Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday 138


Steam Punk left overs and Frames! That's what is on my desk this Wednesday!

I got hold of some damaged frames at a side walk sale last year and they have been sitting under my desk in a box for AGES now...

I found a huge pot of black acrylic paint and have been painting them all black and the backing boards black.  Then I am going to use them to display my techniques pages at the scrapbook shops where I teach and to have at home.  The frames in the photo above are standing ones for display tables and the pic below is for hanging on the wall.

Reminds me of a story of a kid who was sent to a psychologist cos he only drew in black and the parents were concerned...after weeks of making him draw at his sessions where he drew in the most spectacular colours, the psychologist finally asked why he only drew in black at school.  The answer was simple: because he only had a black crayon at his desk at school!


Here is what a finished one looks like.  This is my latest page and you can see all the close ups and details in my previous post.

So now you have seen what's on my workdesk, go on to Julia's desk (I mean lap this week) and have a snoop at what everyone else is doing the world over.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bella

29 comments:

  1. stunning!!! love the font you used for punk!! where did you get it?? xx

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  2. That is great!! Nice to get some use out of the frames you rescued.

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  3. Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week. Your steampunk frame looks great!
    Neil#55

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  4. Awesome! Love the black! I have some frames I need to do something with and this has given me some ideas! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

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  5. Hi there Bella, ah do love the idea of displaying your work in the frames - well done and also the finished one looks great - nice tones and effects...thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #26

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  6. Funny story about the kid drawing in black! There's a simple explanation for most things!! Great idea about the picture frames! Love what you did with it! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  7. Wow your steam punk frame looks fab!!love it happy woyww hugs tracex no16

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  8. Great finished piece ...and a great anicdote too.

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  9. Fabulous! Love the muted colours and the techniques on display!
    Trish #44

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  10. Great frames and I love what you are doing with them. I think I must have had only blue and green crayons at school as they are the colours I reach for all the time.
    Ann B
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  11. LOVE that steampunk art, really fab!! The black crayon story made me hoot :D
    Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

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  12. STUNNING! fantastic job, the frames look amazing with your artwork, Have a good week Hugs May x x

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  13. So true about the crayon - we need to play with many things don't we? I love all the layers on your picture.

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  14. Those frames were a great find and you have made them look amazing (with your creations in, not just the black paint lol) Hope you have a great week Lou #84

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  15. what fab idea to display your work in frames .Ive just finished frame of steampunk but can't show this week as it's dt post .But youve given me an idea to use some frames i sanded down ages ago that i got in charity shop.Thanks hope your other frames come along nicely too will look out for them.
    Have fab wedensday ,and a creative week
    hugs judex 17

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  16. Yay for the steampunk and the frames look interesting (Hazel, WOYWW #28) x

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  17. Hi Bella, your black crayon story is too funny and your steampunk project is simply stunning. The colours are my favourites, just gorgeous!!!

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  18. Love the finished art work, the colors are beautiful and your creative space looks really interesting :)

    Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

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  19. Hiya, that is absolutely FAB! I love it! Funny story, too.Happy WOYWW!
    Hugs Jo x
    #86

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  20. Love your frame and your craft space! Have a happy WOYWW! Joanna #123

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  21. great frame, lots of lovely details especially the manequin with the 'boobies'. the desk looks very interesting
    happy woyww

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  22. That finished work is just amazing... I love the palette and textures that come with steampunk and you really balance it all well... happy woyww

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  23. Clever idea to paint the frames black and your finished project is stunning. Steampunk really is growing on me and now you have given me a few ideas. Clever Bella thanks for sharing.

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  24. wonderful project and i love you story about the boy and his crayon. happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  25. hi bella....love the way you think!!your steampunk project looks lovely...good-luck for this year,may it unfold all that you desire...

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  26. Loved your framed work! Your story about the young boy is so perfect for some of the problems today. Too many people trying to make things of nothing. Happy WOYWW

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  27. Wow that's a beautiful project, look forward to seeing more! Loved the crayon story too!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 99

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  28. When I first say your desk I thought, "what is that STUFF?!" Now I see that they are frames. What a great idea to fix them up nicely for display boards. I love your steampunk project. Fun stuff!

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