Thursday 19 January 2017

Mechanical Heart

I have been working on these new mixed media projects that i am calling "postcards"  They are a 8.5" x 5.5" page with a large chipboard design created by me in the middle.  So far all the new designs for postcards are steampunk but already thinking up some new ones.  They can be framed, put into a journal or actually send them off to friend or family just make sure you use really good glue.  The first one is for 13 arts for their January challenge, here is the mood board- LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Hearts, sparkle, pops of color is what i see, but i went in a steampunk detour.

I did a mechanical heart, this is a new piece i designed it has a base layer, middle layer and top layer. (more on that later)
So not happy smoochy love heart, but mechanical steampunk actual heart.  Like i said steampunk detour.

I started with 8.5" x 5.5" mixed media cardstock. Adhered some cheesecloth with gesso, love the texture you get with cheesecloth.  I love texture but i don't like flowers and flowers can give you a lot of texture so i am always looking for some other product I can use- cheesecloth, yarn, wire etc..
Added some more texture with modeling paste and a stencil, then lindy's for color both magical and sprays.  To highlight the stencil i rubbed with inka gold- champagne color.  Not in this picture but ink with distress ink whole postcard with  ground expresso, and around the edges with black statz on.

Now here is what the mechanical heart looks like all layered together this new design is available on my etsy store.   I also added a foam heart (I cut it to have a flat back) then cut the gears into the foam heart.  (The foam heart isn't included in chipboard package)  Painted the whole thing with white heavy gesso.

Here is the heart all painted up, I painted the foam heart and tubing coming out with alchemy paint, royal red, rusty red, deep waters and black berry. Just layers and layers of colors.  The gears were all painted with rust paste and highlighted with light patina alchemy paint.  I added some splatters of color with lindy's blue and orange then darken the area around heart with charcoal.

Some close ups next.

Alright i have to say it this close up looks like a vagina. I am blunt.

So I noticed i now have 50 followers- whoo hoo that was my goal for the end of 2016 and I am going to call it a win we are only 19 days into 2017.

I have added 7 new designs to my etsy store- BoozyBear and will be adding/ revealing more tomorrow.  Have a great day.

 Archangel 4.5" x 5.75"
includes two pieces per package

Bones 7.75" x 4.5"
One piece per package

Mechanical Heart 5.75" x 3.75"
Six pieces per package

Seahorse 6" x 3.5"
One piece per package

Wind up Bird 3.75" x 5.75"
Three pieces per package

Alchemy Keys 2" x 5.25' each
Six pieces per package

 Angler Fish 7.5" x 4" each One per package