Sunday, 14 June 2015

CC3C - Challenge 30

Hi all

Faux cracked glass...hmmmm, I may have lost the plot completely but here goes!


I don't know why a light bulb sprang to mind but there you go.  I followed Tim's technique on page 54 of the Compendium of Curiosities on both the light bulb and the wings.  The wings are cut from acetate using Tims Sizzix die, Layered Dragonfly.  I tried the wings from the Layered Bee but they were a little too small, he is quite a rotund bee after all!

Once the cracking was dry I used Adirondak alcohol inks in aqua for the wings and sunshine yellow for the body.  The end of the bulb was coloured with pitch black alcohol ink.

       


To make the stripes I used some double sided adhesive sheet and cut a circle, using a punch, and then cut into the circle so I could make it into a cone.  I then covered the outside of the cone with black flock and attached it to the back of the bee.  The stripes were some thin double sided tape that I covered with the black flock and then wound round the bee.



To make the legs I wound three lengths of black wire together and formed them round the body of the bee and then glued them with hot glue.  When all three sets of legs were attached I was able to bend them so the bee could stand on his own legs.

The antenna were originally just wire which I bent into spirals at the ends and attached the the head of the bee, however I decided that this looked wrong so I cut off the spirals and added beads to the ends of the shorter antenna.

I love the way the crackle is shown up by the alcohol ink.  I just have to decide where to put my bee, I think I'll put him into my faux orchids, A Faux bee in a Faux Flower  LOL.


A visit to Linda Ledbetters blog will blow your minds with the gloriousness of the Curiosity Crews offerings for this challenge.  As usual a big thank you to The Funkie Junkie for sponsoring this challenge.

Ah well time I buzzed off, bye for now!

Lyn


12 comments:

  1. OK, Lyn, I am officially blown away! Your bee made from a lightbulb is so clever! The technique was so well done on the bulb and the wings! Love,love,love! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Lyn, you are one clever girl! I love bees and this really caught my eye. I would never have thought to use a light bulb in such a fun way. I adore this!

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  3. Lyn, Lyn, Lyn...this is darling! I just bought a little glass light bulb jar from Hobby Lobby and I love your idea! SO DANG CUTE! What a clever creative mind you have to have come up with this! Your faux cracked glass technique in the yellow bee-ish color is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  4. Love your bee! Very clever and crackly! It's a gift to see things differently that you should cherish! I applaud your creative mind! And your project! Un-bee-lievable! Ha ha

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  5. Fabulous!! I just had to come over from CC3 #30 to admire this spectacular bee!! What a clever idea to use a lightbulb, Lyn!! This looks like a winner to me!! XOXO-Shari

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  6. Darling bumble bee! I'm glad he looks happy in the flowers. I'm not sure he can get very far flying!! Technique showed wonderfully.

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  7. OMG this Bee is way cute !! So very creative ... great technique use here :)

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  8. ACK!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE....did you hear me fall off my stool??? hehehe...What a darling creative UNIQUE creation!!!! OMGosh...I am dying of cuteness!!!! Fabulous job on the technique and what a great way to showcase! Blown away...yep...blown away! Hugs and thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

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  9. Wow, Lyn, this is so clever and creative!! Love your thinking. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  10. Hi Lyn -- This is absolutely adorable. What a perfect way to show of the faux glass crackle technique ... LOve it!! Congrats on your Honorable Mention over at CC3C. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  11. Amazzzzing! Bee-utiful! That is one honey of a project. Am I going too far if I say it's a real creativity pollinator?

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