… otherwise known as ATCs! Yes, more of these bewitching little 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of art. They are so addicting, beware! ;-) I am inspired by the ocean these days and have been busy making all sorts of sea-themed projects. (and leading up to a mega, super cool project, but more on that later) What could be better than a sea theme merged with steampunk? Not much!
The backgrounds were created using the Eroded Metallic technique from Tim Holtz's book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3 and then embossed. The elements were all cut out of foil sheet covered chipboard and then colored with alcohol inks. The "sand" is Finnabair's Art Ingredients Glass Glitter mixed with Glossy Accents and applied with a palette knife. I love the grungy steampunk look all the elements add.
Now, you might be wondering why one of them is in a little box. For months, I have thinking about, collecting stuff for, and slooooowly working on a Configurations Book that will have a nautical steampunk theme! When I finally get this thing done it will knock your socks off, I promise! (I'm jazzed about it, can you tell?) The "box card" is one of the compartments that will be in it. Stay tuned and your patience will pay off. I'll get it done yet! ;-)
I am also entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly June challenge under the New To You category. I haven't done a Configurations Book before and the glorious Glass Glitter is brand spanking new to my art supplies and I looove it! Gorgeous stuff! Be sure to go check out the challenge, there is lots of inspiration there!
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