Friday 24 June 2011


"Steampunk is where Goth finds brown." A quote I came across on the 'net this week. Sparked something in the depths of what can loosely be called a brain in my head. So another art journal page was born.
The base of the page is acrylic paint, cracked using the pva glue technique. There are so many vids on youtube now. All give different advice. So I experimented. I came up with a couple of finished sheets that I was happy with. This was one.
Terracotta brown on top of black. Well I liked it.
I used 2 of the images from Delicious Doodles to illustrate the Goth and the Steampunk. Both coloured in using promarkers, fussy cut out and mounted onto a slightly pearlised brown card. Both these cut out using a "cog like" fancy edged scissors. The quote was written onto a ribbon slider and ink distressed with "old paper". Some black organza and brown velvet ribbons threaded through.
The "cogs" at the top are circles cut from one of those aluminium take-away cartons, notches cut and alternately folded down the "bits". Some alcohol ink dripped on to colour. Layered with die cut flowers in dark brown and terracotta attached using brown brads.
The layout was inspired by this months sketchy challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged forum and also fitted into this weeks project over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack - paint.

It would have been entered into last weeks Delicious Doodles challenge as well - but what do you know - I was too late.
I am sharing this at The Joyful Stamper, Inspire Me Fridays
A couple of challenges that I am entering this into
Simply Create - Come Fly With Us
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Make your Own Backing Paper(s)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Mixed Media, Things with Wings


  1. Wow fab project love the images and the background thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Jenny x

  2. oh this brilliant,hun just love those images,and the design is brilliant,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge hugs cherylxxx

  3. Fabulous project, the desing is amazing. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  4. How fab is this thanks for sharing with us all here at CCC and good luck.