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.


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

  2. stunning piece of art, so special

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

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

  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 .........

  6. Bellissimo questo orologio ! Complimenti !!!