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