Hey there, today I have my December projects for Scrap FX. This months new releases over at Scrap FX are for their Steampunk range. I have to admit that when I found out that this month was all about steampunk I did have a mini panic attack, I've never made anything steampunk before - but I like a challenge and once I saw how gorgeous the new chipboard pieces were I knew I had to try and make something great with them. This is what I came up with.........
Altered Dragonfly Cage
Here's how I put it together. I found this white cage in a bargain shop for $4.50 (I think it's meant to go with candles??) and I painted it with black gesso. These are the Scrap FX Chipboard pieces I used (mini feathers not shown).
I cut and arranged the chipboard pieces Steampunk Feather Collage, Steampunk Whimsy, Steampunk Barbed Wire Collage and Propellers in the shape of a dragonfly. I secured the chipboard to the cage using jewellery wire. Then I added on the Mini Flying Wings, Mini Feathers, Cogs, mini, Cogs and rest of the Propellers as well as some flowers to the cage.
I also added on some metal embellishments before I sprayed the whole thing in a mix of brown, blue and teal sprays. I finished off by rubbing some Inka-Gold in gold over the whole thing to give it a pretty golden shine, and finally some rhinestones and pearls.
Here are my close ups
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The idea to make a 3D project came from the current Creative Gym Exercise at Mixed Media Place
Next is my Steampunk Canvas
I loved this new Steampunk Dress Form as soon as I saw it, and I knew the new Steampunk Wings would go perfectly with this dress form. I thought my dress form could use a stand so I used the bottom half of a Lamp Post B Lantern. Around the edges I layered up a mix of chipboard, metal trinkets and glass beads. On the Background I've used the new Grungy Wing Stencil with modeling paste, then I painted and sprayed to get the colours I wanted before I rubbed some Inka-gold in Gold on top. Finally a added a few rhinestones and pearls, no flowers though - I think this is my first flower free project in forever :)
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Hope you enjoyed my steampunk creations