My steampunk journey continues. I had a globe image that I had been holding on to for a while and with Earth day upon us, this was my inspiration source. I made an early decision to include many round things in my collage. The background is an amazing sheet of paper from Hollanders. It is a collage of aged sheet music, ads and books, I also added my own custom ephemera. I purchased two lovely vintage rulers with great graphics this weekend at a flea market. On of them is from right here in Kalamazoo. I had to make copies of postcards for a recent project and had extra space on my sheet. I had the brilliant idea to just add my two rulers along the side of my postcards, instant custom deluxe paper!
I started to sift through my stash for images that were round. I gravitated again towards my deluxe paper. I cut out a few of the clocks along the edge of the sheet and played around with the layout. A few stamps add to the layers of elements. I added the timepiece from Tim Holtz along with a few spinners. The clock was quite dark, so I used a secret from Tim himself, and added a tiny bit of acrylic paint and quickly wiped it off. I think this adds a bit of age to the piece.
For the charm embellishment I started with an old porcelin watch face and a few gears. A creative spark hit me and I recalled a strand of angel wings I had recently purchased. I tried to get it to float on the wire in a way that was pleasing, but it just was not working. I resorted to gluing it and also added another watch piece on top of the face. I just love how this turned out! An eyelet was set in the corner of the page which provided a place to add my custom charm.
Thanks to all the people at OWSE and Simon Says Stamp for always providing such wonderful creative inspiration and support.