Saturday 21 January 2017

Under the Sea

So in the continuing story of my postcard creations, here is under the sea again with a steampunk detour.

Love how this turned out, I have been fascinated lately by skeletons here I used cogs, mini cogs and bones chipboard found on my etsy store- BoozyBear

I started with covering the entire 8.5" x 5.5" mix media cardstock with platinum crackle, while the crackle was still wet I arranged the gears in the center in a similar fish shape.  Sprinkle on some mini stones and art stones.  Added a little extra platinum crackle as glue for stones.

How cool is the crackle- this needs to dry overnight so the crackle can do its thing.  Spray with some Lindy's- Lucky Shamrock Green, Gecko Green, Mad Hatter Mix, and Afternoon Delight Denim.  Light in the middle, dark towards the edges.

Paint the gears with rust paste, I wanted the stones to sparkle so i painted those with Alchemy- rusty red and added some Lindy's Delphinium Turquoise.

I mixed gesso with texture powder and covered the bones chipboard.  I wanted the gears to be visible underneath bones so i cut out ever other bone on fish skeleton.

Painted the fish bones with Alchemy rich turquoise, and deep waters.  I highlighted chipboard with steampunk copper, glue onto gears with 3D matte gel.  I just got 3D matt gel and I love it!!!  Good purchase.

I did some random stamping around fish and along edges, inked around edges with distress ground espresso.  I sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel around fish, heat set from underneath.

Here is my favorite part- bubbles, I used water soluble wax pastels colored on in a circle then blended with water- dry.

Once the bubble dried glue on pebble with glossy accents.  To highlight the pebble I drew around with charcoal then smeared with my finger.

Added corners- finished

Love how this turned out.

New designs added to my etsy store

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