söndag 24 februari 2019

Hope is never lost


This is a card made for a dental laboratory that we collaborate with at work (I'm a dental hygienist). We were invited to a party to celebrate their new office space and I wanted to make a card to wish them good luck. I got this crazy idea to create a 'tooth manufacturing machine' on my card....LOL

The focal point is made with an old retired impression tray from work and a recycled bulb. The pipes are made using a Tim Holtz die, chipboard and fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art.

Metal decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz except for the recycled parts from a stud tire at each corner and the small ruler at the left hand side that is from Michaels I think.

One panel is made with watercolor paper, distress oxides and crackle glaze and the other is made with watercolor paper, fluid acrylic paints, 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz, crackle glaze and distress ink black soot and metallique wax from Finnabair/Prima. Between these panels there are one layer of corrugated paper covered with white gesso and distress paint.

This is how the machine works (LOL): you start the machine with the black on/off switch at the right hand side then you put the impression tray with alginate and the magic powder from the small glass bottle in to the machine. When the machine is working the bulb will light up...and if you wait a few days (7...8...9) and then turn on the wheel (in this case the faucet knob from Tim Holtz) the teeth will come out from the pipe on the top and rest products from the production are dripping from the lower pipe... 

I hope the ugly teeth coming out of the machine won't horrify anyone. I promise they are not real. They are made of resin and colored with fluid acrylic paint.

A close up from the inside of my card.
I have used the new Tim Holtz die 664618, crackle paste & fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art and distress crayons black soot. Also some corrugated paper, white gesso and distress paint weathered wood

Materials used:
-dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: 661812, 664168
-embossing 3D plate from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: foundry
-distress oxides: black sooth, weathered wood, walnut stain, gathered twigs, ground espresso
-fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art
-crackle glaze and grackle paint from Deco Art
-distress crayons black soot
-stencil from Tim Holtz
-black gesso
-white gesso
-distress paint weathered wood
-metal decorations from Tim Holtz, Prima, Michaels
-recycle parts from stud tire at each corner
-metal wire
-corrugated paper
-watercolor paper
-coredination cardstock in black with white core (for the base)
-resin to make the teeth (and temporary plastic crowns used as molds)
-sentiment at the top and label letters from Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by

6 kommentarer:

Janette sa...

OMG Lisa this is astounding, I really don't know how you do all this, I thought I knew mixed media but this is brilliant...why your not designing for Tim Holtz or the like is beyond me...fabulous work.x

crafty-stamper sa...

WELL JUST WOW this is absolutely amazing-brilliant outstanding------words fail me lol I cannot even imagine how you came up with this idea and I agree with Janette you should at least share it on a Tim Holtz site/blog your work definitely needs to be shown more!!!
Carol x

aussie aNNie sa...

WOW FACTOR PLUS love this amazing and awesome design, gosh you have me stuck for word Lisa, just how you get these all together is a beyond my comprehension....xx

Rainey's Craft Room sa...

An ingenious invention :)
Fabulous card, so many details to see each time I look at it, I agree with the others above that you should showcase this on the TH blog.

aussie aNNie sa...

Have a lovely weekend Lisa, rain is now gone and another hot week here in Australia...big hugs.x

aussie aNNie sa...

Lisa, Google + which you are has a sign on your google page "our Google+ account is going away April 2, 2019. Downloading your Google+ content may take time, so get started before March 31, 2019."...you need to change settings etc to go to just Google or you will lose all of your fabulous work.xx