Thursday, February 20, 2014

Steampunk canvas using RSD Insane Hatter

Hi all, I've been working on a canvas using the Rick St. Dennis Insane Hatter, and turned it into a Steampunk canvas using all kinds of metal pieces, DecoArt products and some Tim Holtz dies.

Supply List:Digi stamp" Insane Hatter" by Rick St. Dennis MFA

DecoArts products:
Americana Acrylic paint Lamp black
Americana Acrylic Gesso
Dazzling metallic paints : copper and emperors gold
Glamour dust fine glitter paint; Sizzling red
Americana Weathered wood crackle medium
Texture Crackle (neutral)
Metallic Lustres: Iced Espresso, Copper Kettle and Black Shimmer

Tim Holtz Alterations : Hardware Findings and Gadget Gears
Rubber stamps Steampunk plate 1 + 41 by Kicostamps
Clearstamps by Chronology 

Plastic frame, the small light bulbs,the spring and the bolts and rings came from dear husbands garage ;-) but he probably bought them in a hardware store :-)
There are some foam roses and a small playing card, letter beads some hat pins and and old key and wooden spool with some brown thread. The iron flowers are home decorations and the big gears are plastic parts from an empty tape runner that I took apart. 
The small gears on the Hatters hat are old watch parts 

how to:
The Mad Hatter is a Rick St.dennis MFA digi stamp to be found here: The digi is coloured using Caran d'ache Luminance 6901 pencils and then cut  out.

The canvas was prepared using the Gesso, then a layer of emperors gold paint. The weathered wood was applied and the top layer is lamp black.
When the crackling was done and dry the frame was made using texture crackle, applied using a pallet knife, when that was dry it was painted lamp black.

The gear rubberstamps and clearstamps are stamped using copper acrylic paint. The copper paint was also used to add the metallic aged look to the crackle frame.

All embellishments were given an old worn look using the metallic lustres, the foam roses were allready red but I gave them a layer of sizzling red glitter paint to give them some shine

some detail pics

The cool thing is that this canvas will be published in Just Steampunk Magazine Volume 5, I asked if it was ok to put it on my blog before the magazine is in the shops, and as long as I mentioned it would be published it's allowed :-)


Karen C said...

This is so AWESOME!!! Very well done!!

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KristyLee said...

This is yet one of your best projects. Very creative, of course I love the cogs everywhere, nice crackle. LOVE the Mad Hatter block letters. And how cool is that Q of hearts in a FRAME! Then of course the frame is gorgeous! I am digging ALL of your elements on here! Beautiful coloring as usual LOL! But really it is gorgeous coloring. The light bulbs are so cute!

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