Inspiration and Direction for Christmas Crafting Requested!!
December 9, 2013 8:18 AM Subscribe
I got a wooden crate like this one
to do a craft project for my father for Christmas. He got a record player for his birthday and is starting a record collection all over again and needs something to contain them in. I figured I could make something neat and personal out of a wood crate, but I need help with the details, or ideas for what to do with it.
posted by Quincy to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My SO suggested doing iconic album cover recreations on each of the slated sides. Possibly in full color replication, or possibly with just a background color and the contents of the album cover in silhouette. Album cover ideas that we have thought of so far are Dark Side of the Moon and Abbey Road. That's literally the only two we have come up with.
I'm looking for more ideas, or ideas of album covers that might not be impossible to recreate. Also ideas for methods of doing this. I am not the most gifted of artists, but I can be pretty decent at drawing something directly from a photo. I tend to stink at dimensions though. Is there a way to print something out and transfer it in a way that I could paint over it, or possibly a good way to print something and cut out a stencil? I feel like I've tried something similar before and had a LOT of bleeding paint, and ended up drawing it free hand anyway.
I'm open to any suggestions to make this an awesome more personalized gift.
Note: my dad tends to be into the classics (Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Stones, Rush, etc etc)
Any ideas HiveMind?!