Tuesday, 29 January 2013

DT Project #1 by Astrid Dance to the Music of the Times

Hello dear Snazzys visitors and welcome to our DT Blog!!!


Regulars will know that this month we are featuring some wonderful Steampunk cogs and wheels from The MDF Man and we had free range as what to do with. A challenge? - definitely.... great fun? - for sure!!
Make sure to scroll down to see what my wonderful teamies have created so far and if you want a chance to win a set of these fab blanks, leave a comment on this post.

Well, as to my project, after tossing around all sorts of things in my head, in the end the best I could come up with is another piece of wall art, not very original, but I had great fun playing around with paints, sprays, texture paste and inks. I started off by arranging 4 of the cogs together in an arrangement that I liked and then I glued them together with thick gel medium. Next I added texture paste through various stencils and masks. Snazzys has a great selection of these available. Following that, I added various Steampunk embellishments, again Snazzys has a fab collection and then I coated it all in a thick layer of Gesso. While that was drying I stamped my vocal image, a La Blache steampunk stamp from my stash with Black Archival Ink, cut it out with a circle die and put it aside.


Back to the cogs, - once the Gesso had dried I added various background stamps, partly straight to the mdf and partly onto tissue paper which I then glued to the piece in strips. Then the fun of colouring  mdf pieces with various inks and sprays started. When I was happy the results, I highlighted the raised bits with two colours of Treasure Gold and coloured my stamped image with Distress Inkpads in Peacock Feather, Chipped Saphire, Dusty Concord and Walnut stain..

For the background piece I covered a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard with music paper from my stash, inked and stencilled the edges and then glued the mdf to it. Finally I glued on my vocal image and computer generated a sentiment which I curled, inked and fastened with a Tim Holtz ideaology pen nib.
Here are some more close ups:






Well that's it from me for this time, - don't forget to come back next Monday to see what Hels will have created for you!


Until then ....

35 comments:

Julia Smith said...

That is gorgeous Astrid, love how those have fused together x

craftimamma said...

Whoa Astrid, it may be 'another' piece of wall art but WHAT A PIECE!!! It's fabulous! All that gorgeous texture, wonderful colours and lovely imagery ...... just endless interest! How I would love to examine this close up and personal. Can you tell I really, really love this piece!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gillian .... said...

My sentiments exactly Lesley ... Truly stunning piece of art Astrid. The colours and image are beautiful! X

ike said...

OMGoodness - this is simply stunning Astrid !!! I would love to see it in real life. It has the most amazing colours and the texture looks awesome. Beautiful images in there too. It's a masterpiece :-D xxxxxxxxxx

Buttons said...

Gosh this is a superb piece of art Astrid! Thank you so much for the close up shots - they show us the attention to detail and gorgeousness of the stencilling/colouring/embellishment you have lavished on these cogs. What a project! Hugs, Jenny x

Helen said...

This is - as the others have said - truly beautiful, I love it!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous, I love it.

Maryann said...

WAUW Astrid, this is a completely outstanding piece of art, and I absolutely LOVE it hun. Sooo beautiful and so breathtaking with these gorgeous colors too. I just LOVE it, so simple is that.

Leila Egebjerg said...

Beautiful!gorgeous! wonderful colours and lovely imagery ...... just endless interest.
Hug from Leila

Gayna said...

Wow I love it. What a stunning piece of art. Bet it has pride of place in your home. Thank you for sharing. BEAUTIFUL WORK.

Fliss said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning Astrid! The colours and inky effects are gorgeous as is all that texture. Amazing!
Fliss xx

Craftychris said...

Amazing project! Love the words too xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It may be another piece of wallart, but I love it. These cogs look wonderful to work with, I might just have to treat myself to some.

Sue x

snazzyoriginal said...

Amazing piece with such wonderul textures and colours. Love all the layers xx

Suzi B said...

Fab-u-lous!.... love it!

rachel said...

amazing work - fab details - love it xx

Rebecca said...

Stunning work love it :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Redanne said...

A truly gorgeous piece of art Astrid, love the blues, the stencilling, the face stamp and all the other wonderful details you have added. Gorgeous!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning creation Astrid. Those blues are absolutely beguiling. Scrumptious texturising. Nicola x

Annie said...

Love this make Astrid, particularly love the combined images.........stunning effect. Do you mask the images ?

Annie x

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Sigh, you're work is so stunning, wish I had half your talent :)

Paula Whittaker said...

looks original and wonderful!

Marlies said...

What a Master Piece, its beautiful. Love the brown and blue colors together.

Marlies

Minxy said...

WOZZER What a masterpiece, Such depth and texture, a real feast for the eyes xx

Ria Gall said...

This is fantastic a really wonderful piece of art. It is truly stunning and thank you for the heads up on the MDF man I just love the quality of his stuff
Ria

Dianne said...

Ditto ditto ditto, picking my jaw up off the floor your the boomb girl..

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so cool...I love it..all the texture and colors....awesome job....tfs

CreativSpirit said...

So beautiful, it makes me want to try Steampunk.

butterfly said...

This is beyond anything... I'm slightly lost for words (and we all know that's pretty rare). An absolute masterpiece - I would love to have this on my wall - it's utterly wonderful.
Alison xx

marda said...

I like the way you say it's "just" another piece of wall art.. well it's not "just" anything. It's amazing art work. I love the look of steampunk.. and someday I might try my hand at it. Maybe following your instructions I could actually pull it off!!!

Anita Houston said...

Love the soft sheen and unexpected color brightness on the metal type cogs...awesome contrast! Love the base as well! Fab Art here!

Mooffie said...

Just stunning! I'd be proud to have this as 'just' another piece of wallart! It's great.

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh my goodness Astrid, you have outdone yourself here, what a magical piece of art-work you have created - seriously BEAUTIFUL PLUS, PLUS MORE.... I love, love love it!

Joanie said...

This is fab - right up my street. love it Joan x

Susie Bentz said...

Love it! Ditto all of the above comments!