Monday, 14 May 2018

Steampunk travel, a mid month project for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello friends, thanks for dropping by. Today I am sharing another "rusty" project for Mixed Media Monthly, where as many of you will know, our theme is rust this month and the challenge is sponsored by Emerald Creek, who sent each of us designers some of Seth Apter's wonderful baked textures.
When I started my project, I had no idea where it was going other than that it would include something rusty and I would use my Baked Textures. So I started by rusting up some elements.
The cogs were little chipboard pieces, I covered them with embossing ink, gave them a coat of the Rust powder and then a few sprinkles of Patina Oxide powder.
The large 3 was stamped with a Tim Holtz Numerical stamp,  fussy cut and then embossed with a mixture of first Rust, then Rocky Road, more Rust and finally a little Patina Oxide powders. I wished you could see it in real life, it really looks  like rusted and oxidised metal, - these powders are totally magical.
Anyway, back to my project:
I took a piece of Tim Holtz packaging, rounded a couple of the corners, added a bit of stencilling using Vintage Linen Distress paint, stamped a La Blanche stamp in the center and added some strips of washi and ephemera pieces. I then stamped all round the edges with another La Blanche steampunk type stamp.
Next I took one of the Ideaology Vignette frames, painted it black and then highlighted with Copper Treasure Gold. I arranged the cogs and number under and around the frame and added the word Travel to finish it all off.
The word is a Tim Holtz word sticker, matted on black card and again highlighted with Copper Treasure gold.
It's not often I create masculine projects, but this will come in useful when I need a male card or tag.

Don't forget, you still have two weeks to join in our challenge and if you add our graphic below, you could even be in with a chance to with some of the wonderful Baked Textures!
Thank you for your visit like always and I hope you will have some creative time!!


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous, rusty piece, love the textures! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

"Rusty" is good in your hand Astrid and he's such a regal looking gentleman who fits into your collage theme perfectly.

B x

chrissie said...

Fantastic. I just love the male image at the centre and all the work on the cogs and bits and pices is amazing

Have a great day Astrid

Love Chrissie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You've cracked the art of masculine makes Astrid accompanied with those rusty elements, the baked textures are wonderful. Love how the frame surrounds them as well as your distinguished gent, it creates an air of importance! Fabulous make.
Thank you for sharing another inspirational creation.
Hugs & sunshine Tracey xx

Maryann Laursen said...

What an amazing piece of art, you´ve made here once again Astrid. It looks amazing and you´ve done such a fabulous job and the result is really outstanding and gorgeous.

My name is Erika. said...

You do steampunk well Astrid. I like that image. I also like the rusty effects. You used that last post also I think I need to get myself some too. It's so nice not to have to use heavy bits and vinegar to make a rust effect. They do look rusty too. Thanks for visiting my blog, and hope your week starts off in a good way! Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, those baked textures are amazing and I love the steampunk look and feel! You dapper gentleman looks right at home surrounded by those amazing cogs and embellishments - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

Redanne said...

OMGoodness Astrid, you definitely should do male projects more often - this is AMAZING!!! The rusty/patina that you created is superb (aren't they just the best EPs ever!!), I love the stamping around the edges and the gent is wonderful. Stunning work, a new favourite for me! Hugs, Anne xx

Helen Wallace said...

Oooooh! I'm drooling about that stamp and also about the rusting techniques which combine so beautifully with the frame. A brilliant masculine project fit for any occasion.

Dorthe said...

A stunning art piece, dear Astrid.
You soooo master the rusting technique , wow, they look real- also on the photo, perfect colors and texture they have -
and that handsome man in the frame, is perfect with the stamped edges .
And I must say, I love your no 3 -looking so old and beautiful, too.
Hugs, Dorthe

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Anything rusty is good in my books. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Paper Wishes said...

Another rich and interesting work. I love the gentleman and that rusty metal is totally convincing.

Seth said...

Those layers, that rust. You are speaking my language Astrid.

JEN Garrett said...

Who knew rust could be so artistically beautiful?

Annie said...

Totally fabulous details Astrid and I love the rusty and crusty details too xx
TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, that Gorgeous rust- looks so real! And those La Blanc cool! You chose the absolute perfect one to use- he is smashing for your focal point! This is a knockout- I just love what how you assembled this piece. Fabulous!
hugs,Jackie xx

Karen said...

This is so very cool- love the rusty elements & how it all came together!!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous, grungy, rusty project. The details and the stamps are wonderful together and I think women will really like this piece as well as the men.
Yvonne xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Rusted grunge gorgeousness! I LOVE the frame and the gent is perfect in there.

butterfly said...

Wow - your rusted elements look amazing - so weather-bitten and decaying... a great effect. The butterfly gentleman is very cool, and the frame suits him beautifully.
Alison x

Kate Yetter said...

This is absolutely beautiful and indeed rusty! I have never tried these baked textures but this is such a amazing piece full of great texture. Love it, Astrid.

sarascloset said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this rusty piece, Astrid! The background is so clever--perfect way to use that packaging! Your frame turned out amazing, and your rusted cogs and numeral are perfectly grungy! Well done! Hugs!

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