Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Time Machine

Here's my project for SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenge blog this month.

The theme is a Steampunk Time Machine and my project is inspired by the George Pal version in the film of H.G. Wells's story.


It's based on a Sizzix Cabinet Card movers & shapers die cut.  The brass effect on the platform is gold foil paper given a coat of matt gel medium  - I was very happy with the way it came out.  Once it was embossed and assembled, I gave it a wash of black acrylic with a bit of transparent yellow iron oxide mixed in to get the sooty effect.  The console is a cotton reel, painted and covered with gold vinyl and bits of peel-off, held up with bendy bits of bendy straws and some dew drops coloured in alcohol ink glued on.

The back is made from a plastic dome coloured with Pebeo Vitrail and Moon fantasy paints - the pattern is cut, using my Cameo, in gold vinyl.  The clock face is a chipboard embellishment and the chair is made from foam board, covered in faux leather (see Sheena Douglass's YouTube video for the method)  I do hope you like it!

Crafty hugs,

Keren

8 comments:

die amelie said...

Your time machine is sooooo brilliant, Keren,

and I knew at first sight where your design originates from. Your machine looks even better than the original I (almost) dare say ;)

I admire how you used the different materials to create this gorgeous Steampunk piece. You really see the world with all its every day items in a totally different way! So very creative and imaginative! LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing your fab make with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Hugs,
Claudia xx

Brigitte said...

Wow ! gorgeous your time machine A perfect use of old stuff
Thank you for your particpation at Sandee & Amelie Steampunk challenges
Coutureuse

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Nelle said...

Hello Karen, I have been away for quite a long time now, and am just trying to catch up with what has been lovingly created by all of you wonderful crafters.
What can I say but WOW! I am so in love your time machine. what a fantastic creation. I will be spying on your blog today to see more of your work.
Nice to be back and loving my wander in Blogland.
Nelle xx

Nelle said...

Sorry Karen managed to post my comment 3 times.
Nelle xx

KristyLee said...

Oh my gosh girl, this is wild! What a truly fabulous job, I am so impressed, and WOW'ed! Great job!
I was wondering if you wanted to swap one ATC or one Tag on Ike's Art Fan page on Facebook? Today is the last day for sign ups.
Love your project!
Peace,
KrisyLee

Angela Radford said...

Love the time machine. What an iconic choice for this project. Angela x