A steampunk lace book

Haaa, I feel better. I had this book nagging me to be made. I love the ‘steampunk’ theme, but I’m never too sure how to approach it.

It seems that lace and steampunk would go well.

I am grateful to all the people who allowed me to use their ideas or their artwork images in my book:

-Ingrid Dijkers for the fabulous gear page, and the beads page

-I took the floating girl page from Lynne Perella’s book, Artists Journal

- I used two small domino images from Artchix, and bigger images from Deviant

-I used, at last, my Tim Holtz masks. Winking smile)

- I used my own cabinet cards, as well as lace paper, antique jewelry, vintage lace and ribbons,

 CIMG4396CIMG4398CIMG4400CIMG4403CIMG4408This right page was an accident. I used a tissu paper that completely disappeared under the gel medium, so I ended up covering it with gold paint from Kroma in Vancouver, and it looks rather amazing now.



There are more photos of it on my Etsy site.

Now back to painting, but I really want to make another book on Paris, then one on Provence, then…

So  much fun, so little time!


  1. HOLY COW!!!! Sox!!! This is just amazing!

  2. What a wonderful book--great combination!! I will have to go check out more on Etsy!!

  3. Love what you are doing with these lace altered books, Sox!

  4. Oh wow - you have really found a nice little niche and you do it so well! I love this book - it is absolutely gorgeous! This in addition to your wonderful paintings, of course. Nice to be able to do these things that you love so much.

  5. That is one amazing book!! Just beautiful

  6. This is gorgeous. Of course steampunk and lace go together!

  7. Wow Sox. It's so yummy! And steampunk and lace go together perfectly!

  8. Steampunk and lace really DO go together - like leather and lace. I really enjoyed perusing your pages, Sox. Crazy beautiful.

  9. Love it - headed over to etsy to look some more! Lori from Sketchbook

  10. Bien,Sox,c'est....fab-u-leux,vraiment!!!!!!!!!

  11. Hi Sox this is stupendous! You have quite nack at making these look so beautiful. I love it!
    I did leave a comment sometime back (so I thought) but it must have vanished with many others at the time with Blogger going off the rails.
    Truly your artwork appeals to me so much!
    Love and hugs,


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