Saturday, February 15, 2014

Little Miss Steampunk

Hi It's Jean here and I want to show off some of our items with Steampunk Potential.

I am creating a Steampunk Collage (actually one of those things I started and forgot about until I cleaned off my work table and found it again!)    Aren't we all guilty of that sometimes?

This is what I found in the box of projects waiting to be finished.

I started with papers from The Glitz Laced with Grace 8x8 paper pad. (which happens to be on sale on our site)  I had scraps of fabric to which I added small metal grid pieces.   I printed out Collage #1732 iii and 873 and cut them apart.  I also used white cardstock which I overlayed with the netting from a bag of onions and sprayed with Maya Mist.   I hand cut (using our chipboard sprockets as a template) the reddish paper to create a cog/gear which I applied to the green sprayed cardstock.

I made sure to fancy cut & layer the papers for dimension.  I then dismantled some found earrings and adhered with Fine Line Glue onto the papers.  Using the antique Lightbulb safety pins I attached lengths of old jewelry chains for the factory or industrial feel.    I added enamel head brads from my stash for accent color and to drape the chain.


It seemed unfinished.  I realized that I needed to make it more cohesive, then I outlined all the papers in black to echo the background paper I chose from Glitz (12x12 Distressed Couture Blocks, discontinued).   

The final touch was one more larger enameled brad at the bottom corner to reinforce the colors and circular patterns.  I think I will use an orange/red marker to outline that brad.
This piece is a bit busy, but I could not stop!!!    

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at Little Miss Steampunk.  

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  1. Oh My Gosh! How Precious!!! I love Steampunk, love how you incorporated everything in Little Miss Steampunk!

  2. I love steampunk, too, and this is fabulous, Jean. Love all the details and dimensional bits, too!

  3. Little Miss Steampunk is just adorable and I love the background paper you have teamed all these wonderful elements with Jean.

  4. I love anything Steampunk, but she is really special! Just love her!