Thursday, February 27, 2014
Steampunk Panel Step-by-step - Part One
I thought I would take you through the journey of creating my first piece (hopefully the first of many!). It would make a nice workshop too I think - let me know if you agree! :-) You can see a picture of what I am creating at the top of the post.
Next you paint it with gesso again and allow to dry.
I've just got in stock some bags of little metal findings that are just perfect for this style of crafting... watch the website for them to appear shortly as mixed bags.... if there's any left after me raiding them of course!!
I pulled out a mixture of metal shapes, charms and beadcaps and again played around moving them around until I found a layout I was happy with. This is what I came up with!
Once everything is thoroughly stuck down, then paint again with the gesso. Allow to dry and then paint again. If needs be - give a third coat (I only needed 2) - but you are aiming to ensure that any ink and paint you then apply has a good base to bond to.