Time Machine

The inspiration for this Mixed Media Canvas came from me thinking about a Steam Punk Scientist’s mind… a female scientist. If she was imagining all types of flying machines, a time machine perhaps, her scribbles on the table, all things she finds beautiful but at the same time useful.. can a kettle fly – well if we have propellars on it perhaps..:-)

This i by far the biggest Canvas I have done up to date (70×30 cm), and I don’t believe that I will do this size anytime soon, very time consuming:-)

Gadgets and stuff used on the canvas: Middle part of the canvas is the beautiful interiors of a big clock. I’ve used a drill, parts from a telephone and of course a lot of screws, gears, junkyard findings etc etc. Some really beautiful gears from Finnabair/Prima Marketing.

The canvas and everything on it was first primed with black gesso, then colored with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists and lastly – to highlight everything I have used my favorite favorite Inka Golds.

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And that’s all for today folks, thanks for stopping by!

Spara

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19 Responses to Time Machine

  1. Kathi R says:

    Wow. This is fantastic with so many wonderful details! Thanks for sharing all the close-up photos!

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  2. n1sunrider says:

    This is stunning! Are you selling it?

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    • Thank you so much!! I do sell some of my canvases, however this one is a favorite right now:-) I tend to get very fond of my latest works, that goes away after a while…Also even if I did want to sell this one, it is very big, heavy and fragile, so shippping it would be costly. I do however appreciate you asking!!

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  3. Monica says:

    Your canvas is just AWESOME !! Very impressing selec ti. on of gorgeous items. You placed everything just perfect so we can enjoy the details very good. Often when things are layered a lot many details get lost. And I also love the colors. You really created a masterpiece. I can easily understand that you are not selling it. It will look fabulous in your home.
    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely piece of ART. You are so creative and talented.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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    • Hi Monica,
      Thank you so so much for your kind remarks. This canvas is now placed in our livingroom and right now it’s one of my favorite pieces in my collection. It is always inspiring when others can enjoy the art you make, so thank you again so very much 🙂
      Have a wonderful summer.

      //Lena

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  4. Sue Smith says:

    How do you adhere the heavy weighted items to your canvas? That is very beautiful! Love your creativity.

    Sue from Florida

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    • Hi Sue, thanks for your comments!! 🙂
      For the really heavy stuff I use a 2 component glue, the type of glue not find in Scrapstores or similar but the really strong type found in hardware stores. Also I usually also reinforce the backside of the canvas with some extra wood. Because the canvases do tend to get very heavy. For the less heavy metal stuff I use my favorite metal glue; Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal glue.

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  5. I love your stuff and am trying my own version. Can you tell me what you use for the pipes?

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  6. Debra says:

    Where did you find the pipes? This is just so beautiful.

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  7. Rosimeire says:

    Uma obra de arte fantástica, maravilhosa, muito linda. Parabéns.

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  8. Serendipity38 says:

    You have such an artistic mind!! Oh my heck, this is super fabulous! What colors of ink did you use and where in the world did you find that crazy cool tiny mask sitting on top of the pipe? Love it!!

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    • Thank you so so much for your awesome remarks, warms my heart!! The colors used are Mists from Lindy’s Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels. Blue and greens from Lindys. Bronze, gold, copper and Brown from Tattered Angels. The head (mask) I believe comes from Relics and artifacts. It was glued on an endpiece to a curtain rod. The eye monocle came from a chipboard.

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      • Serendipity38 says:

        You are totally welcome! Thank you for letting me know where you found that awesome little mask and what gorgeous colors you used on your masterpiece! I definitely look forward to seeing your next piece of inspiration! I just had to print this off and share with friends, it is that fabulous! Cheers to you, Scrappinstain! 🙂

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      • thanks again!! 😊😘

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