That’s what he looks like to me. I created this postcard for Martina’s “Steampunk” theme over at Sunday Postcard Art. I really the whole genre, but I am far from confident with it. I have used a 6″x4″ piece of Dufex – silver tooled/engraved card – for the background, but it has scanned like a piece of coffee-stained cardstock. Under most circumstances, I’d like that, but… Hey-ho!
I have no idea how to show this in a better light, which is so annoying. The beetles are made from a recycled ring pull and an old jewellery clasp which has 2 tiny stones in it – cool for a beetle body! I coloured both ‘bodies’ with blue and light green alcohol inks and then attached the german scrap wings to them and used glue dots to adhere them.
The mini punchinella is stitched on, as is his face, and the wings were hand drawn first and then I used old gold-tone ball chain to outline them. I zigzag stitched that on with gold metallic thread – which you can’t see because of the scan… grrrr!
The background stamps are Home Impressions Cogs & Clocks Plate – great fun, great value! Right, back to finishing off pins and pendants, preparing dinner and maybe even a bit of dog-grooming while the painkillers are working on that frozen shoulder!! 😉