Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Inventor by Lynne Moncrieff


This week is a Steampunk style hanging. Although not visible in the photographs, the paints create a lovely patina in the background.


EcoGreen Craft Acrylic Paint Aged Gold
Distress Stain Antique Linen  
Distress Ink Aged Mahogany 
Dissolved Walnut Ink Crystals (Distress Re-inker in Walnut is a good substitute)
PaperArtsy Crunchy Tissue Paper
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Grungeboard Bracket Book (one page)
Seam Binding (or crinkly ribbon)
Fabric Scrap
Piece of Corrugated Cardboard
Watch Parts



·       Firstly apply Gesso to a Grungeboad Bracket Book page. Apply Molding Paste in a thin layer. Randomly press corrugated cardboard into the paste to achieve texture. Randomly apply EcoGreen Craft Acrylic Paint in Pure Copper then add Green Patina and Aged Gold heat setting between each layer of colour. With StazOn Timber Brown, stamp blueprint from Oxford Impressions Steampunk Elements. Lay aside.



·       Tear a sheet of PaperArtsy Crunchy Tissue paper into two pieces. Apply Distress Stain Antique Linen to one piece. Stamp table from Oxford Impressions Steampunk Works. Paint the second piece with EcoGreen Craft Acrylic Pure Copper. Stamp text. Scrunch both pieces. Lay aside.

·       Apply dissolved walnut crystals onto white cardstock. Now stamp the hot air balloon (Steampunk Elements) twice onto the prepared cardstock and also the sign (Steampunk Works).  For the hot air balloon, cut off top section of one image and layer onto the main balloon with silicone glue. For the sign, apply Ranger Crackle Accents to the clock, add a watch part to the centre.

·       Apply Distress Stain Antique Linen onto white cardstock. Stamp man and pressure valve (Steampunk Elements) and key, top hat and decorative element (Steampunk Works). Cut out. Apply Ranger Glossy Accents to the top hat. Adhere to the man’s head with silicone glue. To the top hat add the pressure valve and a watch part. Adhere with Ranger Glossy Accents a jump ring to the man’s eye. Add the stamped key.


·       Now start to layer the stamped elements to the Grungeboard Bracket panel. Use silicone glue for some of the pieces. Add a scrap of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.


·       Stain fabric fragment and seam binding in a tea bath. Leave to dry. Stamp Inventor onto the fabric. Adhere to the panel.

·       Finally thread the stained seam binding through the holes at the top of the panel to form a hanging.
Until next week.




  1. Fab steampubk, Lynne. That background is wonderfully grungy.

  2. Wow, Lynne - such amazing layers in your gorgeous background (love the idea of pressing corrugated card into texture paste - brilliant), and wonderful, wonderful stamps and stamping. And the finishing touches with the tiny cog and monocle on your inventor are truly inspired. A great make!
    Alison x

  3. Just gorgeous Lynne. What an amazing textured background and the stamping is fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. I agree it's gorgeous, and I'm not into steampunk but it's astonishingly beautiful, the background is incredible,all the work done on that small area is spectacular. The jump ring on his eye is brilliant. I'm gobsmacked :):) thanks for always inspiring me, hope your having a wonderful weekend..

  5. Be still my heart Lynne! Love how you captured the textured background. The jump ring monocle is the perfect touch for the gentleman, too. Fabulous work. Take care, Yvonne


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