Friday, 14 June 2013

Elizabeth Goes Steampunk by Fliss Goodwin



Hello there, I have a slightly wacky creation for you this week, as I wanted to do something with a steampunk theme and when I spotted some fabulous artwork on Pinterest featuring some rather lovely ladies, inspiration struck and I decided to make the gorgeous Elizabeth Bennet image by IndigoBlu into a steampunk collage. I hope you like it!


Here’s What You Need:

Free Stamp from Craft Stamper July Issue
Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire
Kraft Card
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax – Cast Bronze, Vintage Golden Green


Here’s How To:

·       First you need to stamp Elizabeth, the large hot air balloon, a row of building, the wing for her hair and the steampunk text on to the smooth white card with the black ink and set aside to dry.

·       Next prepare the background. I brushed gesso on to a piece of kraft card cut to 19cm square – you only need to do this roughly, as the next step is to dip the paintbrush in water and brush over the gesso to loosen the paint up a little. It’s fine for some of the card to show through as it adds to the intended grungy effect.

·       Using the ink applicator apply the lighter blue Distress ink all over the gessoed card. Apply the darker blue around the edges and over the top area, then dry with a heat gun. Stamp the grungy border from the Craft Stamper stamp (just cut the stamp into 2 pieces for added versatility) with black ink and stamp the Elizabeth image on the left around 2cm up from the base. Heat emboss with clear powder.
·       Colour the buildings with Vintage Photo Distress ink and the remaining images with ProMarkers then cut them out. I trimmed around just the actual image on the Elizabeth image, to add over the top of the image already stamped on the background.

·       Colour the chipboard cogs with the Walnut Stain Distress ink, emboss with clear powder and rub with the 2 shades of gilding wax for an aged look.

·       Assemble the collage as shown using foam tape and glue to add the images. I attached the panel to a slightly larger piece of greyboard for strength and rubbed the edges with the green gilding wax.


Have a great weekend.


Fliss x


  1. A lovely feminine take on steampunk, Fliss.

  2. Love your feminine steampunk!
    Alison x

  3. wow Fliss I adore this card. amazing!


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