Tuesday 13 August 2013


Hi Blogging Friends  I have been busy working on some Steampunk stuff, yes I have also been working on the journal and there will be more of that on Thursday. I just needed a change lol! A bit of fun lol!
Any way, hope you like it.

Most of this was made using the card from the back of old envelopes.
I like it, it's nice and stiff without being too thick.
  • Stamps by Chocolate Baroque and Creative Expressions, lovely!!
  • Dies and Embossing Folders by Tim Holtz.
  • Paper, sprayed with mica inks: Crafty Notions Colour Sprays.
  • Brads by Creative Expressions, Faux Screws.
  • Additional colour: Gelly Roll Pens.
  • Crackle Glaze: Kroma.
  • Gilding Wax: Treasure Gold.
  • Eco-Green Acrylic Paint.
  • Four Matchboxes.
  • Stickles Glitter Glues.
                Full view of the front.

The main body of the box was constructed with four matchboxes with the covers removed.

           Back view, clearly showing the design of the embossing folder.

I cut the card first using the cabinet die and then embossed it and
applied acrylic paint.
Closeup view of the right side.

After painting the front with acrylic paint, I added crackle glaze and when set, I rubbed over this with gilding wax.

                                   Closeup of the top section.

The balloon was stamped onto sprayed paper and card. The two stamped images were attached and finished with Stickles Glitter Glues.
Closeup view of the left side.
I finshed the cogs by adding the Faux Screws.
I would be really pleased to hear what you think about this project and thank you for visiting.
Angela x
I would like to enter this for the:
 August Steampunk Challenge at SanDee and Amelia's.
LOC Challenge 12: LOC Theme or Use Something Metal.


Jacki Daniels said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us this time at Left of Centre this is gorgeous hope you see you again soon
Jacki xx

Claudia N. said...

Gosh! Matchboxes taken to the next level!!! A brilliant make and I LOVE all the yummy texture and surface treatment on it!

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome piece of art with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

die amelie x

Matilde said...

WOW! It's stunning!

Keren Howell said...

Oh, my word! So much detail in this one, it's just fabulous. Love it loads! xxx Keren

Von said...

Wow wonderful detail !
Von ♥

Elly said...

A very cool steampunk creation. So much detail in every single matchbox. It will catch everyone's eye.(:o)

Redanne said...

Hi Angela, not quite sure how I missed this utterly fabulous creation - it really has the wow factor! I love how you brought all these wonderful elements together to create this work of art! Hugs, Anne x

Annie said...

Hi Angela...saw your make over at the Steampunk challenge blog....it's fantastic and I will certainly be back to see more as I love this style.
Crafty hugs Annie, your newest follower x

Maura said...

What a fun piece! Great zeppelin!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Wow. You just have so much detail in all of this. I have those CB stamps and you have made me look at them in a whole new way. Just a fantastic little wall hanging.

SanDee1899 said...

Wow that is absolutely adorable!!! Just love it!
Thank you for joining the SanDee&amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE

xoxo SanDee1899

SanDee1899 said...

Wow that is absolutely adorable!!! Just love it!
Thank you for joining the SanDee&amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE

xoxo SanDee1899

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