Friday, May 26, 2017

"Words & Paintery" May Challenge, Shabby Steampunk Shack

Hi all,
Time for a new challenge over at Words & Paintery! You can find it HERE
Check out the nice 'n rusty moodboard, the designteam's interpretations and play along!
You have until June 15.

So, I started out with this cute, little, crooked house.

My assistant and I started rusting a bunch of things: some diecut pipes I made with my Bigshot, using my latest Tim Holtz pipes die and cardboard. A gear-clockwork thingy, loose gears. I wasn't sure what I wanted to use, so we just rusted some items, using mostly my Viva Decor Rust paste.

I gave the house a coat of greenish acrylic paint, then a coat of crackle medium,
then another coat of blue acrylic paint. I sanded it a bit, too.

 Once the Rust Paste was dry, I dropped some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Brass onto some parts and rubbed some Inka Gold - Turquoise onto other parts.

I added the pipes and gears where I liked them and glued everything in place. I sprinkled some Infusions - Sleight Blue on my project and sprayed water to activate it. The black soot gave it an even more realistic distressed feel.
Using gel medium, I added micro beads in gold an black on my project here and there.
I sprinkled and dropped some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Verdrigris onto my project too, for a finishing touch. It's a wonderful copper color with turquoise.

I wrapped some wire around the upper pipe and lower tap,
and strung some teardrop shaped beads in the wire.

The text 'Memory Lane' is from a 7Dots sheet.

To the backside of the window, I stapled some chicken wire and rusted it a bit.

 I hope my take will have inspired you to create something too!
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Sara Barker said...

This contraption is sooooo cool! I really love the water drops! Great rusting--need to get some of that product. Would save lots of time making this rusty like I have been doing! Such a clever design! thank you for sharing your close up photos!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Thank you so much Sara! I do own the other rust Paste too, the finnabair set, but this stuff Works great too. And the jar is bigger haha.
The rest was simply a lot of puzzling with pipe pieces ;)