Monday 9 April 2018


I had a blast adding multiple layers of pastes, crackle, paints, MDF and metallic cogs to create Sid


A layer of black paint then a layer of crackle paint (both Deco Art).
Before Die cutting I used the dies to see which/ where I wanted to position them. (Tim Holtz and Sheena Douglas dies).
 I then used Andy Skinner and my own added concoction of paints to add rust onto the pre cut cogs. Adding texture paste here and there for dimension, and many layers of paint.
I treated the added to cogs to the same rusting and crusting effects as the base ones and added metal cogs and gears plus watch hands in some areas.
I added some layered small circle offcuts from the die cut cogs to add more interest to the mouth.
The eye is a trimmed card die cut made from the transparent cellophane from a sweet LOL . I made several in different colours but the red was my favourite.

Skull and MDF cogs here
 Paints used

Thank you for dropping by :)

I would like to enter into the following challenges
Sandie & amelie's Steampunk Challenges                        Steampunk
A Vintage Journey                                                                     Rusty and Crusty
Craetive Artiste Mixed Media                                                  Anything MM Goes
More Mixed Media                                                                   Anything Goes Option yellow ( lots of                                                                                   transparent Yellow oxide was used in this project).
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                                                             Anything Mixed Media
That's Crafty                                                                              Going Around In Circles ( lots of cogs)


Sandra Wright. said...

Wow..Sid is a masterpiece..I love him.
Beautifully crafted..
Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media this month..x

Andree said...

A fantastic creation. Brilliant details and textures.
Thank you for joining in with our April challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Annie said...

What an amazing project and I just love the rusty elements you have created with the wonderful DA paints.
Its great to have you on board with us at A Vintage Journey for our Rusty and Crusty challenge theme

TFS and Best Wishes
Annie x

Redanne said...

I just love Sid, he is incredible, the rusty parts have been beautifully rusted, my favourite part is his mouth but the whole piece is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in with our Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Judy McKay said...

Love your design. Very nice project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Claudia N. said...

Sid looks genius, Carol! Amazing texture and imagination! Have to take a much longer and closer look as there's loads of eye-candy to discover and enjoy!
Thanks for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Maura said...

Wow! So creative to use the gears and cogs to fill in the open parts on the skeleton - awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SASPC this month! Maura

Brigitte said...

Amazing skull !!!! Absolutely creatif... Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.

Sandra Wright. said...

Isn't Sid fabulous...a work of him.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit... said...

What interesting teeth Sid has! Very clever. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

Judy McKay said...

Very interesting project. Love your skull. Lots of great details. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Judy DT

Dorthe said...

Wonderful Carol, love the rust effects and the many details ,among them the sweets paper you used :-) x

sarascloset said...

This is amazing! I love your rusty effects and cogs! Thank you for playing along with our Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

A Pink said...

Wow , Carol Sid is amazing . Such a fab idea and fantastic creativity . Love , Love , Love.
Hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, what an amazing rusty piece, so clever and interesting! Brilliant and thanks so much for adding it to our current challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my! Sid is scaring the daylights out of me when he's all rusted and metaled up Carol!! He looks great though! what a super creation! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a work of art Carol, I just love Sid such a fantastic design. Thank you for sharing him with us at That's Crafty.
Best wishes in the going round in circles blog challenge.
Tracey x

Fliss said...

Sid looks absolutely amazing Carol, a really fabulous creation.
Thanks for joining in with our circle challenge at That's Crafty! Wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss DT x