Tiny Mordor Sketch

A tiny Mordor doodle I drew in a notebook. I realized after I drew it that my Barad-dur is not really accurate but for a first attempt I think it looks pretty good.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture that gives perspective:

 

Napkin Art

I did some quick doodles on a napkin awhile ago. I was using this napkin as a bookmark and realized I like the way these turned out.

Melted Metallic Crayon Art

More melted metallic crayon art. I broke a gold and a silver crayon into three pieces each. The background is black poster board glued onto cardboard. I really like the way this turned out and I might make another similar one once I have time.

DIY Ocarina of Time Boss Key Chest

How to make your very own boss key chest from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. This project will cost about $15 and take approximately 10 hours.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Wooden chest
  • Acrylic paint (white, blue, yellow, and black)
  • Paint brushes
  • Gems
  • Black felt
  • Glue gun
  • Acrylic paint sealer (optional)
  • recordable halmark card (for sound)

Step 1- Prep: Prep the box using white paint or primer. Create a stencil by using the original  photo from the game. I put the photo into word and stretched it to the size of my box. I also played with the resolution to give it clearer edges and made it black and white. Print it out and cut out the shapes using a small exacto knife. (Note: the sides are symetrical, you only need to cut out one corner and flip it over to get the rest of the side). Use the stencil to draw on the designs. For my box I had to free hand the sides of the lid because I could not find a picture to make a stencil with. You can find a picture of all the sides on Nintendo papercraft or watch a video of the game on youtube.

Step 2-Painting:  I painted the yellow designs first. This took me about an hour.

Next comes the most time consuming part; painting the rest of the box blue. This took me approximately 7 hours.

Step 3- Finishing the Outside: Spray the box with the acrylic sealer. My box needed about 4 coats. Glue the gems on with using a glue gun.

Step 4- Finishing the Inside: Line the inside with felt. If you want your chest to make the nostalgic “item get” sound you will need a few more steps.

Step 5- Sound: There are a few different ways to give your chest sound that can be found online. For my chest I used a recordable halmark card (a cheaper option). First I recorded the sound onto the card, then I cut out the device. I made a false bottom using cardboard covered with felt. There is a tab that controls the sound. I attached one rubberband to open it and another (shorter) rubberband to close it. I colored the part of the device that was showing with sharpie so it would blend in with the felt. Here are some photos of the device:

Step 6- Key: Now that you have made your chest, you might want to put something inside it. On nintendo papercraft .com I found a template to make a folded paper key. All you have to do is print it out, cut out the pieces, fold them, and then glue them together. It is kind of difficult because you need to figure out where the pieces go on your own, there aren’t any instructions. But just use the picture as a guide. Here’s how mine turned out:

Here is the link for the instructions: http://www.nintendopapercraft.com/labels/Zelda64.html

Then you’re finished! Enjoy your new treasure chest!