Saturday, 26 October 2013

Clocks and Cogs


I decided to have another go at painting with grunge paste just like Liz did on her day #1 PA project this week. So I took a large mdf cog and set to it.


I gave it several layers of brown shades of fresco paints, Irish cream, mocha mousse, chocolate pudding and French roast.


Added stamping with PA minis, alphabet, mini bricks and flourish in black archival ink.


I then stamped the PA image from ink and the dog plate, wings #3 and one penny #4 although I now have this image in the wooden variety.  I cut them up and mixed them about a bit to create one main image. Water coloured the image with my new colours of distress markers, gathered twig and evergreen bough.


And putting it all together I used the pieces I'd previously created on a T!m Holtz CC102 day using UTEE to achieve the pitted effect on the clock face and the wings, and finally added a couple of metal pieces.

Sorry the photo is rubbish, but I missed out on buying a portable daylight lamp at the show on Sunday from Clarity stamps, and the weather here is torrential rain and extremely dark, so really could of done with it!!!

19 comments:

Helen said...

Looks gorgeous, Sam, may have to try painting with GP today! Hope the rain stops...

massofhair said...

Cogs are great to alter. Nice job! :-)

Paula Whittaker said...

looks great Sam.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

It's a gorgeous project. Beautiful colors combination and witch is likely to jump from the huge clock and cogs at any moment. Spooky midnight!! I love it.

Etsuko xx

Craftyfield said...

This is so original! Love the pitted/uneven texture throughout very steampunk!

Amanda said...

Texture looks fab!
Love Amanda x

Marianne said...

Beautiful Sam!! Lovely texture and colors.
Have a nice weekend.
xxx Marianne
PS MYlo is on antibiotics at this moment, because he had a little wound in his leg that got infected, but it is healing now and I hope is isn't coming back. But it doesn't seem to bother him; he is playful as always.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant! So effective, Sam,

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks fabulous! Well done for using GP lettering again! It's not the easiest thing to work with at all! I love the clocks on this! Julie Ann x

Janet said...

Terrific Sam, great GP lettering, love your colour combo
Janet

Darcy UK said...

Wow Sam, this one really is fantastic. You got the colouring just totally perfect with all those layers at the top.

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks amazing, so much texture. I love it.

Buttons said...

Love this design Sam. Very imaginative. Jenny x

chrissies said...

You've certainly mastered this technique Sam and I love what you did with the cog and clock.

Chrissie xx

hazel said...

What a fabulous project, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Such fantastic texture from the GP - love the grungy look.
Alison x

Trish said...

Gorgeous Sam, I love this one!

Alison said...

Fantastic!!! xxx

craftimamma said...

Love how you pulled all the different elements of this piece together Sam. You did a brill job of painting with the GP.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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