Urban Mermaid Designs

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Steampunk Underwater Mixed Media Artwork

I created this Shadow Frame Steampunk piece as a gift for my cousin's nursery. She is planning on decorating the room in Steampunk style (how fun!)

I have been waiting for an opportunity to use my Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection and I thought the fantasy/whimsical motifs in this would be perfect for a baby boy.

I chose my favourite images from the papers and arranged them on a blue 12" background that I had spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays to give an ocean feel.

The gears are mostly die cut from card, then coloured with inks and then heat-embossed.

  I also used some chipboard swirls and seaweed die-cuts that I coloured with Lindy's Glitz Spritzes.
I aged the metal charms with Verdigris embossing powder.

 I aged the metal charms with Verdigris embossing powder.

 I inked and stamped the chipboard seahorse with gear stamps.

I gilded a wooden shadow box frame with gilding flakes in similar tones to the artwork.

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea - Papers (12", 8"), chipboard, ephemera
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes -  Egyptian Gold
Embossing Powders: Wow!: Verdigris, Copper, Perissa. Atlantic Seaspray, Under the Sea, Ranger - Verdigris
Scrapberry's Metal Charms - Seaside 1 & 2
Chipboard letters, swirls, seahorse
Prima glass beads - butter
Stampendous - gold frantage glitter
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Mermaid Seashells, Bucaneer Bay Blue, Cocklebells Coral, Glory of the Seas Gold, Opal Sea Oats, Sea Mint Green,Treasure Island Aqua
Dies: X Cut  -Chronology Cogs,Memory Box - Mini Gears, foliage, scallops, Creative Expressions - Dandelion Clocks, Joy Crafts - Under the Sea,Santoro Dies
Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips - Beachcomber

Sandee and Amelia - Anything Goes - Steampunk 13/5
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes #112 29/4


Craftyfield said...

Magnificent Steampunk make! The paper are gorgeous of course, but I love the design and the alteration of the embellishments, especially the Verdigris effect. The gilded frame gives an opulent feel to the whole! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Margaret said...

Wow! So fabulous. I would love to see that nursery in Steampunk. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Tonya M said...

Awesome project! I love all the details you've included.

Thanks for entering in our Anything Goes challenge over at Dare 2B Artzy!


Nate said...

magnifique composition par ces papiers G 45 agrémenter de superbes engrenages merci de jouer avec Sandee & Amelie's à bientôt Nate

Maura Hibbitts said...

Wow! What an awesome piece for a nursery! and that is one nursery I would love to see! Great use of the G45 line and adding in some wonderful steampunk embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at SASPC! hugs, Maura

Cindy S said...

I love all the colors and textures. What a creative mixed media piece!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely project ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Busy Bucharoo said...

I love your project. It's very eye catching and so tactile.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous mixed media underworld piece of art. Adore the colours and your curled edges . The gears are a lovely touch . Wonderful layered elements. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Just wonderful

Marina said...

What a magical idea for a nursery and so beautifully detailed.

Анжелика Ященко said...

Хорошая, интересная, много детальная работа!
Отличное сочетание техник и материалов!
Красивая гармоничная палитра)
С уважением Анжелика Ященко, ДК ScrapMaster

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Fabulos and awesome work !!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges !! :)

Mary Catt said...

Beautiful work with so many details and textures! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges!

Melanie said...

A great project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)