Friday, 18 March 2011

old watchmakers cabinet. Designed For Katzelkraft.


My first set of stamps arrived form Katzelkraft, so i got stuck in and made a little key-cabinet. the cabinet is from the craft barn who also stock Katzelcraft stamps. I have used two of the stamps from the sheet, Tampons décoratifs Sablier.(the craft barn link for this set for folks in the UK is HERE) I used the little clocks around the frame and the vintage advertisement for the main centre piece and the sides.

to make this i simply coloured with mica sprays (cosmic shimmers , glimmer mists etc) then i stamped the images on to tissue paper. glued them on and gave them a distressed look. aged the whole thing using sandpaper and walnut glimmer mist.

I added some cogs and watch parts and gave the cabinet a handle to make it resemble a carriage clock. it has gold gilt polish rubbed in to the edges and some raised parts as well as some Dresden / German scrap decorating the outer edges. the scarp was gold but i added highlights using alcohol inks and blending solution.

6 comments:

  1. wow looks stunning....would love to be able to see it in the flesh, so to speak.

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  2. stunning piece of art, so special

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  3. amazing colours vintage style unique piece!!!kisses from Greece!!!

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  4. mindblowingly gorgeous - love the gold handle especially - reminds me of a carriage clock

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  5. Louise, this is just so creative and wonderful. I truly enjoy seeing what you create, such a pleasure.
    Thank you for sharing!!!
    Your imagination is endless .........

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  6. Bellissimo questo orologio ! Complimenti !!!

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