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Decorating Memories

*Snip* *snip* *slather* Many of us like to keep tokens of happy moments stored in boxes or memories written in journals. Your task for this week is to decoupage a wooden box or journal with Neopets images. The images can be of your own design, from Neopets.com, or the old Neopets Magazine. Please tell us what you used to decoupage your wooden box or journal in the description. We're judging the wooden boxes and journals on creativity, beauty, and overall cleverness.

First Place

Six winners receive the Random Contest avatar, 10,000 NP and an item of DOOM.

In Memory of Old Neopets!
by necklace
This is a decoupage of memorable Neopet images and maps that were once used on the site. I picked out around 40 of my favorite nostalgic Neopets images, printed them out and stuck them onto a wooden pot with glue. I tried to flatten the surface as best as I could then coated with varnish and waited until it dried. So not only will this box contain memories on the inside but the outside aswell!

Pystry's Memory Box
by peirigill
My memory box is all about my great Neopets obsession: the Hissi!
My Mutant Hissi, Pystry, was the reason I started playing Neopets, and since then I've adopted ten more, trying to have as much color diversity as possible. So my box has all 39 colors of Hissi arranged in a rainbow arc so that the colors blend as much as possible. Around the side of the box are customization pictures of all eleven of my Hissi pets, labeled with their names.
First I stained the box with the second lightest stain available. Then I edited the customization pictures using Pixelmator, and printed all the pictures at the local copy shop. Using an X-acto knife, I sliced the customization pictures horizontally where the lid opens, and cut a hole in Pystry's belly where the box's latch mechanism pokes through. It took hours to painstakingly cut out all the small Rainbow Pool images! Then I glued the paper to the box with Satin Mod Podge, using a large #18 paint brush. This was followed by several additional coatings, flattening the paper with a brayer only when necessary. With the 50K size limit, you can't see it, but the Hissi rainbow looks really sharp!

An Altadorian Box
by ranger
I was inspired by the architecture in Altador so I chose to theme my project around that land. A lot of time was taken to choose all of the images that you see on the wooden box. Figuring out where everything went was the hard part but once I began cutting and pasting I had an enjoyable time. The overall time to complete this box was about five hours. I hope you enjoy! :)

Uneeecia's Neopian Travel Journal
by sarmay77
I am a note taker and journaler, so I took this opportunity to decorate the notebook that I use frequently to jot things down about my Neopian experience. I use the journal to keep track of goals and interesting things I want to do, and then I can refer to it when I'm feeling bored. I also jot down important dates to remember for my neofriends, so I never miss them, if I can help it!

the sleeper
by the_frightener_666
Tools - 1/2 inch foam brush - Decoupage glue/sealer - scissors
Items - fake book box - Neopet Magazine - Neopets Website
Inspired by The Darkest Faerie Video Game - Altador Plot - Faeries' Ruin Plot "The Sleeper"

Maraqua Trinket Box
by wolf_rainz
Materials for Box: 1 large piece of plywood (12in width, 6in height, 0.5in thick), Wood Glue, Air pressured nail gun, Electrical saw (don't forget your saftey glasses!), Ruler, Sand paper (coarse and fine)
Materials for Design: Arcylic paints (Metallic Silver, Blue, White, Black), Metallic Gold spray paint, Wood Varnish, Spray on adhesive, Images from Neopets
1. Took the plywood measured out pieces and cut them with the saw.
2. Glued the pieces together and used a nail gun to insure the box will not come apart.
3. Sanded down the box until it was nice and smooth (:
4. Painted the box white, waited until it dried, then painted it over with a dark ocean blue paint (combined silver, black and blue).
5. Used the sand paper over the dried paint and made the box look old and distressed. Scrapped off a bit of the blue paint so the white paint will show.
6. Sprayed over with a bit of metallic gold paint
7.Cut out images and glued on using the adhesive.
8. Waited for everything to dry before varnishing it~
I dedicated this piece in memory of "The Curse of Maraqua" plot. I love the story every since TNT released it. The box is 2 1/2 inches high and 5 inches wide. It is great for storing jewelry, little treasures and hiding Neocash cards from the evil Meepits ;)

Second Place

Ten lucky people have 5,000 NP, the Random Contest avatar and an item whizzing their way.

Meepit Juice Break decoupage
by _starryeyedsurprise_
I made this decoupage using: a small box, images of meepits and pipes from the neopets.com site, which i printed off, scissors to cut out those fiddly meepits, white glue
I started by decorating the box with the pipe images, I then glued on the images of the meepits on top of the pipes, i then layered on the glue to make the finish even.

Curse of Maraqua Memories
by buscador
Since this is a memory box, I decided to choose a theme with a bit of nostalgia to it! The theme of my box is "Curse of Maraqua", the event from 2005, which I was a supporter in.
The box itself was bought in the unfinished wood isle at the craft store. I painted it, then applied images with a decoupage medium. The images inside were created using paper and a decoupage medium (and sea shells accompanied them). The contents represent various trophies/prizes that were handed out at the end of the event, plus one war token that still happens to be sitting in my SDB!

