When you’re at a thrift store or a craft shop, don’t pass by any item simply because it’s not the right color. If you see something you could use as a costume prop, pick it up and modify it. Replica Props Forum member Adam Majors recently shared what a difference a repaint can make with his mug transformation. The above photo shows the neon green mugs as they were in a bin at 5 Below, while the below image shows the finished product. Majors made it look like a wooden mug any Viking or pirate or renaissance faire character would be proud to carry.
He says he applied a mix of new paint after applying an acetone wash first:
6 colors. Mostly just generic paints, water based. I did add a clear flat sealer at the end tho.
Black, Brown Oxide, Old Oiled Leather. Black, Silver, Silver + Black. Antique Gold.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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