Monday, June 4, 2018


Hi Everyone,
I am up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog today with a masculine project for you. 

 I have been on a kick lately doing more masculine and grungy projects.  This one evolved into one too.   
I used an Extra Large tag and scored the bottom to create the shelf.  I used a piece of mixed media tape to hold the bend since I knew I would be adding some weight to it. 
I used a piece of paper from Tim Holtz that had a blueprint type feel to it and added some stamped elements using the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Inventor Goggles and the Noble Gent sets.
I wanted there to be more wings on it, so I found most of my wings stamps from Blank Page Muse and added them all over.  I liked the man wearing goggles too, just in case my guy is worried about something getting in his eye.  
I used the Butterfly of Gears and cut it in half.  This side I embossed using a metallic gold.  I added different colors by dripping on alcohol inks. 
I added some metal gears and brads.  I used the chipboard gear from the Miniature Guy Things Set too.  
The other side was embossed and backed with paper to make it look like a monarch wing.  
I added a jar of gears for him to stand on and the rest came down to details.  
There are more wings with blueprint details over them.  Tiny blueprints are rolled up.  There are some failed experiments down there too.  
The letters were painted using Blueprint Sketch Distress Paint and then rolled in Mushroom and Jet Black Alcohol Ink.
The letters add the finishing touch.  


  1. This is fabulous Jess! I love how one side of the wings has such an industrial look and how you made the other side look like the monarch wing, Beautiful detail! All the miniature blueprints and experiments at the base bring it to life. Great piece! (awesome idea to score the tag to make a shelf too...I need to remember that!)

  2. Love him!! The gears wing looks amazing!!

  3. Gorgeous, adore how,you stood the Paper Doll. Tracy ❤️

  4. Very cool project,Jess! I love the tiny rolled blueprints and fail experiments. Made me chuckle! Hugs!

  5. Oh how all the metal elements and the tiny paint jar!!!


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.