Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Go where I've Never Been Steampunk Tag

I was so excited when I found out I was going to be able to work with the Ornithoper (pronounced  [awr-nuh-thop-ter].  It has such a great Steampunk look and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...

 Isn't that the coolest looking flying machine?  I just love it.  Anyway, to get the cool vintage look I started off by coloring the Ornithoper with a black Sharpie Marker.

Next I inked up a piece of a glassine envelope with Spiced Chai StazOn Midi.  I just swiped it across the glassine then immediatly wiped across it with a tissue to take up much of the ink to make it look more stained than inked.

I then glued the frame to the glassine and let it dry.  Once dry I took my exacto knife and cut off all the excess glassine.

For the tag I started off by inking up the tag using Pistachio & Peanut Brittle Memento Luxe Inks.  

Once the inks had dried I then stamped several fun images available at Altered Pages onto the tag.  

Next I added a dash of metal leafing here and there (adhering it using Duo Adhesive) and gave it a spritz of the Bronze irRESISTible Texture Spray.  

After everything had a chance to dry I started adding the tag, mini bingo card, sentiment and more.  I had such fun making this tag and I just love how it turned out.  I LOVE that ornithoper!!!

Leaky Shed Studio products:   OrnithoperGear

I hope you enjoy my Steamy tag
 and it inspires you!


  1. I love the treatment you gave the ornithopter - it looks very unique!

  2. Great job, Roni! Love the whole tag, and the ornithopter is crazy cool!

  3. Very fun tag Roni. thanks as always for sharing.

  4. This is a great tag! I love the depth on the tag background. Nice use of the glassine, too.

  5. I love this tag. It rocks with lots of depth and different textures. But you really must quit using those yummy inks as I get hungry every time I read your posts where you use Peanut Brittle colored ink or have the urge to go fix a cup of Chai tea. The glassine is perfect for the ornithopter. Thanks for sharing another project which rocks!

  6. Very cool, love that birdie/orno wotsit! Thanks for sharing Karen x

  7. Awesome tag Roni! Must have more ornithopers! Happy 4th!~kim

  8. absolutely fabulous! just to be clear - you first drew (and then markered) onto clear acetate, right?

    clever, clever, clever.

    and ... being an ex-English-teacher nerd, I love find new words which I can drop in conversations very casually. This one will do quite nicely!


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