Decoupaged Journal: Neo Style!
by fire_storm500
This decoupaged journal is somewhat games and avatar themed, but for the most part, it's random.
Materials: One composition notebook (journal), leftover wrapping paper, scissors, 3/4 cup Elmer's glue, 1/4 cup water, thick paintbrush, alligator clip, and an old 2007 Neopets magazine.
First, I mixed the Elmer's glue and water together to create a decoupage medium (cheap but effective). I alligator-clipped the pages of the notebook together so they wouldn't get messed up from the glue. I used the thick paint brush to spread the mixture on the cover of the composition notebook. I cut the wrapping paper to match the size of the journal cover, then brushed the back side of the wrapping paper and pressed it onto the cover (pressing outward to avoid air bubbles). While letting it dry, I cut out some images from my old Neopets magazine. Then I spreaded the mixture on the wrapping paper and on the back of the magazine images, carefully placing the pictures onto the wrapping paper cover. After waiting a couple of minutes to press out the last air bubbles, I applied a thin coat of the decoupage medium over the cover to seal the entire surface and let it dry overnight.

Rascal's Team Brightvale Memory Box
by kionaaddict88
This is my decoupage jewellery box celebrating my Altador Cup memories with my favourite team: BRIGHTVALE! It's a wooden box covered in an assortment of cardstock, origami paper, and scrapbooking paper arranged to look like Brightvale stained glass; accented with acrylic paint, ribbon, acrylic gems, freshwater pearls, and a mirror on the inside of the lid. Inside I keep all the things a Brightvale Princess needs to cheer on her favourite team: green and gold nail polish, a Brightvale green hair ribbon, and toast-shaped earrings and matching necklace!

Collecting Memories
by momio71
I decorated my box with images of the many stamps, shells and coins of Neopia. The materials I used were a pre-made wooden box, sparkle Mod Podge, a craft paint brush, and scissors. I was able to include 180 images of stamps, shells and coins. That's not quite the whole collection but a nice assortment of some of my favorites.

Springtime with Buzzers
by mystiquesprite
For this entry I used an old forgotten jewelry box which was sanded and whitewashed. Four small wooden spools were painted and glued for the box's legs. A piece of ribbon was used as an accent. All the images are from Neopets and I just cut out and arranged what I wanted to use. Finally, coats upon coats of protective sealer were applied to the box.

Intrepid NT Reporter Journal
by nut862
My fondest memories of Neopets are without a doubt those of the Neopian Times. Contributing to Neopias newspaper allowed me to become part of the world of Neopia, even have a hand in shaping it, at the same time as it helped me develop writing abilities in ways that I never even realized at the time. The impact that the Neopian Times has had on me and many others is a memory that I know we will all treasure for the rest of our lives. What better way to pay tribute to the Neopian Times past and present than to decorate a journal in its honor, to be used for taking notes by the next brave reporter who journeys off to interview Jhudora? The images on the front cover of this journal include many pictures from my own stories, memories of my own history with the newspaper and the time of my life when I wrote each of those stories. On the back cover is a tribute to the old Neopian Times, a time I was never part of, but have a great respect for. This journal is for you, Neopian Times, and all the editors and writers and artists that have made you what you are. Neopia would not be the same without you. Thank you all for continuing to bring us the best newspaper in Neopia.

My Neo Family
by pinkpaint
Here is my decoupaged box! I was inspired by my lovely neofamily for this entry and so it is dedicated to them :) The pets featured on my box are: Natie, Sarginta, Cottain, Cety, Chiyrah, Tadilly, Aralene23, Kezra, Dahmae, Kelay, Wishy, Erone and Frey.
Materials used: box, scrapbooking paper, cut up patterned card, ribben, wooden flowers, inspirational words, lots and lots of glue, some super glue too, stickers, scissors and neopet images drawn by me! (my neo family :) Uses for box: somewhere to keep- photos, jewelry, beads, toys, letters and even neopets contest trophies *hint hint* ;P

Neopia Box
by roseweasley
This is a wooden box decoupaged with colored tissue paper and construction paper. I tore the paper into small bits and made my pictures. They are glued on with mod-podge. I almost glued my box shut! My scenes are Neopia, Meridell, and Maraqua.

Neopets Memory Box
by tamsen
Materials used: wooden box: 4 1/2 inch x 6 inch x 8 3/4 inch, Homemade decoupage glue (3 parts white glue and 1 part water), Images from Neopets.com, varnish
I selected hundreds of pictures of item that have been around since the first couple of years. I also printed out pictures of my pets as they are today, dressed up and looking good, and pictures of what my pets looked like before customization.
First I covered the box with white paper. Then I glued on the item pictures. The top, front, and back of the box show my 3 oldest pets, with their uc picture and their customized picture and also their name, age, and petpet. The ends of the box show my lab pet as she was (a koi) and as he now is (elephante), after I used a transmogrification potion on him. Lastly, I put on a coat of varnish to seal and protect my box.

Third Place

Lastly there were 14 runners-up who will each receive 2,000 NP and the Random Contest avatar.

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