Altered 7″ Vinyl Record

Altered 7" Vinyl Record

This is an ordinary vinyl 7″ record which I decided to do a bit of altering with using fantasy film & fibers.  Cant you tell Im addicted to this stuff 🙂

Heres a run down on how I created it:

1. First of all I painted the 7″ with a layer of gesso because I wanted to paint it first.

2. Once the gesso was dry I painted it using dark green and black acrylics, I dappled the 2 colours onto the surface to create a kind of mottled background effect.

3. Next I used ordinary PVA glue, I dolloped it across the middle of the record and used my fingers to smear it across so it wasnt so thick.

4. Working quickly I pushed layers of fantasy film into the wet glue, overlapping them so that they created a strip across the record. I wasnt fussed how they looked, I just concentrated on getting from one side of the record to the other.

5. I didnt bother waiting for the glue to dry, by the time Id finished sticking down the film it wasnt as gloopy anyway so I put a sheet of non stick paper over the top and ironed the film till it all fused and melted together.

6. Next I added some more film and also added some of the thin angel hair fibers on one side, and then melted it again using a cooking liner and craft iron. I didnt think too much about how it looked, I just concentracted on fusing the layers at this point.

7. I decided it needed some thicker strips of film and I didnt have any, so I cut off a small section from the film and rolled it up and then using scissors I snipped it to make jagged strips of film and then fused a couple of them onto the record to finish it off.

8. Using pure gold Stewart Gill paint – its lovely and thick and gooey 🙂 I dipped my fingers into it and used it to edge the record to give it a nice gilt border.

9. Next I glued on a mould of a sun face I had, I decided it needed 2 different shades of gold to accent it.

10. To finished I glued on the chipboard letters to spell ART, these letters where already printed with a pattern but I decided I didnt like how they looked after Id glued them on and it was too late to remove them! So instead of having a breakdown over it (like you do!) I decided to accent the letters by dipping my finger in the gold paint I used to edge the record and smudged the paint on the letters to give them a gilded coat.

Once the letters were dry I decided I like it afterall! We are so finicky us artist types!

Heres some more photos, I decided to take a couple of shots because you can see the record differently in each shot and it shows the film in a different light, you can click on the picks to see the original sizes if you want more detail:
Altered 7" Vinyl Record

I also took a close up so you can see the detail below:
Close Up Shot Of Altered Vinyl

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7 thoughts on “Altered 7″ Vinyl Record

  1. Saw this on your yahoo group and popped right over to see what you were talking about. Oh my goodness, this is stunning. I’m definately going to give it a go myself. Your results are wonderful!!

  2. Hey Trish – This looks great!!! It’s so good to see you creating again. I hope that it feels good for you.
    Chrissy

  3. This work is gorgeous! I have some of the fantasy film but have never used it. I hope you will put the instructions in the technique file. There are so many applications for this, I know a lot of artists will be interested.

  4. Love this!! I’ve been following your blog for a long while now. Not sure that I’ve ever posted. I once hosted a “Trish Bee Inspired Me” ATC swap on a craft forum. =) I gave your link to all the swappers and they had to find a technique they had never done from your long, wonderful list and create their ATC. There were lovely results, I’m happy to say.

    Gaye Miller from the south eastern portions (sometimes known as the “Bootheel”) of the state of Missouri, USA

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