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!


Unknown said...

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

Rupa Swaminathan said...

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

Tanvi said...

I am loving this Mittra, all well embellished.

SD pooja 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!