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,