Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fire Art Journal Page

     I didn't intend to add flames to this art journal page, until I came across some old campfire photos, which really brought it to life!


     The colors and gears were inspired by Lindy's Gang April Color Challenge, which I was immediately drawn to.

     It was also the perfect opportunity to play with my new Stamperia Steampunk Mechanism Stencil from After doing some background stamping, I applied Prima Marketing Black Gesso to my stencil, and waited for it to dry. Then I reapplied the stencil, to add Lindy's  Midnight Copper and Twilight Bronze Slate Embossing Powders. Finally, I used a stipple brush to lightly apply Prima Brown and Red Rust Paste on random areas. The chain on top was a recycled find, and covered with Midnight Copper EP.

     I also used Midnight Copper to emboss some clocks onto clear transparency paper, and cut the center from one, to make a frame for my flames. The gear behind it was embossed with Twilight Bronze Slate, with touches of Rust Paste added to it, using the Prima Finnabair Rust & Dust Stamp. 

      I also added some rust pastes to a few older gear and cog stickers, except for the largest one, which was originally yellow, that I embossed with Byzantine Bronze EP. To color the background, I used Lindy's Poinciana Red Flame, Cajun Carnelian Red, Mission Bells Brown, Steampunk Sepia, and Pineapple Paradise.

Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges Entered:

Try it on Tuesday ~ Recycle Something (the chain on top)


  1. Hi Drea its so nice to have you join in with us at A Vintage Journey for our Rusty and Crusty challenge theme. Your journal page is amazing with so many techniques to create the wonderful rusty and crusty textures...amazing.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Amazing page! Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Gang!

  3. Fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  4. Great rusty colors and effects! That flame is the icing on the cake! Thank you for playing along with our Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  5. Love it! Great way to incorporate the fire into the clogs, makes me think about steam engines:) Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Gang! Hugs, Asia

  6. Your cover looks like it is on fire Drea! what a great effect you created - wonderful rusty look with the mix of colors you used and all the gears and keys! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx