Saturday, November 25, 2017


Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
I hope those who celebrated had a happy Thanksgiving, and
that those who braved the Black Friday sales
made out with some excellent deals.

Our next challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS
is one of my favorites: I is for Industrial 
It's time to get your Steampunk on!! YAY!

I went all mixed media and created this canvas panel:
(grab your favorite beverage, this is gonna be a photo heavy post)

This baby has sooooo much texture!
There were some new to me techniques I tried out, one being how
I created those large cogs. I found some round chipboard frames in my stash
and decided to turn them into cogs using a hole punch!
They originally had a flowery pattern on them, but a couple coats of
gesso fixed that. Then I simply punched around the frames, being sure to
punch off the edge and not make a complete circle.

 I also rediscovered a chipboard album, and used parts from that also. On the cogs and
frame, I used another new to me technique called the Faux Rust Technique by Andy Skinner,
using texture sand paste and DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
Holy crap, I had a blast making rusty cogs! LOL!
The wooden butterfly was a gift from my E.D.M.T., Jessi.
(Evil Double Mint Twin)
I gave it a coat of gesso, then crackle paste, and then painted it.
(air drying between each process, of course)

Ok, so here are a bunch of close ups of the canvas:

 One last view :

I hope that this inspires you to unlock your inner muse and create
something steampunk! We'd love to see it in our gallery at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Need more ideas? Well then, do yourself
a favor and go check out what my Sistahs of Snark, 
and our guest designer, Corrie, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Yay! You made it to the end!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic day!

I'd like to enter this at:


substrate: 7" x 9" canvas panel, a gift from my neighbor
various paint brushes
Golden gesso
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
pallet knife
My Favorite Things - brick wall stencil
Maya Road - chipboard keyhole album
Golden matte medium
DCWV - Tattered Time Stack - script paper
X-Acto knife
Colorbok - round chipboard frames
Fiskars hole punch
DecoArt Media - Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints: Paynes Grey, Quinacidone Gold, Primary Yellow, Green Gold,
Phthalo Turquoise
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint - Natural Buff
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Scotch - foam tape
Tim Holtz - sprocket gears, typed tokens
Art-C - gears, key
found sprocket
Wooden butterfly from Jessi
Darice - galvanized wire and wire cutters
Studio G - alpha stamps
Staz On - Jet Black ink
white card stock
Ranger Distress ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo


  1. You've blown me away with your creativity and ingenuity, sistah! I love this piece, Jo x

  2. Oh my you have been hiding all this talent, awesome canvas, it's one I would buy for a gift if I could bear to part with it, but I know the perfect person for it. so many techniques fantastic ending.

  3. Wow! I can see what a wonderful time you had making this, and what a great idea to turn those circles into cogs. Great stuff!

  4. Holy moly!! You MADE those cogs???
    Colour me uber impressed!
    Fantastic canvas sistah!

  5. wow -just WOW! I am totally going to CASE your DIY cog making idea -that is just brilliant!!! This card is awesome in so many ways and I love how you dug out stuff from your stash and made it work. You have inspired me, for sure! Thanks for joining us at the MIUCB this month and we hope to see you back again soon!

  6. Oh Chris! you have knocked my socks off here with this stunning and beautiful piece of art. Soooooooooo many amazing elements all mixed up to perfection. I love every bit of this.

  7. Well that is sure one cool creation. All those techniques. And what a labor of love on the cogs!

  8. You MADE the cogs. I thought I was in awe before, but you really knocked this one out of the park!!! Sooooo good, Chris.


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