Whimsical Steampunk

Whimsical Steampunk

It’s been busy around here as usual but this time with aspects of my commitment to art other than creating art to sell. I’m back in gear and working intently on a “two makes one” piece of art – two 12″ x 24″ canvases that hang together to form one design. When on the wall, the piece will measure 25″ x 24″.

This two piece design is actually in its second life. I had the first set of two well on the way with a background covered in an intricate one-of-a-kind texture and many of the embellishments adhered to the canvas when I put a hole in the canvas. Eeek – ouch – that has never happened to me before! I was using my gourd carver to adjust that “oh so special” texture and wham! The burr went right through the canvas. Problem? I couldn’t recreate the background on a new second canvas that matched the remaining undamaged original. And I won’t use a patched canvas on a piece I’m selling. So, I removed all those embellishments (I had some great found objects expertly adhered) and ended up cutting the second canvas to pieces as I salvaged nearly every piece. Gah.

The face of tim

For a brighter art tale, I’ve discovered the glory of deeper canvases for smaller works. Creating these smaller works on gallery wrapped canvases are such a delight. Measuring 7.0″ x 5.0″ x 2.25″, it’s a terrific shape to display in multiple spaces. It works well in a wall arrangement and is especially effective in your smaller spaces – a smaller wall, a nook, or that skinny wall.

Now for the official description of this newest work…

A BIT OF WHIMSEY MIXED with a lot of steampunk makes this Assemblage Canvas creation especially eye-catching. And it reminds us that “Reality has limits. Imagination is boundless.”

Measuring 7.0″ by 5.0″ with a depth of 2.25″, the background is textured with stenciled modeling paste and finished off with a number of paints, spritzes, and metallic wax. On a gallery wrapped canvas, its deeper dimension makes for a wonderful wall display.

On a gallery wrapped canvas, its deeper dimension makes for a wonderful wall display.

Dimensions: 7.0″ x 5.0″ Depth 2.25″


Available for purchase at my Etsy shop

All art sold at Art Creations by Vicky is the work of artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind. 

Crowned clock
“reality has limits, imagination is boundless”
Steampunk delux
Gears speak steampunk
Love creating the steampunk vibe
7.0″ x 5.0″ x 2.25″ means this works great in a wall arrangement or those smaller places

Hope you are enjoying the change of seasons – even if winter is hanging on a little too long or your spring is already stormy. (Prayers for Alabama and Georgia).


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