Sunday, 28 June 2015

Clock, Horse and a Touch of Steampunk and Glitter...

Hi again, I'm happy to be back!
Today I've got a nice treat for you - one more altered clock frame, which was made during one of the classes designed for Indigoblu - which means it was unique, one  and only chance to take this class. I had a great time there and I wanted my students to feel encouraged to play with texture building and decorative techniques, so we were using a large range of Art Basics, Art Ingredients and Art Extravagance products!

We've started with  adding some distressed, time-worn look using Art Extravagance Graphite Paste and next decorating the frame using tons of embellishments and Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel as an adhesive.Then - there were layers of Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso and a selection of Art Ingredients Mica Powders!

Inside of the frame was heavy decorated too - not only the inside edge of the clock frame was decorated but also the inside panel. We've taken the chipboard rocking horse (which you may recognize from my retired "Everyday Treasures" class), embellished it and mounted inside of the frame. Simple idea - but stunning effect.

Final touches were done with a selection of Art Ingredients: Mica Flakes, Glass Beads, Micro Beads... and of course some Fine Glitter! I wanted y students to have real freedom of choice and fun of trying different effects on their projects. I have to admit - effects were simply breathtaking: all the different colours, textures and compositions made this class totally unforgettable for me. I think i may be tempted to make a similar project with students in the future!

If you'd like to learn more about "how to" make similar altered project you can check one of my "Art Recipe" tutorials - they are posted here and here. I hope it will be useful and inspiring!

Here is list of the supplies I used - for your reference.
All of them are available in our Mixed Media Place Shop!

Thanks again and see you very soon! don't forget to check the blog on Monday - there's a new, great tutorial coming- as always made exclusively for you by one of my Creative team Members!
Sending hugs


Kathyk said...

Just gorgeous!

A friend gave me one of these clock cases and I've not yet been brave enough to tackle it but you, on the other hand, have rocked this!


Cindy Brown said...

wow love it again and again Finn

Lisa H said...

WOW!! this is just fabulous!!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful clock! Love your horse image!

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