Welcome, welcome, Steampunk friends! Can you believe it's already December? I wish for you a season of celebration and blessings as you follow your own seasonal path. I was inspired by the holiday season to create a Steampunk Christmas Angel for our challenge this month.
She has just delivered some presents and placed them under the tree, and is heading off on her bike with more deliveries. I guess Santa Claus or St. Nick must have needed more help this year getting to the homes of all the good girls and boys!
I started by adding a layer of gesso to my canvas in a very random and messy manner, and then went in with a stencil and modeling paste.
While that dried, I cut out 3 images of the woman on the bicycle so I could make her 3D. (she was actually in a Halloween themed paper pack, but I can change the season)
First layer of paint...metallic Festive Green.
Next layer, adding in some Quinacridone Gold.
I used some patterned paper to do some paper piecing to create the Christmas tree and presents. Then I decided to add some old music paper and number tissue paper to create another layer of interest.
Next, it's time for some messy, painty fun - mostly using my fingers...really, who needs a brush? After this layer dried, I doodled around the tree and packages, added the angel and did some spraying. I used a bit of scrap to cover her face so she wouldn't look all spotty. As you can see at this point, I was having so much fun, I forgot to take any more photos!
Added detail with the gears, and a bit of highlighting with gold, some thread to the hat and some old watch parts.
Did some doodling around the Christmas tree and presents...
I like how hints of the paper layer fade through...
I added black, shimmer and gold splatters - it kind of reminds me of gilded falling snow.
My steampunk angel is heading out for deliveries!
I hope you will join us this month in our challenge and create something in the steampunk/industrial mixed media genre!
Keep an eye out for the Steampunk Angel, maybe she will deliver packages to you!
Fluid Acrylics: Pyrole Red, Quinacridone Gold, Payne's Grey, Green Gold
Dazzling Metallics: Bright Brass, Festive Green
Americana Acrylic: Sea Glass
Mediums: Matte Medium, Modeling Paste
Sprays: Carbon Black, Shimmer White
Metallic Lustre: Gold Rush
Stencil: Andy Skinner Snake's Web
Many thanks to our sponsors here at SASPC who keep our gears turning!