A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Gear It Up

 Hi everyone! 
I am super excited to have been lucky enough to have been chosen to become 
a member of this amazing team so with that in mind I have for you
my first post for SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge.
Why not pop over there and join in with the Challenge,
this month it is Gear it up.

Well as I love cogs this one is easy I had some handmade paper and had 
already tried to create a piece that I wasn't that 
happy with.

The picture below is prior to spritzing it lightly with faded jeans, salty ocean  
distress inks and water to activate.

 I used Fresco Finish paints and a brayer then Tim's flourishes,
grunge paste through crafters workshop stencil. Not to
sure you need to do this bit now as I sprayed it all.

I used La Blanche stamps for the centre panel this was done onto 
recycled card board.

Tim's Embossing folder (small bingo card ) was used on black card 
and highlighted with treasure gold.

Clocks were from my stash I just collect clocks I am not sure where they are
all from.

The cogs are made from a memory box die that has been rusted up with
Deco Arts Multi media Paints.

I added cogs from my stash to enhance the die cut ones.

A close up of the clocks I used crackle accents on the clock faces.

I mounted the entire piece onto foam board to give it more dimension.

 I hope you all like my first piece for SanDee & Amelie's Steam punk challenge, & 
are now feeling inspired to pop over and play along with us. If you would 
like to know more or let me know what you think
just leave me a comment.
Cheers Dee x


die amelie said...

Delicious colours, crackle, stencilling andlayering, Dee!

Your steampunk piece is just amazing! I could look at it forever...so thank you for sharing all the fab close ups! What a delight on this grey in grey Sunday! ;)

Claudia x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece Dee and congrats on your new team!

Kerstin F. said...

Great effects and fabulous gears in a perfect rusty look!! Hugs, Kerstin

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful piece Dee! I love the gold highlights against the rich blue background, so gorgeous! hugs :)

butterfly said...

Big congratulations, Dee - what a perfect fit for you, and what an amazing debut piece for the fabulous SanDee & amelie Steampunk Challenge!!

Amazing cogs and gears, with such stunning colour and texture - love, love it all!
Alison xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Totally wonderful!!!

Maura said...

Dee, this piece is awesome! Love the background..colors, textures... Your gears and cogs look so old, love it! So many little details and fun steampunk embellies in here. Have a grand day!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Love this piece! That layers and more layers are just inspiring. I need to collect more clocks and tear the insides out to use on art pieces! What a wonderful creation! Hugz to you teamie! ~Niki

SanDee1899 said...

wow such a lot of details to explore. I could watch this piece over and over again - absolutly adoable! xoxo SanDee1899

massofhair said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT post Dee. you are perfect for them and their style, looking forward to your collaboration!

Beautiful first project for them, the colours are just beautiful and well, what can i say about all that texture...

:-) xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, this is amazing - I love everything about it!