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Warehouse 13 recruitment kit

Happy Friday guys!! Continuing on my many birthday projects, today I will show you the project I made for my best friend.

As many of you know, I am a bit of a geek.

What?! *gasp* you don’t say!

Well yes and being a geek, I also have my collection of geek friends to share my many dorky and nerdy obsessions.

One of these obsessions is Warehouse 13.
I LOVE this show!

Heather and I love this show so much, that we have decided we what to start our own Artifact collection agency.

So to do this, I thought is only appropriate to supply Heather with her supplies to take on the task of Warehouse agent  

I pondered long and hard with how to approach this task and finally narrowed it down to a recruitment kit from Mrs. Frederic herself

I searched long and hard to see if anyone else had created a recruitment letter for said Warehouse, but alas, I found none.

So I looked at Sci-Fi related letters to get some inspiration and came up with this (feel free to use it,) letter (it had her last name on it though.)

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Once the letter was complete and printed, I signed it in ink with Mrs. Frederic’s signature (don’t tell Mrs. Frederic) and enclosed it in a warehouse purple handmade envelope and created a faux wax seal out of polymer clay and used a wax seal stamp to give it the finishing touch.

Note: I was out of sealing wax or I would have done it the old fashion way

I also created a laminated badge for her to prove she was with the Warehouse (even though they always say they are secret service, hmmm…)

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Ok, so I’ve got an idea and a letter with a badge, now what?!

I had to think, what all does a warehouse agent need? Well, my favorite agent is Claudia and she has some pretty cool toys, so I focused on that idea and came up with….

Goo!

Yep, that is right, Goo.

I got some of the alien slime in purple from the Dollar Tree; it resembled the purple traditional neutralizer that all the warehouse agents lug around. Then, I created a fun label and viola, Warehouse issued Goo!

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But, I decided to take it a step further, because I think Claudia has created some awesome toys and I also made the aerosol neutralizer (I used a can of purple silly string for this, which I also purchased at the Dollar Tree.)

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So we have goo in two kinds but as you know goo is not used on its own, nope, we now need neutralizer bags and purple (have to be purple) rubber gloves (we assume they are imbued with the goo, hence the color) to handle these pesky artifacts.

These things, I went to eBay for, I bought some little static bags to resemble the metallic bags on the show and some purple household kitchen gloves since I could not find them anywhere in town. I know weird, huh? Among these items, I also purchased goggles rather than making them, thought that might be a bit hard, only glasses I’ve made a the red and blue paper 3d ones for the Doctor Who birthday and those were hard enough.

Now we have a recruitment letter and some items to neutralizer our dangerous antiques, next we need some more accessories and how about something to hold all of these great gifts.

I decided to get a paper mache briefcase from hobby lobby and sprayed it silver then lined the inside with foam, so it would resemble a gun case and stashed all the goodies in there. I also purchased some awesome stickers from red bubble to adorn the briefcase and then continued to fill the box with goodies.

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Next on the list was a weapon, what kind of secret agent doesn’t have a weapon, right?

And since this is Warehouse 13, they use Tesla guns, which are fun and steam punk and resemble Marvin the Martian’s ray gun. I again went to my go to, the Dollar Tree, and found a neat looking blue water gun to make into my steam punk tesla gun. I used model paint and painted parts, black, silver and bronze; wrapped wire around the nozzle of the gun, and then I adhered some gears to give it more flair.

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Hmmm, lets see, what else does the box need?

I know!

An artifact and the most important accessory for any Warehouse agent…

A Farnsworth!

Heather loves elephants and the show just so happened to have an artifact which is a jade elephant that trumpets and shoots electricity, so I scoured the internet to find a jade elephant. No luck. Then I was going to make one of out clay and I stumbled upon the perfect elephant, a keychain on neatoshop.com, in which he trumpeted and his eyes lit up blue (perfect for lightning.) All he needed was paint, no biggie, I painted him and he was great! I made him a paper craft crate (found on deviantart.com). I also made a description card for the artifact.
I really think he looks just like the one from the show only much smaller!

