Saturday, December 31

Case for the wand

Here is the case Mark made for Lucy's wand. He started with the cardboard tube from an aluminum foil roll, which he covered with 5 layers of brown craft paper. The paper was attached to the tube with Hard Coat Mod Podge, and he spread the Mod Podge on the paper as he rolled it up around the tube. After it dried, he wrote Harry Potter spells and some additional creative spells on the paper with a calligraphy pen. He then coated the roll with 5 layers of Mod Podge.
The end cap and cover were made from Sculpey Premo. He rolled the lump into a ball and smashed it into disc form. He then set the end of the tube in the center of the Sculpey disc and pressed it in to make the correct fit for the caps. Next, he put the caps on the ends of the tube and formed the edges around the tube to make a custom fit. The Sculpey was baked, and then he used a small butane torch to burn it in spots to make it appear used. Lucy's initials were written on craft paper with the pen and then Mod Podged to the lid. On the other end, he made the end cap vine the same way as the wand...drilling a small hole in the center and applying the vine with super glue, urethane craft glue, and Mod Podge. Holes were drilled through the inside the tube and partially through the cap and the leather was super glued and Mod Podged. This is so the lid won't get lost, hopefully. A round piece of blue velvet was glued to the inside of the end cap, and then the cap was super glued to the end of the tube, and then Mod Podged with 3 heavy layers. The cap was attached, and the tube was allowed to sit a day to make sure everything was dry. It has the feel and look of old leather. Some of the writing smeared, but that only added to the effect. Mark said it turned out exactly as he imagined it. A small square of foam rubber was stuffed down to the bottom to protect the wand when it is in the tube.

1 comment:

Becca said...

that is pretty amazing, dad. i cannot wait for her to see it!