Friday 9 October 2015

Top Hats & Moustaches

Just finished Top Hats & Moustaches Challenge over at SanDee`s Amelie`s Steampunk Challenge. 
Now anyone who has every read anything of my blog (I know someone out there is reading right?) I love STEAMPUNK!!! FUN, FUnkY, IndUStRiaL, GrunGY,MECHAnicAL  all my favorites.  Here is my take step by step.
added paint spots with distress paint onto splat mat.

then i dragged a palette knife through and spirtz with water

dragged a size 10 tag through and heat set dry.
Once it was dry i sanded and inked with vintage photo distress ink

I used ray stencil and applied translucent embossing paste.  Once it was dry i inked in between the rays with walnut distress ink and wiped off the excess from translucent rays.

This is one of my chipboard designs (soon to be on my etsy store for sale just got them in and still need to put up on my store site), i painted with black soot distress ink and allowed to dry.  Once completely dry i sanded and ink exposed chipboard with vintage photo distress ink.  I layered paper underneath of a world map.

I stamped my image with statz on black ink, and outlined inside and outside with white gel pen.  Underneath is emphmera underneath with more top hats.

The final project with all the fun embellishments.  All the work for the background tag and most of it is covered but thats what happens sometimes.  HATS OFF!


  1. Gorgeous!!!! This tag is such a beaut and so full of character! This post gets even better because of the beautiful chipboard you have designed! What!!! Awesome sauce! I really like the way you have distressed and grunged up your chippie!

    Thanks for joining us this month at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk Challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  2. Oh, wow! I LOVE that background but the chipboard piece even more! A great combo of rusty goodness and colour!
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome tag with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  3. A really fabulous artwork you created. The background is so good with the blended colors and the bright rays on it. I also like much the nice balloon ornament.
    Dear Greetings

  4. woha !!! superbe projet merci à bientôt nate

  5. Stunning chipboard! Fine work! Thank you for sharing your project with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!