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Title: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: SignLadyJ on November 10, 2015, 08:53:30 PM
Loved making this one so much I have started another one. Most things except chain and a couple gears were made by me. Lots of experimentation to get the look I wanted. Lots of cool techniques used. What do you think?
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: thebryce on November 10, 2015, 09:36:26 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 10, 2015, 09:53:55 PM
Lady J

Nice work.  Size?  Media?  Support?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Liana on November 10, 2015, 11:28:00 PM
I think it's great! I really like the steampunk theme  :clap:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 11, 2015, 12:05:59 AM
DUH - what's steampunk????   I am so out-of-it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: SignLadyJ on November 11, 2015, 12:07:56 AM
Thanks! It is on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. Various acrylic metallic paints, stamping ink on tissue paper then layered on base color with bit of matte medium. Texture paste through a stencil then painted.

The larger gears and diamond plate corners are just card stock ran through my newest fun toy my Big Kick.  Then I used matte medium on both sides and then painted the metallic finish. I also made a couple of the smaller flat brass gears with the Big Kick too.

Springs made of jewelry wire. Chunkier gears, clockwork and key is made of FIMO clay, baked and painted. Items are attached with texture paste and Glossy Accents. A few gears I had in my findings collection.

It was great fun to do. I tended to use my fingers as much as my brushes to get the desired effects.

Steampunk is basically Victorian Sci-Fi ...Think the Will Smith version of Wild Wild West. ;-)
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Lillian on November 11, 2015, 02:27:34 AM
Looks like you had fun with this, using found objects and ones you have made yourself. 
It gives a sense of motion.  I can almost hear the chain working over the gears.   :)   


Very creative and a great contemporary style, the favourite of many these days.


Keep on having fun !!!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: dennis on November 11, 2015, 04:42:46 AM
Love this :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Ribezla on November 11, 2015, 11:06:17 AM
I like this much. Especially the metal plate pattern.  :clap:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Val on December 13, 2015, 11:19:24 AM
  :heeha: Now that is imagination at work! Love it!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2015, 01:59:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, excellent and so very creative.  Amazing piece of work.   Patricia
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Maryna on December 22, 2015, 11:49:30 AM
So cool, just love it!
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: SignLadyJ on December 22, 2015, 01:46:46 PM
Thanks everyone! Thought I had this one sold but the buyer (someone I know) had some sudden financial issue arise and was unable to do so at the moment. So I plan to hang it on my wall for now and enjoy it until he can get his financial issue sorted. All good. ;-)

Also learning now about art record keeping/pricing and keeping track of pieces.
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Sherri on January 05, 2016, 09:44:18 PM
I am so impressed with your work.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2016, 09:53:59 PM
This is a great piece.  I love the colours and the way the pieces fit together.  I am speechless at all the steps and media involved.  Thank you so much for the description of your work.  You have an amazing imagination.   :clap:

Bravo!
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: thebryce on January 06, 2016, 03:24:11 AM
Can we steam punk an iPhone? :D
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 06, 2016, 04:19:53 AM
Love the originality of this! And glad your starting to keep track of sales etc. The board of equalization appreciates that during tax time!
Title: Re: Cool Steampunk Mixed Media Style
Post by: SignLadyJ on January 07, 2016, 01:50:44 AM
Liana,
You sure can! I have seen some real cool steam punk items out there including phone cases. Amazon has bunches of gears and such you can get for a pretty good price. I do most of my "findings" shopping on Amazon. Saves driving all around town to find what I am looking for. Although I have found some cool sale items at Michael's too. If I find cool stuff and it is on clearance I grab it. Also dig around in your "junk drawer" I also have a tin full of old buttons that are real cool. ;-)  Second hand store jewelry is great too.

Jeannie
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