Sunday 12 April 2020

Romantic steampunk

Hope you are having a relaxing day wherever you are. At least crafting is helping some of us keep sane during the virus lockdown. Today I'm sharing the latest in the #craftingwithgiogio projects on the theme of steampunk or vintage. I was inspired by this painting of Elizabeth I for the colour scheme.

I started by covering the page with black gesso, using thick paint and heavy brush strokes to create some texture for the curtains. I added the Giogiocraft laser cuts and peel offs, and gessoed those as well, before laying down a first layer of paint.

I like using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints for crafting as they come in a wide range of colours and so I don't have to think about colour mixing. Even more importantly they come in opaque, semi-translucent and translucent so they are amazing for effortless layering, and they dry very quickly.

With all the painting done I added stamping with DecoArt dazzling metallic paint and highlighted the peel offs and die cuts with a variety of gilding waxes. To finish off I added some tiny watch parts, which were a present from my sister, with just this kind of project in mind.

Do take the opportunity to see the other lovely creations #craftingwithgiogio. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Enjoy the weekend xxx


  1. Wow Claire, great journal pages and loving your colour choices too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  2. Wow, this is awesome!!!
    I love your process Claire, your colours too, and your original painting inspiration. Fantastic page.
    Hugs, Coco xxx

  3. The colours are reminiscent of old paintings and I love the gears and watch parts. A superb page, Claire!


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