Monday, September 1, 2008
These are my Steampunk ATC's for a swap on one of the Yahoo groups. It is a make nine get eight back. I made ten so I would have nine in the end, also. These were probably the hardest ATC's I have ever made. I really hit a wall with this swap. Although, I had seen Steampunk, I really did not know the name or understand the concept.
Steampunk is Victorian meets Modern. Lots of wheels, gears an axles, moving parts with an antique feel, yet not. It has lots of metal, yet fluid lines similar to art nouveau. You can find it in assessories for the home, jewelry, and even fashion. I am very attracted to the jewelry, and some of the clocks made in this style. I did several days of research before I started. I am still not sure if I got it right for the swap.
This style is still on the fringe. I believe combined with the green movement in the next few years we will be seeing a lot more of this. It has the potential for alot of growth an appeal to a lot of different types of people. Something new to follow......