Monday, June 11, 2012
Steampunk Saw Blade
For week 2 of our Art With No Boundaries Heavy Metal challenge, using CS Designs Steampunk Collection, I decided to raid my favourite handyman's toolbox again, as well as his workshop wall (Don't tell!). For the foundation of this week's piece, I used an old circular saw blade that was hanging on the wall, saying "Pick Me!"
The blade was painted on the edges with silver and copper acrylic paint to make it look a little more worn. Next a circle was cut out with half made of embossed black cardstock dry-brushed.with metallic acrylics and the other half of silver metallic paper. To get this to stand out from the background, the circle was matted with plain black cardstock.
The Steampunk Solitaire image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils, using OMS to blend. Silver glitter was added to the screws and a little nut was added to her eye gauge. Once the black mat was added, she was popped up on foam tape for dimension. The nuts and bolts background was printed on gray cardstock. The heavy metal plate was printed over the background and again on the plain gray so the words could be cut out and layered over the printed plate. That way they showed up clearly. Brads covered the printed screws and the plate was popped up on double layers of foam tape.
I added all sorts of found objects from the toolbox: a wingnut, spring, rusty washers and nuts, and a couple of UFOs (unidentified found objects). The chain wasn't as rusty as I wanted but alcohol ink remedied that.
Come join us in this challenge at Art With No Boundaries, either in the Anything Goes category or in the Heavy Metal Bonus Round where you need to add something metal to your project. If you enter the bonus round, you have a chance to win the awesome Steampunk Phrase collection...so cool. Remember to link back to our challenge site. And don't forget our Heavy Metal challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the projects that have been entered so far. Show us your metal!
Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out the other projects by Chris and the rest of the DT. They are amazing!
Life is good; so is art.