When they were done (about 15 minutes later) I let them cool just a bit and starting fitting them together and after about an hour of sanding, cutting, re-fitting and gluing my fingers together I finally ended up with Marvin holding his Martian Flag and his Spaceship which stand about 3/4 to 1 inch tall.
After a bit of painting and gluing I got it all put together and got them glued onto "planet -x". I finally revealed to my wife what I had been working on and she absolutely loved it. (Or so I think/Hope..lol :P )
If you decide to do something like this I would LOVE to see pics of what ever you come up with. Thanks for looking!
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