Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Andy Skinneresque Steampunk Calendar

I bought a wooden calendar a while ago, it has sat on my desk ever since as I had no idea what to do with it, then I saw the self same one altered by Andy Skinner steampunk style and I knew thats what I wanted to do with it - as it was my mate Fuchsia's birthday coming up, I knew who I wanted to make it for - Fuch is so multi and awesomely talented, its alway scary making something for her! 
Now she has received it, I can blog it. I had great fun making this and I love the finished result.

I used distress stains direct onto the wood - these are my new love! Well I do love them but not quite as much as I love my new Octopode stamps. 

  I used three of the characters and stamped them onto shrink plastic, coloured and then shrunk them - they are quite tiny now! Shrink plastic does have a bit of a mind of its own sometimes, I loved the way that the girls head tilted to one side so I didn't bother to try to correct it.

and as I was inspired by Andy Skinner I had to use a couple of his stamps - again on shrink plastic

and this 'slow/fast' time stamp from Jennie aka The artistic stamper (shrunk again and then I added some glossy accents) was perfect to go on the 'knobs'

then just bits and pieces shoved on the top (which I added ) 
the keys and cogs were die cuts (Sir Tim's sissix dies)  

  It was all good fun - Happy Days!


  1. Fabulous, bet Fuchsia is delighted with it.

  2. that is continuing greatness !!!
    Lovely and I like these stamps too. Will put up Fins Birthday thingy soon


  3. Well thought out Nicks

  4. what a gorgeous calendar, a lovely present I am sure Fuschia loves it.

  5. Wow ...that is amazing work it

  6. Am sure Fuchsia loved this fab calendar despite it not having any
    Annette x

  7. WOW the altered calendar is great! Thanks for stopping by my Blog. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Fabby! Bet Fuchsia loved it.


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