10.29.2018

Steampunk muse

I've got a pair of ATCs to share with you! My muse? This moodboard from Art Playground for their October challenge.


I was inspired by the colors and they immediately said steampunk to me! The dark tones with a touch of metallic shine. So I went wild!

I designed my own ATCs with flaps - they are so fun to play with! And they hide a surprise inside! The visuals are from Gecko Galz Dark Arts, Rusty Bucket, Tic Tock Cameos, and Painted Beauties.



Another muse was Seth Apter's baked textures. Rust, beeswax, patina - goodness! They turn cardboard into aged metal!





Waxes and embossing powders add metallic shine and enhance the steampunk vibe. And strong quotes tie it all together.







I'm in love with these and look forward to making more new designs!

I'm also entering these at Mixed Media & Art - they've got some mystery going on as well...


4 comments:

  1. Stunning ATCs and fabulous design and texture-I have just bought some of these EP but not had chance to play yet
    Carol x

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    1. You will LOVE those EPs for sure! I just bought the giant jar of beeswax 😁

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  2. Absolutely stunning work! I love the images you used reminded me of angels...thanks for joining us at MM&A!

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  3. Amazing ATCs, I really like the composition and the color...
    Thank you so much for playing with us at MMart challenge!

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