Tuesday 30 October 2012

bot-ology from idea-ology

I am currently working on some samples for Tim Holtz using his idea-ology and Sizzix Alterations range, sometimes in the work I do I am sent and forced to use stuff that does not inspire or enthuse me but for these projects I have been given choice!… yes you heard me correctly….choice….. it's a wonderful thing and very much appreciated!
It all started with one of the square inner boxes from a configurations box and here is the finished little fella… bot-ology!
Andy skinner art robot botology
I cut the front panel from grunge board and die cut it with No 6 from the Cargo Stencil Movers & Shapers die and stuck some aluminium mesh on the back.
Card was then embossed with Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Texture fades and glued onto the box.
Andy skinner botology 8rt
A corked vile was used for his head and cogs stuck on for the eyes, then a label tab from the Grunge board mixed minis was used for his mouth.
I drilled a hole in the top of the box and fitted a small battery operated LED light inside to light up his head.
Andy skinner art robot botology
I could go on and on but I am sure in the pictures below you can see the idea-ology parts used before painting, I will say however that the arms were from a toy robot and the legs made from two old pens which were filled with nails before attaching to give him some weight and stability.
Andy skinner botology 5rt

This bot-ology robot is a prototype… yes more of these to come lol
Here is a back view.
Andy skinner botology 4

Lets all build a bot!


  1. Wow, your robot is a wonderfully inventive use of idea-ology bits and bobs. Brilliant!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Neil... going to build a whole army of them in my attempt at world domination lol!

  3. I love, love, love your brilliant robot Andy and I can't wait to see the rest that you create.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. What a great robot, he will have to have some brothers and sisters. Love francesca

  5. Without a doubt, the best robot I have EVER seen!!

  6. wow am loving Bot' and great that he lights up.......methinks we shall soon see a family of Bots. Fab work Andy, x

  7. Extremly cool more than ever with your painting technique!! Love it (:o)

  8. Just love him Andy. Me thinks I need one!!!

  9. WAY COOL! Does this make you a bot-ologist now? Hee! :)

  10. This robot is so cool! love the timeworn techniques you did with this guy! Hugs, Sandra

  11. This is brilliant, such an original take on the usual ideaology bits and bobs :)


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