Thursday, August 1, 2013

Steampunk-ish

So... the owner of the store asked us to take some 3D stickers and see what we could come up with and then show and tell them at the weekly demo. O.o

Stickers! I don't actually use this type of stickers, however I do use various things as "embellishments" in some of my work. And then browsing Pinterest, I came across an idea that inspired me to make Steampunk-ish ornaments. Eureka!

I started with gear die cuts (Sizzix) I'd received from a friend some time ago. These were cut from old cereal and cracker boxes. Yay for recycling/repurposing!

I them painted them with the Viva 3D Stempel-Farbe Stamp Paint, in Walnut Brown Metallic. It made a cool vintage rough metal looking surface.   

I layered the gears together and used some of the stickers to create the ornaments. 



I haven't quite figured out how I will hang them, probably with a wire of some type. The ribbons I tried just didn't make me happy. 

Oh, this the the Sticker package I used for two of the ornaments: 

It was interesting seeing all the different ideas folks came up with to use the stickers. All my co-workers made things, and several of the demo regulars came with goodies as well. A show and tell fun!

I also worked on a journal spread this week, and will share that soon!


Sharing with Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin

15 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Helen, these are really very well done. I love them. How creative you are. I like their names as well. Thanks. Have a great weekend.
gloria

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful embellishments! looks fab!
Happy PPF!

Marji said...

Wow, what fun.. Love the steam punkish design. well done

Kat Griffin said...

very creative. I love to see what everyone creates. Hand made cards and gifts are always the best

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such fun! Happy PPF!
Rinda

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful pieces and Inspiration ♥

Happy PPF
Erika

La Abela said...

His work is meticulous and imaginative, well. Saludos

Nic McLean said...

I really like steampunk and these look brilliant - I love the metallic paint you used on the recycled cardboard gear cut outs - they really look like rusty old gears!!

Kim said...

Very creative, love these.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pretty nice use of an old cereal box, quite creative re-use. Happy PPF xox

ann @ studiohyde said...

I like the theme here and very inventive of you.

Alicia C said...

I see the steampunk things at Michaels all the time but have never used them. They look cool!

Ayala Art said...

They ended up looking fantastic!

Tracy said...

What fun!

JKW said...

This is such fun. My daughter loves this look. Blessings, Janet PPF

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