Monday, March 23, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Steampunk

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a Nature themed Art Panel with a little hint of steampunk, which by the way is not my jam, using the new Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and Alcohol Alloy inks, Distress Embossing Glazes, Stampers Anonymous Faded Type and The Professor 2 and Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera and a Theories Quote Chip.

I began by trimming Tim Holtz Heavystock Yupo Paper to 5" x 7", dripped on some Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol followed by Moss, Mojito, Dijon Alcohol inks, Gilded Alloy ink and a little blending solution and went to town with the Alcohol Ink Air Blower tool. I let the inks dry and misted lightly with Isopropryl Rubbing Alcohol using a Mini Mister. There are very subtle streaks of the Gilded Alloy in there but despite taking shots from different angles, my camera couldn't capture it.
I pounced Alcohol Lift Ink through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Digits Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool, patted with a soft cloth until all the colour had been lifted and buffed.
I inked one of the text stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type with Black Soot Distress Archival, sprinkled with Rusty Hinge Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set until melted. I got my heat tool really hot and kept it moving over the powder so as not to warp or buckle the Yupo Paper which is basically a plastic substrate.
I added Black Soot Distress Archival and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide inks on the edges of the Field Notes Ephemera pieces using the edge of the ink pads, sprinkled with the Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Embossing Glazes and heat set.
I re-stamped the text from Faded Type on the corner of the Ephemera panel with Black Soot Distress Archival, heat embossed as before and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium to line up with the existing stamping. I inked the circle stamp from Professor 2 with Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide, sprinkled on Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze and heat set.
I fixed the rest of the Field Notes Ephemera in place with Distress Collage and added the circle popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive
I added twine and accents to the butterfly using a Distress Embossing Pen and the Distress Embossing Glazes.
 added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs
an Idea-ology Clock Hand, tapped Antique Distress Oxide on to an Idea-ology Theories Quote Chip, sprinkled with Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Embossing Glazes, heat set and added Idea-ology Nailheads.

I finished by fixing the panel to chipboard cut to 5.1/2" x 7.1/2" covered with Idea-ology BlackOut Classic KraftStock

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. SO pretty. I love how you used the Lift-ink to add the numbers (or should I say remove?, lol) I have got to get the Alcohol Ink out and give them a go today!

  2. Love how you mixed nature and steampunk here Kath! and those greens...oh my!! Be well, Maura

  3. Stunning Kath and considering you say its not your 'jam' you would never know wow,love it.xx

  4. Totally amazing! Love the Distress Glazes!


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