1. Post #1
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    So lately I discovered Etsy and have been on a craft-making spree for the last two weeks or so. It started with Portal warning sign coasters that I posted here around Christmas, and I've been making new stuff every few days since then. I'm having so much fun with it...plus I've made $68 in the last week and a half. :D

    If you see anything you like or would be interested in buying, check out my shop! Or send me a PM.

    EDIT: Haven't been updating this thread, as I haven't wanted to bump it for every little thing I make. But since I have a few new things up, I thought I'd update it. Made Minecraft coasters, some magnets, and some new Portal warning signs. A full set this time!

    Portal signs:



    Magnets:



    Minecraft coasters:



    Another Portal mug, with both sides painted:



    Not Valve related, but throwing this in here anyway because it's in my shop. :P From The Thing:



    Pyro ashtray:



    Sentry gun glass:



    Portal turret glass:



    Full size Portal signs:



    Portal mugs:



    Companion cube coasters:



    Portal warning sign coasters:



    And that's it...for now. I'll add more when I make more!
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    January 2008
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    Just awesome.
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    Flem's Avatar
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    The signs are brilliant!
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    August 2008
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    i'd happily have a mug and coaster (or ten)

    Edited:

    oh wait you have a link to a shop and everything. sweet

  5. Post #5
    MaroonMak's Avatar
    October 2011
    467 Posts
    Love what you have made, it's totally awesome. Keep up the good work.

  6. Post #6
    [GRiM]'s Avatar
    December 2010
    3,183 Posts
    Gimme dat ash tray.

  7. Post #7
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    July 2010
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    Imho, you should've made the turret laser go around the glass back to the turret himself, while the turret is in the 'Detected' stance.
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  8. Post #8
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Imho, you should've made the turret laser go around the glass back to the turret himself, while the turret is in the 'Detected' stance.
    I really like that idea, actually. I sold that glass last week and was planning on making another one, so I may just do that. Thanks for the idea!

    Also, if anyone has any requests or ideas for me, I'm definitely open to suggestions!

  9. Post #9
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    Lazore's Avatar
    November 2008
    3,846 Posts
    What do you use to make those stuff on the glass?

  10. Post #10
    Jocken300's Avatar
    February 2009
    1,349 Posts
    Looks really great, mate. Keep it up.

  11. Post #11
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    What do you use to make those stuff on the glass?
    Just plain old glass/porcelain paint. You paint it on and then bake it in the oven when you're done.
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    I'm throwing my money at the screen.

  13. Post #13
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    November 2008
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    I'm throwing my money at the screen.
    but its not working :c
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  14. Post #14
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Small update, made a Valentine's Day card. :D

  15. Post #15
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Another small update...posted another mug I painted. Might only update when I have more than one thing to add from now on.

    Still open to suggestions if anyone has any!

  16. Post #16
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    November 2005
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    hah that valentine's card is great
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  17. Post #17
    salmonmarine's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,711 Posts
    These are all fantastic, keep up the great work!

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    July 2009
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    No offense, those are great, but are you sure this is legal?

  19. Post #19
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    No offense, those are great, but are you sure this is legal?
    Well...not entirely. But Etsy's filled with stuff like this and nothing is done about it, so I'm not really worried.

  20. Post #20
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    May 2005
    555 Posts
    Why is the portal guy on the cup ...looking...through the portal on both sides?

  21. Post #21
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Why is the portal guy on the cup ...looking...through the portal on both sides?
    Ask Valve?
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    Clops with bisousbisous daily <3
    Mr. Smartass's Avatar
    December 2010
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    You should make it so we can buy individual portal signs.

  23. Post #23
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    You should make it so we can buy individual portal signs.
    You can! I don't have an actual Etsy listing for them, but I say in the description that you can buy them individually if you message me. Would you like one? I can set you up a reserved listing if you'd like.

  24. Post #24
    salmonmarine's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Maybe this will turn into one of those wild success stories where Valve will hire you as a product designer or something
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  25. Post #25
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Maybe this will turn into one of those wild success stories where Valve will hire you as a product designer or something
    I don't know how happy they'd be with me if they saw I was selling their stuff without permission, so I can't see that happening...as awesome as that would be.

