Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Trust Your Heart

I always love to see the fabulous projects over at Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge but always run out of time to enter into it. So making amends today with my Steampunkesque canvas and entering :)

I've used IndigoBlu's Steampunkesque Mixed Media Paper Stack which was torn and collaged onto the background, before I gave it a coat of diluted GeeSsoGood. I die-cut a stack of cogs and added them to the canvas, tucking them into the papers so they peep out. I added some of the very gorgeous Copper Lux Mix from Stampendous. I love the big chunks of Mica mixed with the sparkle. Once that had dried I painted the cogs first with a coat of Kingfisher Blue Metallic paint, then Miss Moneypenny Metallic paint and after making sure that both coats were dry, went over the top of the cogs and the edge of the canvas with Black GeeSsoGood on a piece of foam, to bring out the texture and also dirty the cogs up and loos a little of the metallic sheen.

After die-cutting the TH Bird and Cage out of scrap card I added cogs back and front, and a little of the coarse texture paste, before giving it the same paint treatment as the cogs on the canvas.

I added a few beads on jump rings to the bottom of the cage and made a chain at the top, before adding it on black foam pads to the canvas along with a sentiment made up from odd words on my worktable.

I have great fun making this, and it gave my mojo a kick start.

Elizabeth x


Cec said...

Fabulous project with a super colour palette. Love your rusty birdcage and the face peeking out.

Jenny Marples said...

That is fabulous Elizabeth! I love the way you've linked the cogs and lady together using the steampunk birdcage and words. Perfectly aged xx

Linda Simpson said...

You know I love my steampunk and this is glorious. I love it!
Linda xxxx

Claire said...

Wow I love this Elizabeth xx

Claire said...

Wow I love this Elizabeth xx

Claudia N. said...

So happy that you made it and are sharing this beautiful canvas with us, Elizabeth!

Love the translucency of the background and the rustiness of the added elements! A fab steampunk mixed media piece!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x