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- Watch Gears Item 15996 Plate 1272
- Watch Parts Item 16007 Plate 1273
- Gear With Legs Item 15983 Plate 1272
- Gear With Legs And Arms Item 15989 Plate 1272
- Gear Duo Item 16002 Plate 1272
- Quartet of Gears Item 16040 Plate 1267
- Nesting Gears Item 18077 Plate 1373
- Gear Item 18086 Plate 1373
- Compass Item 16019 Plate 1273
- Steampunk Background/Collage Item 16006 Plate 1273
- Steampunk Beaked Thingie Item 18442 Plate 1390
- Various Steampunk Critturs from Plate 1389 & 1390 (will be available as individual stamps in the near future)
- (thank you Shirl for so generously giving me some of these stamps in a giveway!)
12x12 sheet Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
Ranger Archival Inkpad Black
Tim Holtz Distress Markers:Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters
Miracle Tape 1 inch
Black Sharpie pen
Recently, I watched a live-show with Leslierahye and she did an awesome cover-up on aluminum cans. It inspired me to eye these plastic popcorn tubs that come 2-for-$1 at Dollar Tree.
I'd been wanting to try out the Ideaology Grunge Paper. It's strange stuff. It looks like cardboard, and feels like leather. It's flexible the way a piece of leather would be. I was curious to see how well it would work using stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
Ideas collided, and my steampunk popcorn tub was reborn as a pen-holder!
1. Trace the side of the tub four times and cut out the pieces.
2. Stamp the images, choosing a crittur and an assortment of steampunk gears for each side.3. Color each piece with Distress markers, blending the colors with a waterbrush. (Note: I think the grunge paper is too rough for a fabric tip, so I used the hard plastic tip.)
4. Add tangles using the Black Soot Distress Marker. Pick out details on the stamped images with the black marker so they'll be more 3D, and so the black of the inkpad and the black of the pens will work together.
5. Place the scalloped edge of each piece onto the sticky side of a Miracle sheet and cut the tape to fit the scallops.
6. Place strips of the 1-inch Miracle tape on the other three sides of each piece.
7. Pull the backing off the Miracle tape and stick the pieces onto the popcorn tub.
8. Black out any gaps at the corners using the black Sharpie on both the inside and the outside of the tub.
Okay. I admit it! I grabbed the wrong stamp for this side, and ended up stamping a steampunk pig upside down. Lol! You just can't go wrong with steampunk pigs!
Tangle Pattern DuBloop
Note: For those unfamiliar with Zentangle or Steampunk, please check out this post for more information.
I created steps to a tangle pattern for use with this project. The names for tangle patterns are meant for reference, and aren't supposed to bring an image to mind. I thought this looked a bit like a doubled up loop, so DuBloop it is!
Tangles by others: Sandra Steen Bartholmew's “Coop” pattern, from her book, “Yoga for Your Brain-steps not available online.
If you like tangle patterns that are loopy and swirly, check out Sue's Tangle trips and see what Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Sue Jacobs has come up with.
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