Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Steampunk Roses with Texture

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have Steampunk design using mixed media which was great fun.   I didn't have a plan and was just 'going with the flow'.   



I started with a piece of mixed media cardstock.  I adhered Tim Holtz tissue wrap with Gel medium.  I coloured over top with Neocolour II crayons, sprintz with water and let it run.   I wasn't too happy with the colours and it almost went into the re-cycle bin.  However once dry I added light molding paste over the TCW Gears stencil and painted over top with Silks Acrylic glaze which allowed some colour to show through.  I also used Pearl UTEE around the edges.

I embossed the Roses from Chocolate Baroque's Steampunk Butterfly with silver on watercolour paper, painted with both Tombow markers and Acrylic glaze.  I cut the roses out and attached over the background. 

Thanks for your visit and have a fabulous day,
Shirley

33 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that rocks - love the colors and the texture.

aussie aNNie said...

Ow wow wow and more wow...love this awesome design, colours and theme.xxx Annie

Margik said...

This is amazing work, so beautiful made and with fabulous colors.

Irish Cherokee said...

Just an amazing creation Shirley.

Pat said...

I love the gorgeous jewel like colours you have used Shirley. There is a lot going on here, but it all hangs together beautifully. The Steampunk Roses go beautifully with the TCW Gears. A really lovely piece of work Shirley. x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I love the texture here, Shirley. Gears and UTEE texture gave beautiful dimension to the vibrant background colors. Fab work!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Très joli post ! belles créations !
Have a nice day.
Cath.

Patricia said...

O WOW so BEAUTIFUL Shirley!
Greetz Patricia

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, such wonderful colours and textures. Love it. Sending hugs to Archie and Sheena.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is wonderful, Shirley, love what you have made, and the gorgeous colour. Valerie

Elaine said...

Great work Shirley, I love the base of tissue peeping through the vivid colours. The pearlescent and silk mediums really highlight the textures you have used. Lovely to see spring appearing on your blog, hope it reaches your garden very soon. Things are starting to bloom well here. Elaine x

chrissies said...

Stunning Shirley. The colours and textures are amazing

Chrissie x

Annemie said...

Wonderful card Shirley!
The colors and materials that you used are beautiful.

I wish you a great day and many greetings,
Annemie.

brenda said...

I am so pleased this one didn't hit the bin Shirley as it is Glorious, full of texture and interest and stunning colours.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS Shirley - simple gorgeous!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Shirley, this is amazing. I love the roses against the textured background, Also I love the wonderful colours mixed together.

Sue xx

friemelchen said...

Fantastisch, die Textur im Hintergrund hat eine wunderbare Wirkung, genial gemacht!!!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way the colouring of the roses softly & subtly echoes the colours in the background - that leaf is striking & beautifully placed against eh pink part of the background. I'm also looking forward to Spring - we have one daffodil blooming & the rest look nowhere near as sturdy as those in your photo. My husband has promised me that this year he will refrain from strimming the bank until I say he can so we may yet have sturdier plants!
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Good Morning, Miss Artiste! How beautiful this is! the dimension you have achieved makes my eye keep looking more deeply to see what colors will show up "below", and marvel at the imprints. Spectacular look you have achieved, Shirley! And brilliant color choices! Shirley, I constantly marvel at the depths experimentation and art can take us - this is beautiful. hugs, de

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love all that yummy texture Shirley and the colours are gorgeous! I'm glad you didn't scrap it! Xx

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful colors and textures on your Steampunk creation Shirley!
oxo

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley what a beautiful steam punk card!!! It has never be my thing , but I think your cards are great!!

Greetings
Maria

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So wonderful compostion!

Miranda said...

Hi teamie,glad you did not throw that in the bin....it did become a lovely piece! Such rich colours and texture, great to look at! xxMiranda

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this looks stunning!!! Going with the flow is often the very best thing, love these gogeous colours, so much depth to them!!

MaryH said...

Firstly, love your new header. As awesome as the last one was, with the spectacular snow scene, these bright yellow daffs are so cheery & made me feel happy. Very pretty. Love 'em. Now, I liked your colors together, but then I'm seeing the finished products. Such a joy to read the multiple techniques you have applied to reach the final result..which is- as always - just simply beautiful. Loved the pretty rosebud against all the steam punk ...TFS & Hugs

linda said...

beautiful! love the colours and the daffodil header! can't wait for spring.

Shirley Chillman said...

How could you even have thought about putting this in the bin for a mere second Shirley. Adore your use of colours as usual but the molding paste really make those gears pop.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Gerrina said...

Great mix of colours and textures! And I see you've changes your banner; is it sunny and a little bit warmer there? Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Greta said...

Gorgeous colors & I love the UTEE around the edges! Thinking/Wishing Spring, I see, from your new header!

Eileen said...

Hi Shirley .. I'm playing catch up .... I've been having a good look on your blog. So much loveliness to see .... !
This is a stunning little bit of art ... gorgeous stuff and your colours are always so rich Mmmmm!
Hope you are well and busy!! ... like me !
Eileen xxxxxxxxxxxx

Shirley said...

See what I mean!! You are such a visionary on what to do!! This is just beyond pretty! All of your additions to your BG are perfect for your flowers!!

Sandy said...

Absolutely wonderful color and textures - you really make steampunk pretty!
sandy xx