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Friday, 3 September 2010

Normal service is resumed

no more naked men and blood.......well not for a while anyway!
I realised the other day that most of my recent blog posts have featured journal pages so I think it's time for something else.
So here is my mixed media steampunk book/necklace/thingy!


I started this piece about two weeks ago intending to make a pendant to enter into the Oh Alice! challenge where the theme was bling but I never got it finished in time! The pendant is now hanging in the aperture cut into the book cover
if you look closely I think (well hope) that you can see that there is a pic of Alice in there, it's on clear shrink plastic cut to fit the metal pendant/locket.............this was so hard to get a decent picture of!
it is suspended in the space by the metal prong thing sticking out the back of the cog, couldn't get it off so thought better make use of it then!
made use of those clock parts I acquired recently!



Oh yes, like the folded page bit at the bottom? I do, in fact I can't stop making them! It is an old book cut in half as in the number of pages and then in half as in height wise, this gives you 4 bits of book. You then fold each page in half and you get this fan effect, this is two pieces stuck back to back so each original book will make two pieces like this......sorry that was kinda hard to explain, I hope you got it!!
I spotted a challenge site I had not seen before over on Hels blog this morning, its called VANILLA SUGAR and the theme just happens to be CLOCKS!!! So I am going to enter this!

26 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Sue this rock.
Absolutely extraordinary.
Really stunning work. Love it.

Caroline said...

Thats fantastic Sue!
Thanks for taking part in the Vanilla Sugar Challenge...x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I can feel another play date coming along. Love that book and the pendant is gorgeous and I can just see Alice, great idea using the shrink for the centre. Great piece Sue, Tracy x

Helen said...

This is just stunning, Sue. What a way to use (mis-use?!) a book!

penibear said...

Cor, Sue I love this! A great use of all the clock bits and I love the title :))

penibear said...

PS. Sorry to hear there won't be any more naked men/vampires...

Sam said...

Wow, it's absolutely out of this world.

Gillian said...

Amazing piece Sue, I just love how the cogs come up out of the folded pages, its like a 'working piece' you almost expect the cogs to turn - Brilliant work! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

so, so, so wonderful Sue! I adore it! Fabulous, amazing, spectacular, and so inventive! :) x

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOO Sue.. I wandered over to thank you for the nice comment and I am so glad i did... I LOVE this ( I love steampunk, i suspect you noticed lol) this is wonderful.. YAY for normal service being resumed LOL

CuddlyBunny said...

First, I completely "got" your explanation of how to create the book fan.

And ... HOLY WOW! Your piece is really something ... so beautiful ... I love it!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wowser thats really cool :D
Julie xx

Effie said...

Took a bit of working out!.. that's what 3 glasses of wine does for you!

A fantastic piece of art!

Carol Q said...

this is so cool. I love how you've folded those book pages so - really effective.

Hels Sheridan said...

oooooooh, gorgeously yum... and... loving your birdy feeder int background too LOLx

Val said...

Wow - just amazing.
Hugs
Valxx

Sid said...

Brilliant piece of art Sue !

Jennie said...

oh my! fabulous! Thanks for showing ;))

Sarah said...

Wow I love this, fantastic job

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I can see these folded pages making an appearance all over blogland in the future Sue... a smart idea indeed.

Lynne Phelps said...

Nothing wrong with naked men with or without blood, but this project is absolutely fabulous! I will be totally trying out the folded book fan, that is about the only part of this fascinating creation that I can hope to emulate! Thanks for thinking of Oh, Alice! even if you didn't finish it in time!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

This is a truely stunning project, well done

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

This is a truely stunning project, well done

Lynne Phelps said...

Sue, this project is featured on today's The Altered Alice post!!!! Check it out:
http://alteredalice.blogspot.com/2010/10/alice-clockworks-story-in-round.html

I hope you will consider posting about being featured to help get the word out, and your project is just amazing!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow I have just come over from ,the alice blog were this was featured and wow just incredible piece of work gosh I do altered art but boy no were on this level this really is amazing could sit and look at this all day,just stunning love hugs cheryl xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Sue!!!!! This is a MASTERPIECE!! You are the QUEEEN of altered art! I'm in AWE! xxD