Thursday, 4 October 2012
If you are going to Harrogate Paper Show....
then be sure to go visit the Robster - www.mdfman.co.uk (it is perfectly safe to visit now!). He is standing at Harrogate and the samples will be on display along with a massive banner to advertise the blog!
So..........if you go be sure to look for his new CLOCK FACES and COGS - Oh my life they are FANTASTIC!!!
When I go quiet (posting and challenge wise) it means I am working on something - and I am now working on these clocks and thought you may like to work along with me......
One will be pretty pretty and one will be mega strange. So I am going to be posting step by step as it comes together - starting with the pretty pretty.
I dont know how Robster is selling these - as a pack or individually - so go for what takes your fancy - but for this one there will be cogs. In fact BUY THE COGS, WHEELS the whole lot cos you will use them ....trust me!
First thing - put a coat of Gesso over the MDF. For this I use the White Gesso from The Works - you get this huge pot for £4.99 and you can use it for lots of things in crafting.
Then gather together your ink pads - I want soft colours - so they are autumn shades. Now you can see I have used the distressing tool with the felt pads - the MDF shreds the felt so use those cheap foam cosmetic wedges. I have to admit they are my favourite and I dont throw away any used ones either cos sometimes the residue gives that softness that you are after.
Before my next post you need to be looking for bits and bobs you want to stick on - hunt around for broken jewellery, clock parts, chipboard cogs etc.
I feel totally knackered today - we returned to walking, the first time since my operation. We did 8 miles, 7 of which were uphill! Oh my life - one field was on a hill full of cows - along with the cows shitting themselves so was I. Diane had to literally push me up - you see both our rucksacks are pink, Diane dresses in black and white ........from the back......the cow may make the wrong decision!!
We also crossed a field full of sheep - now this did cause some mirth as seemingly according to Big D - a sheeps ladycanoe is the nearest thing to a humans ladycanoe. Well looking at theirs mine dont look anything like that and its a hell of a lot cleaner to boot!
Oh the view from the top of Beeley Moor was fantastic - and Chatsworth was golden in the sun (cos its been painted part gold). We walked through Edensor and it was like Switzerland - the houses were so pretty and then through the hamlet of Calton Lees - only about 3 or 4 houses. It was good to be back.