Friday, January 27, 2012
Valentines Steampunk style
Finished and delivered my cards for DS Watkins First Thursday Art Walk. These images give somewhat of an idea how they came out.
I was going for a steampunk-ish look. There are 4 different sets, 3 of which are all mounted on ca 1900 photo album pages, the envelopes (not pictured) are made from an 1896 player piano scroll. All pretty much period appropriate for the steampunk "era". The other set are the simple white ones with a heart mounted in the window.
This was a fun diversion. Travel this weekend and back to bookarts next week.
Hard to tell, but the center flap lifts
to reveal a tea-stained glassine envelope
with an "I love you" note in front of two
printmaking paper cards for inscribing
I tediously pried the old black picture corner
things and used them to mount the envelope.
Fussy but you just don't see them like that
anymore and seemed appropriate.
These were my favorites. Fun AND easy. Same photo album paper, folded into a long tall shadowbox card. Each labeled accordingly, (Burning For You, Totally Into You, Totally Wrapped-Up In You, Totally Bound To You)
For these I used the piano scroll paper for the message box as well.
These were totally simple. Cut out copper hearts from patina'd sheet copper.
Attached with a glue dot to store bought cards.
There are three of another kind (not pictured) more in keeping with the ones up top, but are wearable heart pendants.