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Now onto the big project, the Farnsworth, the Warehouse’s version of video chat  

For the inside, I started with my cricut and that gold scrapbook paper I used on the Winnie the pooh bookmark and I used the same “etching” technique by flipping the blade upside down and engraving the shapes onto the paper, then cutting out the rounded rectangular shape of the Farnsworth.
This is the template I created in cricut to do the etching and cutting.

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Once the shape was cut out, I distressed it with a little brown paint and embellished it with dials (also bought at Hobby lobby,) knobs (one made of clay and one an old paint tube top,) and round stickers to replicate the look. The final piece was the lens, which I purchased on eBay and a round mirror inside the lens to give the video look (I also added a little brown painted to give it the same grungy look the rest of the piece has.)

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For the outside of the Farnsworth, I bought a paper mache book at Hobby Lobby for the case. I then painted it with black, brown and a bit of bronze to give it that old oxidized look.
Once dry, I added a Styrofoam block to the inside and glued the inner panel piece into the book, then secured it with straight pins to finish it.

Tada! Farnsworth with moving dials!

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I also made one more small thing, just a fun piece of steam punk jewelry to give my new recruit for her birthday.

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Now our box is complete.
We have a recruitment letter, badge, bags and gloves, goo and aerosol goo, goggles (safety first), a tesla gun, a dangerous artifact to practice our snagging and bagging, some awesome jewelry and a Farnsworth.
I put it all in the box and it was ready to meet our new agent on her birthday  

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That is all for this project, I know it was a lot for one blog, but I would love to know what you think.
Also feel free to use any of the labels or the letter; just give me credit if you are reblogging.
If you have any questions or comments. I would love to see them
Have a happy weekend

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Christmas in July- new ear ornaments

Many of you know I have a love for       Disney, I also happen to love Steampunk.

So now for our Christmad tree, I can combine these loves with these!

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Disney just released 7 new ears for the Steampunk enthusiast. Check them out, but save some for me!

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Doctor Who Wednesday – Garden Ridge Tardis

We went to Garden Ridge this weekend and found something amazing!!!

                           A Tardis!!
Well actually a bunch of them, in different sizes.

         Here is hubby next to them

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They had a tall one about 5 feet for       99.99

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And this 3 footer for 50.

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They are truly almost made for you, just needs the size and the panels and voila! Tardis!

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Doctor Who Wednesday- Tardis Heel Tutorial

For hubby’s Doctor Who Birthday, I needed to look the part and what girl doesn’t enjoy some fun shoes, right?!

Today I will show you how to turn some boring pumps into some amazing Tardis shoes fit for any time traveling companion.

First get your supplies:

  • Blue heels
  • masking or painters tape
  • black & White acrylic paint
  • white paint pen
  • paint brush
  • nail polish remover (non acetone)
  • q-tips
  • clear sealant

I got these navy blue heels at Payless for $19.99 plus I had a bogo so actually $10, SCORE!

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I took them home and lined them up on the coffee table and placed two pieces of masking  tape across them leaving a blank line about 1/2 inch in betweenDSC02074

Then I took the black acrylic and painted that blank space with the black forming the base of the police box sign.DSC02075

Once that dried I wrote “POLICE Public call BOX” across the black area, then remove tape when dry

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Note: The  shoe actually shows “Police BOX” across both shoes in rest of the tutorial but I changed it. Now instead of the shoes being two Tardis, it is one Tardis across the shoes. I decided that looked better in my opinion but you can do it either wayDSC02077

Next for the windows of the Tardis, I took pieces of tape and went vertically across the shoe under the police box sign, then took more tape and went across horizontally to create window panesDSC02078

After the tape is in place, paint open areas with white acrylic paint and let dryDSC02079

The remove masking tape and clean up any area that seeped through the tape with q-tip and nail polish remover, being careful to only remove undesired paint.

Then spray with sealant,  let dry and prepare for your next adventure!

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There you go, you are now ready to wear your Tardis heels out on the town at any time!

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San Antonio Whovians Assemble!

Last weekend was big for us geeks,  with the release of World War Z and the Texas Comicon 2013 in San Antonio and I am pleased to announce the Whovians were out in full force.

