This months ATC theme at Dusty Attic is "Steampunk" Now I have seen LO's categorised as being Steampunk, but I never really grasped the definition until Chantelle showed me some Steampunk images...oh my...I think I might be in love with a new style! Well, now that I tried my hand at a little Steampunk, who knows, maybe I might even try a LO soon!
I hope you enjoy viewing my ATC's as much as I enjoyed making them...
Remember to double click for a close up view...
I used Dusty Attic's Wings #2. After they were separated, I painted them with Pearl Dabber. The top layer was then painted with a generous coating of Tattered Angel's Glimmer Glaze ~ Flirty ~. I also dusted them with three colours Perfect Pearls; Pewter, Perfect Bronze and Forever Green. The result is an amazing, rusty, worn out look!
The Gears are from out local Enmarc Crafts, they were sprayed with Dazzles Mist and painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Crackle Paint.
I bought some new Tissue Tape the week end, not taking notice of the design, it just looked good to me, and to my surprise, it had the same motif as the Tim Holtz stamp that I used on the back ground, it is the Clockwork stamp from his Remnants set. I also punched a clock circle from Tim's idea-ology Paper Stash.
This is how I created the backgrounds. I used the Wrinkle free technique with Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans DI. I then stamped a grid image with Picket Fence Distress Stain. Here one can see the stamped image, I used Perfect Medium and Blue Smoke and Pewter Perfect Pearls.
These ATC's will make their way to Dusty as a swap. Wish I could fit in the envelope and join them...lol!
A close up of the aged Wings.
This then is my try at SteamPunk...Have a great day and thank you for your visit!
“Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”
― George Mann