I could use a quote from one of my favourite films but unless you have seen it...it would be pointless...I would be laughing alone and you thinking "how strange!"
When I mention steamy I am not referring to "hot and steamy" but more "down and dirty" Steampunky with the wonderful and talented Andy Skinner.
His paint techniques are fabulous and what is even better you can also do on-line classes to learn the art....I will be checking out those later.
If you don't like getting your hands dirty then close your eyes now!
I find that getting mucky is part of the whole experience and I just keep Mr Scrubby handy now to help with the aftershock!
Anyway enough of my waffle this is what we made;
This is the front of the book and all the workings are made from cardboard.....I love the concept and am already thinking of different ways in using this technique. I NEED to get some of this modelling paste to play again!
The back we have used paint techniques to create a rust effect and used Andy's NEW stamps, can't wait to get my hands on them, loving the textures, cogs and the sentiments are great too. I think I might have a wee further play with the back of the book and just add some black soot to distress around the edges.
On the spine and we used a textured paste to create a sandpaper effect and for the book leaves we made our own tissue tape! I so will do that again and it was so easy to do too.
That's all again for me today, hope you have a super Tuesday and looking forwards to a wee snoop tomorrow for What's on your work desk Wednesday!