Tuesday, May 14, 2013

K.....

another trip down memory lane with this fortnight's Craft Barn Alphabet Challenge.  There are some really obscure words beginning with K.  I toyed with "kinetic" because I love kinetic sculpture but it is a bit difficult to interprate on paper. Then my eye fell on "kaleidoscope".  We had one when I was a child and it gave me hours of fascination.  Looking at the little bits of foil through the glass at the bottom and then marvelling at the patterns when you looked through the other end.  They seem to be mainly round these days but ours was triangular. If you are  tempted there are instructions for making one here
So here is my take on "Kaleidoscope"


First I made some gelli prints on thin card and  cut six equilateral triangles(Mr Craven would have been proud of me). I attached them with an eyelet, ensuring they would spin. I made a weathered wood background.


 
Here it is with the definition tag.
 and this is a Paint Shop Pro digital kaleidoscope of the second picture
Thank you if you left a comment last time, I did try to visit everyone and there are some great ideas out there.  So fascinating to see the coice of words.
Small rant....Is anyone else becoming exasperated with the increasing "predictive text" on search engines and such.  I know what I want to say and the machine, clever though it is, does not. End of rant. Thank you.

19 comments:

Annie said...

OMG!...that is SO COOL! You are a clever one indeed! Great page!

Debbie said...

I love your idea, not being a printmaker I have no idea what gelli prints are but they are very effective

Scrapmate said...

Fabulous page & what a great digi effect.

BJ said...

Love all the different pieces you made a true kaleidoscope of colour. BJ

Frea Konings said...

Hi Pat, wow great pages! LOve your word choice to. I have yet to get started! Hugs Frea

Elaine said...

Brilliant idea to make a kaleidoscope!!

Joan said...

How brilliant ! love your kaleidoscope . The one I had as a child was triangular too and I loved it.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Craft Barn - Ooh, fabulouso! :0)

daisy said...

I had one of those, but mine was round. Love how you have taken the gelli print image to create your own digital kaleidoscope.

Sandy said...

OH my gosh - this is gorgeous!! I loved Kaleidoscopes as a child and still do!!
sandy

carolfromkiwiland said...

You take me down memory lane with your pages - I still love a kaleidoscope and pick one up every time I see one and look into it, mesmerised.I love your page and spin kaleidoscope.Great job.

Claire said...

Fab idea to make a kaleidoscope that actually spins around!! I like your page and how much the main image stands out against the muted background, Claire x

JansArtyJunk said...

Fantastic word choice...and such a clever page...i haven't seen a kaleidoscope toy for ages...remember playing with them when I was little!!

Gráinne said...

What a great word choice and I just love those bright colours. Very beautiful depiction of the word, too. Awesome make. Suzanne

Karen Gist said...

Oh WOW Pat...you have done a wonderful interpretation! I love your PC generated image!!!

Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

Laura said...

Just hopping round some K pages.
This is an awesome creation.
I had a rant too. I have no problem with predictive text (well at least not so far...) but I hate it when a site you know suddenly changes and you have to learn how to do things all over again, argh!
:)

Sylv said...

Love your kaleidoscope page its amazing, love the spinning kaleidoscope.

Sylv xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fantastic pages - so cool! MMx

The Craft Barn said...

Great interpretation!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy