Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Keys get Potted

Working with keyboards, especially when making Name Plates, means prying up hundreds of keys. These are fascinating items, each board relinquishing keys with different backs where they clip onto the board.

The first thing I did with these keys is to paint them and then make a sign that spelled out the words, Honi soit qui mal y pense, the inscribed words at the end of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It is also the motto of the Order of the Garter. However, this sign didn't last as I had used hot glue to apply them to a white board. I should have realized that white boards are meant to be slippery....

One of the uses I've found for keys is to glue them, using Goop, not hot glue, to, as above, plastic flower pots in a mosaic-like pattern.

Colour and texture put to good use.

Thank-you for stopping by.
Shannon Lee