Living in San Antonio and being a Whovian can be challenging, my husband and I seem to have no one to talk to about our passion and have to reach out to our fellow Whovians spread amongst the stars and across the internet to connect.

Well last Saturday made us feel at home in our own city, seeing so many Who fans in once place was a very welcome change to our everyday struggle to find someone to share our stories and love.

We were finally able to talk to people about Dr Who (I had a fun conversation about Disney and Dr Who with one the merchants who was wearing a plushie Tenth and a yoda Disney pin) and there were even a few Doctors among the crowd.

Bowties are cool- 11th Doctor

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Would you like a Jelly Baby? 4th Doctor

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This is my favorite a switched gender 10th and Rose, but I LOVE the Tardis hat most!

If you were looking for a guy in a union jack, here he is!

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And the scariest Dr Who species ever invaded the convention, so whatever you do, don’t blink!

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So okay guys, I now you are out there and would love to be able to share all my Whovian geekery with you, you have been seen so please come out and share San Antonio 🙂

I hope to be seeing all of you around!

Now on a side note, yes, I love Who, but lets be honest, I am a full fledged geek and do not love just one thing geek. So here are all the other totally awesome costumes seen at the comiccon that I love. I will totally be dressing up for the next Comiccon in October, can’t wait!

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The Phantom of the Comiccon

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Silk Spectre and Rorschach
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The rest of the Ghostbusters and Vigo The destroyer

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Sand person

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Storm and Clone Trooper

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Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial guards and Jawa

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Darth Vader

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Boba Fett

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Twi’lek

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Mini Luke Skywalker

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Thor & My Hubby, who has also been Thor (See picture below)20130622_123238Hubby as Thor Halloween 2012

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Western Wonder Woman

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Joker, Lady Riddler and Charlie Chaplin

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Me with the DC Villains wearing a Marvel shirt, lol!20130622_125531And my favorite of the day, Mini Edward Scissorhands and Six Shooter

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Little Edward had everything down including the vacant stare and solemn look! Applause to all the awesome costumes!

It was a great time and I can’t wait for the next one:)

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Happy Birthday Vault Hunter!


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Fun Tiny Tina card make by me- says Cookie cakes are for bad@$$es, It’s your birthday, Make it Rain!, Your birthday’s gonna go… POW!, and D@mn, it’s your birthday!! lol! DSC02287

Today is the day, hubby is 29 and the celebration is in full swing, we started the morning off with a work birthday celebration and you guessed it, the theme was Borderlands 2. Kris and I love to play this game together, so the girls and I thought it would be a great theme. Here is what we did

Borderlands 2 cookie cake

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torque colored streamers and balloons

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pictures of characters

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Even Claptrap wanted to join his minions party

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Eridium Nugget tin made from stress remedy tin

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Eridium rock candy- there was also a cool vault hunter bumper sticker I bought on red bubble inside, just forgot to take picture

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So that was phase one of the awesomeness of hubby’s birthday!

Oh and on a sidebar of awesomeness, one of Kris’ friends sent him this and with my love of Who, I had to include the geekery 🙂

drwhopartyI hope this inspired all the geeks wanting to have a borderlands 2 party but couldn’t find any references, I know I had a hard time.

Have a great weekend all and I will share the rest of the festivities next week 🙂

Happy Birthday,  Kitty!

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Happy Dr Who Wednesday!

Okay, today is not an official Doctor Who day but it is my Doctor Who Wednesday and I am sorry I haven’t done one in a while but I have been busy.

I mean there have been alot of things going on in the sci fi world that required my attention; Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness and the season finale of Doctor Who, so yep, I’ve been busy!

Speaking of the Doctor Who finale, here is an awesome digital piece that hubby created with the newest villain, the Whisper Men and one of our favorites, the Silence.

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It is entitled Silent Whispers and I think it is pretty awesome, the Whisper men are pretty creepy but who do you think would win this showdown?

I mean the Silence do have the advantage, as soon as the Whisper men turn their back, the would forget that they were in a fight and then the Silence has the upper hand, lol!

I hope you enjoyed hubby’s newest piece of art, to comment on his art or buy a print, please visit redbubble.com or deviantart.com

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