Sunday, 8 May 2016

Pardon Me

It has been a while since I blogged anything, mainly because I'm now working in my new post with the fire service and it is SO not what I'm used to.mi get home most evenings and fall asleep on the sofa, so it has been a while since I've made anything.  My craft room has been tidy for weeks!

However, yesterday I was determined to get down to it and make something.mdidnt know what it would be, but it would be a SOMETHING.

I had a rake through a few boxes and put a pile of interesting 'things' on my desk.

I found the piece of clock insides at a car boot stall, as also was the doll head which was from a bag of 12 assorted dolls in national dress, bought for 25 pence.  Love these dolls, I've used quite a few 'body parts' in various projects, and the materials in the costumes are also interesting.  An old iPhone box, and various bits of junk got my mind ticking over.

I knew the doll head needed a makeover, so I took her hair off and sanded her down, before covering in black gesso.  Once that was dry I rubbed on some Silver Spark DecoArt metallic lustre wax, and added touches of Treasure Gold metallic waxes in several colours. I did the same for a doll arm, and added liquid pearl 'rivets'.  I glued the arm to the clock works, along with several gears and other Ideaology items from Tim Holtz. 

The box was painted with DecoArts burnt umber paint, and the outside covered in DCWV Tattered Time paper. I edges the front with some tissue tape (Tim Holtz).

I had intended to call this 'Are you awake, my love' and have this written on the heart, but once I put the head in the box and turned the key at the back to move the arm, it looked so much like the arm was covering her mouth as the head was burping that I had to change the title, and add the knife and fork to the mechanics. 

I wish I could post the video of it moving, but don't seem to be able to do that.  I hope you like it


  1. Oh, that is wonderful and funny at the same time. I am so glad you got back to your craft room. I was wondering where you were.

  2. Well thanks Lucy. And since I did this post I got the new 'Bungalow' die and Roof die from Tim Holtz, so I am right back to compulsive house building! More of that later....