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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Steampunk Clock

Here's another sample using the Steampunk Butterfly stamp set. This sample is showing over on the Design Team Blog today, but I would like to give you a few more details about it over here.

I started my design by painting two MDF cogs with black gesso, and then cutting out some backing paper from the Prima Firefly 6" x 6" paper pad. I stamped and embossed the cog fragment onto the papers with silver embossing powder, and added some Distress Ink around the embossing for depth. I sanded the edges of each piece to distress them. I then stuck each piece to the cogs. I glued the cogs together, and left them to dry.

I stamped two butterflies onto more of the Prima paper, cut them out, and stuck them onto Clearly for Art. I coloured the back of the paper with Distress Ink before I stuck them down, so that I would not have any white paper showing once I was finished. I heated the butterflies up, and bent them into the shape that I wanted.

I made a flower using silver metal stuck onto black card. I cut the shapes using a Nestability shape, and then coloured them with alcohol inks. I fixed them together with a brad, added a cog over the top, filled the centre with Glossy Accents, and dropped black glass glitter in the centre. I stamped some leaves onto the silver metal using Stazon Ink.

I cut a Tim Holtz clock die from chipboard, which I coloured with Distress Inks. I added embossing powder in various metallic colours, then I added some Stickles for a bit more shimmer. Finally, I added a few metal cogs to finish my design.

The clock has a working mechanism installed, and I made it in colours that I quite like, so I may hang it in my craft room.

This is the last of the Steampunk Butterfly samples for now, I hope that you have enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by, xx



17 comments:

Caroline said...

Judith this is stunning I love it. Caroline xxx

Elaine said...

I am sure this will look great in your craft room Judith, a really great project with loads of work and techniques. Very inspiring, I need to get my clock kit out! Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Judith, I love the colours you've used, they're lovely and soft. Gorgeous butterflies and lovely flower. I've had the idea to make a clock with the Tim Holtz clock face for a long time but have not got around to it yet. Seeing this might just be the nudge in the right direction.

Sue x

Kate M said...

Awesome - love it!
Kate
xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

This will be lovely to see as you're working. An amazing construction & I love the shimmery ethereal colours of it. Never used Gesso before so can see there's something that awaits further investigation.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Judith and love the idea of the working clock and the way you jhave used the papers. Suexxx

Cheremane said...

Great idea it's awesome :) xx

Lexie said...

This is a fabulous idea and you've done it brilliantly.
xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fantastic Judith. I love this very much and it is a work of art. I am sure it will look gorgeous in your craft room.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Aquarius said...

How wonderful to have this working clock in your room - just love it and it is a great idea.

Gerrina said...

Great idea Judith! Love how you used the butterflies; they are just on the right spots! Have fun with it while creating! Hugs, Gerrina

Ger said...

Love this! A really gorgeous project.
Geraldine M
CBN DT

annemarks said...

Gorgeous clock so lovely. The colours are beautiful as is the flower and butterflies :)

Abbie721 said...

Judith this is wow love it, great colors too xx

Dannii said...

Wow, stunningly beautiful, great use of colours x

Desire Fourie said...

Judith this is a gorgeously creative clock. Live the colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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