Wednesday, March 14, 2012

getting a little steampunk

My latest obsession is steampunk. I've been reading about it, culling for clipart, and creating it in Photoshop. I made some tags so far. I am making an envelope altered mini-book about steampunk. I love the whole look of steampunk. I first heard of it in the late 80's and immediately loved it. The past few years it seems that the Goth movement has embraced steampunk in a big way. My take is a little of both.

I am also using paper from my current favorite scrap paper, Graphic 45.
They are amazing papers!

In photoshop I created this ornament and colored it. Once I printed it I grunged it up with inks and added the frame and the woman's head (made out of polymer clay).

I created this woman in photoshop using gears and an ornament background.
Once I printed her I grunged her up and layered her onto more card stock. The wings are die cut (thank you Sue Milo!) out of textured paper that I then added gilders paste to the wings to make them metal. The little bird is polymer clay with gilders paste.

These 3 tags: Except for the flourishes,
the body and the backgrounds were made in photo shop.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

You rocked the steampunk!! LOVE those tags!!