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June 3, 2015

You've Been Steam Punk'd

Hi everyone... it was time to get messy and have fun with one of my most favorite themes... Steampumk... Created from inspiration provided by Flying Unicorn to create something using the backside of the canvas, I decided to create my steampunk gentleman.

Let's see... the canvas was prep'd by adding loads of textures from sand, texture paste, inks, paints & embossing powders. The gears at the top left were Blue Ferns chipboard and they were stamped with Andy Skinner's texture stamps then DecoArts paints in the following colors Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Red & Yellow Iron Oxide allowed me to achieve the rusty effect. 
The hat, glasses and mustache were all wooden pieces purchased from Michaels. The glasses were embossed with gold crackle, the hat was painted black and then molding paste was added for texture and then heat embossed with bronze patina powder. Finishing off the hat with feathers and cogs. 
For the mustache I used Paper Clay and molded it onto the wood piece. Then rolled long pieces to create the hair effect. Painted it black and dry brushed with white. The nose was created using a door knob screwed into the canvas. 
The inside of the canvas is hard to see, but I took metal tape and adhered it to cardstock, ran it through my Big Shot using cogs texture plate. Using the same Deco Arts paints listed above I random painted over the surface and once dried I randomly sanded areas away exposing the metal from beneath. I then added a bit of Ranger Vintaj Patina in Verdigris to provide that nice patina look. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to bring out your inner steampunk. xoxo Toni

I am entering this piece in the following challenges: 
Sandee & Amelie's - Ravages of Time
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - A Year Of Choices ( chose spray inks & mists as well as stamps)
Altered Eclectics -June Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Steampunk (Purple Team)

16 comments:

Brigitte said...

This canvas is perfect, texture, colors, embellishments !!!! Bravo
Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

die amelie said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE the worn look you have achieved, Toni!

A brilliant make with a lot of detail and yummy textures to discover! I definitely enjoyed taking a looooong and very close look at your beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia xx

Julie Short said...

Toni what an awesome make. Love all the textures and details!

Zuzu's Blog said...

i love your mixed media reversed canvas. great rusty look to your steampunk man. fantastic attention to detail too. :)

Maura said...

Your steampunked fella is just too cool! What a great idea to work from the back. I love all the details you've added to this, like the mustache! Thanks for joining us at SASPC! Have a grand day!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh boy, oh boy! This is awesome sauce! From the head to that genius of a mustache! Wowzers! So any wonderful elements used to create such an original work of art. Amazeballs!

Thanks for joining in our Ravages of Time at SanDee&Amelies Steampunk Challenge! ~Niki

Susan Hogan said...

a true work of art - fun art - and a great piece of skill and artistic endeavor. I love it! Such a great man he is. Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu and I for one hope you come back!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful and original creation! Love it! Thank you for entering our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Toni, you are Brilliant!! I am love with this masterpiece you have created.

Donna B. said...

Wow! That is VERY cool!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Vickie Y said...

Love the way you altered the backside of the canvas! Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu.

Vickie Y said...

Oops! I LOVE your altered canvas project and I think I might have indicated the wrong challenge in my previous project! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!

Rachel said...

this is AMAZING! What a creative piece. i love how many elements you used to create this very cool face. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous canvas!! Love all the details and the originality!! Thanks for helping us celebrate with this month's challenge!
www.lynnkopas.blogspot.com

barbarayaya62 said...

Love this steampunk piece! Amazing! Barbarayaya

Irit Shalom said...

This is totally OUTSTANDING art piece!

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