Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Chunky Wooden ATC, Trying Something New By Carol Fox


I have fancied trying one of these ever since I first saw one a couple of years ago. They now seem to be everywhere so I figured it was time to actually getting around to doing one.
The wooden blocks are ATC sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches, they vary from the normal ATC in that they are wooden and 1.5 inches deep.
I have altered this one in a steampunk style. I covered all the sides apart from the front in Ten Second Studio Metal. I had first run this through my big shot using a cuttle bug steampunk plate, I then lightly sanded the texture to give it an aged appearance and to highlight the pattern. I stuck this to the block with The Crafters Pick Ulitmate Glue , this is the perfect glue for this as it just seems to fuse the metal to the wood.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                 

The propeller goes round as it is fixed in place with a screw, these are in the shop but at the moment they are sadly  out of stock .

The large knob on the top is from an old chest of draws that I got out of a skip for all the lovely hardware on it, this is lovely and aged with a great natural green patina finish. The lotto number is from an old set I picked up in a 2nd hand shop.


All the Tim Holtz Gears and spinners are available in the shop as are the other various charms and all the inks I have used.

The challenge this month to try something new or to use something new. All the details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen here.

7 comments:

  1. That is one AMAZING creation! Super fab! x

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  2. Fabulous project. Now I know why you were using that monster of a drill LOL. So chunky and tactile, love it. xx

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  3. Oh wow this is fabulous, great piece, x

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  4. What an amazing piece of art, so beautiful, perfect!

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  5. This is absolutely fabulous... heading to find me a chunk of wood!! ;)

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