Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Steampunk Marie!

Sue's Marie Antoinette journal has the theme of "Marie's Dreams," and we're to do pages of anything Marie might have dreamed of.  Lots of wiggle room for interpretation here, and boy did I ever wiggle.  My Marie's dream took her all the way from Versailles to Victorian England, and she may have encountered Jules Verne or H.G. Wells along the way.   Here is the result:
Marie's body was done with a rubber stamp, her head is from a PID collage sheet.  I added some real string to her corset, and gave her some steampunk-ish accessories....a keychain necklace, watch parts earring, and thimble hat.   I found a steampunk drawing of a bicycle and printed it on a transparency and that is what you see overlaid on the bottom.  (Click on the photo to see these details).  The hot air balloons in the background were in the original photo I used as the backdrop, but the three smaller ones in the foreground are actually a rubber stamp, done on separate paper, colored, cut, and attached with foam to make them dimensional.

On the journaling page.....underneath it all is a dictionary definition and illustration of a steampunk device.  I know you can barely see any of it, but I know it's there, LOL.  I gessoed over it, then added the color with my beloved Portfolio water soluble oil pastels.  The writing was done with Sharpie water-based poster paint markers, which are great because they're very opaque and give great coverage over just about everything.
The Victorian looking man with the birdcage hat is from a Tim Holtz stamp set, and the very steampunky  metal embellishments on both pages are also courtesty of Mr. Holtz.

9 comments:

Diann said...

Oh wow...this is a great...another wonderful spread from you and I know your friend will love it. I'm impressed with all the detail and am just drawn to this work of ART! Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen these are awesome as always ma'am!! I love your collages.....

Elaine A said...

great job, Eileen. What fun pages.
Elaine

Scrapping Mom said...

Very very pretyy. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

Lori said...

Man, you are rockin' these pages! Totally awesome, and now I have to find the Sharpie Paint markers....

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Just awesome! I love Marie's new look - LOL! Fantastic job!

Elaine Allen

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ROFLOL!!!! LOVE it, Eileen!!!

katknit said...

These are great, wow !!!!! You are so creative. I love seeing what you will create next... Charlene

Patzee said...

Eileen, you've made Marie proud! Who knew she could rock the steampunk! Oh la la!!
At first glance, it looks like she is hiding a bike under the hoop of her invisible skirt. Very cool!!