28 June 2012

Steampunk chick!

I'm afraid you'll have to indulge me today! I wanted to try out one of Tim Holtz's metal techniques and thought that this month's Creative Expressions DT stamp set  Butterfly Girl might be a good place to start! I started by stamping the image twice and, on one layering metal tape to it. 
I coloured it with Ginger and Pitch Black Alcohol Inks. I had two die cut wings on my desk so I used the same technique on them. The tag itself is a technique I have used lots, in fact I used it on my first Creative expressions project - you can find the details here. I added a stamped sentiment from the fabulous Art Sayings set from last month and a tiny cog from a watch. 
I did add lots of cogs round the edges but I think she looks better, and more effective, on her own! Thank you for indulging my experiment - I'd love to see what you make with this set!
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11 comments:

Helen said...

She looks fab! - is this another stamp set I need?! I know I must try this technique with the metal - looks great.

isisimaginings.com said...

She's gorgeous! I love her boots.

TonyR said...

i love this faux plating technique!! it looks fab with the wings and the girl. more steamrockchic than punk!! lol xx
tony

Redanne said...

Super piece, girly and steam-punky all at the same time. Love the colours you have used too, makes the metal look very authentic. A x

May said...

Fabulous creation... Love the metal effect.. love this stamp.. Brillant!! Hugs May x x x

monique said...

love this this is so cool, great effect

Sue said...

This is fab Gabrielle, love the metal look - very rock chic x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, just fantastic.

hazel said...

Fabulous Gabrielle - very creative, I love it.
xxx Haze.

Minxy said...

This is Sooooooooo frickin cool xx

sue law said...

This looks really cool...must come back to check out the technique when things calm down around here..still in total chaos what with decorating etc..
Suex