Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This is a picture of my morning class that I took on Monday, taught by instructor, Debbie West, at A Place in Time in Kailua, HI.
This is a new technique for me. We worked on a piece of cardboard and added layers of cardboard swirls, gears, keys, screen, ball chain, etc. Then two layers of silver foil went over the cardboard, one in each direction. After that I burnished all the layers to bring out the texture of each piece. Then I painted black acrylic over the whole piece and waited for that to dry. Then the sanding part to bring out the highlights of the silver. After the sanding process, gears, brads that resembled screw heads, a bottle cap and crystals were added for extra "bling!" Called Steampunk it was something very different than anything I had ever done. I added the calligraphy square today, just because I have to have my lettering on everything. (:

More pictures of the finished blue and pink journal to come. Have a happy, creating day everyone!


  1. I just read about steampunk in the latest class schedule from European Papers in Columbus, OH. Looks like a blast!

  2. OoOOoOoOH My!!!!! This one is amazing!!!

    Readers of my blog would love this one. There is a book genre called steampunk and it's gaining momentum day by day!