I had the idea to make some mixed media canvasses in Steampunk style, I thought to make gears on the canvas as a background using modeling paste and stencils. The only problem was I needed a steampunk couple to ads to the canvasses, so I asked Rick if he could draw me a steampunk pair, and he came up with this wonderful couple (thanks Boss, you're the best). These 2 are so gorgeous and they are so much fun to colour. BTW there are a lot more steampunk images in Rick's zibbet shop.
I will try to explain what I did.
supply list2 canvasses 20 x 20 cm
Digital stamps by Rick St.dennis MFA : Jocasta and Jarrod
DecoArt products used:
Elegant finish Metallic Glaze (Renaissance Brown and Olde World Patina)
Americana Acrylics : Lamp Black and Antique Teal
Dazzling Metallics: copper
Metallic Lustres: Black Shimmer, Iced Expresso, Copper Kettle
Imagine Crafts stencils: Elemental, Cameo Cog, Mr. Sprocket
Tim Holtz Alterations die : Gadget Gears
Aluminum tape from hardware store, piece of cardboard, black cardstock, Feathers and embellishments, ruler and embossing pen, foam tape and glue. Tim Holtz embossing folder : riveted metal.
First gesso the canvasses, it makes it so much easier to work on. Use the stencils and modelling paste to make the bolts and gears on the canvas (use a pallete knife for that) , when dry, paint canvas Renaissance Brown and use the Olde world patina and the copper paint to create an aged look.
Cover the piece of card board with the metal tape and use ruler and embossing pen to make the metal pattern. Age the metal tape using lamp black, Antique teal and copper paint (start with the balck let dry a bit not completely and whipe it of using a babywhipe till you have the effect you like. Let it dry and then add the other colours with a sponge or paint brush, very little paint , sponge or brush should be almost dry, this way you can create the oxide look by dabbing the paint on).
Add this faux metal piece to the canvas using foam tape for dimension.
Colour the digital images and cut them out. Use foam tape to attache them to the faux metal piece. Die cut the gears out of black cardstock (emboss the cardstock first using riveted metal folder and embossing machine). Use the metallic lustres on the cardstock gears and all embellishments to make them fit to the canvas look. Add all gears and embellishments to the canvasses.
That's about it.
The fun thing is that this will be published in Just Steampunk Magazine Vol. 5
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