Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Harley-Davidson meets Art!

This week for a DT project at Helmar the Design Team I was asked to create a masculine project for the man in my life. I created this for my husband who rides a Harley...something that he could hang in his studio. I've been hoarding this embossed metal and metal tape knowing that it would get put to good use at some point. He is always so supportive of what I do but rarely reaps any projects so this was the perfect time to create something that honors what he loves to do. Now I'm going to tell you a little secret...I hang the cost of his Harley and all the added parts over his head whenever I see his eyebrow go up when a new package of supplies comes to the door for me. "Why honey, never in a million years will what I buy even come close to what you've spent on your Harley"...end of conversation...point taken ;)

Here are the materials I chose to use for this project:
Because this project would consist of 3 heavy layers from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Art Parts450 Quick Dry Adhesive was my choice to complete this project.

First I would have to apply an embossed metal to 2 of the pieces from the Large Circle Frame {Studio 490 art parts}.
I then used Ranger's Metal Foil Tape that I wrapped around the outer ring of this project. I embossed this ring using the heads of different screws and a hammer. The metal was  darkened with Adirondack Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Pitch Black and burnished with a paper towel. The three circles were attached together with the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive along with the fabric patch. To ensure that the components stayed layered and not collapse on themselves I added Liquid Scrap Dots to  both the outer ring and the fabric patch. After allowing to cure overnight this project was ready to hang.
Here is the finished project:

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  1. Wow Martha, that is a stunning hanging. The embossed metal looks fantastic and what a fantastic design on the hanger. Masculine makes are so difficult, but this really is stunning.

    I also have a similar secret - not a motorbike but a 30ft cruising yacht. Good isn't it! x

  2. Just saw this on FB and holy wowwwwwwwwwwwwww Martha... this is AMAZING!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! And hehehehehe... I have to giggle at your justification of the scrappy supplies... I have to pull that one on Hubby too... except his is Bowling Leagues... lol... $42 a week for that... yeah... you can leave me alone about my supplies! LOL!!!

  3. Wow! That's really amazing. I have the hardest time doing anything masculine. You really rocked this challenge.

  4. Oh, Martha, this is one gorgeous project! Love what you've done here with all this texture.

  5. This came out fantastic, love it!

  6. you blew me away with this~awesomeness right here!!!:):)

  7. Love this project, Martha. It's so sophisticated and rad at the same time. Love how your mind works.


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