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Mixed Media Altered Clock with Wings and Heart

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Jun 19, 2017 3D Art, Altered Art, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk, Tutorials 4 Comments

Wings & Heart Mixed Media Altered Clock!

I had so much fun making my previous altered clocks that I had to make some more. I was asked to make a custom design for a customer with a steampunk/gothic look. Her favourite colour was purple and so she had to have some in the clock. No problem, as my fav colour is purple too – yummm! I plan to enter this one into Sandee & amelie’s Steampunk Challenge, as I think it fits with their design challenge. The vintage market we were so busy getting prepared for is over, so I have a bit more time to play around with some new ideas (coming soon!).

For this clock I used an old clock from the vintage thrift store as my base and my inspiration again comes from Finnabair.  I just finished taking some classes with her when she was here in Canada in April, and I loved all of her new waxes (so I had to buy all of them). I used Antique Brilliance Ruby and Amethyst on this clock.

I distressed and painted the metal clocks with paints from Finnabair’s Prima line and added texture on the surface. Then I glued on an assortment of embellishments (wings, gears, flowers, flaming heart, etc.). With the clock being so deep, I knew I had to make layers to bring the centre piece forward. I adhered layers of the gears using jumbo foam dots that I painted black to hide. Be sure to click on the images below to enlarge them.

                    

I was pleased with how they turned out  – Hope you enjoyed!       Val

P.S. As for organizing my craft room – I did manage to get rid of  lots of supplies I wasn’t using at a garage sale – best they go to a better home than I could provide LOL. Now I just have to make sure I don’t just fill the space with more “stuff” (don’t hold your breath).


Mixed Media Altered Clock with Gears

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Apr 4, 2017 3D Art, Altered Art, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk Comments are off

Mixed Media Altered Clock!

Hi there, I just finished another project that I plan to enter into Sandee & amelie’s Steampunk Challenge. I continue to gather great inspiration from their blog!  We have been so busy these last few months working to make things for our Vintage Market (see events page), these pieces included. I used old clocks from the vintage thrift store as my base. My inspiration comes from Finnabair as I am really drawn to her style. It just so happens that I took some classes with her recently. It was a great class – but more on that later.
I distressed and painted the metal clocks with paints from Finnabair’s Prima line and added texture on the surface. Then I glued on an assortment of embellishments (gears, button, butterflies etc.). With the clock being so deep, I knew I had to make layers to bring the centre piece forward. I adhered layers of the gears and trinkets using jumbo foam dots that I painted black to hide. Be sure to click on the images below to enlarge them.

I was pleased with how they turned out and have already sold one – Hope you enjoyed!       Val

P.S. I know I was going to take on the task of organizing my craft room – but that will now officially be “spring cleaning”. Stay tuned.


Wings & Heart Altered Clock

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Jun 19, 2017 Altered Art, Brush, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk 0 Comments

Wings & Heart Altered Clock

This mixed media altered clock started with a thrift store vintage clock.  Inside the clock are layers of gears, with a flaming heart as the focal point.  I textured and painted the metal clock’s outer frame with paints from Finnabair’s Prima line. Then I glued on an assortment of embellishments (gears, wings, flowers, etc.). With the clock being so deep, I made layers to bring the centre piece forward. I created depth with layers of the gears using jumbo foam dots. The focal point is a flaming heart painted red and purple with Finnabair waxes, and highlighted with metallic paint.

Materials Used:

  • Thrift Store Vintage Clock
  • Prima Artifacts Wings and Heart
  • Tim Holts Gears – Chipboard
  • Foam Dots –  EK tools 1/2 inch
  • Finnabair’s Antique Brilliance Waxes
  • Assorted Embellishments
  • Prima Paints – Art Alchemy

Patina Altered Paint Brush

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Apr 5, 2017 Altered Art, Brush, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk 0 Comments

Patina Paint Brush

This mixed media altered art piece started with a thrift store paint brush.  I was very inspired by a tutorial I saw on Finnabair’s blog (www.finnabair.com).  Three dimensional gears, bolts, and metal art pieces were attached to the brush after it was primed with clear gesso. Then I followed the tutorial using Finnabair’s Art Extravagance Patina Paste Set to paint it with the blues and bronze colours. The two blue pastes provide a gritty aged texture while the bronze paint offers up a glorious metallic shimmer.

