Sunday, 20 May 2012
Steampunk at Fashionable Stamping
For the next two weeks at Fashionable Stamping Challenges we are asking you to think of Steampunk. Don't be daunted by the prospect, if you've never attempted it before, think of Victorian, Jules Verne, Steam, if electricity hadn't been invented what else would we have using steam? Fashion too, can become your way out fantasies. Mix it up, clocks, cogs, mechanical parts. Be daring and try being different but we do ask somewhere noticeable on your work we can see some stamping. For my project, I have made it feminine, it isn't always about men. Yes, it's grungy but I like to mix up my styles. The background is a sheet from a kitchen roll which cleaned up my mess at the Stampman workshop yesterday, don't throw anything away. Stamps used, coloured and cut out, the lower lady's head is stamped onto tissue paper. A piece of mesh, with a piece of cotton with eyelets adds extra texture and interest, contrasted against a frizzled up organza bow. Over some areas of the card, I have sprinkled and heated Fran-tage, one of the delights I procured from the workshop. Along with some Lilac Wow! powder, messy, maybe, but it's my version of Steampunk. I hope you like it. thanks for your visits. Sorry I haven't been a good commenter lately but I've been very busy and poorly, hope to improve soon.