  26. Post #26
    salmonmarine's Avatar
    June 2010
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    I don't know how happy they'd be with me if they saw I was selling their stuff without permission, so I can't see that happening...as awesome as that would be.
    I don't know, shoot them an e-mail with some pictures. Don't tell them you're selling it though.

    Valve loves stuff like that.

  27. Post #27
    minhnhat's Avatar
    September 2011
    31 Posts
    Looks really cool ! What kind of paint do you use to do that ? Is it the kind of paint you have to put in the oven after you painted it ?

  28. Post #28
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    February 2012
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    Etsy grabs a hold onto you and god it's hard to make it let go.

  29. Post #29
    If shipping for the 4 portal mugs wasn't 20 bucks i would buy them in a second.

  30. Post #30
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Looks really cool ! What kind of paint do you use to do that ? Is it the kind of paint you have to put in the oven after you painted it ?
    Yep, that's exactly what I use!

    Etsy grabs a hold onto you and god it's hard to make it let go.
    I know! But I'm making money, so I can't complain. :P

    If shipping for the 4 portal mugs wasn't 20 bucks i would buy them in a second.
    I'm thinking about making 20 or so mugs and shipping them to my family in America so they can ship them for an affordable price from there. I've sold quite a few mugs so far, but I know I'd sell more if the shipping wasn't ridiculous...I'll let you know if I do if you're interested in them.

  31. Post #31
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Bump, updated again with some new stuff.
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  32. Post #32
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    March 2007
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    Cool stuff! I'm ordering the portal test chamber magnets.
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  33. Post #33
    dgg
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    October 2005
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    Some really nice stuff there.

    But are you allowed to sell it? Have you talked with Valve and Majong?

    I mean, it isn't like you're making serious money or anything, but selling stuff you don't have the rights to is just wrong. But do as you like.

    Why is the portal guy on the cup ...looking...through the portal on both sides?
    Because he isn't? He's a silhouette so you just can't see that in the one portal he is facing us and in the other we see the back of his head.
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    Because he isn't? He's a silhouette so you just can't see that in the one portal he is facing us and in the other we see the back of his head.
    Actually, Shadow7 is right, to an extent. Yes, the little man is waving through one of the portals, and we can see him on the other side, BUT we should be able to see his entire body in one of the sides. It should look like this:


  35. Post #35
    dgg
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    Actually, Shadow7 is right, to an extent. Yes, the little man is waving through one of the portals, and we can see him on the other side, BUT we should be able to see his entire body in one of the sides. It should look like this:

    No, because we are seeing through the portals.

    You should however see the other portal inside the portal. And well actually get an infinite loop.

    But for design's sake it should obviously not be that realistic.

  36. Post #36
    JesusKitty's Avatar
    September 2007
    375 Posts
    Cool stuff! I'm ordering the portal test chamber magnets.
    Wow, awesome! Thank you so much, man!

    Some really nice stuff there.

    But are you allowed to sell it? Have you talked with Valve and Majong?

    I mean, it isn't like you're making serious money or anything, but selling stuff you don't have the rights to is just wrong. But do as you like.



    Because he isn't? He's a silhouette so you just can't see that in the one portal he is facing us and in the other we see the back of his head.
    Thanks! No, I haven't talked with anybody. Etsy is filled with this stuff, though, so I thought I'd try. If they take it down, they take it down, but until then I'm trying. I also had some Angry Birds magnets up, which got removed from Etsy by the company. If it comes to that with the other stuff, then it was fun while it lasted.

    Actually, Shadow7 is right, to an extent. Yes, the little man is waving through one of the portals, and we can see him on the other side, BUT we should be able to see his entire body in one of the sides. It should look like this:


    Oh, you're right. I didn't even think of that. I just took the idea from this shirt from the Valve store.

  37. Post #37

    December 2011
    35 Posts
    Shut up and take my money!