Well its been a while since i blogged for various reasons,
but i'm here now so lets get on with it!
We members of the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM have a blog hop every month,
(the forum is FREE to join)
this months theme is STEAMY.
It is also my day to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog,
so I have combined the two with this time consumming project.
Below is the full blog roll... you can hop in any order you like....
please visit everyone as i'm sure you'll love what these lasses have created.
I saw a programme a few weeks ago about the 'Antikythera mechanism',
I loved the look of the corroded metal so i tried to replicate it on this altered clock.
I used clay, rolled out thinly and stamped into it.
Once the clay sheets were baked I adhered them to the clock.
I added flakes of dry clay and filler to the edges to give the appearance of the outer casing being corroded away.
Once everything was totally dry i painted the entire clock with black paint.
Then dry brushed with dark brown and mid brown paint.
I stamped the centre of the clock face with a watch mechanism stamp,
for added interest.
To give it a real rusty corroded appearance i used ORIGINAL RUST,
rubbed all over it....twice.
Below you can see the rusty detail.... i think it looks pretty authentic.
All the stamps come from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Happy hopping.... off you go to see what SANDY has instore for you.
Thanks for stopping by. BDx