Sunday, May 27, 2012

Viva Las Vegas Link Up Blog Hop Featuring Mary Vogel Lozinak Stamps

 Welcome back to the second day of the Viva Las Vegas Link Up Blog Hop Featuring Mary Vogel Lozinak Stamps.  If you are just starting out today, I believe you can click on the link above and start over from there.   You certainly don't want to miss any of the wonderfully talented designers and artists who have shared their creativity with you this weekend.

I am having way too much fun with Mary's images, so for today's submission, I once again used Claybord to make this cute Steampunk Owl embellishment.  I used the same technique as in yesterday's post, first stamping the image onto a piece of Claybord with black Ancient Page ink.  I think Mary's stamp images are perfect for this technique.
After stamping, I then took the piece to the scroll saw and carefully cut out my image.  I gently sanded the edges, as needed.
I then began coloring my cute little steampunk owl with a wash of Claybord ink colors.  As you can see in the photo, I also started scratching away color to "highlight" the image.
Below, I am adding more color washes to the parts I have scratched away.  
And voila, the glossy sealed piece is finished and ready to be used as an embellishment on a card, an altered book, a decorative box top, or whatever you dream up.  The possibilities are endless.  Of course, I thought about adding metal gears, and you certainly could do that. But I stopped myself because I really feel this image is wonderful just as it is.  Once you highlight the image, including the gears, you really don't want to cover it up with anything.  

Stamps Used:  Steampunk Owl image from Mary Vogel Lozinak Plate 1400

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop this weekend, and that you all have a wonderful Memorial Weekend.  And as always, thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. You are having way too much fun.... Great outcome! Love the owl on Clay Board!!!

  2. Love this owl. I need to go back to VVLS and get one for myself. :) GREAT job on both of your projects.

  3. This owl is so Kool looking..I love what you did with him and these new techniques to me..You made it sound like so much fun and an adorable keepsake. Love it, Barbara.