Thursday, July 31, 2014

SteamPunk Shrine

A touch of gold seemed to be just the right touch
for the scrolled top.  Embossing on the Masonite
gears and prop makes them look metallic.
Haven't had this much fun in a long time.  Just sitting in the stash was the 'blank' SteamPunk ATC shrine kit from RetroCafeArt crying to be finished.  For me the hardest part is the getting started.  Deciding what to do with the background.  I have recently discovered Krylons spray paint called hammered silver and hammered black.  It gives a wonderful shiny finish that 'pits' as it dries. But I didn't leave it that way.  The outside edges are covered with Graphic 45's Steampunk paper, then aged with Martha Stewart Patina and finally embellished with more metals.  But the real fun came in the decorating...What elements of steampunk will make their way into the finished piece.

I covered the inside of the shrine with another pattern from Graphic 45's Steampunk line and duplicated the paper elements with real gears and watches and then set about to 'build' the scene.  Luckily, the G45 paper has lots of suggestions...mannequins, bulbs, wings, goggles, clocks, etc.  With the current popularity of SteamPunk, there are many products available and I've collected them all.
I wanted to make the gears functional
wheels but with only 2, it just wouldn't work.
The 1" deep hutch is quite full but the variety of
 items and sizes fit perfect;y.
No side...even the TOP side is left unfinished.
Gears and spools lift the bird to its high perch.


  1. I always enjoy seeing what you create- LOVE this project and so amazing what you put together on the inside here!

  2. This is just too cool, and your blog is gorgeous!


  3. This is AMAZING Linda!!! I'm working my way up through your awesome posts!!! xoxo