I LOVED making this collage.
I LOVE Finnabair's Mechanicals!
I LOVE Gears and Watchparts from Retro Cafe Art!
I LOVE PaperArtsy Fresco Paints and Grunge Paste!
And of course, I LOVE Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Paper!
You get the picture.....This makes my heart sing!
It's everything I love to work with....and it came together.
I'll give you a little bit of a step-out.
I started with a 6x12 canvas panel, Grunge Paste and a Prima Stencil.
When it dried, I added many, many layers of Fresco Paints starting with browns and going on to Blood Orange and Claret.
I added some more stencils with paint and stamped images to fill in space.
I fussy cut the G45 12x12 papers and hand colored them with pens to make them brighter. I also had to make the Orangeness of the flowers more Burgundy.
Sand off the areas of Grunge Paste stenciling to get a white image...loved how that turned out!
Then I just started playing with elements
Just keep adding and then walk away...come back later and LOOK at it. Move something.
I TAKE FOREVER!
This is a detail picture of the UTEE on the Clock, the Propeller from RCA that is painted with metallic paints, and the Springy Thingy from the Mechanicals added with a Hitch Fastener.
More stamps with ink and some with paint.
White pen marks, too. See the Stone Paint stamped flowers and Ironwork images?
I spent a good portion of the afternoon taking and editing pictures.........only to see that I'd forgotten to glue down 2 elements that are floating in the picture where they really don't belong.
BUT, after talking to myself, (ha), I decided....WHO CARES???
She's a beauty, isn't she? I love the Gears, Flower and Feathers on her hat.
Her bodice piece is from Finnabair (it's cut in half) as is the jeweled piece around her watch necklace.
So you can see we all make really funny mistakes, and Life is Too Short to Sweat the Small Stuff!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. They're glued down in the final piece up top.
Let me know if you think you can find the 2 Floating, unglued pieces. It should be fun!
As always, check out the links below, and do your part to help the economy!
Retro Cafe Art Gallery Products
Coffee Break Designs-Steampunk Gears II, Mini Steampunk Gears, Steampunk Propellers, Large Diamond Background II Stencil
Prima-Mini Mulberry Roses, Engraver-Brads, Sunrise Sunset Collection Mechanicals- Washers #1& #2, Mini and Roman Numerals, Numbers, Mini Numbers, and Clock Face Large
Graphic 45-Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad (I used 12x12 smaller lady, this pad has 2 sizes of this lady)
Products at Inspiration Emporium
Prima-Junkyard Findings-Nail Heads, Clock Parts, Bolts & Nuts, Jeans Buttons, Special Screw, Screw Heads.
Prima-Sunrise Sunset Collection- Mechanicals-Flowers Medium, Flower Shapes, Roses, Flowers Small, Mini Flowers, Brads
Prima-Lifetime-Paper Flowers 1.5, Ladybird-Paper Flowers, Engraver-Wood Buttons, Brads, Clear Stamps #2, Stencils-Circular Lattice, Hello Pastel- 4x6 Cling set,
PaperArtsy Products at Frantic Stamper
And many more pieces of ephemera and products too numerous to list!!!!