Visions of the Past.
This little guy was just so much fun to make. He's done with blocks from the Eileen Hull ATB die that was showcased at CHA. The Altered Trading Block dies are really great to work with and they're IN STOCK at the Inspiration Emporium link below!!!
His fun smile is a piece of a brass gear cut to fit the circle embossed area. Computer parts make up his nose and goggles. The eyes are just silver metal pieces I painted to look like eyeballs.
I started by using Vintaj Patina Paints on Metal Foil Tape that I'd embossed with the Blue Print and Gears Texture Fades embossing folders. I sanded back the tops to reveal the silver. Then I cut them out about 1/4" smaller than the blocks.
I added them to blocks that were painted black.. Then a Faucet Knob that's dipped in Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel and heat embossed is added to the back.
The Arms are a combination of a Word Key, a Clock Key and Antique Brass Love You Hand Charms. Metal wire was also wrapped around the key.
He has a Mini Gear added with a Screw Eye. The computer component adds a little fun as a dangle. The Light Bulb is colored with Sunshine and Butterscotch Alcohol Ink, and curled copper wires are also added to his head. Two tiny lightbulbs were added in the front.
His Large Steampunk Heart Pendant was painted with acrylic paints to make them stand out better, and another Mini Gear was glued onto the right. I cut the loop off the pendant and sanded it down. The 2 dowels are used for his neck.
The legs are wooden pieces with tiny spools on top of Bingo numbers aka Game Pieces painted black, and a Sprocket Gear. Love it when things just fit together!
The hardest part was making him balanced enough to stand. So the slider feet out of chipboard made him much more stable.
Hope you enjoyed this little step-out. Try using your metal and Vintaj paints to create some wonderful pieces of ART.
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