Sunday, 26 October 2008

Art Raffle October- Dark



I'm afraid you're going to have to use your imagination with this one, but this is a gorgeous sparkly altered matchbox. It looks more speckley than sparkly in these photos, but this is Glimmer Mist over black gloss card with clear embossed CD pieces, so you can picture how lovely it is when you hold it in your hand and tilt it into the light. It is also my Art Raffle piece for this month, where the theme was 'Dark'. When I Googled dark, Googling being the main way I try to clarify my thoughts on a theme, it came up with images of dark matter, and being a bit of a science geek, I was really inspired! If you don't know what I'm on about, try it yourself! Select images, put in 'Dark', and prepare to admire :D

Colour: Glimmer mist, black ep, silver detail ep, clear ep, Ice Stickles, Sakura Stardust pen, Stazon, black paint
Stamps: Cherry Pie
Other: Matchbox, black gloss card, PVA glue, old junk CD.

I cut the old CD with my dear husband's kitchen scissors, and although the corners were sharp, the edges weren't. The coating did flake off a little, just at the edge. The heat embossing was a bit of experiment, as I wasn't sure if the CD would melt or not- especially as I use the UK's version of the white Ranger heatgun, which is hot, hot, hot! It was fine, though, and stood up to two coats of the ep. This acts as a lens, and magnifies the rainbow effect. I think I may have to make some jewelry next...

14 comments:

LostLuggage said...

This is really pretty, Hazel!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Like this a lot!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Well....I turn up expecting to see one or two items since my last visit before I moved house and what do I find- incredible textures and ideas all over the blog. I don't know where to begin. Every post is an 'oooooo' or an 'ahhhhhh'. This dark matchbox is a stunner in the photo so I imagine in RL its amazing to look at catching the light.

AnnM said...

Hazel, that is gorgeous!

Phree said...

This is stunning, thanks for the suggestion to google - after doing that, your altered matchbox is even more awesome! You have really captured the feel of the photos I found in google.

Paula said...

Looks amazing but its one of those pieces I'd love to see in real life to get the full effect.

Carrie said...

Thanks Hazel for always dropping by and leaving lovely comments for me. You're work is also inspirational - absolutely love the little match box, it looks so sparkly and full of texture.

Trudy said...

thank you ...it looks 100s times better close up and for real

Lorraine said...

this is very clever and is definitely on my to do list.. love all the dark embossing on the matchbox

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic!!! Love the cut up CD pieces
xx

Cazzy said...

This is stunning work.

CraftyC said...

I can imagine it looks fab if you sqw it for real, great colours and bet the shimmer is stunning. I love my glimmer mists too!
Clairex

My name is CINDY...... said...

Brilliant stuff as always!! I have something for you on my blog.
Cindyx

Morti said...

Hazel - this is gorgeous! And how inspiring? The CD pieces would have made a fabby brooch....