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I had so much fun working with Little Birdie's The Classic Gentleman collection to create this industrial steampunk card for our son-in-law who recently celebrated a birthday. I normally enjoy applying mixed media to the background in the form of stamping and stenciling, but the design was simply too fabulous to cover up. I've used the Little Birdie thincut Cogs and Wheels die set to create gears for my clusters.
I created a DIY video tutorial with voice sharing the techniques used to create this card. I hope you will find inspiration and learn some new techniques.
In this DIY steampunk card tutorial learn how to:
~ Create a patina effect on metal objects with paints and waxes
~ Accentuate background colors
~ Diecut and shade gears from patterned paper
~ Learn my creative process for arranging embellishments
~ Add texture with metal microbeads and prills
Please hop on over to the Little Birdie Crafts blog to view more close-up photos HERE.
Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Premium Card Stock A4 - Bright White
Premium Card Stock A4 - Ebony Black
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology: Optical Lens; Foundry; Date Dials; Hardware Heads; Mini Gears; Philosophy Tags
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects
Spare Parts ~ Clocks & Time
Miscellaneous: gears; clock;, cotter pin; and other found items
USArtqust ~ Mini Prills - Express-O-Yourself
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Microbeads - Copper
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Black Soot; Hickory Smoke; Peacock Feathers
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Imagine Crafts ~ Tear It Double Sided Tape
EK Success ~ Tweezers
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