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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing a piece of mixed media with a Steampunk flavour that I created for the Country View Crafts Challenge Blog's July challenge 'Things with Wings'.  http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
I have used Chocolate Baroque stamps from the Steampunk Travel, Steampunk Butterfly and Steampunkery sets; Distress Oxide inks, Sepia Versafine ink, copper embossing powder, white sand texture paste, Copper and Antique Silver Aztec paints, Brass gilding wax, Glossy Accents, Aqua Tints.





I took a piece of greyboard and painted a coat of white gesso onto it.  When dry I sponged wet DOs in three colours all over the panel.  I dried the panel and stamped corner images at the top, stamped and embossed winged images in the bottom corners then stamped cogs in 1st and 2nd generation ink.






Next I placed a stencil over the panel and added texture paste with sand in it, only through random areas of the stencil.  I wanted to give the effect of rusty old wire, broken in places.  When the paste was dry I painted it with Copper Aztec paint, and when that was dry I mixed teal and white Aquatints and added that on top of the copper paint.  This creates a verdigris effect adding to the rusty patina.  I repeated this process around the edges of the panel.  I love using this rusting technique!  






Now that the background was complete I could start making the embellishments and focal pieces.  I stamped a lovely Steampunk lace border onto acetate and embossed it with copper powder.  I stamped some text onto paper, tore the edges and blended DIs over the paper to age it.  I stamped a winged clock image onto a piece of white card and embossed it in copper.  I then painted it with silver and gold Aztec paints, and cut it out when dry.  To complete the piece I used Glossy Accents on the face and left to dry.  I die cut some little cogs out of black card and added gilding wax.




I painted a domino size piece of greyboard with copper paint, stamped some text as before, aged the paper then cut the words out.  I drew lines around the words then attached them to the little plaque.  I then attached all the embellishments to the main panel.





I love Steampunk, as you may have noticed lol!  I also love entering challenges - and this months theme gave me a great excuse to indulge myself!  This project makes a lovely piece of home decor, either for yourself or as a present.  
Thank you for dropping in to my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you'll come back again soon  :)  

8 comments:

  1. A stunner Penny, wonderful texture and images, your layout and colours are fabulous, there's so much detail to look at, makes for an interesting and fantastic piece of art work, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate my lovely, thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm really glad you like it :) I had a great fun making it! xx

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  2. This is really unique and I love it. I had to reread how you did the copper look plus I love the whole layout you did.

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    1. Hi Birgit, thank you very much I'm so glad you like it! I had such a blast creating this piece! xx

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  3. What a great steampunk themed piece Penny.I love all the embossing and the fun clock with wings. Thanks so much for joining in with my things with wings theme this month over at Country View x

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    1. Hi Jane, thank you very much for your lovely comment :) I had so much fun creating this! xx

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  4. Lovely ! Thank you for taking part in our July challenge over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

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    1. Hi Corrie, thank you so much for your comment, I love your work too! :)

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