Sunday, 9 October 2016

2016 #19 Time Machine {by Darcy Wilkinson}

 2016 Topic 19: Die Cuts

Hi everyone. Darcy here with a teeny,tiny assemblage that somehow ended up reminding me of an odd looking navigation instrument, which led me to thinking of it as a time machine. 



I began by selecting lots of die cuts, I used several dies by Seth Apter. I made sure that I had 6 of each shape, once glued together this gives a weight similar to greyboard. 


Once glued I left them to set for a while and then coloured each side using my gelli plate. I used Seth Apters set of limited edition PaperArtsy paints. 


When printing I keep a piece of scrap paper next to me to clean off brushes, brayer and stencils. this paper is always useful, I decided to stamp onto it using the border from EDY12.

 EDY12.

I then used this paper to cover a large wooden cotton reel. Extra paints used here were Zucchini and Limelight. 


I then built more detail onto the gelli printed shapes. These two both have images added from EDY17

 EDY17
I love the tiny dot texture on the flower, this was simply achieved by dabbing the paint with kitchen towel.


On the other side of the square stack I added a butterfly from stencil PS029. 


Here I added dots and doodles to one of the pieces and stencilled a word on the final piece. 


I then used Stazon to stamp birds from EDY10 onto acetate, this was glied behind the rectangle stack. 

EDY10

When I first glued the die cuts together I had played around with arrangements, as they were to be set at odd angles I needed to make sure the composition was balanced. I tried a few different ways and took photos to remind me later. 


Then once all the pieces were decorated it was easy to glue them into place using both glossy accents and golden regular gel. 


This was fun, mainly because I really had no project in mind. I knew I wanted to explore how sturdy the die cuts could be when glued together, so that was my starting point. From there, though, it was pure play. 

Creating should not be hard work and stressful, it should be fun, remember that and just go with the flow. 

Darcy 


We would love to see how you interpret this Die Cuts topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #19: Die Cuts, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Die Cuts link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 16th 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

27 comments:

Helen said...

It looks great Darcy and you can see you had lots of fun creating this.

Craftyfield said...

You rocked this theme Darcy! Very cool creation.

Steven said...

love it, love it! Great piece xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic!!! x

Kirsten said...

I love this, it's so cute. Adding the acetate was a great idea.

craftimamma said...

Wow, what a fun, imaginative and quirky project! Love it Darcy.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, what a fun, imaginative and quirky project! Love it Darcy.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous project to Darcy.....looks great fun to make

Miriam said...

Fabulous project to Darcy.....looks great fun to make

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, amazing!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolute GENIUS! Wow! Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great project, Darcy, I love the Seth apter vibe!

Lucy x

Catie Cuddles said...

As per usual a brilliant creation. Hugs
Catherine xxx

Catie Cuddles said...

As per usual a brilliant creation. Hugs
Catherine xxx

Tricia Duffus said...

Brilliant and unique! Love it!

Tricia Duffus said...

Brilliant and unique! Love it!

SHON Stylish Healthy Organic Natural said...

Very informative. Thank you!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning object Darcy! This is a large monument of a small world. Love this. xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely project! A great way to use dies and I am crazy about spools at the moment - love how you used this one to create a free-standing sculpture! Fantastic mini time machine! xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wonderful creation....best looking time machine I've ever seen!
hugs
Donna xx

Nicky Baker said...

A great result!

Nicky Baker said...

A great result!

Ruth said...

What an amazing fantastic creation, wonderful work Darcy! x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great imaginative piece Darcy! Fascinating! Xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic!!!

Seth said...

This is so special and unique!!

Coco said...

This is so fun, fantastic project!!!! xx

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