Steampunk Penguin, one of my favorite digital images, was just released in gorgeous deeply etched rubber by by Carmen Medlin Designs for I Brake for Stamps. Steampunk Penguin is available separately or in the New Steampunk rubber stamp set with six other fabulous Steampunk images that are also now in rubber! By the way, IBFS ships internationally!
Here's my tag featuring my beloved Steampunk Penguin.
Steampunk Penguin was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (ImagineCrafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Steampunk Penguin's goggle lens, the bulb in his hat, and bulbs on his armature were coated with several layers of a clear glaze pen. Steampunk Penguin was set aside to relax while I created the background of the tag for him.
Mixed Media cardstock took a ride inside a diamond plate embossing folder and was then painted sparkly white.
Modeling Paste was scraped across the word "Industrial" a stencil at the base of the embossed painted panel and allowed to air dry.
Once dry, light blue was painted onto the panel to form the sky. A wash of very dilute pink paint was dry brushed across the sky because I like a touch of pink in my skies. Purple, silver, and white paints were mixed, spritzed with water, and used to add the shadow of a slope to the background.
Mixed Media cardstock was die-cut several times using a pipes die set. The die-cuts were stacked, glued together, then adhered to the piece. A stopcock chipboard piece f was added to the right side where the vertical and horizontal pipes meet.
A metal faucet was first brushed with gesso then adhered over the pipe at the top left. Wood letters were also brushed with gesso , then adhered along the left hand side of the panel.
The adhesive was given a chance to dry, then the stenciled area under the pipes at the bottom were painted with a wash of turquoise, blue, and green paints. The paint was allowed to pool in and around the letters, then gently heat set.
The faucet, pipes, stopcock, letters, and the stenciled word were all carefully painted with several coats of silver paint. When dry, a mix of paints were dry brushed onto the pipes, faucet, stop cock, wooden letters, and stenciled word to create a rusty-look.
White sparkly glitter glue was added atop the pipes and letters to create the look of icy snow and glue was used to adhere the acrylic drop under the faucet. Steampunk Penguin was happy to get back into the action and was adhered to the image panel.
Black metallic cardstock and black chipboard were die-cut with the tag die. The metallic cardstock was embossed with the metal plate embossing folder, then adhered atop the chipboard tag.
A pressure gauge was downloaded from the 'net, resized, printed, and die-cut with a tiny circle die then adhered to a seriously old clear acrylic circle.
Three metal gears were selected from my huge stash of metal gears. They were lightly sanded then brushed with a mixture of my trusty rust-colored paint mixture. The plain gear was adhered to the tag's hole, then the other two gears were added. The printed die-cut pressure gauge was glued to the gear on the right.
Five ribbons were threaded through the tag's hole and I called it done!
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