I love trying new techniques and creating mixed media explorations. A week or so ago, I had finished the base of this canvas – it was covered with embossing powders, pastes and sprays, but had no final decorations added to it. I decided to add some steampunk elements to finish it out.
Hampton Art / 7gypsies Time is Precious (PS0742), Distressed Clock (PS0679)
Clearsnap Top Boss – Watermark ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Moon Shadow Mists
Dreamweaver Black Embossing Paste
Xyron Mega Runner
Crumple tissue paper and run through Xyron 5” Creative Station to apply adhesive to the surface. Tear pieces of the paper and lay onto the canvas. Cover the entire canvas this way. Paint a layer of gesso over the tissue paper and allow to dry. Rub the watermark ink over the high spots of the canvas and heat emboss with the dark blue powder. Spritz with mists. Randomly stamp the watermark ink across the canvas and sprinkle with the light blue powder and heat emboss. Mist again. Use a stencil template to apply embossing paste in a diamond pattern. While wet, sprinkle with embossing powder, and heat set immediately. This will cause the embossing paste to bubble some. Add another layer of mists and more random embossing powder. Stamp the sentiment and the clock onto tissue paper with watermark ink, and heat emboss with a black powder. Glue onto the canvas and spray heavily with the mists and allow to air dry. Die cut the Steampunk elements and rub with the watermark ink, and heat emboss 3 layers of powder. Apply to the canvas.
If you would like more explanation, please check out my video tutorial.