Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Happy Daze - Steampunkery


This months theme over at the Happy Daze monthly challenge is right up my street - steampunkery!!

I decided to make a small canvas (5" x 7").  Covered the background with Stewart Gill translucent chocolate brown.  Used matte medium to glue down the clock face and the tape measure papers.  I used a Tando cog mask with texture paste to create the depth of the cogs bottom right.  Painted them with a mixture of acrylic metallic dabbers, luminere and Stewart Gill paints.


I added a couple of T!m cogs, a charm which started out gold, so got some distressed treatment and a key!!


Close up of the texture paste cogs using the Tando Creative mask.

Everything was assembled using glossy accents.

Don't forget to be eligible for the £15 voucher to spend in the shop, you have to use at least one product that Moira sells, which isn't difficult!!! 

18 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love this canvas Sam...wonderfully put together.

Von said...

OMG that's awesome Sam !
Von♥

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh love this! fabulous!

downrightcrafty said...

oh and you do it so well, love all the cogs the face on the clock and the colours just brill
Hugs Kate xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome Sam, loVe your take on this theme, it's great to get down n dirty with steampunk...great techniques, loVe the image behind the clockface thats really cool Sam...a great piece thanks for sharing...Melx :)

Netty said...

wow loving your wonderful canvas, so full of texture and steampunkery. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

Deborah said...

All that steam is powered by coal - this really makes me think of all the soot that was about in real and steampunk Victorian London.

Carol Q said...

wonderful piece of steampunkery Sam!

chrissies said...

Wow! Wow! This is just amazing Sam. I didn't know which bit to admire first.

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Great creation. Love this one, Sam!! It is a stunning canvas. Hugs,
Marianne

Buttons said...

Blimey Sam. I had to look twice as this seemed on first pass to be printed but oh no! You have created a mini masterpiece here! Love the texture. Hugs, Buttons x

Julia S-W said...

Really love this canvas Sam - all the elements are so perfect for the theme and simply scream steampunk!
Juliaxx

Chris said...

Wow, love this canvas, Sam. Hope you have it hanging on your wall.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, Sam - I'm not into cogs and stuff but I love the depth you achieved here with your mask - excellent.

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous texture, and fabulous design! Love it x

butterfly said...

Wow, this is so moody and atmospheric - I love it! The textured cogs are fantastic...
Alison x

Samantha Read said...

Sam this is superb! Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Daze :o) xx

fatmonica said...

It's a fabulous canvas!

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