Well it's that time again, over at Anything But A Card we have been having an an Anything With Wings Challenge.Head on over to see what the other fab DT members have made for your viewing pleasure ;) Now I love things with wings,I have even gone as far as having some tattooed on my back I'll put a little pic at the bottom of the page.
I decided to go with an Altered pocket watch from Tim Holtz. Now this started with a crafting session with Neil Walker of NeelzExpressionz last Monday, Now this watch underwent about 3 different looks to get to this stage,It started of being coated with alcohol inks in yellows and oranges, looked ok but did not really show up to well, It also started out going down the Steam punk path, I think I may have deviated a little ;)
The main body of the pocket watch was given a copper verdigris that I learnt on the Andy Skinner Time Worn workshop, I think it if one of my favourite finishes, the undercoat of the alcohol ink actually gave it the rippled texture on the back.
The inside of the watch was done with a stamp set from Hobby Art, it has lots of Poppy's and little stamps for creating a scene, I coloured it with copic's and clear embossed.
On the outside I used the same stamp set using a larger poppy and stamped onto some white shrink plastic that I had coloured with water melon alcohol ink. I tried with the clear but the colours were a little to dark they just looked like red blobs.The butterfly's are from Tim Holts and were coloured up with his distress pens and again stamped on to shrink plastic, It's the first time I have used the distress pens but I like how the butterfly's came out. and must get round to using them much more.
I used some silicone glue to attach the poppy's and butterfly's
to the edge of the watch so it gives the effect of them bursting through.
To finish off I added the word sticker from Tim Holtz.
Thanks for reading through, you still have one week left to come and join us in our challenge, it would be great to see you over at Anything But A Card, I would love to see your winged creations.
As Promised here are the wings I had put on me about 10 years ago.
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of other winged theme pieces.
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp And Show, they are having an embrace the old challenge, the Verdigris technique Is one of my favourite techniques and I have used it in all sorts of ways in the past.
The Corrosive Challenge are having an out with the old challenge. I have had the pocket watch for a while and have not had the guts to do something with it till now.The poppy stamp set was one of the first things I got last year as well, Not use much but a great little set.