Sunday, January 11, 2009

Geekified Plain Wooden Pencil Boxes

I signed up for a six week cartooning class at one of our local art associations. I start on the 27th of this month and I really can't wait. So...since I am such a Geek, I decided to customize a couple of wooden pencil boxes to hold my pens and brushes for the class. The materials I used were the boxes I purchased at A.C. Moore for a buck a piece, a couple of older comics from the dollar rack and some clear decoupage with throw-away foam brush. I just started tearing up interesting pictures from the comics and put about 5-6 coats of the goop on them, waiting 15-20 minutes between coats.

Here are the before pictures;



These are during;




...and these are the completed boxes.

The bottoms.


The ends.

The sides.


...and filled with cartooning supplies.



7 comments:

angeltreats said...

That looks really really cool! I look forward to seeing the results of the class - hope you enjoy it.

KATHY said...

I LOVE HOW YOU POSE YOUR LITTLE CARTOON MEN. THE BOXES TURNED OUT REALLY GREAT! I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR CLASS.

mlenife said...

You rock.
These are the coolest pencil boxes. What I love is that they celebrate the comic books that I was told were bad to read. And I loved reading them so much...
So kudos on you.

Kathy Prario said...

Hi David: You never cease to amaze me. The talent just keeps emerging. Awesome art boxes. When will they be put into the stores for sale? Love them. Enjoy your class. Love Kath.

atenea crisoelefantina said...

love your artwork and workplace!!! greetings and hello! from Spain,

P.L. Frederick said...

Hey, I remember those nifty boxes from Cartooning Class! They caught my eye because they were strikingly colorful and creative. What with all the New Information from Mat, I forgot to ask you 'bout 'em. Now I know! Nice work, David. Looking forward to our next class. :-)

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

PLO said...

Wicked cool David! I love it! Think of the things you could geekify! Nerds of the world, unite! I wish I had another pack of copic's to share with you....