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May 30, 2010

Gothic Arches Challenge "OPENINGS"

Gothic Arches theme this week is "openings" and my translation for this is "Keep an Open Mind". I just love steampunk and just received these wonderful stamps in the mail from Oxford Impressions, You have to check out their website... great collection. I used black soot distressed ink for stamps and then clear UTEE to emboss. Then got real dirty with my distressed ink pads, smeared and spritzed them and then ran my arch all over. Really liked how it turned out, kind of like old rusted machinery. Then just for added pazzaz. hung some metal charms and washers and got this really neat little flask from Zinnia (coolest little art store in South Pasadena), filled it with micro beads and wired it shut. TFSB :)

13 comments:

Shawn Caro said...

Sister- you ROCKED the Steampunk today! Fantastic!

Ginger said...

Oh toni loved your arch with steampunk Gorgeous!
Great art!
hugs

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh WOW! Totally fantastic!

Sid said...

Fab steampunk and grungy arch !

Anonymous said...

ooooooooo very funky!
Great
Barbara

Margaret said...

Superb piece of work Toni! I love the colour so much and the texture just makes me want to reach out a touch it! Fab! Margaret

Dragon said...

WOOOO this is something else. What a really fantastic take on my theme, I LOVE everything about it!!! It is so whimsical and a bit dark!!! Thanks so mch for plaing along at Gothic Arches this week
Frankie
xx

Faye said...

How clever! You know Steampunk!

Ellen said...

wow stunning tri-arch love the rusty effect you created . and all the metal bits, that ring around his eye and that little bottle thing with the wire is a must have.

Effie said...

Fantastic stuff!... love it!

Kersten said...

VERY cool! Be sure to send a scan to Suzanne at Oxford. She's having a Steampunk contest using these stamps right now! :)

lena said...

Great opening!Is it allowed to say that you made steampunk rock?

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

I love it! Steampunk is definitely opening your mind to new things!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.