Sunday, 21 August 2011
Nancy's Steam Punk Day.
Nancy (of Nancyz crafts) held a steam punk themed craft event yesterday in conjunction with the Bead Base.
I went along to have a go as I love the steam punk look.
Nancy demonstrated making the background paper using torn strips of paper taken from old books pasting them onto card and then painting over them with gesso.
Once the paint was dry we used sponge and ink to obtain the aged/distressed look.
I have only tried using gesso once and the result was a disaster. So it was great to try this and get a good result.
We then stamped over the paint and added some embellishments.
Nancy had pre cut some flower shapes from an old dictionary, our task was to add the colour and assemble the flowers. I think we all made at least four in different colours.