Samstag, 1. August 2015

The bug's life

Hi everyone,
I'm always fascinating from the Steampunkworld. 
With Steampunk I have found one of "my" perfect genre - as it combines nostalgia, vintage and the idea of using future technology in a  brave new world! 
The result is a new variety from beetles, dragonfly and turtle,  
which can be seen even in the dark very well :-)
Tutorial and Ideas 
for several structures

1. Stencil + Crackle paint
2. Stencil + Gesso
3. Embossing folder + metal embellishments
4. Pearlliner

added cardboard + pearls + dies 
painted a part of image with black gesso

use spray paints + stencils as mask

 use metallic paint Fluid Acrylics Silver + old gears from mechanical clockworks
beetles are from toy shop (silicone)

                                                 beetle from stencil and his brother in 3D

 Inventive genius and adventurous romance are 
what makes Steampunk so very special and exciting to me. 
More ideas and inspirations you can also see
 SASPC Open Studio Facebook Group

Happy weekend
LG Kerstin


  1. Grossartig sieht das aus!
    Lieben Dank für's Zeigen bei TIOT's!
    GlG Susi

  2. This is fabulous! Amazing design and a great technique. I really love all elements on it. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar

  3. What a fabulous imagination you have!!! LOVE those beetles! The items you used to make all the creatures is just fabulous!!!

  4. Love everything about this marvelous piece! And those beetles, I buy them and all bugs every chance I get to they are such fun to play with! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  5. This is an amazing piece of art! I really love the way that you mixed steampunk with that beautiful color palette. The way you blended the colors and textures gave it a fantasy-type of vibe and I love how it goes along with the insects and gears. It is wonderfully elegant yet still has those grungy elements. Really incredible work and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. eine ganz tolle und wundervolle arbeit, liebe kerstin! ich liebe deine arbeiten, denn sie sind echt "speziell"!

  7. Vielen lieben Dank für's Kompliment :-)!!

  8. Kerstin...this is a wonderful puece and I ciukd. It agree with you more about how Steampunk combines nostalgia, vintage and mixed media, etc. you certainly have found your niche! Yoir mixed media steampunk based pieces are always so intriguing. I love this one! The colors are awesome and the dimension you've achieved is stunning! I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog.

  9. Fabulous composition, great use of found elements.The colors too are so subtle yet catchy and yes the beetle looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rheddd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck. Rupa(DT).

  10. I am not a steam punk expert in any way and... I am not good at steam punk either! BUT... if I had to choose a favorite steam punk artist - it would be you Kerstin. And yes - I agree - this is your genre because you do it WONDERFULLY. I so enjoy the way you make steam punk so positive and light and free. When I think steam punk I think dark and captive. You have totally changed my mind on that with your art. For that... I am grateful! And.... Heheheheh - I soooooooo love your bugs life. LOVE LOVE LOVE.... j.

    1. Wow!! I'm very honored and happy :-) !!! Have a nice summertime Joi!

  11. Kerstin, fabulous steampunk piece! Like you, I find steampunk such a fascination!!

  12. This is so beautiful! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  13. Amazing in every way. So artistic, so creative. Love the colour palette that you chose.


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!