Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Steampunk Mail: Published!


To all my faithful followers, I am so excited to share that I have reached my art goal of being published!  I am feeling quite happy and accomplished.  The magazine is Just Steampunk by Scott Publications.  




I purchased this little paper mache box for a dollar at a wonderful place called USArtquest, which was the inspiration for this project.  This is also where I met a certain man named Joe Rotella of Create N Craft, who pointed me in the direction to submit. Incidently, I also met Steampunk Eddie at the big sale at USArtquest, who is on the page opposite me in the magazine!




Below is a picture of my page from the publication.  I was tickled to later see my work on the title page of the home decor section too!




I have to give shout outs to both Graphic 45 and Alpha Stamps as they were both mentioned in the article as well.  I can't believe they put most of my text too!!!  It was edited for tense, but other than that, these are my words...and there are lots of them.  There are not too many long written pieces in this publication.  




I love the texture that the silver gilders paste created on the wings and on the Dresden Scrap that borders the box.



Lots of metal embellishments add to the industrial look of the project.




See some of the cool mail below.  I just started creating freely using up scraps on hand.  I thought it was quite clever to use gears, keys and junk as tabs and dividers.



The large postcard is captured in a mica frame.  I also used a lot of embossing.  This is an easy technique that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.




I love the addition of vintage postage stamps to the mix as well.



As always thank you for your support!  Each and every one of you who stops by is appreciated, and your comments really do mean the world to me.  

Cheers, 

Rhea


55 comments:

  1. Oh my GOD, Rhea. This projects is beyond amazing and I'm SO very happy for you!!! Congratulations in the biggest way. Go out and celebrate this outstanding accomplishment. You deserve it. You art is always stunning!

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  2. This is SO BEAUTIFUL. Truly amazing -- I love that it looks so rich and vintage and steampunk, all at once. Congratulations on getting published -- it's a great honor and one you really deserve!!!!

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  3. WOW!!!!! I LOVE THIS PIECE!! LOVE YOUR STYLE TOO. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING. KAREN.X

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  4. Absolutely fabulous! You didn't miss a beat on this awesome piece. Can't wait to see it and the article in person.

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  5. Congratulations! And, this is just too, too cool! You rocked the heck out of this!

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  6. OMG, Rhea! That is truly SPECTACULAR!!! What a labor of love! Every inch of it is gorgeous!
    Congratulations!

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  7. Way to go! You deserve it, this is fabulous!
    Congratulations on your first of many!

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  8. I can't believe all the detail , right down to the mail that goes into the mailbox. There is so much to look at. It is such a beautiful piece. Congratulations on the publication. I knew you could do it.

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  9. Hi Rhea, your project is absolutely the bomb!!
    Outside and inside is is awesome.

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  10. Beautiful!! Congrats on the publication.

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  11. Congrats! How exciting for you. Wonderful project.

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  12. This is truly a piece of ART and absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

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  13. OMG!!! How exciting for you Rhea!!! Congrats and all that good and wonderful stuff!!! Going to go out and find the mag.

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  14. That is fantastic!!! Beautiful piece and the fact that you were published!!!

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  15. Rhea, that is absolutely gorgeous and I am going to have to start buying that publication. This would be a great class for you to teach and an absolutely great place to keep all the post cards you've collected from swap. Amazing!

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  16. Awesome job. Very professional looking.

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  17. Nicely done! I agree with Sandy, you could easily teach this with SRO results!

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  18. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing

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  19. Rhea, this is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about this! Are you selling this piece?? Your work is absolutely gorgeous!! Great job!
    Ivette

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  20. Congratulations, that is so exciting. I have always enjoyed seeing your art.

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  21. Well deserved congratulations! It's an outstanding piece.

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  22. Fabulous project. Congratulations on being published!

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  23. Congratulations!! how exciting to be published and this is such a wonderful project! I love all the details. Where did you find silver Dresden scrap? I've only seen gold. It's gorgeous!

