Sunday, 29 August 2010

Altering???Meet the Little Devil!

Happy Sunday to You,
 I have to admit to being a little perplexed this evening, this piece has vexed me for about 3days, and this is as far as I've got with it. Having approached it with no experience of working on wood I was in blissful ignorance but I have learned by my mistakes. The Little Devil (as it has now been named) has been altered to within an inch of it's existence, I have felt like throwing it in the bin and at the wall, I managed to restrain myself.

 It never occurred to me before but when you alter wooden objects you are using many different paints and inks to make it permanent, of course that means you can't easily remedy mistakes:{ My added restriction was that, as it was the inside of the object, it had to be flat so that it would close. Of course that means no covering up mistakes either:{
I think I jumped in at the deep end here and it was a learning curve!!

 I must say I've enjoyed this new experience but the front will have to wait, I need a rest from all the tension:) I'm going to put the Little Devil away for a while  and hopefully come across it later!
Hope you have a good week :D

Stamps used;
Stampotique Daniel Torrente and Jill Penny, Relaxin'
Cherry Pie    Background and Rule of three and Face in distance.
American Art stamp By Karen Stolper
Tim Holtz  Rock star

 Paints used, Claudine Helmuth Gesso, Eco Green Crafts, Acrylic.


Doreen said...

Well good for you for not letting it get the better of you. I think it is looking very

Netty said...

Oh wow, its brilliant. You have done a fantastic job. Annette x

Jules said...

Hey .. .. you should be really proud of yourself. I think it is amazing.

Can't wait to see it again in the future.

Love Jules xx

chris said...

Gosh this is a work of art, to me its so interesting and perfect, i would have loved to have watched you make it, sounds like i would have been there for a few days though, you could have kept me awake with lots of coffee!!!!!! I know its taken a while,
IT WAS WORTH IT, truly stunning.
back soon love chris xx

lililindsay said...

This is such an interesting post. I so want to get into altered art. It looks amazing so far. Don't hide the "little devil" away for too long.

Esther said...

Well...whatever mistakes you think you made I can't see any and think this is beautiful...I love the colours and images - I wouldn't know where to start so be proud of your little devil!!
Esther xx

Emily Leiphart said...

You're being too hard on yourself! I don't see any mistakes. It's absolutely magical!! I love that face on the left side near the castle. I can't wait to see what you do with the outside!

KymKreates said...

this is amazing, dark but amazing!!!