A warm steampunk welcome, crafters! This was inspired by DD15’s Renasaissance Festival costume; her renfair persona is a plague doctor in the alternative colors: brown and green. Green and Gold Gato is full of layers in paper and techniques. The background is a Distressed Oxide paint technique. You can find the technique on Tim Holtz’s youTube video: Demo: Distress Paints; it will be at 1hour 35 minutes. The paints chosen were Folk Art color Shirft Emerald Flash for the base color with Antique Bronze Distressed Oxide paint as the top coat. Once dry, it was covered with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink and sprinkled with water. The paper was then embossed with 3D texture typewrite (Tim Holtz, Sizzix) and guilded with gold guilding wax to accent the letters. The white paper border was inked with Black Soot, Distressed oxide. The green border paper is from Tim Holtz. My steampunk gato is from Sheepskidesigns on Etsy. I uploaded the image to Cricut, removed all the white “background”, added an offset to the image, drew and cut the image. Next….. the coloring…… Mi gato was colored with Arteza brush markers, Emerald Flash Colorshift paint and Distressed Crayon in Spun Sugar. The 16 was cut with Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Lower in brown cardstock and the “gold leafed” with the same gold guilding wax used previously. A few ideology gears and you are done. This is a card for DD15’s birthday. Hope you enjoy!!
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