PROBLEM. I can’t seem to find enough broken frankenstein globes to resurrect. This causes me to consider either finding a bulk globe website or perhaps figuring out how to make my own. That seems daunting to me either way. One sleepless night, which I seem to be having more of as I age let me add, I decided on all kinds of inspirational ideas (you know, the kind you wake up in the morning with and say “what the heck does that even MEAN?? It seemed SO GENIUS at 3 in the morning”). Other than the idea of calling all the DIY shows with my brilliant musings, one idea kept replaying. Re-inventing globes and selling them on Etsy. Now, I have no experience with Etsy. I’ve heard it’s a great way to sell since you don’t need tons of product and it gives you a good idea of if you should even try selling anything at all. If you’ve had any experience with it, I’d love to hear your point of view.
In the meanwhile, here is how I got to the above image.
Step 1: Fix broken globe. in this case I couldn’t glue the plastic form underneath the paper, it was too damaged, so I just washi taped around the equator to hold everything in place. I then removed it from it’s axis. You know, like Zeus. Was it Zeus? Anyway…
Step 2: The usual. Coffee, Paint, Paint, Coffee. Repeat.
I just layered and layered and layered until I got the effect I was aiming for. I used the usual craft store paint, some spray paint, and topped it off with chalk words. I liked the soft broken-y feel the chalk words gave it.
I sprayed the whole thing with gloss sealer. Done and done. It looks moon-y enough for me! Ground Control to Major Tom….