Today i'm here with a new post with of course some lovely products from random arts and also some stuff from my stash.. It's a steampunk peace with some lovely flowers. In the picture below you can see some of the goodies i ve used. I planned on using all of these but ended up not using the flowers, the nuvo drops and the frame. But still wanted to show them as they are veryyy cute!
So let me tell you how i made this. It was a bulletin board with a plastic frame i bought somewhere in a cheap store. I had it for a couple of years but thought this would work very well for this project. First i used the die cuts and cut some paper in different sizes. I will use this as the background.
Then i glued some of the paper cuts down with modpodge. I needed a strong glue because the board will suck up some of the glue… After that i glued 1 layer of a napkin on the board in the middle to create some texture. I gave all this a coat of black gesso after it was dry.
After doing this i wripped some pieces from a box and peeled of the top layer. Then glued it down in 2 corners. Of course i also covered this with black gesso.
i had an old chipboard photoalbum laying arround from maya road. I wanted to use this to trace arround to get some gears. Because, hey, its steampunk!!
Now time for some fun and playing. Where to put all of the pieces!? So i just play arround and see what i like. Then i glue it down and cover it in guess what, .. black gesso!
As you see i used flowers. They are just cheap home deco foam flowers from my stash. I like the way they pop out. It gives a nice dimension to the piece. Of course they add different colours so i first covered them in black gesso before glueing them down. Thats because if you glue them down first, its difficult to get everything black. And thats what we want!
Time to add some colour!!
I used lindy's stamp gang sprays ( open arms amethist, van dyke sepia, burnt umber, moonlit mulberry, burnished brass and buccaneer bronze) To see the available sprays i will put a link below the post.
To highlight some areas i used finnabairs waxes (aged brass, fire ruby and rich copper).
And also some art alchemy acrylic paint : rose gold.
As you see i also added some metal pieces and resin pieces. Some where from the shop,, others from my stash. I particularly like the pipes which you will see in another picture.
,I glued the pieces i wanted, down and highlighted them too. So they would connect better with the rest of the piece. Then wanted to add some swirls and words. I decided i really wanted them to pop. So i used embossing enamel aged bronze for this and oooh how i like this stuff! First time i used it but now i m in love! I covered the pieces in black gesso. Went in with some of the sprays and then used embossing ink and the enamel. To make it melt i used my heat tool.
I glued these on the piece with my glue gun. And then it was time for the frame. It was a white plastic frame, so i put some black gesso on. ( 2 layers) and let it dry very well. Then i went in with some metalic bronze paint from my stash. I just put a thin layer on. let it dry and put another thin layer on. This will give it an aged look. Then i went back in with the gesso in the corner parts to add some shade and make it look older. Then removed most of it again with a babywipe. That way only a little gesso will remain in the right places.
What i difference with the white frame huh! Now i add some of the waxes again to make it shine a bit more and add some colour. I did have to fixate it with some spray varnish as it was on plastic. I used a matt version.
I let it dry overnight, put the piece in it, et Voilà
I do have to say, the pictures don't do the colours justice because of the lighting. But i hope you like it! It's a vry detailed piece, so lots to see!
Product list ( random arts)
- Metal Dies Colour Blast:-Michell Grant Designs and Cindy PorterCutting Dies
- Resin ornaments Resin Creations
- Metal ornaments Metal Objects & Charms
- Stampendous embossing enamel aged bronzeEmbossing Powders
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays Lindy's Stamp Gang
- finnabair waxes Finnabair Waxes
Products from my stash:
- heavy paper (220gsm)
- mod podge matt
- black gesso
- bulletin board
- pieces of a box
- metal gears, leaves and flowers
- wooden words and swirls
- lindy's sprays
- finnabair waxes
- glue gun
- bronze paint
- flat back Pearls
That's it! I hope you like this project and that it will inspire you!! See you next time!
Hellooo Everyone... My name is Amanda Mason. I am a Mixed Media Artist, Teacher and Product Educator....I have been a creative person all my life and have a Diploma In Multimedia and Graphic Design. I always wanted to blend that with Mixed Media, which I have been doing since about 2015...I am self taught and love to experiment and explore with products and what they do.....I hope you enjoy following me and my fabulous team on our creative journey.......
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