Sunday, 26 February 2012

Steampunk or Vintage?

I wanted to try out a new idea for a crafting technique using foam to create shaped layers on an object.

In this case I used a simple jewellery box and, inspired by steampunk examples online, tried to give it a vintage/steampunk look.

This is what happend :

This is the original simple jewellery box I used.
(€ 1,99 @ Action)

I bought the cheapest foam I could find to cut out pieces and glued it onto the box. (€ 0,99 for 16 pieces @ Zeeman)

Unfortunatly I forgot to make pictures of the process untill my husband spray-painted the whole box in a dark-red colour for me.

The back of the box.
The side of the box.

The top of the box.

using the Scorched Brown Citadel paint.

First I dry-painted the lower layer ,

After that I dry-painted the top layer in the Dwarven Bronze Citadel paint.
The top of the box.
The back of the box.
The inside of the box.

I finished of the bottom of the box with some light beige velvet.
As a finishing touch I glued a "spider-web" on the front of the box,
also dry-painted in Dwarven Bronze.

I don't know if you could really call this Steampunk or even Vintage.
I guess we can just call it Dee's Style!

Whatever you call it, I'm very pleased with the result and I can't wait to give it a nice spot in my new crafting-room!