Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Artist's Collaboration: Starting From The Same Place



I got to take part in another fun collaboration with art friends from all over the world! We were each sent identical (or nearly) packages to use to create whatever inspires us. We were to try to use at least part of everything in the packet.

Here is where I started out.


I picked up the pewter clock at a thrift store some time ago, intending to make a distressed frame. Life happened and that project got put on the back burner. When I received the packet, I pulled the clock back out and put on my thinking cap. As you can see, there is quite an eclectic assortment there!

I got out my gesso, pastes, patina, paints, and gel and set out to work. I first coated everything that I wanted to distress with black gesso, then set out with my rusting paste set to give it that really corroded, old look. I dab of blue or orange patina adds to the corrosion. I pulled the clock apart, even gutted the innards of the clock movements (so cool inside), setting aside the glass front and most of the innards. I cut down the clock face so it would fit into the back of the casing, then distressed it too. I added a silver past to the clock hands and glued them to the face, on top of one of my kit gears and a metal gear from my stash. I just kept distressing pieces and seeing where they best land and it just sort of fell together, topping it off with a photo of my hubby and I.  It was so much fun and really stretched me!

The finished piece! I seriously love it.










Here is a link to see the other projects and there are so many awesome ones!




19 comments:

kristie said...

I absolutely love your awesome creation!

Sarah Lynch said...

Fabulous! Yummy grunginess!!

Suz said...

My gosh this is fabulous!

Lynne Forsythe said...

That is some out of the box thinking!! TOTALLY AWESOME!

Jacqui said...

Wow this looks amazing!

Tina said...

You are right! This turned out great! Full of rusty goodness! After my own heart!

StampingbugKerry said...

Rusting paste....soooo amazing! Love how it transforms your clock to an old forgotten relic. So gorgeous!

Annie Coe said...

Wonderful clock! xoxo

Maria McGuire said...

So creative!!!!! What a great keepsake!

michelle hodges said...

Amazing and so creative!! Really llove this!!

annette said...

ooo yes !! Love Love Love your funky clock !!!

Sanna Lippert said...

This is so, so, so cool!!! I love this! Glad we could create together on this collab 😊

by belle said...

LOVE what you did with all of the pieces of the kit!!

Diana Gabriella said...

I so love how all the pieces came together on this! Just magic!! 😍

Diana Gabriella said...

I so love how all the pieces came together on this! Just magic!! 😍

Christy Strickler said...

This is so cool! I love how you aged everything!

Krisy Podolak said...

This is freaking amazing! I love it so hard

Lorrie Simons said...

Love all that rust! This is super great!!

CraftyHope said...

This is really gorgeous! The texture you got with the rust paste is amazing!