Sunday 15 March 2015

Steampunk box

Hi everyone, it's me again!
This blog has been very quiet of late, but I've been busy elsewhere.  To avoid confusion, I keep my Stampin" Up! projects apart from my Altered Art, but sometimes they cross over.  I came across the pattern for a self-closing box some time ago and a couple of weeks ago I shared it on YouTube.

The original was a pretty, feminine version that my mother-in-law's Mothers' Day gift was presented in - but I couldn't resist a making a Steampunk version.

 Here's the tutorial for the first version - (some people have reported trouble with the sound on this - there is a link to a sound-boosted version in the description below the video.  I haven't linked directly to it because, if you aren't having problems hearing the original, the boosted version will blow your ears off.)
I altered the proportions for the Steampunk box, making it from a piece of card 7 by 6 1/2 inches  and  scoring at 1 1/1/2, 3, 4 1/2 and 6 inches on the short side and 1 1/2 and 5 1/2 on the long side.

Then I covered it with gold card that I'd grunge up with acrylic paint and embossed and die cut.  The mask is made of air-drying clay.  I'm putting this into the following challenges -

Sandee & amelie's Steampunk blog challenge - Gear it up
Altered Eclectics - ATG

Please do check out my YouTube channel and my SU blog (Tuppence Coloured) - I'd love you to visit.

Crafty Hugs,



Belinda Basson said...

I love the idea of a self closing box. I will have to give this a go and I just adore your steampunk version.

Claudia N. said...

OMG! What a fab design for a box! And you have steampunk-ed it so very well! Brilliant steampunk stuff!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Maura said...

What a cool piece! It looks like a treasure dug up from the pyramids. Great take on the gears and cogs! Thanks for joining us at SASPC! Have a grand day!

Unknown said...

That steampunk design is amazing :O

Pawsitively Creative said...

Wowzers! What a neat idea and a wonderful execution of said idea! I just love everything about this piece! Wonderful job! Thanks for Gearing It Up with us at SanDee&Amelies Steampunk Challenge! ~Niki

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Fantastic creation, love it, Angela x

Little Artbee said...

Made with lot of fantasy your nice gift box. I like it very much.
Dear Greetings

Meresanth said...

Amazing work! I love everything about it, but the top is simply astounding! Sooo good! Thanks for joining us this month at SASPC! Hugs, Agnieszka

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

Maura said...

Congratulations at making Top 3 at SASPC!