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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.

7 comments:

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.

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