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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

TIN HEART FOR A TIN MAN


A few days ago I saw a post on GINNY'S SMALL STUDIO BLOG that set me to thinking! I hadn't made an altered something for a while but I have been collecting STUFF when I see it and have quite a little pile of things lying around to dip into and play with, sooooooooo here is the result of my messing around!!


An old light bulb for a head, a watch case for an eye, a wing nut on the top!!


Corned beef tin for a body, Altoids tin lid wired to that to hold the bulb, old dip pens for arms!


And these VERY cool bolt thingies for legs.........I really like these!!

20 comments:

LME said...

Great project :)

Wendy said...

OMG he is fantastic..........i love those legs.........stunning bit of work Sue, absolutely stunning...............

chris f said...

Every home should have one!!!! Love him!
Chris x

Linda Elbourne said...

You have the most amazing eye for detail ... this truly is a work of art ... totally awesome!

DonnaMundinger said...

So quirky and cool! Love it! xxD

Wendy said...

Its a good thing.......trust me lol
(odd that is)

ginny said...

Very interesting, Sue! I like it!
Thank you for linking my blog. Hey,
I was just looking through my book books looking for the star book directions and realized that I own a Sue Roddis book! Good job all the way around, dear Sue.

Plume said...

Great work! How creative!

Plume said...

Great work. How creative.

Kate Creates - a lot of mess, just ask my family..... said...

He's fantastic.
Do tell, what tools did you use to make the holes for the wire and how did you fasten his legs on?

Sarah Anderson said...

Those bolt thingies are fab!!! Been waiting to see what this came out like, he's fab!! And the metal heart is gorgeous :)

Chriss Rollins said...

Fabtastic tin alteration.
Where will he live I wonder

amazing what goes through our minds when we do art.

chriss x

herminesplace said...

Oh wow love this steampunk guy!

Lynn Stevens said...

Sue what a delightful tin man! So many cool details!

Lavender Rose said...

Genius!!!! Definitely the best looking tin man I have ever seen!

Lynne said...

Spectacular - though that single eye is a bit unnerving - don't you feel he's watching you all the time?

funkycrafter said...

this little guy is very cool. the bolt thingies for the legs are great. are the bolt thingies easy to find?

Jaqi said...

Wow , what a handsome fella this is. He must have been a delight to make, and you must have a brill little collection of bits and bobs in your collection to create things like this.
Well Done and thanks for sharing, Jaqi

Athena said...

He's absolutely brilliant! I adore him!

craftytrog said...

He's fabulous Sue! A great bit of tinkering! Makes me wonder what other things you have for altering! x