Monday, 21 January 2013

DT Project #1 by Minxy: Featuring:

The MDF Man

Hay Snazzy Folks
Well here I am for my first Snazzy posting of 2013.. 
I know it's a bit late now but Happy New Year to you x
I hope you have been enjoying the inspiration so far this month from both Gillian and Lesley, If not do scroll back and take a peek.
So on to my project,

I have to admit that this was a fairly challenging kit as we literally had free range, Obviously my first instinct with cogs was to go grungy and brown but I stopped myself and had a little brain storm.. I have to confess I got my other half in on the brainstorming and it was his idea of making some of the pieces into a shelf that sparked my imagination and the piece you see before you.

I made a thin channel in the back cog the thickness of the mdf, and sawed off some of the cog teeth on the shelf so I had a snug fit, using the tiny cog underneath to make the shelf more stable. I glued and pinned the pieces together.

I painted the the whole piece with Studio 'black' gesso, I than stamped the very cool handwriting text from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 'art from the heart' stamp set in StazOn opaque 'cotton white' ink all over the gears as I thought it looked like scribbles on a blackboard.

I backed the cog onto a piece of Kaisercraft 'timeless' paper {which I thought looked like school writing paper} and then stamped in 'desert sand' & 'london fog' Memento ink with some of the Kaisercraft acrylic clear stamps {I used Numbers, Graffiti and Grid}.
I also used some of the stamps from the My Minds Eye 'funday: happy days' clear stamp set and some distress inks. I added some grungeboard arrows all over that I coloured with distress inks and a couple of die-cut man/woman shapes to finish off the piece. {oops I almost forgot, the screws to hold the piece to the wall are hidden behind the grungeboard arrows, in case you were wondering}
I hope you have enjoyed today's offering, I am thinking it might go down quite well with Don {snazzy boss} as he has the nickname 'The Headmaster' so I had to make the apple as a little extra prop to keep in the good books as teachers pet LOL
I'll be back on Thursday with my next project.. 
Till then Stay Inky