Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Spur of the moment project.........

So as mentioned yesterday i went to Hobby Craft for a wander and picked up those cool little robot stickers (see below post) and i knew which paper i wanted to match them with, Cosmo Cricket, Cogsmo Line. Yes i know they are old, but this is just a small collection of the mound of pattern paper waiting to be used.

Late last night i was sitting shuffling some other paper when i looked for the Cogsmo line and realised i actually had more of the collection than first thought. This got me thinking, maybe i could create a LO, or mini book - but about what subject???? Robots, maybe!

The stickers matched really well, puffy 3d makes them even cuter.

I remembered that for the past 2 years whilst being at Butlins we have seen Titan, the robot (awesome - google him if your unsure), and i got thinking about what i could create.

The mind wandered................... for a few minutes when i decided i would make a robot mini book.

Why, when i have so many other projects to complete???
I slept on the idea, in the hope that my delivery of paper would arrive today but unfortunately it never.

I couldn't resist any longer and i had to get to work on him..............
As you can see from the photo's, it is a slow process starting from scratch, but all the more rewarding.

Step 1: Draw robot..........
Step 2: Enlarge drawing.
Had to enlarge the pieces individually, but the arms and legs i left the same, to keep it easier and plus to fit him onto 12 x 12 paper.

Step 3: Draw template on Chipboard

Step 4: Final shape

I am now in the process of painting covering him but whilst sat here i have just thought whether or not i should use tin foil to cover him? Would it work? Something to sleep on i guess as i don't have any in the house.

Has anybody ever used tin foil before on altered projects/LO's/ etc, does it work?

So now i have started him you can guarantee my delivery of yummy papers will arrive tomorrow and i will be in 2 minds whether to finish him first or go back to the pumpkin project................... decisions decisions.

I will let you all know who wins..............................

As ever thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and leave comments - greatly appreciated

Take care




Anne said...

Oh, I do like your robot! Not sure about the tin foil - never used it myself, but have used all sorts of other things - some with more success than others! I say give it a whirl... you might make a new discovery!

Carmen said...

I've never used tin foil on a page but my 8yr old has - she's so much more adventurous than me, if it's within reach it gets stuck on with her ;) She alcohol inked some squares and although it was fragile it did look good. Really effective - she used DST to stick it down but where it was so fragile it was a nightmare so would suggest one that you didn't have to peel off.

This book is ggoing to be amazing! Can't wait to see the end result :)

Debsg said...

Love your robot. Looking forward to seeing him come to life.

Anonymous said...

WOW I love your robot. What a fantastic idea. I so look forward to see him growing.

allyf said...

What a fab idea! I've not used silver foil but I have used metal foil tape (like duct tape but silver metal) and its great with alcohol inks.

Mole said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finishing robot!

Kim Dellow said...

Love it! Oh it will look totally fab. Kim

TaraMcCay said...

fabby, fabby, fabby!!!!!!

Claireliz said...

Oooh love that Robot, he is so cool, can't wait to see the finished thing.

Emilie said...

This is a great Idea! love the robot!

Judith said...

I am looking forward to see how he looks when finished, I have also been hanging on to see those pumpkins.
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