Of course, when creating in the Steampunk genre, I channel Lady Ermintrude. Inspired by Warehouse 13, Lady E has commissioned the Aetheric Speaking Tube (Steampunk mobile phone to you!) Here's what it looks like inside -
Here's what I started with- a tin of peppermints, some gold foil paper and some sealer. First I ate the peppermints, and then I covered the tin and the foil paper in the sealer.
Then I gave the tin a couple of coats of black gesso and another coat or two of sealer. I die-cut some fancy corners (the die is from Marianne) out of the gold foil paper. Giving it a coat of sealer gives it more body and makes it look aged.
I stuck the dial and the die-cuts on the front cover of the tin, cut a circle of card to fir the centre of the dial with a "telephone number" on it. Then it was time to get on with the internal workings. I cut a piece of card to fit inside, covered in in some of the gold foil paper that I'd embossed and aged with a wash of black paint. I cut a hole which will be for the screen and glued a curtain ring to make a frame, punched two holes and set grommets in them with the Crop-o-dile. The speaker is was assembled by putting the mesh on top of the funky foam and sticking a curtain ring on top -
And here's how it turned out again.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you're going to play at Sandee's & Amelie's this month!