Sunday, September 28, 2014

Steampunk Mona

This month's chunkies were all about Altered Mini Mona Lisas!  I tossed around a few other ideas before settling on Steampunk.

I had seen this embossed faux metal technique that I wanted to try.  For my backgrounds, I took a 4 x 4" piece of chipboard and covered both sides with metal tape.  I then placed the page into an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  Very cool!  I used a bunch of different embossing folders just to see what the different textures would look like.  So much fun!

Sticking with the Big Shot, I used my gear die and made lots of die cuts.  I used Mrs. Grossman's Scrap Metal sticker sheets to cover pieces of chipboard and ran those through the Big Shot to give the gears a metal patina.  I added metal gear embellishments to the centers and then secured gears of varying sizes with pieces of foam mounted adhesive for a 3-D effect.

To alter my mini Mona Lisas, I gave her steampunk goggles and placed a small metal key in her hand.  She wears a die-cut crown also made using chipboard covered with Mrs. Grossman's Scrap Metal sticker sheets.