Sunday, 7 February 2016

'steampunk box'

Hi all, Suzanne here, sharing a wooden box that I purchased as a 'tea box'.

 I really don't know why the pics are so very blurry :-(
Sorry for that. It looks more distinct irl.

supplies used
the man and his machine SW R12102
stamps from plate 137  PLATESW137
airship SW P11012 
air bycicle SW P11009 
words and flying man from plate 167 'large men' PLATESW167 

stazon timber brown
decoart media crackle glaze clear
decoart media antiquing cream raw umber DMM151-26
glossy accents GAC17042
 decoart media ultra-matte varnish DMM24-71
decoart media fluid acrylics quin gold  
decoart media fluid acrylics paynes grey
decoart acrylic paints
iridescent medium

Primed the box with gesso and painted it with three shades of brown-ish colours and a hint of copper metallic paint. To match the inside I mixed a little decoupage glue with iridescent medium for the shimmer. Edges were sponged with stazon timber brown.
The lid ans the outer edge have been stamped with steampunk images and the timber brown inkpad. On the lid I added patches of crackle glaze and covered the cracks with quin gold and then everything with antiquing cream - wiped it back. Now it's looking a bit shabby. Finally I added different metal embellishments and sealed the box with ultra matte varnish.

I hope you like my project a little bit.
Have a great Sunday everyone,
hugs, Suzanne xx


Jetske said...

I like it a lot! You have turned a dull box into a piece of art! Now you can put it in a prominent spot in your room to enjoy it!

Mac Mable said...

Wow this project is fabulous. Lots of hard work, layering and the finished effect is stunning. So worth the effort x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a great job, looks so rich! Must be that hint of metallic you have in there!

Ineke said...

Wauw this is GOOD very nice job Suzanne. Like it.