Monday, 12 May 2014

mini pinboard, steampunk style

Hello all,
sorry for being late again, I caught a miserable cold and had to go to the doctor's first. On mondays many people seem to be ill ..
Anyway. It's Suzanne here again, sharing a mini-pinboard I made from a round corkplate I found at the €-store.

umbrella hat SW R14004
from plate  167 large men PLATESW167
screws from plate 160 hardware findings 2 PLATESW160 

versamark inkpad TS-VM001
various embossing powders and -enamels

acrylic paints
reactive metal paints
glossy accents
TH pen nib
TH die gears and gadges
TH die hardware findings
TH hitch fastener
TH book ornate plate
I glued the leftovers of the gear die cuts around the edges after painting and heat embossing them :-)

The board was primed with gesso first, then treated with reactive metal paints, acrylic paint, repeated heat embossing. Gadges and gears were die cut (and aged with the metal paints again) as well as the leather fastener from the hardware findings die.
For the little post it booklet I used some cardstock and a scrap of design paper and folded it around the pad, embellishing it with a hitch fastener. Finally the umbrella hat man was stamped with acrylic paint onto the leftover of a background and all the pieces were put together. The letters were also painted with acrylic paint and a little heat embossed.

There's indeed not much room left to pin notes, but I quite like how it turned out, I hope you like it a bit, too.
Thanks so much for taking the time to pay a visit and have a look.

Have a quiet week everyone.
Hugs, Suzanne x


Jetske said...

I like it anyway, just pin small notes on it! It's certainly the best way to avoid too many notes, you have to take away those that are no longer important.
Get well soon! :-)

Apollox said...

Sehr cool das Teil!

Redanne said...

It is far too nice to pin notes on but lovely to look at!

Ineke said...

Very nice, must be a pleasure to look on every day. Just check for notes and enjoy your work.

Susan Salyer said...

This is lovely..beautiful job with this.
susan s