Thursday, 21 October 2010

Good Morning!

Wow, so exciting to have followers! Thank you for thinking my art and craft is worth keeping an eye on. I am humbled and grateful. I have been enjoying myself catching up with loads of projects that are on my to do list. It keeps my wife occupied in looking for places to display them around the house too....
The latest project has been this frame.
I found the piece of metal on the beach (and of course it was too dangerous to leave there, someone may get hurt! was the excuse I used to pick it up. I covered the canvas with distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps; I stamped the sentiment onto mica and adhered to the canvas with Glossy Accents. It made some interesting marks in the inks which I thought added to the rustique feel. I used rub ons onto the metal for interest and then added the time pieces and tattered floral flowers to the top to finish off. (I have a couple of containers of old watches picked up from a car boot sale- proper vintage!)
Then to finish I used the fanciful flight butterfly, emossed and distressed and used some small watch cogs to create the body. Couple of chains and tags; a twist tie and job done!

Close up of the top shows some of the detail. I glued paper to grunge paper for the flowers as well as thin cork and held together with a snap.
Hope you like it.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Wow Neil, this is so gorgeous, you have another follower now, I'm keeping tabs on this little blog, you create fantastic art. x