Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Shabby Steampunk by Astrid

Hello everyone, lovely to see you here. For my project today I wanted to see whether it is possible to combine Steampunk with Shabby Chic. The sad truth is, that it may well be possible, but I don't think I have quite managed to achieve it.... Anyway, - here is a hanger, which was my attempt, - hope you like it even so....
I started by cutting both the large and the small Tim Holtz Baroque die out of mount board. (Just a little tip, if you are after cheap mount board, call into your local frame shop and ask them for off cuts. I got an enormous bag for £5 and I know some shops even give it away for free).

I coloured the large one with  Distress Paint in Walnut Stain. When dry I added some crackle glaze and then added a coat of Antique Linen. After the crackles appeared I then went around the edges with Frayed Burlap.
I did the same with the smaller die but also added some picket Fence. When dry I stamped the little Steampunk clock, which was an Artistic Stamper freebie that came with the May issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine all over it in Weathered Wood and Gathered Twigs and then added a few spritzes of Dylusions in White Linen, to tone it down a bit.
Next I took some stamping card, coloured it with Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks and then stamped the large butterfly from the Tick Tock Butterflies set in Coffee Archival Ink. I stamped it a second time in Jet Black archival and cut out just the body part for a bit more contrast.
I made a flower out of card coloured with the same colours of Distess Paints, using a Spellbinders Die, (Blossoms 5) and finished by adding one of the Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers and one of the Baubles, and that was it.

Well, hope you like this little hanger, even though it is not quite Shabby Chic or very Steampunk. Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

14 comments:

Netty said...

You really set yourself a hard task, but you rose to the challenge Astrid and made a beautiful hanging. Annette x

Jacqueline said...

I think that's turned out lovely. Has a real Vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

A gorgeous little hanger Astrid. It does have a little steampunk and a little vintage and it's just gorgeous. (Did I already say that?) I love the subtle colours of it. Totally stunning!! ox

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Your hanger is gorgeous, Astrid.

Sid said...

Thats's a fab creations Astrid !

Marianne said...

Lovely hanger!! xxx Marianne

Anita Abercrombie said...

Astrid, that is so beautiful :)
Anita x

Paula Whittaker said...

It's beautiful Astrid!

ElizabethR said...

It's gorgeous Astrid, I got a carrier bag full of mountboard bits for £1 - well worth going in and asking! Elizabeth x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx

butterfly said...

Well, I don't know, I think it's a whole new style of its own - whichever, it's very beautiful! I love the delicate colours and the coggy butterfly is wonderful.
Alison x

die amelie said...

This is absolutely adorable, Astrid! I LOVE it and I say "Yes, it IS Steampunk!" (some of the more subtle kind ;).

Hugs,
Claudia x

Buttons said...

I reckon you've got the balance between steampunk and shabby chic spot on here Astrid. Looks like the whole thing has been made out of mica - beautiful. Thanks for the tip about the mountboard. Hugs, Jenny x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Woooow ! your hanger is GORGEOUS !!