Friday, 3 October 2008

At Last... Stuff to see....Altered Stuff... not a cute image in site!! lol


Hello and welcome, it's been a while i know but i have been laid up in bed for over a week (with a small outing to AP in between.... well it had to be done) with flu but i am slowly feeling better and am now able to show some of my recent makes.

The first couple of pieces were commissions for Jennie @ The Artistic Stamper to display on the boards at some of her upcoming shows (details on her site)

This first piece is made from an old hardback book, pages stuck together, sections cut out and then decorated... All the stamps i used are Artistic Stamper.

This is a wall hanging piece.




(left)I used a thick gold embossing powder and stamped into it while it was still hot (right) I stamped the Santa image onto shrink plastic then once shrunk added some stickles for added dimension.




(left) again i used shrink plastic on one of the other Santa stamps and the candle was stamped onto acetate, coloured from behind and suspended so it floats in the space (pic doesn't do it justice) (right) Is just a stamped image that i layered up to add dimension and a shrink plastic star.
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The next piece i did was an altered CD clock.
Although i failed to find an old CD, but close enough was the clear CD protector piece you find in computer CD packs, which actually worked out far better.

Again all stamps used are Artistic Stamper.. including the large art doll.



I stamped on the back and front of the clear CD to get the mirror image of the figure, stamped the remainder of the images on the back, coloured some in with sharpies, let dry & then used alcohol inks to splodge a background. I edged the CD with a gold pen. I then stamped and cut out the doll pieces, stamped over each part with the number stamp, inked round the edge with a black pen, I used brads to assemble so as you can see from the pics below, the arms and legs are able to move, I then made a small hole in the middle of the tummy for the clock movement to go through. Placed the now dry CD on top of the doll and fed through the clock piece, added the hands, which i also coloured with a gold pen as the hands were a bright green! And hay presto.. one Altered CD Clock.
Well thats just a couple of pieces for now.. more to follow very soon
xx Hugz xx

10 comments:

Andrea said...

WOW and WOW Nicky your ideas are amazing and these look so creative, just fantastic artwork x

paperinkandrubber said...

That is an amazing clock. You are co clever. very inspirational Jo

Linda Elbourne said...

That book is stunning Nic - Well Done You!

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous artwork Nicky love them xx

Ann said...

WOW Nicky your art work is amazing - I love both the book & clock, you're so clever & talented & very inspirational!! Love the new look to your blog too - big hugs Minxy xxx

craftytrog said...

Just brilliant Nicky! xx

Wacky Jacky said...

2 fantastic pieces of art - you really are very clever at this. Love the book - it's soooooo imaginative!! xx

Angie C said...

Wow Nick, these are Fffffantastic
Angie

jogjacartoonvisit said...

very very creative...

DF - Heidi said...

awesome job, the clock is just adorable