Steampunk Burlap Panel and Geared Up Cards

by Deb Adams

Here is some more Steampunk Inspiration for February.

I have created a Steampunk inspired Burlap Panel featuring a much treasured photo of my father taken on service leave from the Army in the early 1950’s.

So funny that he always discouraged my brother & I from riding motorbikes.  Must have had too many good times!!

The Dream Machine & Steampunk Motorbike chipboards were painted with Raven Black Sparks Art Alchemy paint.

The Compass, Fractured TimeSprings, Cogs, Mini Cogs, & Barbwire Border Chipboards were all coloured with various combinations of black gesso, Iced Spruce Distress Paint, Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints in Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Yellow Iron oxide & Prussian Blue.

Touches of Raven Black & Copper metallic marker were used for highlights.

The Burlap Panel was swiped with a palette knife using the Artist Pigment Paints & Antique Linen Distress paint before applying the collage.

The background is part of a vintage landscape print that I have been hoarding.

Love how it looks on the Burlap & it suits the touring theme perfectly.

I find it useful to take a photo of the arrangement of pieces on the panel before starting to paint to give a rough guide when reassembling the collage.

Kraft Tags, Crumpled Glassine sheet, Corrugated Card & metal numbers add further layers.

I toned down the bling on the main sentiment with Distress Collage mediums from Tim Holtz ie. Vintage & Crazed mediums applied with my finger.

I always continue the theme to the sides of the panel.

I added swipes of paint as well as extra cogs & the chain and clip chipboards.

My other Steampunk creations are cards that were easy to create.

The backgrounds were created on water colour paper with the Cogs Stamp & various Distress oxide inks

(Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain & Hickory Smoke)

I applied the whole combination to the large foam stamp then spritzed the paper & stamp with water before pressing to the paper.

Really like the soft blended look.

The sentiment chipboard pieces ie. the All Geared Up & Heart of Keys were painted black then heat embossed with my clear UTEE mix.

A few extra cogs were added to raise the sentiment up from the background.

I finished the cards off by framing with some ink blending, adding some stamped sentiments and mounting on black & white cardstock.

Hope you are inspired to make some simple steampunk cards or a keepsake to display a favourite photo.

See you next month with a whole new theme.

Cheers for now   Deb

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