Monday, 27 August 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring

Steampunk Travel Stamps
Hello Snazzy Folks, Happy Monday to you all.
So the team has had some fun Steampunk inspired items to play with this time round and boy have I had some fun.
Initially I was a little stumped as to what I might do with the stamps but mr mojo had a lightbulb moment and hay presto, this was created.

It actually started out as packaging... A gift set of some sort, anyway at the time I looked at it and thought..  hmmmm I can alter that.

And that's just what I did.  Because one side of the box was slightly thicker I thought it looked like an old fashioned TV on it's side so with a couple coats of studio black gesso and some gold acrylic dabber highlights it was transformed. Oh and not forgetting some round bling gems for knobs.
Then I lined the inside with a sheet of Kaisercraft paper, the box came apart {slide off lid} so it made it fairly easy if not a bit fiddly to do.

Next came the fun bit. I stamped each of the Chocolate Baroque flying machines in black archival ink onto clearly for art whiteout, and left it to dry overnight.
 {I found it needs a longish time to dry so the ink doesn't smear, I tried heating it but as you know the clearly for art stuff is heat moldable and I didn't want any warping before colouring it}
Once the images were dry I coloured with artist pencils as I wanted a nice muted tone to each machine.
Once coloured, I cut them out and attached to the papered base using a strip of clear acrylic packaging {stuff your dies come in} so as not to see it, and make it appear as if the machines are actually floating.
The finishing touch was to print the title of a very famous film on some acetate and stick it to the lid with some ultra clear tape, and add a bit of wire to the top as an aerial.
I hope you have enjoyed today's project
I'll be back on Thursday with another steampunk inspired treat
Till Then Stay Inky