"for Eileen Lucas....
she wanted a card made with the Steampunk pipes from Memory Box
here it is my creation"
Now I know that this term is not only related to cards but it is first a literary genre, and that the word itself appeared in the eighties...and that from this trend several artistic and sociocultural subgenres have emerge, in art, fashion, architecture, movies and even in music ...
It is the representation of technology in the Victorian era, in the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution, specifically in England mixed with science fiction and fantasy.
In card making it is the representation of industrial steam power machinery (planes, trains, tools, clocks, gears etc) mixed with Victorian elements (dresses, lace, jewelry, ladies, hats etc) all mixed with a science fiction background (flying objects), the embellishments usually include metal and the colors are often dark, earth tones (not always the case)...usually heavy in details and images.
It is the representation of a retro-futuristic image.
We could describe my card as a "light" "Steampunk" card, without the Victorian elements. But most of all the other elements are included:
I used copper paper to represent, metal, the rust in the gears and silver paper for the steel pipes.
The background was made using cutting three times the "distressed Windham collage", paired with the pipes and the gears...
The sentiment was stamped twice to create a shadow and introduce the element of another dimension (the fantasy aspect of "Steampunk").
This card was featured
at the Spanish blog
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