Monday, 4 May 2015

Time Birdz

Hi everyone I have for you today Neil Walkers Birdz stamp Steampunked up. 
I started with an old page from a book unfortunately it is a medical
journal (so some of the text is a bit weird).

I started by stamping the birdz stamp onto the page and the clock at the bottom.
Next I painted the inside of the bird and the clock's with 
cream/buff acrylic paint. 

I then touched up the base of the beak with Quinacridone Gold and a bit of grey/blue
on the top of the head and wing. I then did a wash around the entire image 
with the blue/grey.

I then followed up with a wash of very diluted Prussian blue. For the base of the main clock I used a
 technique that was used by Jennie Atkinson on this blog back in 
may 2012 click here to go to it > Time Flies . 

I assembled it all together gave a final wash of really watered down red/brown
a coat of matt varnish to seal it all.

Around the edges I used the blending technique of a craft mat with
Vintage photo and Walnut stain.

A close up of the clocks the lower one was stamped onto grunge paper
I would use card/grey board next time as I found 
grunge paper buckles.

I added a fuse and four bolts plus the clock die cut this was painted with
burnt umber then while wet sprinkled with UTEE then heat set. 
Final touch a bit of gilding wax.
Products Used
  1. The following Artistic stamper stamps Neil Walker Birdz, Tick Tock plate.
  2. Distress inks Vintage photo & Walnut Stain.
  3. Distress stain spray in wild honey
  4. UTEE
  5. Deco Art Media fluid acrylic Titan Buff, Prussian Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt umber & Paynes grey.
  6. Gilding wax.

That's it for today folks! let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x


Dagmar said...

Oh wow - it's so fantastic!!!! Hugs Dagmar

Neil said...


Claudia N. said...

An impressive make! Wow! x

Sid said...

Great piece of art Dee !

sarascloset said...

Very well done! I don't usually go for steampunk, but you have really made this into a piece of art! Love your metal!

Pamellia said...

This is fabulous Dee! I love how you accented the birds with the little gears! What a wonderful steampunk make! hugs :)

Jackie PN said...

Absolutely,positively COOL!! and the medical words just add that much more interest to your piece Dee!!

rachel said...

awesome - this is fabulous xx

Gemma Hynes said...

I love anything involving book pages and this is no exception, what a fabulous piece

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely !!

massofhair said...

Exquisite Dee, just beautiful... :-) xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Dee and such fantastic use of that bird stamp!