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Monday, 12 August 2013

finding a way to make it work for creative expressions DT

well today I have a post for Creative Expressions and am still playing with texture paste,I love steampunk so that features too...but it is a card! I am by no means a true cardmaker and there are many out there far more skilled than me , but as cards go I am happy with this...lets see  what you think!?

So here is my make :

I started by cutting a piece of mountboard to the size of the card, as this would take me messing around with inks and paints better than card, but heavy cardstock would be fine. I applied silver texture paste through a great netting stencil. Then I added some distress stains swipes in tarnished brass and black soot...these are just to colour the background.


I then set too with my beloved distress paints, again black soot and tarnished brass, applied to the craft sheet and spritzed and smooshed in. then I heated to dry, which makes the texture paste bubble and pit, great for this type of piece, for a smooth finish, avoid heating.


 
the next step was to add some more layers , I used some great steampunk stamps and inked in clear and embossed with black detail embossing powder.



I continued this randomly all over the background. Then stamped the main pieces in black archival and coloured up using distress inks in black soot and rusty hinge.I then spritzed and dabbed off.

 
Now for the cogs, I die cut some cogs and added texture paste in a bumpy manner and left to dry. When dry, I applied some tarnished brass distress paint and then some black soot using my finger tip .


 a few film strip die cuts and the card is complete..

 
So hope you like my texture paste step by step make, 

have a fun and inky day!
trace x 

23 comments :

  1. I guess you have just proved to make fabulous Cards :)

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  2. Wonderful work Trace. I love how you have captured the industrial setting too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Great steampunk make Trace, the close up photos show all the subtle textures so well, love it!!

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  4. Pop it onto a blank card and hey presto! A real gem of a topper Trace. Love the texture and technique filled layers which balance each other so well. Hugs, Jenny x

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  5. WOW what a wonderful collage, I'm really fascinated how many elements you've combined.
    Hugs Anja

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  6. Great card Trace, love the texture Nd your stencilled background. Great Steampunk creation. Tracy x

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  7. The background is great (I´ll have to get a go with the texture paste again...) Think the filmstrips work beautifully! Hugs, Gerrina

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  8. Trace...this is such a cool piece! I love it ALL! I'd never seen that sentiment before but I LOVE it! I really like your dimensional background. You did such an outstanding job with the texture paste to build up such interesting dimension. I also love how you added bits of metallic color here and there over the black base. Very effective! The torn stamped image of the gentleman and the kraft film strip die cuts are also very cool. <3 Candy

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  9. It all looks amazing. What a shame a lot of the silver net is covered up--I loved that effect you created

    Chrissie x

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  10. fantastic Trace - wonderful card xx

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  11. Beautiful Trace, that netting stencil looks wonderful in the background and love that heat embossed black pattern too. The man and the words are brilliant - love your steampunk card. Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Anyone who receives your card should be thrilled. I really don't think anyone can do steampunk like you can - well maybe Mr. Tim but just maybe! I do appreciate your steps for creating this and I think it's amazing that anything shows through - but it does, doesn't!
    Sandy

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    1. wow sandy that is a huge compliment, thanks hugs trace x

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  13. Um well, like...mmmm.....nope. LOVE it !! It is Steampunk cool! :)

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  14. Fabulous texture, colour and elements all layered together beautifully. A great card Trace.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  15. Morning Trace, Wow !! I love it, the composition and the textures, I love everything about this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  16. Wow Trace - this is one sensational card! Truly awesome steampunk work.

    I'm sorry to have been missing recently but there was a crisis that completely absorbed me. Nicola x

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  17. Fabulous grungy canvas - all those layers are fabulous... and a brilliant quote too!
    Alison x

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  18. So cool, that's a gorgeous card, great textured background and fab images.

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  19. LOVE it. The textures look amazing & I bet they feel even better.

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  20. Love your composition, Trace, and that quote! Wonderful BG too.

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