A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Monday 15 June 2015

The Ravages of Time

Hi everyone I have a wall plaque for you today that I made out of foam board.
It is mid month reminder time over at SASPC this
months challenge is Ravages of Time.

If you have never tried to do steam punk why not give it a go. I started by using 
some grunge board that I had tried to die cut with a cog die but was it was 
to thick so it left a lovely imprint of the cogs.

I then used a Tim Holtz die to cut out the houses. I used Deco Art media line 
paints, textures & varnishes, to colour them. The above house was scraped with
texture sand paste once dry it was coloured with 
media fluid acrylic in cobalt turquoise and two coats of 
Andy's dirty wash.

unfortunately I can't tell you how i made the base of the house above 
but if you would like to learn Andy Skinner Timeworn
on line coarse shows you how.

This is done using the same process. paints used were Quinacridone Gold
covered with burnt umber, & slight touches of cobalt turquoise.

Americana burnt orange was painted onto white card that had been screwed up 
& the time stencil was added with media modelling paste. 
Three coats of Andy's dirty wash was used over the 
top to age it. Andy's industrial stamps were
stamped in black stazon to age it further.

Close up of the cog impressed grunge board.

Another close up.

Deco art media crackle paste was used to frame the houses.

 Once dry it was painted with Phthalo turquoise &
treasure gold was used to highlight the uneven area's.

Home made clock embellishments and cogs were used to decorate 
and enhance the plaque.

That's all folks please let me know what you think as I really 
enjoy hearing what you have to say and it inspires 
me to keep trying.

Don't forget why not join in don't let the words steam punk put you off our very 
talented team offer a real variety of steam punk.  Lot's of the teams work  is very elegant & 
you never know
you might end up winning some lovely goodies!!!!
See you over at SASPC
Cheers Dee x

Just a quick note I am entering this into the challenge over at Anything But cute


Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous textures and effects and a great way to use those house shapes!

Claudia N. said...

The effect of the imprinted cogs shapes looks amazing, Dee!

Definitely one of those happy accidents we love to embrace! And I looooveee all those yummy textures and colours! So much to feast the eyes upon! And so inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing!

Claudia xxx

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is just amazing!! I love the cog impressions, what a genius idea for adding texture, don't you just love happy accidents! Such an incredibly grungy piece, just love it! hugs :)

Candy C said...

Wow...this is just awesome! I adore the colors and all of the metallic looking embossed texture.

Maura said...

Awesome piece! There is so much deep texture and color in this. Love you use of metals too.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Awesome sauce design and so many wonderful rusty gears and cogs! The background clock piece is stunning! I have had the same problem with grunge board, I get the impression but not the cut. Genius idea to use it for added depth and texture! Wowzers!

Jackie PN said...

So cool Dee! Love the drippings and those cogs are just the bomb!! Always a fan! xo

sarascloset said...

Fabulous steampunk mixed media wall hanging! I've not been a fan of steampunk, but you are really making me a convert! I love the background clock and the houses are just incredible! I'm going to have to take this course (even if it is on-line!) and invest in these wonderful DecoArt products. I think I will need an awful lot of practice to achieve these wonderful results you are showing us here! Gosh, Dee, I just love your work!

Samra said...

Great rustic looking project! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

butterfly said...

Oh dear, I've fallen so far behind in the crafty world... apologies for my long absence. What an astounding creation, Dee - the colours, the textures, the imagination - it's simply fabulous!
Alison xx

Pamellia said...

Hey Dee, I just noticed that you entered your project with us at Anything But Cute for our "Make it Masculine" challenge. I'm so excited to see your thumbnail there, but you need to include our challenge name in your post as well as a link to the challenge in order to qualify. Here is the link for you:


Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! These are STUNNING Dee ♥♥

Pamellia said...

Thanks so much for including the link Dee, it gave me a great excuse to come back for another peeksie at your fab project! hugs :)

Unknown said...

Que des merveilles pour les yeux
Que des bravos