Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Leslie Rahye's By Land, Air or Sea--Steampunk Inspired Transportation Blog Hop - May 8, 2013

Welcome to
fun hop hosted by the the lovely and talented
She always finds wonderful themes

Steampunk inspired transportation!! 
This ones all about things that land or air or sea...with a steampunk twist of course! 

This is coinciding with National Transportation Month and Train Day! 

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to
create a masculine mixed media frame for
the men of the house
I built the train from scratch based on 
images I found on the world wide web (in the Transformer voice)
using a paper towel roll

Michael's square wood frame (clearance)
Mod Podge Matte & Gesso
Tim Holtz Dies- Gears, key hole,and boarder Gears
Tim Holtz - Bulb
Donna Salazar Dies - Gears
Adirondack Color Washes - Wild Plum, stream, butterscotch, 
Lindys' Stamp Gang Spray - Moon Shadow Mist Treasure Island
Tsukineko - Walnut Inks - Java
Tissue Paper
Mulberry flowers
Hot Glue
Foil tape
Rub-n-Buff - Silver leafing 
heavy twine

STEP1 - Mod Podge entire frame with tissue paper let dry (be generous)
STEP2 - Mod Podge all elements on top of dried tissue paper (be generous)
STEP4 - Use your hot glue gun to add demention to your project
STEP5 - Gesso entire frame and all elements - let dry
STEP6 - Use your sprays and let dry (use heat gun to speed the process)
STEP5 - Use your fingers and add rub-n-buff or any metallic type paints or ink pad to highlight

Enjoy the rest of  hop and be


Pammejo said...

OMG Jessica this is gorgeous. I love the frame!!! So full of details, love how you made the train and you are going to have to share how you did the coloring of the base.

leslierahye strickland said...

This is G O R G E O U S! If the men in your house don't love it PLEASE send it to me!!! We are big train buffs!! It's just beautiful! ♥

Thank you so much for being a part of my By Land, Air or Sea Steampunk Inspired Transportation Blog Hop!

Sandra Strait said...

Your frame is so lovely!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

This TOTALLY rocks! Wow - I love the combination of steampunk-y elements and glitzy shimmer - very striking.

Thanks for sharing!

Giavanna Lau said...

This came out fabulous - I love the tissue paper decoupage combined with all the metallics- it looks so neat. Awesome project!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

beautiful project!

Danie May said...

Wow I love this! Such gorgeous texture and color and I totally am in awe of your wonderful train. Such a fabulous project for your hop theme and I am sure the men in your house are going to love it! xx

Regena said...

Oh, you must get an old timey picture taken to use in it!!!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Jess, this is fabulous. I want to learn this technique so much, and you have certainly inspired me to give it a try. I don't think I would ever have come up with your train idea, but I sure would like to borrow it to make one for myself. :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful project.

Lyneen said...

WOW... that train is AMAZING! GREAT frame... love, love, love all the details!!!!! Thanks for Sharing!

Christine Kiehl said...

What an amazing frame you crafted! I love the color combo! Thank you so much for sharing on this blog hop!