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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Show & Tell








































I realized it's been quite some time since I have shared any of my creations here on my blog. So, it's time for Show & Tell kids :-)
I created my Storybook Clock several months ago -- and I wasn't sure if I wanted to part with it. My Mom had seen it and loved it. Her approval and kudos meant the world to me. She took such joy in my creativity. But, alas, I finally felt that someone special to each of us would receive it as a gift for Winter Solstice. And so, I happily packaged it up and gave it with joy.
The piece started out as a simple flat topped 4-drawer little chest which I quickly altered to my liking. The top piece that looks like rusted iron was created using foamboard and a rusting medium. The clock in the top drawer is a working clock - the drawer opens so a battery in the clock movement can be changed. I achieved the vintage worn look with layers of paint, a peeling paint technique and sanding. I was very pleased with the results -- and by the smile and surprise on the face of the recepient I achieved my goal -- a piece to be cherished. (Click on images for larger detailed views)

5 Comments:

  • At 4:23 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

    Hi Jolene...I tried to post a comment...but when i published..it vanished..

    I'll try again...

    I remember this beautiful piece and how lucky the friend that received it.

    ruth

     
  • At 7:19 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thank you Ruth!
    Glad you stopped in for a visit :)

     
  • At 8:00 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    This is WAY cool!! Wonderful, fun, creative!! What a great gift to a friend! :)

    Tammy

     
  • At 6:38 PM , Blogger Trudi said...

    It's fantastic!

     
  • At 8:57 PM , Blogger MARYBETH said...

    Jolene,
    THis is A W E S O M E!!
    I can totally see why you did not want to part with it! What an amazing gift for your mom.
    Maybe you can bring yourself to share your steps and techniques some time.
    XO
    MB in JT

     

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