Saturday 3 August 2013

Mad as a Box of Cogs!

Here I am, sliding in to the Haunted Design House  Macabre Monday Challenge just as they close the doors... 

It's Chunky ATC time, and I have to admit it's something I've never tried before.  For other CATC newbies, the idea is that your ATC is normal size (2.5 by 3.5 inches) but is 1.5 inches thick.  It can be a solid chunk of wood, layers of card or other surface, or an open box, and it's the open box format I've used. 

I made my ATC from chipboard that I'd applied a weathered wood technique (learned from Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques workshop).  ATC's, even chunky ones, are great for using up scraps left over from other projects.  The outside of the box I covered with some black card that I'd coated with Viva Ferro paints, again left over from another item. 

The gears are textured with my favourite mix of PVA and sand (living within sight of the beach has its advantages!), painted with acrylic, and with gilding wax lightly rubbed over the surface - again, extras from another project - there's a theme developing here.  The little skull is a from a plastic Hallowe'en skeleton, again gives some antiquing with acrylic paint (Andy Skinner again!)  and the roses were made from paper clay using a mould I made from a bead - and yes, I did make them for something else and then never used them. 

And there, at the 11th hour, is my entry.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting - please call again!

Crafty Hugs,



ria gall said...

Hi Keren
wow I have only just got my head around ATC's and then you throw in chunky ATC's!
I have to say you have done a fantastic job with this chunky one so much detail and texture really makes it stand out, WOW

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Brilliant!!! I love the open box concept! Perfect shadow box!! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at HDH!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just gorgeous! Love the open box and the fab techniques you used on all of your "leftovers". Fabulous work. thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

nwilliams6 said...

Great texture and I love your handmade roses and sand medium. Fun stuff!

ike said...

AWESOME !!! Gorgeous finishes on those embellies and I love the roses. Thank you for joining us at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-)

IKE xx

I Don't Do Straight said...

Gorgeous! love that you left it open and filled it with all those beautiful goodies. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

Jenny Marples said...

Love this Keren. You make 'leftovers' work hard and look great. Hugs, Jenny x