Wednesday, 28 October 2009

'Canvas'ing for Time!

It's been ages since a did a mini canvas, but the need to get inky was strong so i went with it.
I also hadn't played with metal for a long time... but after this project i remember why!
This is one of those times where you have an idea but it never quite goes to plan.. I thought i'd be clever and use one of my Mabel stamps and try and take a rubbing in metal, but being rubber it isn't as easy as i'd hoped and the whole thing nearly went in the bin, eventually with much much patients i got an image that looked almost like the stamp, i added colour in the form of sharpie pens to the metal to define the image further.

The canvas was created by inking it all over with a mix of the brown tone distress inks. I then stamped different clocks onto a sheet of tissue paper, i let this dry and then made a square on the same piece of tissue using the measure tape stamp from the Ephemera 1 plate roughly making the square so that when i wrapped it round the canvas the edges would be.. as seen below

Once i'd stuck the tissue to the canvas using gel medium i smoothed it over very delicatly and added more medium over the top to seal it all. I let this dry.
I stuck the metal to the canvas using E600 and also added several actual small watch parts.
I wording was stamped onto a piece of torn cardboard and also glued on, with the finishing touch being a small chain to hang the piece.
All in all a fun afternoon was had although i really need a masterclass on metal use lol
Thanks for visiting x
♥ HUGZ ♥


Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Love this and thanks for the welcome

Claireabelle said...

Wow Nicky, this is fantastic!! Great to see you altering again!

sam21ski said...

Well done for trying and persevering with the image, it looks fab xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is fabulous!
Love your wonderful texture and your colours are gorgeous!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow stunning what fantastic work
Hugs Jacqui x

Julie Ranae said...

I love any project that uses metal...great, great job!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow - fabulous! Love the metal. Kim

Chris said...

Fab project. I've yet to try the metalwork and you've got me thinking it's time to have a go. :o)

Anonymous said...

this is a gorgeous little canvas nicky, love the metal image! x