I have absolutely no experience in this genre and hope I'm not too far off mark on this one! I decided to make a page for my quotes journal and thought that a new art style was fitting of the accompanying sentiment.
I think there is more Victorian influence than industrial, but overall I like it. I was a mess trying to figure out where I wanted to go with this... I kept moving everything around, trying to find the best placement. I also had a hard time deciding what to add as far as inks. I really didn't want to go a step too far and hate the result...
I found the train image at a wonderful free site called From Old Books (what an amazing place to completely lose track of time!), and due to my lack of Steampunk supplies, it was a great starting point! I printed it on very vanilla cardstock and colored it with a combination of copics, watercolor pencils, and metallic markers. The distressing and aging came from river rock, soft suede, and crumb cake inks. I added just a touch of copper glitter glue to the wheels. Of course, I had to do a little shopping for coordinating goodies. Don't you just hate that?! I found the Tim Holtz metal sentiment tag and the decorative ticket on sale so I had to snag them. The metal/rhinestone flower was spotted at Big Lots of all places. I added a bit of copper colored Sharpie to the rhinestone to lessen the bling factor. You may have spotted another of my metal buttons from my stash, and I even managed to make some of my Stampin' UP goodies work for this project. The crochet ribbon, vintage brad, metal brad, and doily background stamp all seemed to fit my image of Steampunk accessories.
While I was initially a bit worried about this project, it was fun to research and learn about a new to me style. I really hope to see some of you join us with your versions of Steampunk!
I hope you have a wonderful week and happy crafting!!