Friday, June 26

More Steampunk....

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Steampunk Mixed-Media Altered Art Doll Assemblage

Approx. 13-1/2" tall

I created this piece using an unfinished miniature armoire/cabinet for the "body", which was stained, distressed and embellished with antique finish brass hardware.

The base is a wooden candlestick which was sanded, distressed and painted to look like old metal pipe fixtures.

The head was created with black Apoxie Sculpt and I purposely kept the facial features to a minimum because I didn't want it to look too human. The goggles were handmade using snaps and small rings which was fitted with copper/green iridescent film and filled with resin.

The inside features an antique thermometer. In the center is a vintage watch mechanism (with jewel bearings intact) and additional embellishments: garnet red crystal and clear acrylic gem cabochon. The background is a hand-stamped image of a ribcage on distressed paper.

The wings are wood which was painted to look like antique brass. Hinges were added and the wings can be moved for a variety of display options.

The back of the head features another vintage watch mechanism, and the back of the box displays part of a page from a vintage steam engine book which was distressed and embellished with brass tag corners & various gears.

Friday, June 19


Yup, I have officially been steampunk'd...

I'll admit that it wasn't until about a year and a half ago, that I had actually first heard of the term "steampunk", but the more I learned about it, the more I realized that it was a perfect genre to incorporate into my art. I had started a few steampunk pieces a few months ago, before my creative hiatus, and this is the first completed one. I will be listing it on eBay this weekend.

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Mixed-Media Beeswax Collage
20" x 8"

Created with antique book pages, rubber stamps, distress inks, acrylic paints, chipboard, pigment powders, metal corner embellishments, gems and beeswax on MDF.

Tuesday, June 2

Finally... back in the studio

Well I am finally back! Not that I really went anywhere, I just really didn't have the time to post or create anything new. I am still trying to clean up the studio a bit so I can "find" where I left off. I have a few projects that got abandoned a few months ago and I am just itching to get them finished. As soon as I get my bearings, I'll post some pictures...

Friday, January 9

Lisa's 100th Blog Post Giveaway

I am excited to tell you that Lisa Lectura (ll*creations) is celebrating the New Year with her 100th blog post and she is having a fabulous giveaway contest. Lisa is an incredibly talented person who creates beautiful works of art. I am a very proud owner of a few of her works and I am always amazed each time I look at her creations, which are also beautifully made. Be sure to stop by her awesome blog for your chance to win one of her gorgeous works!
(Click here for direct link to her blog)