Wednesday, September 18, 2013

G.........

is for grunge (probably my favourite G word) buy not in my old dictionary, I was panicking a bit and then I found Gears, well I have gear die cuts and gear stamps so....a gelli print background to get me started, what else ?(and yes Carol I just might be addicted).  I took my stamps and built up a background with a bit of  grunge paste and Archival inks. I cut my gears, painted them and then treated each one with three colours of Treasure Gold.  Then the fun started as I cut tiny pieces of sticky foam to make them stand up from the page, doesn't time fly when you're having fun? I had chosen "Gearing" as I liked the definition " and whoops...... I have just realised that I printed out the wrong definition(gears instead of gearing), excuse me whilst I go back to the drawing board for a moment.
As I was saying I liked the definition "a train of toothed wheels for transmitting motion" so I tried to make them fit into each other.  Not sure it would create any motion but I like the illusion.
and here it is with corrected tag

15 comments:

Margaret said...

Now I have to say, I think this is my favourite of your alphabet pieces to date! Love the composition, the colours you used, the thought you put into it, everything!

paulaexuk said...

I was going to ask where you got all those gears but I see they are stamps and die cuts. Very clever, like the subject

Scrapmate said...

Those gears look so lifelike and I love the composition of it.

chrissies said...

Wonderful page with a real impact

Chrissie

Maisie Moonshine said...

Love it! The layering of the gears looks terrific. MMx

Elaine said...

Love your gears - really good rusty colours!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful take on this letter. Great texture.

Maggie said...

Great word choice a super page

MaggieH

BJ said...

Super page, love how you have managed the grunge with your gears. BJ

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Its perfect Tim Holtz vintage look for the page!
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carolfromkiwiland said...

Agreed you are addicted, but you do the gelli backgrounds so well because of the addiction, it must be okay.lol. This is fantastic I am fiddling with cogs and bits at the moment and having real trouble getting the right colours and combinations - so I really appreciate your grungy gear moving composition. So kudos. I bet you have already been back at that gelli plate.lol. See you next time.

Frea Konings said...

What a brilliant page! Love the gears and I think the background is stunning. Hugs Frea

LindaS said...

How grunge is that - LOL -so cool with the gears and touch of blue.

The Craft Barn said...

Love this Pat!! well done
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy

Seth said...

I also Love this, with a capital L!!