Thursday, 20 October 2011

Art Nouveau Frame - Altered Watch Bracelet


When I went to the car boot sale on Sunday I picked up loads of bits of jewellery, including this watch (should have photographed it before I decorated it), which had a bracelet made of circular links with nothing in the centre, each link surrounded by diamontes although some have come away. The catch was broken but the watch still works. I had Pauline and Jack here yesterday and I was sorting through and cleaning the pieces I bought when I looked at the watch links and thought 'Circles - The Stamp Man challenge!'. Jack thought it would lend itself well to an Art Nouveau style so that got me started. I used a selection of 1920s lady stamps with hats, and this very Charles Rennie MacIntosh rose, all from The Artistic Stamper. The rose determined the colour palette. I then went through my Joanna Sheen Art Nouveau flowers paper pad and chose this Old Rose colour design.

First of all I stamped some ladies in hats and coloured them with Pro Markers and glued one behind each bracelet link (these are my Circles, for the challenge theme), and filled the centres with Glossy Accents. I then stamped the lady in the ermine coat and coloured the roses. I reversed a canvas so that I had the depth I wanted for the bracelet watch and covered the frame part with texture paste, then painted it with Old Rose paint. I stamped up the Roses, coloured them, and used them to decorate the frame. I then glued the paper inside the canvas and added the lady and the watch. To finish it off I added a chandelier earring from my car boot haul, to give the impression she is dancing in a ballroom. Finally I photographed it against a fur stole.

I am back on 'Pretty' after my foray into the dark side for Hallowe'en!

14 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! I loved what you did with the watch when I was there but this finished article is just stunning. xx

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  2. I always click on your pictures to get a more detailed view! Fabulous! Love the chandelier addition, so clever! What a great haul you left with! Have a great day!

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  3. So imaginative Lucy, I love it, x

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  4. I like that very much. What an imaginative use of car boot items.

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  5. Ooh Aahh I LOVE tis Lucy!!! It really has an Art Nouveau feel and the images & embellishments are great and I love the pink colour!!!

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  6. Hi Lucy. This is Looovely. Fabulous idea using the watch.
    Regards Florence x

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  7. How fabulous Lucy - the circles are brilliant and perfect for The Stamp Man - so glad you thought of that.
    I love the use of the texture paste and the colours - another of your fabulous ideas.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. Wonderful frame Lucy.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. This is great, Lucy. Love all the ladies and I think it's a nice touch leaving one watch face in place.

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