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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
The 3 Essentials for a Steampunk Project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you what I think are The 3 Essentials for a Steampunk Project. I get a lot of questions about steampunk especially questions that relate to how to achieve that steampunk look.     The 3 Essentials for a Steampunk Project A steampunk project doesn’t need to have lots of techniques or fancy materials. You could add them if you want but it’s not necessary. There are  only three essentials you really need to achieve that steampunk look: 1. The right color A steampunk look is achieved by using industrial and metallic colors like brown, bronze, gold, black and all their combinations. Other colors that can be used are the colors of rust and oxidization.       2. Theme Focal Point Every project needs a focal point. It can be a photo of a person or an image but the most important thing is that the focal point will be …

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
My Top 3: Steampunk Rules

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you My Top 3: Steampunk Rules! I get a lot of questions from you who want to start creating steampunk projects but don’t know where to start. So today I want to help you sort all of this out with three simple rules for steampunk projects.       My Top 3: Steampunk Rules Style not material The first rule might be a little counter intuitive. The important thing about steampunk projects is not necessarily the material of items you add but their style. What I mean by style is the theme or the shape. For example use cogwheels made of chipboard is better than using hearts made of metal. Steampunk is all about mechanical, industrial and grunge that means lots of cogwheels, screws, clock parts, mechanical parts etc. Metal is also important but only if you don’t cover everything with paint. If you cover the project with paint or …

Sunday, February 11th, 2018
Double Frame Canvas for Studio 75 DT

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a Double Frame Canvas for Studio 75 DT. This canvas is a combination between paper crafting and mixed media. You don’t always need to have a full mixed media background or project to get pretty steampunk piece.   Double Frame Canvas. Studio 75 DT I started with painting the edges of the canvas with black gesso. Then I attached a piece of pattern cardstock on top. I used the Mrs & Mr collection by Studio 75. For added texture I added chipboards which I painted with acrylic paints to the background. I added two frames as my focal points for the vintage photos I used.         To enhance the steampunk look I added some metal embellishments. When you use metallic paints, cogwheel shaped chipboards and metal parts you can have that steampunk look on any project!       Have you Joined the VIP Room? Where every month …

Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft. They have the most amazing steampunk theme laser cut chipboard that are just perfect for steampunk projects.  Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft     Now that the holidays are over I thought I’d take a break from the Christmas and winter theme projects and do something a little different. As you know I love steampunk! That industrial look with the cogwheels and mechanical parts is just magical to me. Today I want to inspire you with an altered box created in a steampunk style.         I took an old paints cardboard box and painted it with black gesso. Then I added layers of chipboard and metal embellishments. When you create a project like this layering your embellishments with extra height will make the difference between a nice project and an amazing project! You don’t want your creation …

Friday, December 1st, 2017
The Grand Holidays Blog Hop – Clocks Christmas Tree

Hello dears, We invite you to join the The Grand Holidays Blog Hop with a great group of talented designers.Hop from blog to blog and find easy, fast and amazing projects! Each blog, in the blog hop, offers a giveaway of craft products and will include the Project featured in the blog.That means there are 11 different giveaways and there will be 11 different winners!Everyone is eligible to win; the blog hop is open worldwide! All you have to do is:1. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list.2. Follow each of the blogs and leave a comment on each blog along the way.3. If you share our blog hop on your Blog, Facebook or Instagram, please let us know by leaving us another comment and you will have an extra entry to the giveaway raffle. The Grand Holidays Blog Hop – Clocks Christmas Tree My project for this blog hop combines steampunk with a lot of holiday …

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share a Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project I created completely by accident. I planned to create something else and then while planning my project I found a chipboard sheet of a used chipboard shape that I used for another project. The only thing that was left was the empty chipboard sheet, but that gave me an idea…     Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project         I wanted to use this chipboard sheet as a base for a mixed media project and include more recycled materials. So I added  a piece of corrugated cardboard and a string. From there the project just had a life of its own and took shape almost automatically. I also added some cogwheels and lots of texture with art stones. The focal point of the project was some metal pieces that were placed on another empty chipboard piece. Then I painted everything with metallic acrylic …

Friday, September 29th, 2017
Fearless Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Fearless Mixed Media Canvas I created for Words & Paintery challenge. The theme was to use red colors and give an interpretation to the quote: Courage is not the absence of fear, which I think is a very true quote, at least for me. I always try not to let fear guide me both in my life and in my art.     Fearless Mixed Media Canvas I started this canvas with an idea. I was working on a different project, using some chipboard cogwheels and when they were all finished only the outer sheet remained. I looked at it and knew immediately I had to use it in a project. I just loved the square sheet with the different size holes. So I started with adding texture to a canvas with modeling paste and then glued the chipboard sheet on the canvas. The textured paste created enough height that the chipboard …

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