Some of the products used on my blog may have been provided by the vendor mentioned in my posts

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Gears, Cogs and Watch Bits with Gingersnaps

What a fantastic challenge from Gingersnaps and so suitable for the wonderful images from Dezinaworld. Here I have used two. One of her wonderful tags which are works of art in themselves and I have another of her images which is the woman in the frame.

I am sure you can tell this is one of "those" Ikea frames. I am sure many people have them lurking in their stash. Well, I eventually brought mine out and decided to use it. Numerous acrylic paint daubers were applied to the large frame. Experimenting and adding until I was happy. I initially stopped when it was much darker and then decided to lighten it. Not sure what colours I used now, but quite a few. I am sure I could never repeat it.

It was then stamped with, I think, some Paper Artsy stamps. The frame is definitely a  Paper Artsy stamp and I think the watch is too? Various Tim Holtz dies were used and the railings,  hinge and key hole were given the rusty embossing powder treatment. Of course I had to use my favourite up cycled material again, my famous tomato puree tubes. Several images from The Grapich 45 Steampunk paper set and I think that is about it.


craftattack said...

Great frame, Laura! Valerie

Artyjen said...

Fabulous just love the flying man ;)
It was great to be there together and see it being made....
xoxo Sioux

Dezinaworld said...

Wow this is stunning. What a fantastic creation. well done !
thanks for doing an incredible job with the steampunk
hugs June (dezinaworld )

FarfallaDK said...

Wow, what a beautiful image, you have made!
I love all the little details and especially the hand with the 'flying' man.
I didn't realise the frame was from Ikea until you said it, but you did a great job transforming it! An by the way: Deep down we all love Ikea, don't we?! ;-)

Greetings from FarfallaDK

Netty said...

Terrific altered frame Laura, especially love all your rusted pieces. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a breathtaking piece.

Shar said...

Fabulous frame! I love it! So wonderfully creative.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...