Monday 3 May 2010

Steam Punk Canvas

The Artistic Stamper have just brought out some 'right on trend' Cog rubber stamps for Steam Punk themes. Jennie recently made a frame I loved by stamping into UTEE, so I thought I would try something similar with a back to front canvas and some Golden Crackle Paste.

I used this paste recently for an Artistic Stamper dressmaking canvas, but this time I slavered it on a little more thinly over the edges of the frame, and then moistened the cog stamps and pressed them into the paste, removed them, and let it dry overnight. I stamped the cogs background plate onto pale blue tissue paper. Then this morning I dabbed all the blue Distress Ink colours over the crackle and the background base of the canvas and around the sides, leaving a little white showing around the cogs. I then used some blue Glimmer Mists. I added some smears of silver paint with my finger. I glued some watch parts from the Artistic Stamper around the frame. I added some blue accent beads in places. I adhered the cog background tissue paper to the base of the canvas. I then stamped the Victorian gentleman from the Men Plate 1, from the Artistic Stamper, and added a touch of blue and Antique Linen ink to age it a bit. Finally I stuck this image behind the Friendly Plastic Mould n Pour mould I made the other day, and adhered it to the centre of the canvas base.

Just spotted after typing this that Jennie has candy! So pop over and have a look for a chance to win!


  1. Loving your decorated frame Lucy, great stuff !!

  2. Very cool, Lucy! Love it!

  3. I like the cool blue for steam punk.

  4. Fabulous frame Lucy! Love all the wonderful texture & the colours. That FP frame looks brilliant too! BTW I won Jennie's UTEE frame, so I'll bring it over next week to show you.
    Alison xx

  5. Great frame Lucy, I love it. xxx Hazel.