Friday, February 27, 2009

How to make ...

Have some handy wire and pliers,cut then twist the wire ends together, form into the desired shape.

Wrap wire with masking tape

Roll out air dry clay to desired thickness, using the prepared wire shape,cut around it "cookie cutter" fashion, then apply clay, smooth and seal all edges with a damp finger and favorite clay tool,cut an extra piece of clay into a small rectangular
shape, using a pen top "poke" a hole into it about a 1/4 of the way down from the top of the piece then using a sharp knife cut downward on this hole to form the bottom half of the keyhole and dampen the underside and place on the lower 1/2
of the pad and allow to dry.

Using dark umber, black, autumn brown, silver and gold acrylics, paint the clay
by dabbing colors on in a painterly fashion. Then for texture add ground cinnamon
over sections of the wet paint, and Voila!!! there it is!!!...hehehe!!

Blessings,Flora

43 comments:

Pam said...

Wow, Flora! That looks just like a rusty old lock. :) Can't wait to see how you use it.

vivian said...

wonderful! ground cinnamon, who'd a thunk!!
hugs!
have a great weekend!

Nat said...

Wow, you know I am so busy doing my own thing, that I never stop to figure out things like this. Thanks for sharing. Maybe I will start making such accessories to be included in my work.

Daydreamer :) said...

THat's a great tutorial, Flora! :D
Hugs,
Heather :)
P.S. You haven't forgotten about my icicle have you? ;)

Diane Duda said...

Very nice! Bet it smells good too. :)

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Bet it smells really great too!

Jodi said...

A WONDERFUL Rusty Lock...I do LOVE things Rusty...

Great idea about the gound cinnimon...so a lock that looks realisticly old and rusty...and smells good too!!! Cool

Thanks for sharing

Happy Friday
Jodi

Sonia said...

OMG...that is so cool.....wow...I love the technique (cinnamon awesome)...Flora thank you..learned something new.

Smiles,

Sonia 8)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Very cool! And I never would have thought to use the cinnamon...it looks so real!

Sarah said...

Wow Flora, Thank you so very much!!! It looks amazing!!! Sarah

The Whimsical Goblin said...

Wow, thats awesome. Your so talented Flora :)

Creepy_Creations said...

Oh Wow! That's really cool! I love how you made it look like real rust! Great work!
Jamie

Stepping off the edge said...

Now THAT is cool!
((wondering if I can get out of work early today.....
hee hee-
i mean *cough, cough* -i think I 'm coming down with something..))
clay-itis maybe?
you make me want to run home and get my hands dirty!! :0)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

I'm so glad everyone liked it!!
I forgot to add that you have to spray seal it too. Yes it definitely is cinnamony smelling and it is part of the " eye"'s accessory, just a small one though.
I love the look of old and "rusty" too, but in all my junk (and there is alot of junk! )not one lock !!!so I had to make one. I had a few other " old " accessories to make as well!! "Clayitis", yes sounds like you got it bad!!!..I catch that on a regular bases,hehehe!!!
Heather,I haven't forgotten you sweetie!!! shouldn't take too much longer once I get my updates done, ok?
blessings,Flora

sheila said...

Great tutorial! That lock is amazing.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thanks a bunch Sheila for taking the time to stop by and visit!!
Many Blessings to you and yours,
Flora

FairiesNest said...

Cool! I love tutorials!

Tanja said...

Great! :-))

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Cynthia and Tanja, Hello ladies!!Thank you for stopping by to visit!!!
blessings,Flora

Phillane E'lee said...

Flora,
what a sweet artist you are to share with us! I love this piece and well I am gonna give it a shot. Let us see if I can do that? Don't know but willing to try. THANK YOU!
Hugs,Pea

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Good for you, I know you can do it Pea!!! then you do a show and tell, ok!!
blessings,Flora

merelyadream said...

Flora, That was a great tutorial. You have such a gifted imagination! Awesome :)
Cat

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank You Cat!!!
blessings,Flora

Anonova said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing this. :)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

You're quite Welcomed!!!
blessings,Flora

Artisan Memories said...

Flora!!! you have the neatest ideas...
that is on my list of to do's
thanks for the lesson!!!
hugs
Laura Ann

Marie Patterson Studio said...

I've used the cinnamon on painted fabrics, but never would have thought to use on the clay! Thanks for the great tip!!!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Yes so have I Marie, I figured it was worth trying?!!
blessings,

Bone*Head*Studios said...

hey LauraAnn!!!, It's good to hear from you!!!Well I learned about the cinnamon on Primraggchatters!!
blessings,Flora

Caroline said...

Nice tutorial, thanks Flora! :)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thanks Caroline!!
blessings,Flora

twinklescrapbooks said...

OMG Flora! this is amazing!!!!

Morgan Mayfair said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the lock and am seeing a heart-shaped one in my future...

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Tina,
Thank you so much!!
blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thanks a bunch Morgan!!
blessings,Flora

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Hi Flora..how are you doing? Thanks for sharing this "How To Make" very cool! See over at ADO!
Cheers!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hey Michelle!!
Just getting my ducks in a row for the update on STJ!! Glad ya liked this short tut!!
blessings,Flora

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hi Flora, Great tutorial! I tried your tecnique on a paper mache box over the weekend. Turned out so cute and rusty!! Thanks sooo much Flora:)

~Diane

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Glad to be of help Diane!!!
Got pic's? I'd love to see it, I'm sure anything you do is fabulous!
Blessings,Flora

ODD imagination said...

Simple and effective just the way I like it. Thanks for the tutorial!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Odd!!!
Your quite welcome, I'm glad it's to your liking!!!
blessings,Flora

Nicks said...

cool!!!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Nicks and WELCOME!!!
Thanks a bunch for the kind comment and for the visit!!!
blessings,Flora