Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Grand Tour

The Challenge at Three Muses this week is Steampunk!  It is one of my favourite subjects but this time I have gone less industrial and more romantic with the Grand Tour.  I'm still trying out some new techniques but I'm happy with how this came out.
Dreaming of the Grand Tour

Starting with heavy card stock I die cut one of the short edges using the Tim Holtz Steampunk On The Edge die.  I then painted the cogs in Burned Umber and the rest of the card in Lumiere Halo Rose Gold (not used this for a while and forgot how much I love it).

Next I stamped the lady's face on high quality card and coloured her with Promarkers then stamped a few cogs around her face in both Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and Archival Ink Coffee.I trimmed around the hairline and then used Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge to colour the top and side of her face to help blend her into the background.  After gluing her to the background I stamped more and various cogs to represent hair.


Next I stamped the metal globe in StayzOn Metallic Gold and when it was dry I over-stamped with the quote in Archival Coffee.  I used a couple of other stamps from the Grand Tour plate.
I decided I didn't like the cogs in Burned Umber so I coated them with texture paste, painted them Burned Umber again and then dry brushed them with Iridescent Bronze.

What hasn't come out well on the scan or the photo's is the fantastic glow that comes from the Lumiere paints, Ah well, such is life :)

22 comments:

  1. I like where you went with steampunk, Liz!! The far-away look in her eyes is compelling. This is a great piece! Bravo

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  2. I do like this delicate way of presenting Steampunk, it's very attractive.

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  3. Oh Liz, I love the romantic take on steampunk. She's lovely!!

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  4. Love the steampunk combination with the face, great interpretation.

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  5. A beautiful piece- a step by step delight!

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  6. Perfect steampunk piece, Liz!

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  7. Fabulous Steampunkerie my dear...Beautiful work!

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  8. Gears, gears, where would we be without all of those wonderful gears? Great piece!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, Liz. What a great artist you are!

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  10. I love Lumieres, too, and can picture the glow. Love the cog hair and the cog edge and, indeed, all of this fabulous art.xx

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  11. A fantastic piece Liz! Wonderful work! xx

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  12. I love romantic steampunk. Beautifully done.

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  13. beautiful stamps and this gear edge is gorgeous!

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  14. I love the metallic gold and the edging. This is a lovely romantic version of steampunk!!

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  15. I love the beautiful cog detailing! Lovely work!

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  16. That edging is brilliant, Liz!

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  17. I love her fabulously 'curly' hair, Liz, and the brilliant edging. A perfect piece of steampunkerie.

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  18. I've had a search on Liz for those horses you liked in my Steampunk collage. They are in an old kit by Marta van Eck. If you look her up it may still be available. Hugs xx

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  19. Very nice and thank you for showing us how you did it!

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful!!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz