Welcome to my desk for this week's WOYWWs hosted by the fantastic Julia at Stamping Ground.
Bit of a mixture today as I've just finished my Steam Punk box from the Paper Artsy weekend and am getting ready for my next playtime.
So we have some watch-parts, cogs, pen nibs, some gorgeous lace I bought on Sunday, bottles for altering (some time), some cotton reels, a beautiful owl charm, a couple of plastic, and very realistic looking bugs and Neet's spindle challenge. Have sorted out what I'm going to do on this one thank goodness so 'all' I have to do is make it - not telling which of the above bits I am going to use on it.
Very pleased with the way my steam punk box has turned out, especially as I have not done anything like this before. My nature is to be neat and tidy not at all grungy but I enjoyed doing this, especially the little touches at the end of the project so I may be converted now.
I know there is another set of workshops this weekend but as the sample photos are up on the Paper Artsy shop website, and have been for some time, I'm not giving away any secrets by showing you what I did. so here is the full piece (apart from thebrass knob at the very top which for some reason I cropped off the photo).
The boxes are from one of Tim's large configuration boxes, re-jigged in shape and stuck together before painting and beautifying (which is what my Dad used to call painting and decorating). Most of the boxes are filled following the Paper Artsy example at the class as I couldn't have kept up if I had gone my own way - takes me an hour or so to chose stamps for a card sometimes so would have had no chance with this.
I did chose and mix my own colours and added a few touches of my own though and more at home yesterday when I was finishing it off.
This is a side view with my addition of a watch part for the face of this stamped metal.
Also added the coiled watch spring to the hanging key, the netting wrapped 'thingy' to the right of the stamped man (who appears to have developed a few chicken pox scars on his face from my poky-tool), and a few cogs here and there. My favourite bit of the whole thing is the brass watch part pinned to the front as the engraving is so beautiful and the shape (thistle?) so pretty so when I found it it had to go in right at the front.
A few more close-ups for you: -
The back, covered in Ferro paste - cool heh? The whole shape reminds me of a factory building which is quite appropriate given that the theme is grungy industrial.
Gosh what a lot of photos, hope you managed to make it to the end of the blog this week. I'm off to tour the world on Julia's massive blog hop now - cup of tea and a biscuit ready.