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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Leslie Rahye's Very Fall Steampunk Blog Hop

Loving all things Steampunk, I was so thrilled to join in on Leslie's blog hop!!  Look at the sign above.  Yummy goodness representing all that is Steampunk!

 For this blog hop, I chose to design a canvas book, with 2 small, square stretched canvases, hindges and lots of Crafter's Ink by Clearsnap, and other mixed media items and techniques!!!

The background is colored with DTP (direct to paper - or canvas in this piece) utilizing the rich,creamy Crafter's Ink.  I wanted the texture of the canvas to show through and this was the perfect way to accomplish this.  Be sure to use your heat tool to set the Crafter's Ink.  Various colors are overlayed to add constrast.

Next, an image from Altered Pages is collaged on the front.  The window gives a look like it is in the background while the dude is up front.

The dude and word strip is stamped on clear laminate.  The back is painted with mica powder.  The crown again uses Crafter's Ink.

All the other accents by EK Success.

The back is done much like the front.  the crown and key are charms added for color, contrast, and dimension.  The gears are collage paper and a die cut gear.

The colors assimilate feelings of fall without shouting out FALL!  Fall leads into winter, the promise of rebirth and new things come spring again.  Fall is a time for harvest, a time to prepare for the long winter.

My interpretation gives my stamp of Steampunk fun and Fall.

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Cre8tively Yours - Lea

12 comments:

  1. Great collage and creation, totally steampunk ! Love it ! xoxo

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  2. Leslie...what a fabulous creative idea..it turned out fabulous.
    Hugs, Antoinette

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  3. Very subtle take on the theme indeed, enjoying the inky effects.

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  4. Love the added embellishments! I love love metal guess that is why I am a steampunk fan!

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  5. This is such a unique book. love the idea of using stretched canvasses and hinges.

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  6. Ohhh so fun. Love the details you have added to this book.

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  7. What a fun canvas book. Can't wait to see what you add to the inside. I know if will be just as fabulous as the outside. TFS

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  8. Great collage :) Thank you for sharing

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  9. Supreme collage!!! I love the colors, the feel, the key and the picture. I'd use a real picture from our ancestry and put it on the wall of our family! I am going to try your technique. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  10. What a fabulous project I love all the embellishments and texture :)

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  11. Oh love this idea ,I need to try it

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