Buttons. Fairies. Mixed Media. Need I say more?
To find out how I made this mixed-media canvas for the Viva Las VegaStamps! Button Fairy Swap, head over to my design team post at the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog for all the AMAZING Details!
Yes! Pocket + Cats = Pockats!
Posted by molossus, whose life imitates doodles on January 29, 2013
A while back I posted a steampunk ATC that I had created for a swap. Today’s post at Viva Las Vegastamps! shows a couple of the ATCs that I’ll get in return.
Posted by molossus, whose life imitates doodles on June 30, 2012
Viva Las Vegastamps! :
Plastic Popcorn Tub
12×12 sheet Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
Ranger Archival Inkpad Black
Tim Holtz Distress Markers:Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters
Black Sharpie pen
Recently, I watched a live-show with Leslierahye and she did an awesome cover-up on aluminum cans. It inspired me to eye these plastic popcorn tubs that come 2-for-$1 at Dollar Tree.
I’d been wanting to try out the Ideaology Grunge Paper. It’s strange stuff. It looks like cardboard, and feels like leather. It’s flexible the way a piece of leather would be. I was curious to see how well it would work using stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
Ideas collided, and my steampunk popcorn tub was reborn as a pen-holder!
3. Color each piece with Distress markers, blending the colors with a waterbrush. (Note: I think the grunge paper is too rough for a fabric tip, so I used the hard plastic tip.)
Tangle Pattern DuBloop
Note: For those unfamiliar with Zentangle or Steampunk, please check out this post for more information.
I created steps to a tangle pattern for use with this project. The names for tangle patterns are meant for reference, and aren’t supposed to bring an image to mind. I thought this looked a bit like a doubled up loop, so DuBloop it is!
Be sure to to visit the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog for more projects, promotions and monthly challenges. They change often, so keep an eye out for something new. And if you haven’t already received your free grab bag of rubber stamps, consider posting the Viva Las Vegastamps! widget on your sidebar. The code and instructions can be found on the left sidebar of the blog.
Posted by molossus, whose life imitates doodles on May 21, 2012
The theme for this month’s Viva Las Vegas stamps challenge is Celebrate, so I made this card. It didn’t come out quite as Steampunk as I hoped–Celebratepunk I guess!
Letraset Promarkers, Black & Sepia Micron Pigma and Pentel White Sunburst Gel Pen on 4×4 Bristol.
Posted by molossus, whose life imitates doodles on January 12, 2012
A trick that can help you decide the size of your circles and how many will fit into a space, is to use your fingertip as a rough measure. (Use your thumb, if your fingers are really small, or your little finger if they are really big).
Put your fingertip flat on the page and make a light mark with a pencil on either side. The pencil marks will be your guide to determine the size of each circle. Continue across the space marking the width of your fingertip, making sure to leave room for the (X)’s between the circles. You might even want to make the X’s.
Posted by molossus, whose life imitates doodles on December 19, 2011