My Whovian friend's birthday is today, and seeing as she's the emphatic soul responsible for my Doctor Who addiction it seemed only proper to give her something heartfelt and sonic for her special day.
Something sonic, and screwdriver-y.
Initially I was going to make only Ten's, but once I was finished I was so pleased with the result that I decided to make more!
River's seemed like a good choice since she's connected to both Ten and Eleven, and her design was also a lot more intricate than Ten's. I was both excited and apprehensive to apply some splotch painting techniques to achieve the green that is spread around the gold plates.
But I was finished with it in one evening. I had a square frame to fill. Why not make Eleven's, too?
To my great surprise, Eleven's was the most complicated to assemble! I went to the craft store and bought extra special shiny paper to replicate the metal shine of his sonic screwdriver. It was worth it!
The final product came together in an 8x8 shadow box frame, presented kind of like butterflies! Does that make sense? Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I was tempted to keep this for myself once all was said and done!
To finish off the gift, I attempted to make her a card modeled after the invitations in The Impossible Astronaut. I even included her name in Gallifreyan!
Does this circular Gallifreyan word look like a sad frog to anyone else?
Does anyone else like these? I'm so proud of them!
(Note: this was originally posted back in October of 2012 on abitofgeek.blogspot.com)