The Steampunk genre was made up in the 80s; it was inspired by fiction writers Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and many others. Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The book was made into a movie in the 1950s. If you get a chance watch the original movie; there is such cool Steampunk eye candy. Flying machines, submarines, cool guns, corsets and Victorian dresses define the genre.
The inventors of the genre decreed that Steampunk devices/machinery had to be made out materials that existed in the Victorian era; which, can be retrofit them with steampower tech. Also, it's supposed to be a utopian world, so your cool Steampunk creations can only be used for good. With this in mind, I know that bottles existed in the Victorian era. So my winged bottle is created to fly around sending positive messages. If only, lol! In reality, I made my bottle using Makin’s® Clay Gears Texture sheet and black Makin’s Clay®. Ahem, I am still working on retrofitting it with steampower tech though, lol!
Monday, November 26, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Do you remember learning your ABC's as a kid? Aahh, those nice innocent days. Not that I'm still learning my alphabets, lol! But I do like using alphabetical themes in my art; check out my Lost of Words altered bottle. Also, my whimsical alphabet polymer clay bowl, using Makin's Clay cutters and clay. Speaking of Makin's Clay, I made my alphabet pendant using metal letters and Makin's Clay in black. I simply laid down a thin sheet of clay onto the bottom of the bezel, glued on the letters and then on a second sheet, cut a slit where where the letters would peek through, then glued the second sheet over the letters. I added a little bit of texture. I hope you like my little pendant.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Do you ever think about things too much and wish to get out of your head? Why not turn turn to creative endeavors, to “free your mind” and create what the muse wants instead. At Imagine were have the fun challenge of creating projects with Rinea foils. There are so many funs things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. For my card I have used foils as an embellishment, check it out.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Still on my 100 Day Project Journey. I am attempting to make 100 abstracts. Not sure how long this project is going take me. I have now completed days 41-45.
|Day 41 Abstract|
|Day 42 Abstract|
|Day 43 Abstract|
|Day 44 Abstract|
|Day 45 Abstract|
Monday, November 5, 2018
Count on me, to bring you, yet another project to share. This month at Imagine we are playing with Rinea Foil Papers. You can stamp, cut, paint, sand and create 3D project with these foils. I decided to stamp and stencil on them using Imagine's StazOn ink and GlazeOn glaze medium. Check out my project on Imagine's blog.