Thursday, February 20, 2014

Steampunk canvas using RSD Insane Hatter

Hi all, I've been working on a canvas using the Rick St. Dennis Insane Hatter, and turned it into a Steampunk canvas using all kinds of metal pieces, DecoArt products and some Tim Holtz dies.

Supply List:Digi stamp" Insane Hatter" by Rick St. Dennis MFA

DecoArts products:
Americana Acrylic paint Lamp black
Americana Acrylic Gesso
Dazzling metallic paints : copper and emperors gold
Glamour dust fine glitter paint; Sizzling red
Americana Weathered wood crackle medium
Texture Crackle (neutral)
Metallic Lustres: Iced Espresso, Copper Kettle and Black Shimmer

Tim Holtz Alterations : Hardware Findings and Gadget Gears
Rubber stamps Steampunk plate 1 + 41 by Kicostamps
Clearstamps by Chronology 

Plastic frame, the small light bulbs,the spring and the bolts and rings came from dear husbands garage ;-) but he probably bought them in a hardware store :-)
There are some foam roses and a small playing card, letter beads some hat pins and and old key and wooden spool with some brown thread. The iron flowers are home decorations and the big gears are plastic parts from an empty tape runner that I took apart. 
The small gears on the Hatters hat are old watch parts 

how to:
The Mad Hatter is a Rick St.dennis MFA digi stamp to be found here: The digi is coloured using Caran d'ache Luminance 6901 pencils and then cut  out.

The canvas was prepared using the Gesso, then a layer of emperors gold paint. The weathered wood was applied and the top layer is lamp black.
When the crackling was done and dry the frame was made using texture crackle, applied using a pallet knife, when that was dry it was painted lamp black.

The gear rubberstamps and clearstamps are stamped using copper acrylic paint. The copper paint was also used to add the metallic aged look to the crackle frame.

All embellishments were given an old worn look using the metallic lustres, the foam roses were allready red but I gave them a layer of sizzling red glitter paint to give them some shine

some detail pics

The cool thing is that this canvas will be published in Just Steampunk Magazine Volume 5, I asked if it was ok to put it on my blog before the magazine is in the shops, and as long as I mentioned it would be published it's allowed :-)

I will enter the following challenges   the hatter showing up in the steampunk world is my cameo


  1. Congrats Monique! This is just amazing, wonderful canvas.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  2. Wow! This is gorgeous, when you make a canvas like this do you always print and cut out the image and stick it on the prepared canvas?

  3. This is beyond fabulous!

    Pinning it!

    BTW, I'm glad I'm not the only nutter to take apart tape runners for the gears. :D

  4. This is beyond gorgeous. Your work is always inspiring Mo xxxx

  5. Absolutely stunning..Hugs Lozzy x

  6. Love this! You are so inspirational. Have you told Rosemary about this?

  7. Fantabulous, Monique! You rocked this canvas!

  8. Awesome steampunk project! Love all the gears and cogs! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Fabulous canvas you have made and great details you added! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. Wonderful attention to the finishes and layering of color! So glad you joined us at VU!

  11. This is an amazing steam punk piece I love the creativity and so many elements.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #126 Vintage challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  12. Oh this is a fab steampunk creation! I especially love the playing card... Lovely touch! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  13. Wow, this is just fabulous...wonderful embellishing too.

    Thank you for playing in our very first challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x