Monday 17 September 2012

Steampunk snowflakes

Handling lots of cog shapes for Andy Skinner's Book of Secrets workshop reminded me of the fact I've always thought that the smallest snowflake in my Spellbinder set looks like a spiky cog. That set me thinking about steampunk snowflakes and this is the result.

It started life as a coffee tin and I had fun trying out a different colour combo for a more silvery/gunmetal style finish. I  added some detail like a line of glue at the "shoulder" for a welding seam and cheap Christmas bead chain in the groove around the top of the canister where the original lid would screw on because I decided that one looked too heavy on it once I'd done all the decorating. I made a new lid that just rests inside the top rim (it's several circles of cereal packet board glued together - the texture is scrunched up tissue stuck over the top - with a little wooden knob glued into place).

Coffee tin
Die cuts
Flat back pearls
Bead chain
Deep midnight blue and Prussian blue Americana acrylic paints by DecoArt
Shimmering Silver metallic acrylic paint by DecoArt
Texturizing medium by DecoArt
Wooden knob
Tissue paper

Gosh - no stamping! It's been a while since that happened.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

Another stunning piece of work...and no stamping! Wow!

Deborah said...

Wowser! I love your inventiveness, Joanne, and it looks totally amazing.

Kaz said...

This is amazing Joanne, I love it all and want to make one myself! x

fatmonica said...

It's fabulous!I love the steampunk snowflakes!

Jackie Elwin said...

This would make a great gift for a chap.

tracy said...

thats great joanne:)

Karen said...

WOW!!!! I would never have thought you could use snowflakes for stemapunk but this looks incredible Joanne! ell done! xxx

Dana Tatar said...

This is so cool!

sam21ski said...

This is fabulous Joanne, what a great idea a steampunkery snowflake - how cool is that!!!

Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Who would ever have guessed this started life as something mundane. Brilliant :)
Lynn x

Unknown said...

This is absolutely brilliant and totally disguised the coffee tin. I love the attention to minute detail too

Traceyr said...

wow great recycling going on there Joanne. Love the colour too.


salamanda said...

Great piece of work and that workshop seems to be really interesting and setting you off on a new style