Materials Used:

  • Thrift Store Paint Brush
  • Prima Patina Paste Set
  • Prima Metal Gears and Bolts
  • Prima Resin Heart
  • Assorted Metal Gears
  • Assorted Embellishments & Buttons
  • Chipboard Die Cut Gears Tim Holtz

Mixed Media Altered Clock

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Apr 4, 2017 Altered Art, Brush, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk 0 Comments

Altered Clock with Butterfly and Gears

This mixed media altered clock started with a thrift store vintage clock.  Inside the clock are layers of textures and embellishments.  I textured and painted the metal clock’s outer frame with paints from Finnabair’s Prima line. Then I glued on an assortment of embellishments (gears, button, butterflies etc.). With the clock being so deep, I made layers to bring the centre piece forward. I created depth with layers of the gears and trinkets using jumbo foam dots. The focal point is a butterfly die cut, crackled, then painted and highlighted with metallic paint.

Materials Used:

  • Thrift Store Vintage Clock
  • Tim Holtz Butterfly Dies
  • Tim Holts Gears – Chipboard
  • Foam Dots –  EK tools 1/2 inch
  • Finnibair Mechanical Cogs and Gears
  • Assorted Embellishments, and Buttons
  • Prima Paints – Art Alchemy

Brush and Bolt Logo

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Jul 23, 2015 3D Art, Altered Art, Finnabair, Mixed Media 0 Comments

Finnabair Brush and Bolt Sign

Inspired by Finnabair’s style of art, I decided to play around a bit with making a “logo” for Brush & Bolt.  I wanted it to be 3-dimensional and incorporate our blue and brown colours. Of course the contradicting feminine brush and the masculine bolt aspect of this piece was appealing to me. I used real brushes and bolts and  coloured them with Prima Color Bloom, Silks Acrylic Glaze, and Jacquard Lumiere Paint.

Materials Used

  • Paint Brushes & Nuts and Bolts
  • Jacquard Lumiere Paint
  • Silks Acrylic Glaze
  • Prima Color Bloom

 

Steampunk Altered Phone Frame

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Jun 11, 2016 Altered Art, Brush, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk 0 Comments

Steampunk Altered Phone Frame

This Steampunk altered phone frame started with a metal phone from Prima Marketing.  Inside the phone are layers of textures and embellishments. The textured background is a 3/8 ” thick wood board that is 5X5.  The next layer is a 4×4  art board, with an assemblage of decoupaged text, texture paste, paint, and metal rusty gears and embellishments. The focal point is a Cherub Flower from Prima, highlighted with copper metallic paint. The angelic image is a nice contrast to the harsh rusty metal frame.

Materials Used

  • Prima Marketing Metal Phone Frame
  • Tim Holtz  Terminology Tissue Paper
  • Wood Board 5″ x 5″ (3/8″ thick)
  • Art Board 4″ X 4″
  • Foam Board
  • Finnabair Mechanical cogs and gears
  • Metal Embellishments & Wire
  • Golden, Lumiere, & Prima Paints

The Wheel

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Nov 24, 2012 3D Art, Altered Art, Finnabair, Mixed Media, Steampunk 0 Comments

The Wheel

I called this “the wheel”. It’s done on a 8×8 wood panel. Gears and textured circles with gel medium on the base, covered with black gesso. The center piece is Tim Holtz Gadget Gears cut out of grunge board, building up layers to give it depth so that the screws and bolts could jut out from underneath. Then more small bolts and widgets are glued down with gel medium, graduating out the depth. All of it is covered with more black gesso before colouring with Prima Color Bloom, Silks Acrylic glaze, and Golden Acrylic paints; all to create a rust look. It was fun to create and I hope you like it.

Materials Used

  • Tim Holtz Bigz Die Gears
  • Black Gesso
  • Silks Acrylic Glaze
  • Prima Color  Bloom
  • Golden Acrylic Paints

 

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