Finn's main way of working is to create her piece with anything that happens to be to hand (washers, paper clips, poppers, zips etc) and then spray it with ink - often black. It takes a lot of courage to do this to your beloved creation because you could quite likely completely ruin it but I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
I sprayed the black ink through a stencil to add some interest and used shrink plastic cogs to decorate left from another project (amongst other things). I also liberally finger painted the embellishments with cream to help bring it all together.
This September's challenge on Happy Daze is Steampunkery so in view of the cogs and the grunginess, I thought I'd enter. they can always chuck me out if it's not steampunk enough lol. There's also a new Steampunk Junkies challenge site - looks like this will be fun.
EDIT: The guys over at Steampunk Junkies have been kind enough to choose me as the winner on their challenge. I feel it's only fair to share this with Val, the owner of Snazzy Stamping who's class it was that led to it's creation so congratulations Val!! :)