Hi blog friends, I found another Steampunk styled card done in gray and wine for today. This one used a really fun technique which involves using Artist's Spackle and spreading it through a mask. Carefully remove the mask and let the spackle dry thoroughly. Be sure to clean your mask right away as you do not want the spackle to dry on to it. There is silver embossing in the recess of the grid lines if you look carefully. I haven't posted this card until now for a good reason. I cannot for the life of me recall how I did that part. I thought that I probably inked the mask with clear Perfect Medium before I spakled through it, but I am sure the embossing powder woukld have stuck to the spakle and it clearly didn't so I am baffled. Now, here is a question for you, how do you think that I got the silver embossing into the recess of the grid lines? I am hoping that some one's explanation will trigger a memory for me. I can't often look at a card I made and not remember the technique I used, occasionally the exact colours may elude me, but never an entire technique! Must be old age! LOL!
I painted some chipboard pieces silver and added some of Tim Holtz gears and cogs as embellishments, as well as a steampunk charm from my craft stash. I stamped the train track stamp from corner to corner and I edged the two locomotive pieces with Aged mahogany Distress ink. But I am still at a complete loss as to the silver in the grid lines! Well, aside from that part, I hope you have enjoyed the card. All for now, Sue x