Ok, so you may or may not know that I love all things vintage and repurposing things is my fav. So when I got these old VHS gears in the mixed media kit I was over the moon excited and my mind went wild!
I quickly began envisioning all sorts of things! But this idea stuck! So I had to do it justice! I remembered a battery operated light bulb on a string that I had gotten from Dollar Tree and I got to work.
I began by picking out the gear that I felt best represented the pulley mechanism and I gave it a good thick coat of the black gesso by Little Birdie.
Once that dried I gave it a rub with the Caribbean Teal Little Birdie Tinted Metallic paint.
Next I did the same thing with the Gold Glaze Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint, mainly just hitting the raised areas and edges.
I was pleased with the patina and aged look it gave the gear.
Next I turned my attention to a scrap piece of leather I had from an old upholstery sample (you can usually ask your local furniture stores to save these for you). I cut a strip of it, using the existing eyelet as my guiding hole.
I rounded the bottom edge of the strip and glued it down to the front of the gear. Next I glued one of the Mechanicals “Machine Parts” metal gears by Prima.
Finally I looped the string of the light around the VHS gear and tack glued the other side of the leather strip and glued the whole piece to a piece of scrap wood.
I really love how this turned out and I’m super excited to have it hanging in my house!
This is the whole mixed media contents:
Mixed Media Kit:
- Tres Jolie – Tape Reels
- R&L Essentials- Canvas – 4×12
- Little Birdie – Gesso – Black
- Little Birdie – Tinted Metallic Paint – Carribean Teal
- Little Birdie – Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze
- Little Birdie – Metallic Wax – Aqua Sheen
- Prima – Mechanicals – Machine Parts
- Prima – Vintage Trinkets
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