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  24. Congrats! A well deserved honor...the box is fabulous!!

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  25. Love your steampunk mail box. I am a follower of you on both alpha stamps and G45 and I love your work. I have to say though that this is by far my favorite. I would love to try and create something like this-absolutely LOVE it!

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  26. Congratulations are in top order!! And this mailbox is so cool, LOVE IT!! Well done, you! :)

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  27. OMG Rhea!! This mail box is absolutely stunning! Did you create the dividers for the box? And how did you create the half circle back??? Oh, I wish you would create a tutorial for this project=it is just so amazing...no wonder it was published! Congratulations!

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  28. This piece is absolutely stunning! You made sure to pay attention to every little detail and it shows! Congratulations on getting published with this amazing piece of art!

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  29. Hi Rhea

    Congrats on being published. Some of my work is in the same magazine and it is thrilling.
    Once again, congratulations

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  30. Fab-O girlie… box is absolutely fabulous… Congrats on making the milestone also….

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  31. Congratulations, Rhea!!! How exciting and you deserve it!

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  32. By the way! LOVE that half of a bird cage on the front!!!

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  33. Love, love, love it! Congratulations!

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  34. Oh dear.... Your box is outstanding, amazing, fabolous and just sooooo exciting. Love it. Love all the details ! You made it look so awesome !!
    Congrats on being published. Well deserved ! So happy than even more people get an option to enjoy your art !!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  35. Is this for sale or maybe taking orders???!!

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  36. Oh mamma mia!!! che spettacolo!!!! adoro tutti i componenti, adoro la goffratura, tutti gli abbellimenti, i colori usati, ogni dettaglio è armonioso e cattura l'attenzione! Sei super brava, ti faccio tutte le mie congratulazioni per la pubblicazione del tuo progetto, che lo merita eccome! Wow!!! bacioni dall'Italia

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  37. Wow, what a gorgeous box! Congratulations on being published. You truly deserve it for such amazing work!

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  38. Congrats Rhea! Your box is beautiful, so intricate. It is very worthy of publication as is all of your work that I have seen. I am so happy that you received such well deserved and overdue recognition! Keep submitting. :-)

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  39. Congratulations. Your piece is absolutely gorgeous.

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  40. coolest.thing.ever. love it!!

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  41. Rhea, all of your work is above and beyond spectacular, but you knocked it out of the ballpark with this one. So very clever. And big congratulations on being published. You certainly deserve it. Have you given any thought to perhaps submitting a request to teach at Art Unraveled held in Phoenix, Az every July/Aug....You would be awesome. Think about it. Hope you have some time for some Art Charm Swaps soon...we miss you.

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  42. Congrats Rhea. This is wonderful. I can't believe this box is paper mache. I was certain is was made of metal. You did an outstanding job. The details are fabulous.

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  43. OMG - I absolutely love this, I am a sucker for anything vintage and then add the whole postal flare to it as well as the streampunk that I also love and I'm sold. Incredible - thank you for sharing!

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  44. A wonderful and outstanding steampunk-idea, dear Rhea!
    Hope to see more of your work in the future! :-)
    Liselotte Felkel (this is my facebook-adress)

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  45. TROP BEAU !!! vraiment vraiment magnifique!!!!!

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  46. Please make me one and sell it to me. I love this!

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  47. I love this. You are a very talented lady.

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  48. I just love this piece! I actually found your blog via Alpha Stamps and your Tryptich - and then this week was going through my copy of Just Steampunk and saw this!! I really enjoy your work and will be following your blog :)

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  49. I don't think this could possibly by any more amazing!!!! I always knew you were going places with your art... so amazed by, and proud of, you!

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  50. This piece is awesome!!! congratulations on getting published!!!

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  51. This piece is absolutely Incredible. I love it. Love all the elements. Congrats on getting published.

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  52. Awesome. Thats all I can say about this piece.

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  53. Rei, it is wonderfull! Nice idea, high quality, fine style, utility - perfection!

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