Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WOYWW

 Happy WOYWW...again!!!  Seriously, how come Fridays don't come round this quickly?!

So on my desk this week is my new key storage box, on the left is my latest stamp I have carved (more of that in a few days when i have played with it properly), happy and very dirty fingers and my latest resin creations.




I made these resin letters using a chocolate mold.  Once set I painted them with black acrylic (you can see I don't often use paintbrushes by the state of my fingers!!) and dried it hard with a heat gun so that the paint bubbled and created a bit of texture.  I then added some gilding wax to highlight areas and added some satin varnish (applied yet again with my fingers!!).  I have NO idea what to do with these, I am sure inspiration will strike at some point!!

If you'd like to share your desk, or even have a legal snoop at workdesks across the globe, you can pop over to the lovely Julia's blog here 
Happy Crafting

Kyla

ps - just noticed I missed my 'Man Bites Dog' cards this week!!  First time in I  think nearly a year!  oops!  Next week they will be back (honest!)

18 comments:

  1. Ooh Kyla, I really like what you've been making recently..both the letters and the key whatsit.... They are fab! How deep are the letters? Could you use them as a couple's initials on an anniversary card or plaque or something?
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

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  2. Me again! The scissors sharpened is that black square thing in front of the little set of drawers. There are two slots in it that you put the points of the scissors through and just do a cutting action and the rollers inside sharpen the blades. It's very simple but clever and it makes them really sharp! It wasn't that expensive but I can't remember where it came from, sorry....
    LLJ xxx

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    1. Thanks, will keep an eye out in the hardware shop. The letters are a couple of mil deep but the backing can be about 1cm deep if you fill the choccy mold to the rim.

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  3. I have never played with resin this way, love it.
    Bridget #46

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  4. Ooh, those letters are a good idea - must investigate some moulds. Waiting for the weather (snow at the mount) to pick up and then I can play with my ice resin bought in America in January.
    Thanks for visiting me - Happy Easter and Happy WOYWW - Hugs, Neet xx 1

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  5. Love those letters! also, your key box looks good too - as does the pile of keys in the previous post!! Thanks for stopping by. Helen, 12

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  6. WOW. Those letter look JUST like printers blocks. Fab technique and so effective. Love 'em!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (5)

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  7. Your box looks fab and I'm glad you have somewhere to put those fab keys I spied on your desk the other day. I'm not surprised however at you painting with your fingers! Ha ha those letters are lush. Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 117

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  8. I love the look of those letters I can see them being used with something steampunky of grungy. That is a great looking key box really nicely done
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter and a great day today
    Ria

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  9. I don't quite know which I love more..tha tyou spent time making those letters look incredible and just like letterpress formes, or tha tyou did it for the sake of play and don't know what they're for...to me that is scarey, on the edge crafting that I don't do!

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  10. Love these letters - well done you for carving them yourself! Happy Easter Cindy #91

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  11. I am sure you could think of lots of uses for these cute little letters. love the fact you made them just for fun.
    LLJ mentioned some scissor sharpeners. I think it is like one made by fiskars... you can get them at C and H (where I work) you could try on our web site,just google candh
    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet, will have a look

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  12. Hi Kyla
    me again I have just had another look at eh scissor sharpener... it is the one made by fiskars, it costs about £10 and is brilliant
    janet

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  13. The Eureka moment for where those tiles are destined will strike when you least expect it. Looking forward to seeing what that is. Creative Blessings! Kelly #158

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  14. I do love to see black inky fingers! They often match mine! Tee Hee!
    Love those letters and what a fabulous idea to use chocolate moulds. That has opened up some little ideas in my head (removing the "kill delivery drivers who wear hats" ideas anyway)!
    Just glanced at Janet's message. The fiskars scissor sharpeners are brilliant!!
    Liking your key box, and you just reminded me that a friend Ray has a key cutting business! Doh!! Off to ask him if I can have the duff ones!
    Hugs
    x

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  15. Hi Kyla, your key box is looking great and I like the letters - they look as though they were made of metal. And did you ever get those inky/painty/gold fingers clean? I wish you a happy Easter and an enjoyable weekend. Elizabeth x #45

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