Hi Crafty Friends! Today starts a new challenge month at the Bleeding Art Challenge Blog. As always it is an Anything Goes mixed media challenge. My Design Team inspiration creation for this month is a steampunk inspired artist trading coin entitled Secrets of the Sea.
That old adage something old is new again totally applies to the media used for this creation. I went into my stash and used old Tim Holtz Emboss Powders that are matte with crystals that you scrap off to give it a distressed weathered look. I used the Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy ones on the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Artist Trading Coins chipboard piece. I added some Seth Apter Baked Textures Patina Oxides embossing powder to in a few areas to give it an oxidized look for interest and dimension. Next, I adhered it a piece of Stamperia Mechanical Sea patterned paper. Once dry, I cut it out, sanded the sides and darkened them with a dark brown Sharpie Marker. After I fussy cut coral from the patterned paper, I added shell bits and the coral. Lastly, I adhered the Secrets metal chain band.
Head on over to the Bleeding Art Challenge Blog here to see my fellow DTs' inspirational pieces and get details on entering the challenge.