Hello, hello everyone! Where has the summer gone I wonder, here we are, in September already....
As many of you know, this time round we are showing you creations with the wonderful Chocolate Barque Steampunk stamps, the Steampunk Travel Plate. I hope most of you will have seen all the wonderful projects created this month already, and if not, make sure you have a look before leaving.
I will be showing you two projects this month, both under the theme of "Steampunk with a Feminine Twist". Both projects belong together. I'm showing the first one today and the second on Thursday, so I hope you'll come back.
I decided to alter a box that was a gift given to me by my friend Zuzu It started life looking like this:
Very sexy I know, but the real reason I love this type of box is because it has a really strong magnetic closure, is very sturdy and really fun to alter. This is how I went about it: First I painted it inside and out with Espresso Paintdabber. Once dry I painted it with crackle medium from my stash and when that was dry to the touch I added a second layer of paint, this time Cloudy Blue Dabber. The background pattern was then created with the help of the very thin top layer from a paper serviette. Finally I inked the edges with Timber Brown Stazon and Inka Gold.
The inside of the box was lined with paper from my stash
For the embellishments on the lid I used some of the stamps
I took a piece of silver miri card, dabbed a black dabber all over it and wiped most of it off again with a piece of kitchen roll. I then sprayed it with 3 colours of Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Ancient Copper, Patina and Bronze Blush, these last two belong to the Vintage range of colours. When dry I stamped two of the stamps from the set with black Stazon, cut them out and adhered them to the box.
The watch with wings is part of the Tando Creative Steampunk Wings and Cogs set, sprayed with the mists again. I also added a bottle cap from my stash. The clock was cut out of one of the papers from the Kaisercrafts Timeless Collection which I covered with Glossy Accents.
I further embellished with some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears and the Clock Face from Snazzys Steampunk Supplies and finally some flowers from my stash. Because the box has the magnetic closure all I needed to do to to finish it was to add a charm to the side. The sentiment is from the Darkroom Door Steampunk set
The very last step was to seal it all with a good coat of Mod Podge Matte.
Well that's it for just now; if you want to know what I am going to keep inside the box, you'll just have to come back on Thursday to see another Steampunk project with a feminine twist. Hope to see you then!