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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Steampunk beetle (posted by Claire)

Hi there, Claire here with my first project using the new Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel Stamps, I really enjoyed experimenting with different products to make this card.

The background was made using black and brown shades of PanPastels just blended together and then stamped with the text from Steampunk travels using versamark ink. I brushed over gold mica powder and not only did it pick the detail up beautifully it left a slight golden shimmer over the panpastel base. The next layer was  made using the same shades of panpastels this time using the 'Gears' template from Crafters Workshop. I added a top coat of Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Gloss , dabbed on with some kitchen roll, Next came a layer of torn card coloured with panpastels and stencil paste applied through a Tile Texture Crafters Workshop template

I stamped the beetle three times on some black Clearly for Art modelling film using versamark ink and embossed with gold. I painted the beetles with twinkling h20s and cut them out before giving them a coat of Matte Multi medium. I layered them up and finished off with a layer of glossy accents on the beetle and the clock face. You can see the detail a little better in the photo above

I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from my team mates, these stamps are going to be perfect for those tricky male themed cards with the steampunk images and the fun sentiments
Claire xx


  1. Love it Claire these Steampunk stamps are great especially for mens cards. love the way you have glazed the clock and beetle.

  2. Wow!
    Das sieht so schön aus.
    Und es wirkt so kostbar auf mich, wie ein Fund aus den Pyramiden von Gizeh.

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Wow! That is gorgeous & the gloss on the beetle really sets it off. Keep the wonderful creations coming as we love all the inspiration you guys bring to us.

  4. Great work! Love what you did with the background and its really great how you made the beetle+wings+clock!! This is some artwork that inspires! Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

  5. Wonderful work - you've used so many techniques and bits and bobs - love it

  6. Absolutely amazing work. Love all the details.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. Absolutely fascinating & especially effective with that tile texture. The shine of the beetle & brillant colours is striking against the dark of the background. These are very Egyptian colours somehow but slightly out of the ordinary.
    Paula (PEP)


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