When Chris sent me the theme Only Men Allowed for my project I must admit I initially panicked a bit and thought I don’t do men things... So this was a big challenge to me, but I do love a Challenge. It took me about 2 days and probably nights thinking what I was going to do and then I remembered the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Games and the part where they went through the Industrial Revolution and it all looking very masculine and the men standing with their Top Hats on. I now had an idea and started to plan my project.
I wanted to give my project depth with lots of layers so it gave the impression you were peeling back the years through History and stepping back in time. I started off by ripping some layers off a piece of cardboard to reveal the corrugation and sealed with a coat of Gesso. Next I used a little texture paste applied with a palette knife on the edges and through a clock stencil onto my cardboard.
Using another 3 sheets of paper from my pad I tore these sheets, inked the edges, applied some stamping with Archival Ink and adding a little frantage and gilding wax. I next sprayed a little water on the reverse to curl my paper and dried with the heat gun.
I fussy cut out various clocks from my BoBunny Timepiece collection and stamped a couple then gave them a coat of glossy accents and layered them on to my project. My Gentleman was stamped , coloured with copics and fussy cut. The stamp was free with a magazine.
My die-cuts are all Cheery Lynn. The cogs were cut out in rose gold mirri card and I inked the edges with Stazon. My Steampunk corners were cut from silver mirri card, a little black gesso and gilding wax was applied. My Penny Farthing was cut out in Black card and mirri card. I paper pieced the layers together.
My words were computer generated and printed onto Kraft paper, I then double embossed the edges with white embossing powder. I finally added a little metal chain to the top to hang it.
Thanks for having me over at Country View Challenges and taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you all have enjoyed my project as much as I did in making it and I'd love if you left me a comment.
Products Used -
Archival Ink black, Stazon Ink rusty Brown, Distress Ink black soot, rusty hinge. Copics, Bo bunny paper, Clock stamps, glossy accents, Treasure Gold rose quartz, Black and white gesso, silver, gold and rose mirri card, Prima clock stencil, Paper Artsy grunge paste..
Cheery Lynn Dies Used -
Gears (Set of 9)
Steampunk Corner (Left & Right)
I would like to enter this in to :
It's All About Vintage -Use Dies Challenge
Frilly and Funkie - For all our Fathers Challenge
Rheddscreative Spirit - June Challenge
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - #73 Like Clockwork
Thats Crafty - It's all about Texture Challenge