Our back garden deck has recently had some
minor major repairs. I rescued a pile of rusted nuts, bolts, and washers ready that were heading to the metal recycling depot. My dad thought I was mental! But I knew someday I would think of something brilliant to do with them. Well that day has come. I am so chuffed with this piece! (BTW, my dad was very impressed the result!)
You can see closes ups after all the details.
The bolts were very messy, so I sealed them with glue and seal. I used gunmetal coloured wire to tie the bolts in the square form. Here are the steps I took for the white wood looking piece in the middle of the frame:
- Ripped two cardboard pieces to fit the frame.
- Cut a centre shape out using one of the movers and shapers styled labels,
- Painted with white gesso
- Painted a later of grey paint
- Added a layer of crackle medium
- Painted a layer of white paint
- Added some frayed burlap distress stain then some glossy accents
- Used verdigris vintaj ink and white acrylic paint to highlight the wordband, the word token and one of the gears
- Punched holes and added metal eyelets.
- Added loads of Tim Holtz Idea-okogy sockets, gears and game spinners
- Used thinner gun metal coloured wire to hang the word band and suspend the cardboard in the frame.
- Embossed a piece of thin silver coloured metal with the cuttlebug watch cogs embossing folder
- Used the Faux Patina technique to add the colour and stuck it on the back of the cardboard. I used the two layers of cardboad to add depth between the wordband and the faux patina background.
- Added some chain and more Idea-ology bits for hanging my little creation
Onto the challenges for my creation. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is Anything Goes. As always, one lucky particpant will receive a $50 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp. I was inspired by Tracy's Crackle frame. I decided to use the Frilly and Funkie challenge as my foundation. This week FaF challenge is to Repurpose to Upcycle. The two items that I recycled are the bolts and cardboard from an amazon.com box. I completed my peice using the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiositites Challenge #2 Faux Patina. It is from page 58 from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. This week is being sponsored by one of Linda's friends Angie Lentz. Angie is offering an Idea-ology Messenger Bag signed by Tim Holtz!
Now for the good bits....the close ups. When I see a detailed project that I LOVE on someone blog, I spend loads of time gazing at the details. I love to see all the tiny bits and bobs....this is usually where I get my inspiration.
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