A few years back I found this wire mobile at a Flea Market. I think this style is meant to hang photographs on. It had some interesting elements to it like a rusty patina on the wire, a version of alligator clips at the end of each dangling section, it was fairly large (20″ long… Continue reading Suncatcher Mobile DIY
Sorry it’s taken me so long to get Part 4 of the Steampunk Stag posted. My Etsy shop called, we got hit with three snow storms in a row (with more to come) and I stalled out on this guy until I got what I wanted to use for gears sorted out. Remember early on,… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 4
In Part 2 I left you with the thought of heat embossing on paper mache. Does it work – oh yeah. These are the embossing powders I was telling you about. They are Allure Powders and I bought four colors: Oil Rubbed Bronze, Hammered Metal, Charred Gold and Burnt Copper Leaves. I like to quickly… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 3
Last post I left off with embossing sheets of silver foil. Using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, I give the embossed sheets some color and patina of age. Once alcohol inks go on and dry, they’re pretty much there to stay. They won’t wipe off with water, won’t smear and they’re translucent. Lots of videos out… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 2
Whew! What a great Fall and Winter season I had in my Etsy shop (Old Raven) this year (2017-2018). And due to the fact that the shop was keeping me hopping I had no new projects to post here on my blog since the Spirit House. Traditionally, towards the end of January and pretty much… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 1
Did you catch my other post on Steampunk Triceratops? That’s him next to T Rex about to get down to business. I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with those paper mache blank forms of dinosaurs that I found. In case you might be interested in trying your own hand at creating a ‘punk’ dino, these… Continue reading Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!
(UPDATE: These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) We’re down to the final part on this project and isn’t that triceratops looking fine all shiny and bright?… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3