I have two Phrenology Head stamps that always seem very Steampunk to me. It was a very popular science a couple of hundred years ago and did reach its peak right around the time of the Victorians so it fits into the Steampunk era. I wanted to use different colors of green in the creation of this card and I used Claret as the complementary color for contrast. Did you notice the place that “ART” found on this map of the brain? Yes, you can see it right where it should be at the center of our thoughts.
Time: 1 hour
Stamp the Phrenology Head image using StazOn Claret ink. Using a sponge Dauber, start to color the edges of the stamped panel with Memento New Sprout ink, blending the ink toward the center in a circular motion. Since StazOn dry quickly and does not mix with water-based inks then do not worry about affecting the Phrenology stamp. Next, stamp a circularly shaped stamp around the edges using Delicata Emerald Green ink. Stamp script and ink the edges of the panel with StazOn Claret ink. Use Pam Carriker Rule of Thirds stencil on the front of the panel using Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium, spreading a thin layer with a palette knife.
While the top panel is drying, ink the edges of a 4 ½” by 6 ½” piece of cardstock using StazOn Claret ink. Stamp text on those edges using Delicata Champagne ink, heat set with a heat tool.
Taking the blank card that the panel will be adhered to, use a stencil and spread a small amount of Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium paste on the front of the card, allow to dry completely.
When all the components are dry, assemble the card by placing the stamped panel onto the Claret colored panel, then adhere the entire unit to the stenciled card. Tear it Tape is a perfect tape to stack the components together on the card securely.
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- StazOn – Claret
- Memento – New Sprout
- Delicata – Emerald Green, Champagne
- Sponge Dauber
- Creative Medium – Iridescent Chartreuse
- Tear It! Tape
- Palette knife
- Craft Mat
- Hampton Arts – Script stamp
- Lost Coast – Phrenology Heads stamp
- Invoke the Arts – Wheel stamp
- StencilGirl Products – Pam Carriker- “Rule of Thirds” stencil
- Seth Apter – stencil
- Bristol paper
- Blank card
- Heat tool