Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dusty Attic ATC Challenge ~ September is Steam Punk!!

So this month the theme for the Dusty Attic ATC challenge is 'Steam Punk'!  I had so much fun with this challenge...I love the rich colors and cool designs in steampunk projects!  For those of you who are not familiar with ATC's, it stands for 'Artist Trading Cards'.  They are basically little 3.5 x 2.5 inch cards that are little representations of an artists style.  Each month Dusty Attic has a challenge going with a theme, at the end of the month a winner is picked and is sent a nice little Dusty Attic prize.
 
For my ATC I use some Bo Bunny Double double dot paper in the color 'Ocean' (I used the plain side of the cardstock rather than the dot side).  I also used the new Bo Bunny dragonfly stamp from the Serenade collection on a piece of the cardstock, cut it out and then tried this technique I saw on Youtube, a burnt glue technique that makes your piece look like forged metal.  All you do is put a coat of white glue (I used Aleene's) on the design and scorch it over an open flame (candle).  It will look black and sooty, then you just give it a rub with a paper towel and it becomes burnished like metal.  Here is the YouTube video I watched on this Forged Metal look using Glue.
 
I have to say mine did not turn out as well, and I slightly singed one of the wings but it made the wings nice and strong and by adding a little copper 3D paint (Scribbles T-shirt paint), I think I ended up with a nice piece to use on my steampunk ATC.
 
The chipboard I used on this is the Mini Cogs for ATC's, and I cut the corners off of the smaller frame from the Baroque Frame Set -Square for the outside of the design.
 

If you want to play along this month and have a little steampunk fun and have a chance at a nice little Dusty Attic prize, come join the fun HERE! Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a fun weekend! xo 

19 comments:

Gitte said...

Wow its beautiful.

Татьяна Малышева said...

Как красиво!

Romy said...

Gosh, this turned out so beautiful! Wonderful steampunk feel and I like how you altered the chippies.

jolan said...

Loved this. Beautiful done.
xxx Jolan

Julie said...

Ooohs and Aaahs! This is so beautiful!

Hugs,
Julie

pattyo said...

Another amazing idea! Love this card. I bought a pack of blank ATCs but have been afraid to try anything in case it doesn't look right. I need to get over that!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful ATC Gabi love the bead u used I have the same one

HappyScrappin said...

Very kewl. Turned out really pretty. Love it!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a great ATC!! Love the steampunk look!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Margy's Paper Games said...

Love this ATC, such beautiful colors and thank you for the link to the burnt glue technique. Must try that it looks fantastic! xx Margy

Татьяна said...

Бесподобно!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow! Very pretty!!

zandra said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the technique, never saw that. I'll have to give it a go.
Hugz, Z

Kathleen Wilson said...

Fantastic piece. It actually looks like metal. Thanks for sharing.

ingrid said...

such an awesome ATC!!! that dragonfly looks sooo cool! xxx

sixofone aka Leah said...

Wow this is amazing. I must try the forged metal look. It looks fantastic

Crafty Brook Farms said...

Amazing as always.

phamil said...

Oh Gabi.....PLEASE do a video on how you did that dragonfly! I watched the lady do the butterfly, but yours has color and detail!!! Pretty please?!?!?!?!?!?!?

misty said...

wow! That is awesome! Love it!

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