Friday 18 May 2012

And finally, the x box, simon says stamp and show.

As some of you know I have been working on my x box recently, It is now all done, had its varnish and been left to dry for a few days, I have just bolted and snapped it all back together.You will be happy to know it still works.

This copper patina effect is one of my fav effects at the moment, It was learnt on the Andy Skinner work shop Time worn techniques As I have stated before this was a great on line workshop, I learnt so many techniques and the banter in the forums made it a great experience. The pieces on top were embossed with the Tim Holtz diamond plate folder, stained with distress inks and then embossing powder added for a rust effect. the little number was just stained with alcohol inks and is again a Tim ideology thing.The bottom grill was just painted and dry brushed with Americana acrylic paints.  The colour in real life is more of a green than the blue in the pics, but am only snapping with my i phone at the mo.

I am thinking of entering this in the Simon says stamp and show
their challenge this week is anything goes, I think this just about counts???? we will see lol.

I could not really go to town to much on this as it still needs to function and fit in with my home decor ;) maybe ill do the pad to match lol. And there is always my stunt case.
Thanks for all the nice comments on my other posts, they are so very much appreciated.   Mark x


  1. Hi there, great to see it finished! Glad it still works, even with all the rust! Hope you have a good weekend.

  2. oh gosh I better not show this to my son he will want his xbox altered - its awesome and a great idea!

  3. ...a grand job indeedy they really do look like rusted plates and loVe the super sized fleur-de-lys!...aging Patina is a real loVe of mine and it's great Tim has brought this colour to his collection, you've done a cracking job Mark in bringing it to life...a cool & funky XBox you should be proud... for SSSS get in quick as only 2 days left...fabby workings...Mel :)

  4. Freaking heck that is one cool xbox! Loving that effect. ;p

  5. That is brilliant and great piece of useful art to have in your home. I love your style Mark.

  6. Mark, your X Box is brilliant! I love the patina finish you've achieved on it!! It looks really old and worn! I also love the metal accents you've added to the top! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. Excellent make...and a great technique. Yep, you need to enter this!

    ps thanks for visiting my WOYWW, sorry running a bit late with my visits!

  8. So glad to see you finished it Mark and it looks fantastic! This paint effect was one of my favourites too, it always comes out looking brilliant. Glad to read that the x box is still in working order :D.