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Friday, 2 September 2016

steampunk (by Veronica)

 Apologies to anyone who is getting fed-up with my current steampunk craze, you will be pleased to hear that I am running out of ideas!

For the first of my posts this month I have a card and a couple of Lesley-style notebooks to show you.

Our theme this month is textures, and my card is a very simple one using embossing folders and soft form relief paste together with the  owl from steampunk birds.
The background was a piece of textured matt silver card sprayed with walnut stain ink.
I used silver soft form relief paste on the owl, then carefully trimmed the spare round the edges.

 If you saw Lesley's recent shows on the Craft Channel, you will have seen her make some lovely notebook
 covers using brushos and tissue paper. I am always happy to play with brushos, and crumpling tissue paper is dead easy, so I just had to have a go.
In hindsight, I should have gesso-ed the covers first, as some of the print shows through, but i was very happy with how they turned out.
The first one used blue and green brushos, and the window from gothic fragments covered with black soft form relief paste . I added some decoart antiquing cream in patina green over the window, then some gold wax to highlight the masonry.

For my second try I used leaf green, turquoise and purple brushos, and the cockerel from steampunk birds with the silver soft form relief paste.
I will definitely be making more of these notebooks, they are great fun to do and will make nice small gifts.

 Thanks for looking, and keep checking back to see the gorgeous samples from my teamies.

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  1. Never tire of steampunk! Will have to go search for craft channel as we don't have it in our area love the owl cover.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. I adore these steampunk designs and the colours you have used are fabulous Veronica. x

  3. Fabulous background with the tissue paper and brushos, thanks for the inspiration! The metallic feel of these steampunk images is a beautiful contrast with the colourful background!

  4. Absolutely love steampunknow and your designs are fantastic wonderful colours and texture on them Kate x

  5. I get so inspired by these! Thanks!


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