Saturday, 11 June 2011

altered clock.

This was a very cheap wall clock from Ikea, costing just over £1. I removed the plastic front intending to remove the face, but it was firmly glued so I decided to leave it and just add a centre. I die cut a circle from photopaper which I had painted an encaustic abstract onto and stuck it to the face, having removed the hands and cut a small circle from the centre. I added some gems around the centre and under the numbers.

The frame was treated with alcohol inks in stream, green and lilac. the dip was gone round with a permanent marker in blue and the seconds hand was also inked.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

altered box.

I have been playing with this box which I got from the Range very cheaply. I began by giving it a coat of white (household emulsion paint) inside and out. Then I painted the exterior with tubes of bronze and gold acrylic which I got from an art dept. some time ago.The metal plate is a Tim Holtz die cut from take away tinfoil and then coated in versamark and liberally covered (2ce at least) and heat embossed with silver embossing powders. I then just went a bit mad with various stamps and highlighted some very sketchily with sakura shadow pens.