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« on: June 05, 2011 12:45:42 AM »


Here are some victorian inspired Steampunk portraits I've been playing with. One was made for H-chan in the small Steampunk swap and ended up as a clock. The other two were experiments for me. I've used random plastic objects to experiment with a reverse painting technique and then layered printed vellum and a backing to create the backgrounds. I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out even though it was my first time using the technique and I learned a lot as I went, but overall I'm happy with the effect. Now the photos:

The first one, a portrait for h-chan using a clear protective disc that came with a pack of CD's and then backed with printed vellum and an unwanted CD. I used metal tape to join the CD's together and then added the clock mechanism.

My second attempt on an old CD case, backed with the same vellum and painted chipboard. The border is a decorative lace tape from the scapbooking section.

My final attempt, using the rest of the CD case, veluum and chipboard and edged in the same metal tape.

Any questions or criticism welcome. I am so tempted to paint more!


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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011 06:56:23 AM »

How cool! I love the first one!

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011 10:20:54 AM »

these are very nice indeed. Please do follow your temptation and make more Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011 11:30:20 AM »

These are amazingly done and I know I would love to receive anyone of them.

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