To all my faithful followers, I am so excited to share that I have reached my art goal of being published! I am feeling quite happy and accomplished. The magazine is Just Steampunk by Scott Publications.
I purchased this little paper mache box for a dollar at a wonderful place called USArtquest, which was the inspiration for this project. This is also where I met a certain man named Joe Rotella of Create N Craft, who pointed me in the direction to submit. Incidently, I also met Steampunk Eddie at the big sale at USArtquest, who is on the page opposite me in the magazine!
Below is a picture of my page from the publication. I was tickled to later see my work on the title page of the home decor section too!
I have to give shout outs to both Graphic 45 and Alpha Stamps as they were both mentioned in the article as well. I can't believe they put most of my text too!!! It was edited for tense, but other than that, these are my words...and there are lots of them. There are not too many long written pieces in this publication.
I love the texture that the silver gilders paste created on the wings and on the Dresden Scrap that borders the box.
Lots of metal embellishments add to the industrial look of the project.
See some of the cool mail below. I just started creating freely using up scraps on hand. I thought it was quite clever to use gears, keys and junk as tabs and dividers.
The large postcard is captured in a mica frame. I also used a lot of embossing. This is an easy technique that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
I love the addition of vintage postage stamps to the mix as well.
As always thank you for your support! Each and every one of you who stops by is appreciated, and your comments really do mean the world to me.