May 8, 2014

LESSology Challenge #36: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt


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Hello there! Are you working hard on your entries for LESSology Challenge #36: Window display? Today's creative inspiration comes from design team member Mitra Pratt.

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This little alarm clock alteration required power tools! It started off life as a kitchen timer at the second hand store and was so cute and adorable, I had to bring it home!


























Once I started taking it apart, I realized I was going to need HELP to get it opened up so I could alter the inside. You can see here, it's all one piece of metal.






















THE MAN took an angle grinder and carefully cut open the front. He then used a dremel and a sanding tool to sand down the rough edges.

I then spray painted the bell & handle gold and used a green patina on the rest of it. More gold followed over the patina to give is a slight spatter effect.


























Here you can also see that the front will open like a window! I carefully wired it on under the flowers so you could peek inside!

The little window itself is a Prima resin and had many coats of purple inks & glitter. I wanted a strong contrast and also something that was a dreamy color!



Inside I used embossed copper and a little compass as a symbol for guiding someone to find their courage!

Won't you play along with us here at LESSology for our Window Display challenge!

8 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

This is sensational.yoy have taken altering to a dufferent level .Thanks for sharing and inspiring

Rupa S said...

Well Mittra...It did take a lot of courage for you to alter this! It is BEAUTIFUL!

Tanvi Shah said...

I am loving this Mittra, all well embellished.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Will it open ?? was my first question...yes it does...Its fantastic..I loved the colors n bright flowers n the sentiment is superb !!

Lizzyc said...

Brilliant transformation!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is FABULOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous!!! Totally outta the box & that saying....LOVE it:):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

AHHHH Awesome!