Thursday 26 June 2014

Steampunk Challenge for June.

 A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi all my Bloggy friends I am a bit late with this but I have been working on it whilst doing other things but it's finished at last, just in time.
The theme for this month at SanDee and Amelie's is a colour scheme of Blue, Grey and Rust which is why my bird is blue.
I changed my mind completely about what to make half way through the month which slowed me down a bit.
Any way here it is.

He started off as a Paper Mache bird and I painted him with Gesso and then added the texture by means of stencils and moulding paste.
The cogs were Tim Holtz dies and these were glued on and paper lace, more Gesso was then added.

The ball at the base was done in the same way as the top and the stand was covered with masking tape pieces to create the texture.
I painted the ball and base with acrylic paint to begin with and then sprayed it all over with cosmic shimmer sprays.

When the bird was dry, I went over it with grey gilding wax to bring out the detail of the cogs and other stencilled shapes.

In some of the lighter areas I dry brushed some of the darker stain on to bring out the detail.

I decided it needed something on the head so it has become a cockatiel.
I completed the bird by adding rust coloured skeleton leaves, buttons, metal brads, flowers etc.

Hope you like my little Steampunk birdie.
I think he turned out quite well.
I am going to enter him in SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge for June.
As he also has metal on him I am also going to enter him in Left of Centre Use Metal, Challenge #34.
Happy crafting,
Angela x


VonnyK said...

What a beautiful bird and you put so much work into it. You certainly have an eye for detail, I love it. We had a cockatiel when I was young, they are such lovely companions.
Have a great week,
Von #27

Sue said...

What an unusual and lovely piece of art.

Claudia N. said...

Wow, Angela!
You really put a lot of time, love and labour into this wonderful make! LOVE the texture and the light blue contrasting the rusty elements! And the doily used as a birds crown is utterly brilliant and imaginative! Very clever and what a whimsical make this is!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at SASPC!

Claudia x

sandra de said...

Wow you have added so much detail and texture to get a great effect.
Sandra de @56

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Angela,

What a beautiful bird! You really put a lot of thought into this and it shows.

I'm slowly getting around to visiting WOYWW posts - this is a bonus!


Redanne said...

I love your fabulous whimsical bird Angela (a pal for BP Mini Me?), the colour combo really brings out the best in your wonderful design too. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Angela and happy Friday....I am in awe of you ladies that can create these fabulous works of art...your blue bird is splendid. My brain doesn't see to configure these 'steampunk' ideas but I think they are way cool. Cheers and have a super duper weekend Robyn

Brenda Brown said...

A fantastic textured birdie, beautifully made and so creative. Love it xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Angela, this is the colours and textures, thank you for your lovely comment on my WOYWW post this week and for stopping by! Carole Z xx

Eliza said...

Wow I so love your steampunk bird he is one spectacular bird. It seems like you had fun making him too.

Hugs Eliza

Brigitte said...

Your bird is amazing, perfect colors and texture
thank you for your particpation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

pam said...

this is fantastic Angela, amazing creation ..where do get your ideas it

Teresa said...

Fantastic project - thanks for sharing all the processes that you used to create the finished item. So glad you joined us at Left Of Centre - good luck x

maureenjscott said...

This is stunning! I love seeing the photos of your creative process! Love the colours and the embellishing. Great project! Thank you for sharing this at Left of Center this fortnight! Remember we are going weekly from the 4th of July and if you'd like to join us as a guest DT, let me know! Mo dt coordinator xxx

Little Artbee said...

Lovely creation made with a lot of fantasy.
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