arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Halloween Train – The Engine

I had been hoping that I would get my “Engine” post up sooner but events conspired against me.  Floors. There have been three floors in my home that were the last to get a face lift, and believe me they had to wait a long time to get it, too. I knew I wanted to… Continue reading Halloween Train – The Engine

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Steampunk · Upcycled

Steampunk + Halloween = Love

It’s JULY already!!!  Wow, the last month just blew right by me, and it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted here – oh my gosh! I have been working in my craft room, but it’s mostly been replenishing items that have sold in my Etsy shop, Old Raven.  Things like my black widow spiders,… Continue reading Steampunk + Halloween = Love

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Distressed · Etsy · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Steampunk Stag – Part 3

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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Steampunk Stag – Part 2

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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Steampunk Stag – Part 1

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