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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Full steam ahead

Learning how to draw better has started with faces.
Yes ladies faces to start with and i have been watching 
youtubes continusly.
(to many to name singly)
Mixed media, embossed, gell printing, water coloring, 
acrylic painting, layered paper

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Spirograph and Drawing faces 001

It has been fun not to think as spirograph
as a "kids toy" as it is for all ages .
If your child has one you should go get it and 
have a go of it, it is soo much fun.
This is a Spirograph and learning to draw face .
In the them of blue!


Peaking through to steampunk

It's been a while since I posted anything 
but i have still be here working on things .
One of the things I have been doing is learning 
to draw.
Here is one steampunk picture that is mixed media.
Gell press printing , hand drawn, texture paste, die cuts
embossing and layered paper.


Friday, July 14, 2017

LARGE Steampunk Airship THREE

Then came Airship THREE this one was twice as long as 
airship TWO. Also added port holes to this one.


 Ponrabbel Boilertrumpet AIRSHIP
(which was the name of our airship at the 2017 steampunk festival)
Tasmanian Steampunk Festival
 George Town Tasmania 
24th June 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watch house George Town Tasmania

Now showing at the watch house George Town Tasmania

Bigger Steampunk AIRSHIP TWO

The Airship ONE HERE
was just the first of a few i made 
once i knew that pattern was right it was time to 
grab LOTS of black card stock and make a bigger one
 and added the silver acrylic paint after it was all put together
to look metalic






Here you can get an idea of the size the pattern is now



Tasmanian Steampunk Festival
 George Town Tasmania 
24th June 2017


Steampunk Sliceform snowglobe

Could not forget to do a sliceform steampunk so 
I made this one in Make the cut .
it stands 4.5" high and folds flat to go into 
an envelope

Tasmanian Steampunk Festival
 George Town Tasmania 
24th June 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

3D Hot air balloon Steampunked WITH robot

Then came a Steampunked Hot air balloon with 
steampunked Robot to ride in it 
After designing in Make the cut , cutting it and making
it up I then took all the scraps of black card stock i had 
left over from the cutting and ran it through the ebosser 
using as many Steampunk like embossing folders i could 
find in my collection. And added to the balloon over lapping 
and random as i could get them . Then I put sliver acrylic paint
on my finger and lightly went over all the raised areas .



 Felt it also needed a gear boarder around it which i 
made with Make the cut and  cut 6 layers to give it demention
 
 Robot was designed in make the cut as well by me

Tasmanian Steampunk Festival
 George Town Tasmania 
24th June 2017

3D Steampunk airship ONE

This years festival was to be airships. 
So back late last year i set to making a pattern for 
an air ship small but to see I was on the right track 
of making it .
Before cutting in using the brown card stock i had i 
grabbed a orange (that i knew i would not miss if it 
did not work)
Cut it out went together so  well I was soo pleased 
with it that I added trims onto it to get the thickness 
look that i was after I layered 6 of the same gears 
on top of each other . Did some quilled card stock to 
add other trims
 It was all about building up the look till I was soo 
happy with it (but had done all this work and it is 
ORANGE!)
 Added the pipe work at the back shapping the pipe
pieces as i glued them together .










 So once it was all done I was in love with it that I 
then took brown acrylic paint and gave it two coats of 
it. After it was dry I used some gold and sliver acrylic
paint on my fingers and used it to highlight the raised 
areas.
And sat alongside the small train set at the festival
Tasmanian Steampunk Festival
 George Town Tasmania 
24th June 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Say it with flags

Also with the art dolls I made parts for the 
communication hunt at the festival .



To stand tall

Steampunk  Festival went really really well 
this steampunk man stood tall over the small trainset
in our room at the Steampunk Tasmania Festival
I brought some 8inch artist dolls and painted them with 
black gesso. then i added metallic paint. Cut a card stock 3D 
steampunk hat and then used make the cut and made a pair of wings
(for the wings i cut 6 layers to give it thickness)