Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Stay At Home CJ - November Reveal - Steampunk

Another month, another wonderfully varied gallery of entries in the Stay At Home CJ.....   This time we were all working on this fantastically detailed background from Pat:

Her theme was Steampunk, and this is what everyone came up with (in no particular order):

by Sami - 'I drew a face onto a book page and then stamped some hand carved wings on Gelli printed deli paper to put behind the face. I tried to do the hair as cogs but that didn't work so well. I used texture paste to put another face and some squares onto the paper. I used a bicycle stamp on tissue paper (given to me by Lou!) to add another detail. I stamped lots of cogs everywhere to finish off and then used oil pastels and spray inks to deepen the original colour of the page.
                                                                                                      by Katie                                                                                                   
by Pam - 'I'm afraid I did 3D again- I used card which I embossed by hand to stand out - cut out the cogwheels and drew on the bird cage with pens'
by Virginia - 'having already had the task of playing with steampunk previously I was quite giddy with this one.  I love the background, dragged out some steampunk scrapbook pages that I had and cut out the elements I had.  Then started to place on the page for effect.  After playing for a bit I started to stamp on the layout then to stick the paper elements down, trying to blend them in.  For a few of the items I had to 'mask' the paper item and insert the stamping thereafter.  I had great fun with this one! 

by Sarah - 'I hope mine is steampunky enough, I did give her goggles :)  this is a two part stencil, which took ages to cut and then I annoyingly managed to rip it making this, so I guess it's a one off!'
                                      by Lou - 'The Mechanics of Meditation aka My Steampunk Buddha'                                        
by Carmen - ‘ "Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.” – G.I. Gurdjieff …. Tried to make her look machine-ish without actually being a machine... if that makes sense. Not totally sure how Steampunky this is but I hope Pat likes it - It was a pleasure playing with her background, kept seeing something new as I was working on it.   I used: Pencil, Neocolour II's and oil pastel’
                                                                    And last but definitely not least - Pat's own entry                                                                     
We're one short this month for the moment, Wisher's entry to follow later in the month....

Next time, we'll all be working on my own (Sarah's) background:

theme "song lyrics", deadline December 31st