Thursday, 30 August 2012

DT Project #2 by Minxy : Featuring:

Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Travel Stamps
That Special Touch Penny farthing Stencil
Blossom Bucket Top Hat
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gears
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Morning Snazzy Folks
Sorry i'm a bit late, the technology has been playing up, and a post without pictures would be kinda pointless, but it's all sorted now! And boy do I have alot of photo's


I decided to alter a little wooden box


I started by coating the box with 'waterfall' Eco Green acrylic paint.


I then dry brushed some 'pure gold' Eco Green acrylic paint on top to create an aged affect.


Next I stamped around each edge with the Chocolate Baroque steampunk stamps, using black Archival ink.


For the top I used 'peeled paint' distress ink through the wheel of the penny farthing My Special Touch stencil.


I painted the Tando Creative 'wings and cogs' with more 'pure gold' acrylic and arranged on top with some Tim Holtz gears and the Blossom Bucket top hat.
I also used some metal hands and a mini watch cog from my stash.
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I hope you like my project and it inspires you to go decorate a box or 2 of your own.
 There is still plenty more steampunk goodness to come with Astrid on Monday and or course Hels the week after, so...
Till next time
Stay Inky

15 comments:

Craftychris said...

ooh its fabulous! I love boxes and this one is so cool. I love the colours of paint you have used and the aged look - brilliant xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab!!! Love the colours and the fab steampunk feel! Hugs trace x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Minxy, I love it & you hardly used anything to make it so it's great for a newbie, Hugs DQ

Rita said...

Fabulous box Minxy. I have those Eco paints but never used them on their own. It certainly gives a brilliant aged look to your box. Hugs Rita xx

Aquarius said...

This is a gorgeous box and a winner with me as I love the steampunk look.

Marianne said...

Great box. Lovely colour and embellishments! Hugs,
Marianne MW

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic box! LOVE how you have coloured it and the embellies on the top and how you have positioned them is fantastic! Love what you did with the wings and the hat too!!!

butterfly said...

Totally gorgeous... love your weathered shabby chic paint, and such delicious stamping!
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

Fab box Nicky, I do love the colours and the steampunk embellies on the top. x

craftimamma said...

This is great Nicky. I love boxes too and I think I love that pure gold Eco Green paint too. That defo needs to be on my shopping list. The coverage from it on those embellies is great and the aged effect to the box. Love how you've grouped those embellishments too and that's some clever stamping round the sides, especially the mobile telephone going round the corner. Wonderful stuff!

Hugs
Lesley XX

snazzyoriginal said...

Love what you have done with those embellishments and am a huge fan of Eco Green Crafts paints too in almost every colour they do xx

Anita Houston said...

Awesome!!! Love that hat!

Dawn said...

Sweet work on this box zz

Karen said...

Great box-so excited to get these stamps!!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous box Nicky - love the colours & embellies!! xx