The moment pencil hits paper the world around me dissolves and I become encompassed in a world of my own.
Welcome to my random assortment of art works. I like working in all mediums so long as I can turn my vision into something more solid for others to enjoy with me.
I derive my inspiration from my natural surroundings, and doodles. I also enjoy flipping through other artists' works for ideas on a new project. But no matter what, my creations always start...
with a pencil and a pad.....
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Old School Does New School
I've been wanting an Atari wallet ever since I found out that such a contraption is possible. So I set forth to look for our atari game collection for games we had duplicates of or could spare.
So I found these:
and magic ensued...
Took the guts out...
Filed & painted...
This piece was originally from the black Atari cartridge. I painted it white and used it as an insert for the Donkey Kong wallet.
Added hinges, taken off of $1 boxes from Jo-Anns
To both cartridges...
Fully Functional and for the most part, done. The white/DK cartridge just needs a bill holder.
For the dismantling and assembly of these wallets I used:
-small metal file
-Elmers Super Glue
-small hinges (jewelry box hinges)
-small screw drivers
**BEFORE YOU PRY OPEN CARTRIDGE, make sure to take out the screws hidden in the front (behind images) of games. It will make the games a bit easier to open and you won't mess it up.
I started to use a small saw to take off the plastic guts...then gave the wire cutters a try and it made the cuts a lot cleaner. I pinched parts of the plastic I wanted to remove and lightly hammered the plastic pieces. They came off nicely. Filed down all the bumps and cuts I missed and started assembling pieces. I spray painted the insides of both cartridges..just so the insides look cleaner. I think they came out pretty good.
Excited to whip these babies out on my next purchase! :D