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Please, note, that this challenge blog is not related to any business and run without any profit by people, who do this for your and their own leisure time fun! Our only reward are your encouraging comments and your playing along and sharing steampunk fun and mixed media techniques. We appreciate every single entry and comment so much! Thank you for taking the time!

If you are new to this place, please, know that we are so glad that you stopped by our little steampunk corner!
Whether you are a dedicated tag or card maker, art journaler or mixed media lover - this might be the right place for you!
For more information about the rules and the little "steampunk/industrial twist" we ask of you, please check the "about" stuff and then simply jump in and create!

If you are new to steampunk and not sure if this is "your thing", maybe take a look at our winners gallery on pinterest (use the linking button on our side bar). You will find that we're mainly a mixed media challenge blog with a little twist towards steampunk, industrial and/or vintage. So why not give it a try?

We are looking forward to seeing your fab projects entered to one of our challenges soon!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Boozybear Special IX

Servus, hi and welcome to the last post of our boozybear special feature!

Claudia here with this final project featuring Glenda - the designer and owner of the boozybear etsy shop  - and her fab steampunk chipboard pieces by showing steampunk/industrial style projects done by my wonderful DT - each using the same boozybear parts but in totally different projects and ways of using them.

So throughout the last months you have been provided with extra project posts over here and I have been so happy to have the opportunity to not only show some of Glenda's amazing chipboard designs but also let my DT each have the stage to herself. (to make it easier for you to compare the projects there's a list of previously posted boozybear projects with links to every new project post...see below)
I find the idea thrilling to see how differently the same chipboard pieces can be approached. I hope you do too. ;)

*Here's the link list to previous boozybear projects done by the DT:

Boozybear Special I
Boozybear Special II
Boozybear Special III
Boozybear Special IV
Boozybear Special V
Boozybear Special VI
Boozybear Special VII
Boozybear Special VIII

So today it is my turn to share some boozybear inspiration - so here we go!

As you can see I didn't use the largest clockface pieces in the back, but the others immediately sparked the idea of a mechanical wind up heart with wings and a propeller. 

The balsa wood heart and the old picture stand had been waiting in my stash quite a long time to be used....now was the time!

I started with adding a base coat of Raw Umber DecoArt Student Acrylic paint to the heart and painted the wings, key and propeller with DecoArt Extreme Sheen "Vintage Brass" and "Bronze".

Once dry I created a feather-y texture on the wings using DecoArt media Heavy Gel Medium and let it air dry. 

I also used the Heavy Gel Medium to adhere the clock face and gears to the heart. 

This is how the texture from the Heavy Gel Medium looked on the finished project:

While the assembled heart was set aside to dry I painted a quick coat of DecoArt matte Decou-Page to the stand to provide more tooth for some paint to adhere. 

Once the Heavy Gel Medium on the wings had dried I applied some DecoArt Sparkling Turquoise Metallic Lustre to the raised areas using my fingertip. 

The steampunk heart got a coat of Bronze Extreme Sheen that I stippled onto and inbetween the glued on pieces and the heart with an old and worn bristle brush. 

Once the bronze paint was dry, I stippled on some DecoArt media Carbon Black fluid acrylic paint here and there. 

I did the same with Quinacridone Gold...

...and to finish my steampunk parts off, I dry brushed them with a mix of Titan Buff and Prussian Blue Hue fluid acrylics. 

The wire stand was treated pretty much the same...only that I started with the Metallic Lustre as a base coat instead of the Extreme Sheen.

I felt the wings and heart still looked too "clean" - so I added some white DecoArt media Crackle Paint to the wings with a palette knife...

...and sprinkles of Carbon Black, Turquoise and White Shimmer Mister to the heart:

The little propeller was fixed to the bottom of the heart using a round toothpick. I hand drilled the hole and inserted the toothpick with some glue. 

Then it was time to assemble my flying wind up steampunk heart with matte Decou-Page. 

The stand and the propeller came last.


Steampunk and hearts always go together so well, don't they? 
I hope you've enjoyed the read and recommend you check out Glenda's wonderful range of chipboard pieces over at her boozybear etsy store


Our January challenge is still open until the end of the month and I would love to see you play along! And if you haven't taken a look at the makes of Team A and  Team B yet, I highly recommend you do so...loads of inspiration there to find! I promise ;) 

Hugs and happy crafting!


1 comment:

  1. Love your review of what you have done. Great project. Hugs, Susan


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