I Heart Steampunk by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a mixed media panel to share this week, one of my favourite vintage style steampunk creations. I’ve used one of the fabulous That’s Crafty surfaces, this time an MDF panel which can take any medium you choose to throw at it as it’s very sturdy.



That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencil – Cogs (Coming soon!)
Ranger Embossing Powders – Rust, Gold, Verdigris
Embossing Ink
Clock Die



First paint the panel with the caramel paint and when it’s dried off spritz with the Distress Spray Stain to add a bit of sheen. 

Use the cogs stencil to apply embossing ink in a pattern on the upper area of the panel and heat emboss with a mix of the 3 coloured embossing powders. Next stamp on some gears and cogs from the Steampunk stamp set and then heat emboss these with the rust and gold powders. 

Smoosh some more embossing ink on the lower left of the panel and heat emboss with the verdigris embossing powder. 

Stamp the steampunk woman and the large hot air balloon from the set with the brown ink and use watercolour pencils to colour the images. Stamp the larger hat with the VersaFine ink and emboss with clear powder. Cut out all of the images. 

Die cut a clock and swipe with embossing ink then heat emboss with gold powder. Cover the heart with embossing ink and heat emboss with a mix of the embossing powders. 

Stamp the steampunk text on stamping card with the coffee ink and trim to a panel. Run embossing ink round the edges and heat emboss with gold powder, Assemble the panel as you like, embellishing with gears and sprockets. 

We have a new challenge for you today at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog so don’t forget to check it out at 8am for all the details on how you can win a fab prize just by entering – how easy is that! 

Have a great weekend and see you next week. 

Fliss x

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  1. Oooh fantastic steampunk, beautifully created on my favourite surface too ;)
    Donna xxx

  2. Oh how wonderful Fliss. I love that she looks like she is flying through a sky of metal adornments. Your creation makes me think it would be the perfect inspiration for a Dr. Who episode; girl in balloon meets the phone booth!!!!! Love the vintage look - that's my fav part.XX j.

  3. Great steampunk piece! I think the MDF is fast becoming a favourite of us all.
    Amanda x

  4. Brilliant! The colours, the scene you created and I love that you sneaked in one of the hearts!

  5. Fantastic Steampunk art Fliss! xxx

  6. This is so pretty and love all that texture

  7. I heart steampunk too - always meaning to do more of it... just love the colours you've used here, and the rusty textures are great.
    Alison x


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