June Challenge Creative Embellishments

Welcome to June, where has the time gone, spring was only just here and now it’s already summer. Welcome to the June Challenge at Creative Embellishments. This month the inspirational photo rocked. Totally love it, I had about 8 different ideas going through my head, I had to narrow it down because of time and work. I made this large tag. And basically everything on here is CE. I haven’t actually used the steampunk octopus’s yet and why waste anymore time. I started with some tissue paper on the base of the large tag. I did try a little stamping on the background with the Steampunk clock stamp, but should have just mixed with the colour for more of the effect. I then moved on to the texture. Using the Gears 2 stencil and mixing up some different coloured crackle pastes, I cover all of the background and set aside to dry. It was so humid the day I made them I actually had to take a heat gun to the crackle which I don’t normally do. I sat and painted the octopus, just relaxed and painted. It is so detailed that I didn’t video most of it. Using the 1 1/2 inch gears steampunk keys and a the small gears, I filled in the background. I put it all together and made a short video of the creative process.

Here is a short video of the creative process.

Here are a few close-ups.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you join us for the monthly challenge this month. It’s bound to be a good one.


Small Gears 2 Small

Steampunk Octopus

Gears 1 1/2inch

Steampunk Keys

Steampunk Clock

Large Tag

Gears Stencil 2

Finnabair Texture Paste Copper Crackle Antique Silver Crackle

Tim Holtz Ideo-ology Quote Chips , Collage Paper Typeset

Andy Skinner Super Matte Varnish

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

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