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Friday, 18 December 2015

My Steampunk Christmas Tree

Hello hope all well with you.
I've been missing as I have virtually been locked away in my craft room for the last 3 weeks  making Christmas cards but the main  project was making Steampunk decorations for the second Christmas tree. I've run out of time but plan to add more to it soon.
Lots of die-cutting, painting and faux rusting, and lots of overcast days making it harder to see and photograph things.

Sorry for the amount of photos and the length of post this time - but hope you like :)

For the top of the tree 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music scrolls - stamped 3 small pages and rolled/glued
them up and added embellishments.
 


 
Bird, cage, and cogs punched out on shrink plastic. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
slightly darker photo shows lights better

This mini book was stamped on front
and the inside pages created digitally
using some Serif Steampunk kits and MCS graphics.

 
Used Viva D├ęcor Rubber stamps on front and added foil to grunge.


a few of the inside pages
 
 

 
 

 
Used some glittered shop bought baubles and painted them with copper acrylic paint.
Glued some fancy silver braiding around top of bauble.
The cogs punched out on craft foam and painted etc.
 

 




 
The bits from the middle of the cogs looked like studs so I added them to sides.

 
A few plain verdigris effect baubles to match the two I made with the light bulbs. Acrylic paint used on plain gold baubles seem to work well.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, its much appreciated
and thanks so much if you managed to read all this post.
 
Gill xx