Hi Everyone! After just having finished my Treasure Island Book Nook, I was immediately compelled to make another treasure chest, but this time I wanted to attempt an underwater ship wreck piece.
So, here is the chest I ended up making and starting with, including some barnacles, a star fish, and some algae (acrylic modeling paste)…
I made barrels, crates, the ship, etc from chipboard/hotglue/etc., a cannon and cannon balls from clay (Playdoh specifically, not that bougie stuff ), and used the Glowforge and medium draftboard to make the make the cannon craddle, wheel, and railings.
Added a broken crow’s nest, and used Acrylic Medium paste and green drybrushed ink to cover it all in algae, and green embroidery thread soaked in glue for the seaweed.
Added the broken mast and sail, cargo hatch, sand of the ocean floor, more seaweed and more algae.
Lighting for this was interesting, as I was trying to replicate an under-sea environment, so I designed a roof that allowed a blue light to shine down, while a white light shines up at the ceiling, reflecting back down from aluminum foil, trying to give the appearance of sun rays shining down through the water.
And then finally, the front frame, which I did on the Glowforge, medium draftboard.
with the light off
And, in its resting place on my desk hutch with some of my other pieces…
Thanks everyone for stopping and taking a look, I have no idea what’s next for me to make, but when I do, you’ll be sure to see it. Until next creation, Happy Forging!