Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tag It Tuesday - Steampunk Style

Hi Y'all.

Today is Tag It Tuesday over at Cards and More by Sheri and of course I want to play! The theme for this month's altered tag link party is 'Steampunk'. Of course, that presented a little challenge as I don't really 'do' that style. But, you can't keep me down when it comes to making a tag ...so here we go!


I started out by applying some gloss medium with a cosmetic sponge over a gears stencil I found in my stencil pile. Forgot I even had that one LOL. Then I used a few colors of distress ink and blended with a blending tool over the tag (OK it is a 3" X 7" piece of old manila folder...but it IS a tag) The gloss medium resisted the colors and made a cool gear pattern.


Next, I cut the corners of the 'tag' and layered it onto a teal piece of cardstock and then onto a shimmery copper cardstock. I punched a hole and then made a hole protector thingy with a couple punches.


Now I needed a something else. I wanted a figure but didn't have anything 'steampunk' so I decided to draw one. I used a mop up piece of the manila folder with some distress inks on it, and drew my girl with graphite pencil.


Then I painted in with some acrylic paints and a small brush.


Finally, I went over the details with Posca pens in black and white and some Sharpie water based poster pens in gold, silver, and copper fine tips. Then I cut the girl out and glued her to the tag.


Next I found a Spellbinders die cut of gears and cut out some with shiny copper paper on my Big Shot. I glued these around the girl. 


To finished up the tag, I added some words printed off from my computer in a old fashioned label font. I also added some little Tim Holtz Alterations gears and some ribbon and thread.


I hope you liked my tag and are inspired to make your own! Be sure to link up with Sheri's link party at Cards and more by Sheri :)
<3 Shel

16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I totally love this! You got the whole mixed metal and metallic look and did it all with paper and other media. Fantastic job, Shel!

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    1. Thanks so much Sheri 😊 I am a paper and paint girl at heart I guess. I had a lot of fun with this.. C keep up the blog hop!

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  2. Oh, Shel, you got it going ON!!! I adore Steampunk and you nailed it!!! And your girl - handdrawn to boot and perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia :) I had to look on Pinterest a bit before I settled on what the style should be lol

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  3. Shel this FANTABULOUS! I love, love that chick!!! She's awesome! :)))) You did it up right my friend!:))) Blessings

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    1. Thank you so much Felicia :) It was fun to draw all her little quirky clothing details.

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  4. She is amazing. And I love how you put your layers together and used that copper paper. How in the world do you get those Sharpie paint markers to work? sometimes I can't even get them to work one time over acrylic paint, and then they never work again.

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    1. Thank you Dana :) The markers I use are Sharpie 'poster' markers . They are water based and will write on most anything. You do have to super careful that the acrylic paint is bone dry or you can clog up the tip... I have ruined several types of markers that way :(

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  5. Awesome, Shel! I love your centre-stage steampunk girl. πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much Nann <3 I had a great time drawing her!

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  6. This is a fabulous tag! You've done very well for it not being your preferred style!

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  7. Wonderful tag!!! Fabulous job drawing the girl!!!!

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    1. Thank you Wanda :) I had fun drawing her.

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