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!
Andy

17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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    1. They are under construction Francesca lol!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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