I am not finding much time to do crafts at the moment. The kids are on holiday and on the first day of the holidays they had already announced they were bored! So I have been trying to find entertaining things for them to do and so my craft solitude time has come to a stop.
However, after seeing SanDee and Amelie's challenge for a Steampunk matchbox creation I HAD to find some time! I had ideas galore halfway through reading about it!
I don't really make many Steampunk items - so I really love how this takes me out of my comfort zone and challenges me....
First thing I had to do was find a matchbox. I was sure I had seen one somewhere and I didn't have the patience to wait until I had time to go shopping...rummaging through craft drawers I did find one! And got to work.
I painted it with several coats of Nougat Fresco Paint and then covered the top and bottom edge with DecoArt crackle glaze...I am still learning how to use this - it is a bit hit and miss for me at the moment, but I am slowly learning! I then covered the cracks with French Roast Fresco Paint and Black Soot DI.
I dabbed Black Soot DI over some embossed card and covered with Tarnished Brass DS and smooshed with a babywipe....I didn't like how it looked so I covered it with White Fire Treasure Gold.
I tore the card in places (after working out where to leave crackle effect revealed) and stuck the card onto the box.
I cut a heart from card and covered with Nougat paint and applied the crackle and French Roast.
The wings were cut out from card, covered with Hobgoblin Tissue tape and the edges were inked with Black Soot. I then covered them with a medium layer of Rock Candy Clear Glitter glue...This is one of my most recent purchases - I LOVE it!
I assembled the wings and heart on the matchbox and added the word LOVE from Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers. A little dab of Black Soot DI added a lovely shabby look. I have a collection of real watch parts (sooo tiny!) and using tweezers and Glossy accents glue I arranged a selection of the metal bits and pieces around the heart.
The drawer of the box was covered in the same metal embossed card and I attached a dolls house door knob to it and stuck metal watch parts around it. The inside of the box (yes, the drawer does open) was covered in cogs patterned paper.
And that is how I made a Steampunk matchbox - Why not head over to SanDee & amelie's Steampunk challenge and see the gorgeous creations over there and make one yourself?
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SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Matchbox Steampunk
Crafting with Dragonflies - Alter something
Left of Center - Use metal