I felt like “steampunk” today, so let’s have some fun in that art journal:

Steampunk beauty

I had that rusty industrial feeling today, it’s also quiet rainy outside and there’s a huge crane standing close to us, that makes a lot of noise. As I opened my eyes in the morning that huge monster looked back at me steaming (warm summer morning + cooling morning rain = steam on metal). So I had to put it all together and make a sort of a fun of it. I took a piece of paper and colorized it with ecoline (burnt sienna and sand yellow). Gives pretty warm and rusty feeling.

I ran this piece through my steampunk embossing folder. Than I distressed it and gave it a color shine with vintage photo distress ink. It looked okey, but still I wanted to have a more metallic feeling. So I took another piece of paper and through a metal patterned stencil I applied some modeling paste that I colorized with acrylic paint. Finally as I love layering for an additional layer I added a plate that I made with France Papillon’s barcode stamp and some liquid platinum embossing powder. I added some metal embellishments as well.

Now I needed my ‘steampunk beauty’, I used Tetewea from Daniel Torrente, isn’t she a beauty? I stamped her with archival ink and colored her with Lindy’s stamp gang’s color shot hibiscus rose. Of course I stamped also the text steampunk beauty with archival ink and colored it with distress ink.

I am sharing my steampunk beauty with Stampotique designer’s challenge: steampunk.

About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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20 Responses to Steampunk

  1. Gez says:

    Brilliant! I absolutely adore the background. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge, Gez

  2. Kathi R says:

    Fabulous! Gorgeous background with so much rusty metallic texture! Tetewea makes a wonderful Steampunk beauty!

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. Lisette says:

    Your choice of colours and embossing folders is so effective and I love the contrast of the character (love that colour too!) against it. Punchy stuff – fabulous!

  4. Kay Wallace says:

    Great pairing of background and Tetewea, Ruth! I must get that embossing folder, but, I have to admit, your color made it totally steampunk! A wonderful piece for this week’s Stampotique Designers’ Challenge–yet again! 😉

  5. isabel says:

    Un fondo maravilloso!! Me encantan los sellos de Stampótique y esa carpeta de relieve es una de mis preferidas. Tengo que conseguirla yo también. Saludos cordiales!!

  6. kaz says:

    It;s a fab steampunk background! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

  7. Sue The Iron says:

    This is fabulous, I love the warm background colours, and Tatewea does look beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  8. Great steampunk Ruth! I really love how you are creating this journal with the mounted pages! beautiful! xo

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