It's a new month so it's time for a new challenge at Tando Creative Challenges! Our theme this month is "leap off the page". There's a photo board if you'd like extra inspiration but I just went for interpreting the title and making a project that didn't start with a piece of paper.
I keep my collection of random die cuts in an old chocolate box. For years it's just been exactly as it was when I finished the choccies! I decided to give it a makeover and set to work with chipboard shapes, die cut lettering etc.
I used the clock and hands plus a partial cog. The bit I trimmed off the side of the clock face was used at the bottom of the lid. Some rubber washers and microbeads added a bit extra texture and lettering cut from cereal packet cardboard was used for the quote.
I glued everything down and then covered with a scrumpled sheet of tissue paper, giving everything a good soaking with slightly watered-down PVA glue. Once it was dry, I spray painted it black and then added some metallic blue, metallic turquoise and silver acrylic paints. Finally, I used silver Rub n Buff to bring out the edges and textures even further.
I think the effect of the tissue paper "rounding out" the edges combined with the sheen of the acrylics gives the appearance of something rising up out of a pool of oil or something!
I like the way the quote suggests that feeling when you're "in the zone" that you lose all track of time and just enjoy what you're doing. I thought an exploded clock went well with that idea, too!
Check out the Tando Creative Challenge Blog for details of the challenge if you'd like to play along and be in with a chance of picking out a prize of lovely Tando chippie or masks to play with - it's a random draw of all players so your chance is as good as any other entrant!
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