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Steampunk Mixed Media Card

Steampunk Mixed Media Card

Hello Brutus fans! Lauren here, sharing this card that I made with a stamp from the August steampunk inspiration box! Now let me tell you, this card was WAY out of my comfort zone! It is not my normal style at all, but I had so much fun browsing mixed media projects on social media, and trying something new!

I started by stamping all of the stamps from the set onto a piece of white tissue paper with Raven detail ink. I stamped them close together and then spread glue all over a panel of aqua pigment paper. I lay the tissue paper over the aqua pigment paper with the glue, and let some areas crease on purpose. I used the stencil of the month from June, and stenciled some small random areas with media paste. I put brads along the sides of the paper and let the media paste dry. I used aqua pigments in the colors Gilded, Brown and Gingerbread all over the background, letting it pool around the stenciled areas, and concentrating the darker colors around the brads to give the impression of word and rusted areas around the metal. The resulting background looked like this:


Then I used an embossing ink re-inker and squeezed a little bit out onto my waffle flower water media mat. I used a paintbrush to make streaks along the edges of the card and around the areas with the brad, and alternated the Gadgets and Gizmos embossing powder from the inspiration box, and the Penny embossing powder. 

Then I also used the brush with the embossing ink to heat emboss the edges of the paper flowers. When the powder was set, I used the Gilded and Gingerbread aqua pigments to color the flowers. I glued some metal gear and clock hand embellishments to the middles for the steampunk look.

Next, I heat embossed the butterfly from the "Take Flight" stamp set onto aqua pigment paper with Penny embossing powder and painted it with Gilded aqua pigment, and fussy cut the wings. I glued the wings to a metal hinge to make it look mechanical. 

I heat embossed the woman from the stamp set with Penny EP and colored her in with Copic markers. I cut her out and arranged all of the elements on the card. I used Copic markers and colored a small strip of paper and stamped the sentiment in Raven detail ink. I finished it off by brushing some of the embossing ink onto the ends and edges and gluing it to the project. 

 Have you ever made any mixed media or steampunk pieces? I have to say, I really enjoyed the process! Post your projects with the steampunk box on social media, and be sure to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! 

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Victoria Lynch - August 14, 2019

This is gorgeous! I got my Inspiration Box today and I’m looking at all the goodies wondering what I’m going to do. I don’t know how to work with the foil, so I may study up on that first!

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