Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Steampunk And A Gift

I have two more steampunk tags to share with you; one came out of an Inspiration Showcase technique, the other was just me messing around.


This one used Jennifer's stamping on canvas technique for the background.  The man with the birdcage hat is from Tim's Pen and Pencil set, and he was heat embossed with black powder.  The tiny lightbulb was in my stash and I can't remember where I got it, but it's a size that has come in handy for several projects, so I hope I can recall the source and get some more.  The gears on the right are from Tim's on the edge die.  After cutting them from grungepaper, I ran them through the Cracked embossing folder, then inked them with several brown distress inks (but mostly walnut stain).  The words are rub-ons, found some time ago in Michael's dollar bin.


I admit, I love this one.  I used one of Ranger's new tags....the black one, and it is a great addition to their tag collection.  It went through Tim's Pocketwatch embossing folder, and the raised areas were highlighted with some copper paint.  The bird, standing on an idea-ology timepiece is from Oxford Impressions, as is the hat he's wearing.  Both were stamped with black archival ink, then colored slightly with old paper distress ink.  The bird was completely covered with glossy accents and the hat got the rock candy distress crackle paint treatment.  The words on the bottom are also from Oxford Impressions.  The tiny clocks are 7 Gypsys rub-ons.

As for the gift referred to in the title.  I'm in a yahoo group that has a monthly lottery, and the way it works, the winner (picked from those who participated in the prior month's lottery) gets to choose the theme for the gifts she'll receive.  My friend Angie was the winner for September, and being Angie, all she wanted was for us to "make art."  So, I did a small (5x7) altered canvas, using all of the layering techniques I love so much, and came up with this.


Lots of layers, lots of texture from tissue paper, paint, modeling paste, stencils, and random bits from my scrap pile.  The one really recognizable image, the woman on the right is from Graphic45's Steampunk Debutante set.  The piece on the left is one of Pink Paislee's artisan elements, white rubbery ornamental designs that can be altered in many ways, with ink, paint, stain, etc.  The canvas is already on its way to Angie and I do hope she likes it.

I don't know if I'll have any more blog posts until I return from the cruise.....and then I'll have plenty.  My plan for today is to clean up the studio and put everything away and begin the packing process.  We'll see how that works out.  Yesterday I received the three new limited edition seasonal distress inks, and I'm itching to play with them.  

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Soooo awesome!!!

Elaine A said...

Love the tags Eileen. And your gift for Angie is just beautiful. I love all the texture you've achieved.
Have a grand time on the cruise!!

Elaine Allen

Lori said...

Well, the tags are awesome, and I too love the black one..GREAT steampunk. As for the gift, well, it's awesome as well! She'll love it!
3 days till cruise time...yeah! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Helen said...

Love both your tags - the lightbulb on the guy's head is so cute! The black tag is fabulous - must get some of these - it is just right for your steampunk theme. so jealous that you got your distress inks already - bet you play with them before you pack...!! In case you don't - have a fabulous time on the cruise (I will only get to go if I win the lottery, so am resigned to reading about it only....)

Patzee said...

Great steampunk tags, and oh, my, what a super canvas! Your colors are so well done!

papillon said...

nothing but yumminess here! love the two tags on which you combined things that really do it for me. and the canvas... wow!!!

ps: enjoy the cruise and don't forget the pictures for us poor souls who can't go ;)

Vic said...

All fabulous, once again!

pamela said...

Love the tags, you are so talented. I love your blog:) I also love the canvas you did it's so cool, love all the colors and layers. Thanks for sharing:)

Diann said...

Loved seeing these great tags, Eileen! The ART canvas going to Angie is wonderful too! I just wanted to wish you a grand time on your Tim cruise..I will look forward to hearing all about it. Diann

Barb said...

Awesome creations!

Lisa :) said...

Those tags are great!!

Laurie F. said...

I love the tags.The Canvas is also beautiful.

I'll bet the cruise was fun.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...amazing work, loVe what you've achieved here so much texture...Mel :)
I've come to you through Pinterest, your steampunk Tag just blew me away so I wanted to see more, your blog is full of amazing treasures what an inspiring lady you are, i'm now following you :)