Monday, 27 August 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring

Steampunk Travel Stamps
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Hello Snazzy Folks, Happy Monday to you all.
So the team has had some fun Steampunk inspired items to play with this time round and boy have I had some fun.
Initially I was a little stumped as to what I might do with the stamps but mr mojo had a lightbulb moment and hay presto, this was created.


It actually started out as packaging... A gift set of some sort, anyway at the time I looked at it and thought..  hmmmm I can alter that.


And that's just what I did.  Because one side of the box was slightly thicker I thought it looked like an old fashioned TV on it's side so with a couple coats of studio black gesso and some gold acrylic dabber highlights it was transformed. Oh and not forgetting some round bling gems for knobs.
Then I lined the inside with a sheet of Kaisercraft paper, the box came apart {slide off lid} so it made it fairly easy if not a bit fiddly to do.


Next came the fun bit. I stamped each of the Chocolate Baroque flying machines in black archival ink onto clearly for art whiteout, and left it to dry overnight.
 {I found it needs a longish time to dry so the ink doesn't smear, I tried heating it but as you know the clearly for art stuff is heat moldable and I didn't want any warping before colouring it}
Once the images were dry I coloured with artist pencils as I wanted a nice muted tone to each machine.
Once coloured, I cut them out and attached to the papered base using a strip of clear acrylic packaging {stuff your dies come in} so as not to see it, and make it appear as if the machines are actually floating.
The finishing touch was to print the title of a very famous film on some acetate and stick it to the lid with some ultra clear tape, and add a bit of wire to the top as an aerial.
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I hope you have enjoyed today's project
I'll be back on Thursday with another steampunk inspired treat
Till Then Stay Inky


21 comments:

Felicia said...

How cool is that!! Love the whole idea of it. Super unique! Thanks for sharing! *huggles* =0)

Sheri said...

very cool! love it!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! What a clever and original idea! Love it!

Paula Whittaker said...

Genius!

Marianne said...

Great creation!! Hugs,
Marianne MW

Astrid Maclean said...

Genius indeed, love your cool flying machine and wonderful retro teli set, brilliant and cool you used so much recycled stuff too. The whole thing brought a big smile to my face and seeing it's Monday and I am back to work today, that's quite something lol!

Beryl said...

Brilliant piece of artwork.
Beryl xx

Redanne said...

A beautiful and quirky piece of art, love how you made the telly and those stamps are excellent. A x

Helen said...

Wonderful, and a great idea!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Brilliant, I love it!

Julia Smith said...

Cool Nicky - eeehhhmmmmm .... I remember those TV's too!!! xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, I absolutely love this, so quirky xx

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! What a brilliant and fun project Nicky! I love that Kaisercraft paper as a backdrop for these fun CB stamps and stamping them onto Clearly for Art Whiteout was a clever idea. Great way to suspend them on the old acetate packaging too. Really cool upcycling creation!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PS I can remember TVs that look even older than yours ..... unfortunately, lol!

Buttons said...

This is so clever - I can't remember ever having seen a project like this and it works so well. It reminds me of some of the hand drawn cartoons of my childhood that I loved so much (the tv looked like that too!) Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Buttons x

happyDiane said...

You amaze me!! Such a clever project!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Minxy, This project is so much fun. I must be old though, as I remember when televisions actually looked like this!

Gillian .... said...

This is a super quirky project Nicky, love the CFA flying machines.x

butterfly said...

Brilliant piece of altered upcycling - just love your balloons!
Alison x

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous idea, love it! I wish I had an imagination a tenth as good as yours! xx

Carol Q said...

that's fab Nicky and so pretty too!

Aquarius said...

A great lightbulb moment - love it