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Friday, March 3rd, 2017
My Steampunk Projects Essential Materials

One of the questions I get asked a lot is what are My Steampunk Projects Essential Materials. I think steampunk is still one of the mysteries of crafting for a lot of people and many are unclear as to what steampunk is and how to create a steampunk project.       My Steampunk Projects Essential Materials Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West” (Wikipedia). So basically steampunk for me is a lot of metal, cogwheels, mechanical parts etc. To achieve the steampunk look you need some essentials: Metal Parts This is I think the most important element of all so I’m going to break it down a little: New metal pieces You can get metal pieces in two main places: craft stores and Home …

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Happy Steampunk Canvas

It’s been a little while since I’ve created a steampunk project. Today i’m sharing my Happy Steampunk Canvas I created with a circle wooden frame, fabric and some chipboard. I also added a few metal pieces to complete the steampunk look. The process of creating the texture on the canvas is the interesting part that i want to share with you.     Happy Steampunk Canvas First i sealed the fabric with  layer of gesso. Then I added a layer of texture with modeling paste and stencil.     The next step was to spray the canvas to add a little color. Then I arranged all the chipboard pieces on the canvas. Once I knew where I wanted them to be I took a photo with my phone so I will not forget how I arranged them. Finally I painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint.     When the pieces were dry I glued them on the canvas. Now …

Sunday, June 19th, 2016
The Art of Steampunk: How to Start

I get asked a lot about steampunk, what it is exactly and how to do it. So today I’m sharing The Art of Steampunk: How to Start post to let you into the world of steampunk. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West” (Wikipedia). So basically steampunk for me is a lot of metal, cogwheels, mechanical parts etc.     Some people who are dealing with steampunk take the more fashionable side or even jewelry side but for me steampunk is mainly about incorporating metal in my creations. You can turn any project you’re working on into a steampunk project simply by adding metal to it. The point, however is to try not to use only shiney new metal, but to combine old parts with new parts. …

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas

last week I had an amazing morning with some creative friends. We all created canvases and mine was a steampunk mixed media canvas, of course. You all know how much I love steampunk and metal so it was obvious my canvas will go that way. I didn’t make a video of the process but I did remember to take some photos to share with you so you can create one too.     Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas First you need a canvas. Any size will do. I created a reverse canvas which means I didn’t work on the front but I turned it and worked on it like I would on a shadow box. I picked the main metal pieces that I wanted to add and build the canvas around.     The next step was to cover the staples and create an even edge with modeling paste. I used a palette knife to apply a thick layer of modeling …

Sunday, January 17th, 2016
Steampunk Hot-Air Balloon

The steampunk queen strikes again! FYI I didn’t give myself this title…you did, or at least some of you Lol! I sure love steampunk and I’m happy to share with you another project. This one looks difficult but it’s much easier than you think! It’s because of all the tricks I’m using here to create faux metal and keep everything light weight. I started with a plastic ball I got at the craft store, you can use an ornament or even a glass ball, although you will need to be a little bit more carefull with that. I covered the ball with pieces of gold Duck Tape and then painted it with black acrylic paint. I waited for about half a minute and then wiped the paint with a paper towel, creating a really pretty effect of blackened metal. I added faux leather stripes with faux rivets and steampunk embellishments, including a propeller. I used an old cardboard box as …

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Steampunk Christmas Tree Canvas

Creating steampunk images are a lot of fun. It’s basically an easy idea where you create an image from metal embellishments, clock faces and cogwheels. It can be any image like a person or an abstract image. I think it’s time to start thinking about Christmas so I created a steampunk Christmas tree. I used a 8×8 canvas and created the background from old book pages. I inked all the edges with brown and black distress inks. When it was dry I used large metal pieces to create the base of the tree and added smaller pieces as ornaments. I also added metal squares with twine as gifts. I stamped Merry Christmas and added little metal beads as stars. You can create the same tree with other style of embellishments if you don’t want it to be in a steampunk style. The style and color of the embellishments you use will determine the mood of the canvas. For example if …

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
5 Minutes Craft – Steampunk Magnetic Bookmark

Today in 5 Minutes craft I’m sharing a magnetic bookmark, but not only is it functional and super easy to create it’s also in steampunk style! So I’m having fun all around! Steampunk is one of my favorite styles. I love the dark colors and masculine feeling to it and I also like the mechanical and Si-Fi feel to parts of the imagery. If I can play with cogwheels, wires and other metal embellishments I’m happy! Steampunk is much easier to create than you think. All you need are scraps of paper in dark colors with a pattern like script, numbers, keys,shapes etc. just make sure there are no cute or flowery images. Then you need a metal embellishment that can be a cogwheel, a flower or a key as long as it’s metal. Once you have all the things you need just create the bookmark or even a few of them. The secret to this bookmark is that it’s …

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