Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Turn the Cogs


I took an mdf cog (approx 12 cm) applied grunge paste through a stencil, dried it and added scrunched tissue for more texture.


I coloured it with various colours of distress paints but forgot to take a photo. Then I swiped it over with little black dress fresco, I prefer to use this instead of the black soot as it isn't as runny. Then I applied quite a bit of pewter treasure gold.


I really rubbed it in to all the nooks and crannies to show up the textures on the cog.


Then I took some wooden and chipboard pieces and using the same foam pad as used for the cog, I coloured them. I also added  the 3 colours of metallics. Outlined the edges and stamped in little black dress.


And then once I started adding embellishments, I couldn't stop - lol. It seemed such a pity to cover up all that gorgeous texture, but I love how it's turned out.


I added cogs, gears, spinners, brads, mini wired coat hanger, prestuds, handle


Metal zip, screw top, more prestuds, Roman numerals, metal wire 's'


Over at Our Creative Corner, they have a steam punk tic tac toe challenge.  Although I've used about half of the ingredients on the grid, my actual line is wings, gears and wire.

22 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

No wonder you like how it turned out. I likes a lot too

Pinksparklegirl said...

Absolutely brilliant, reminds me of the Finnabair stuff, I love it

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks such fun, Sam! Good luck with the challenge! This is a great Steampunk creation! Julie Ann xx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fabulous!!! :D

Helen said...

That is fabulous, Sam - love all the steampunk stuff!

butterfly said...

Fabulous textured background, and I just love all those bits and bobs... you're right about practically playing the full board! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Claire said...

Hi Sam, it looks great - even though you did cover up all that lovely texture! I love all the extra embellies! Claire x

massofhair said...

Superb creation!!! :-)

Anita Abercrombie said...

Ooh like that!! You can never have too many cogs xx

Lottie said...

Wow Sam - you sure are on a roll! fabulous creations

Buttons said...

I do love this Sam. The way you have really worked that gilding wax into the texture on the cog is perfect for reflecting your eclectic mix of embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

Paula Whittaker said...

loving that background texture you created.

chrissies said...

Great ideas on this Sam and definitely steampunk--love it

Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

Absolutely love your embellished steampunk cog, Sam. A touch of finnabair with a masculine twist. Fab!

die amelie said...

Coool! I can see the fun you had creating this awesome embellished cog, Sam! It looks so stunning!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Neet said...

Fabulous!
Hugs, neet xx

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

So gorgeous, I love it.

Brigitte said...

Totally gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!
Coutureuse

Sue said...

WOW this is stunning Sam xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazing!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

amazing!

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