Monday, June 11, 2012

Steampunk Shadowbox The Ultimate Recycle

It's time for more Steampunk and this time I created a shadow box. This project has to be the ultimate in recycling because I used 16 different recycled items to create it. I have listed the items I recycled, at the bottom of this post, but it might be fun to see if you can guess what some of them are without first peeking any further. Some are more obvious and some are hidden.

 
 The embossed corner piece on the top right is a piece of recycled Christmas card.
The metal background is a piece of a pie tin I ran through my Cuttle bug
and then distressed with some copper acrylic paint
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The main focal point for this as well as all the other paper elements I used are all digital designs from my  new Steampunk Collection. The designs have been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine.

I created my Steampunk Shadowbox The Ultimate Recycle especially for the Heavy Metal challenge on Art With No Boundaries which was just  posted today. 

My Recycled Steampunk Shadow Box is being featured along side the fabulous examples by the CS Design Team, on our Art With No Boundaries challenge blog. We have more amazing examples for you to look at so be sure to pop in and have a peek, you won't be disapointed.


The large copper element on the right behind the red bead is a puzzle piece
and the background is a piece of rolled roofing which I dry brushed with copper paint
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The list of Recycled Material I used:
1. A Cereal box to construct the inside of the frame.
2. Re-inforced outside and made shelves with leftover matboard from framing paintings.
3. Covered the mat-board with pages of an old book I bought for 25 cents.
4. The corner pieces on the top left and bottom are from an old Christmas card.
5. The embossed metal background on top the Steam Gears panel section and below the key are from an old Pie Tin.
6. The key on the left bottom is from one of my old floppy disk cases.
7. The background under the Distressed sentiment is a piece of rolled roofing that has been dry brushed with copper acrylic paint.
8. The wrapped paper Rose directly across from my Solitaire design is made from packing material an external hard drive came wrapped in, it has been painted and dry brushed with green and copper acrylic paint..
9. The gold cording around the paper rose is from the outside of a Christmas card box
10. The metal element on the top left corner is on old piece of jewelry I bought at a swap meet
11. Since Pop up dots did not give me enough height, I used an old piece of wine cork in back of the jewelry piece for more elevation.
12. I raised the key by gluing a small  metal nut  in back of it, the nut came from my Hubby's shop.
13. The copper piece under the red bead is a large puzzle piece also dry brushed with acrylic copper paint.
14. The little bit of fiber on the left side of Solitaire is a small piece of tattered ribbon, I had that was too small use for anything else, but was too pretty to throw away.
15. I did all the copper dry bushing with some acrylic paint I got from my MIN that she didn't want any more.
16. I glued a metal lid from an Snapple Ice Tea bottle in back of my Solitaire image for more height.

Artist's Note: I Hope this will inspire you to look at things differently.  Junk is only how one perceives it and it is amazing what can be used in your art if you are willing to have an open mind. One persons junk is an Artist's Treasure.




Every one has been enjoying the double challenge at Art With No Boundaries so much that we have decided to make it a standard pratice. The challenge for this fortnight challenge is Anything Goes & Heavy Metal for our Bonus Round, and you guessed it you have to use something metal. Those who play in our Bonus Round will also have a chance to win one of the sentiment collections from my new Steampunk collection. One of the New Design just posted today. can be seen above

Want to win one of the designs from my new Steampunkk collreciotn? 
have a look at my previous post.

Steampunk Recycled Shadow Box is playing in the following challenges: 
Art With No Boundaries ...  2 challenges Anything Goes & Heavy Metal... Fortnight
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent  ... 2 challenges Anything Goes & Heavy Metal... Monthly
Make it Monday ... Fun Link Party
Love To Create #19 ... Something Recycled (16 things)
Crafty Card Makers ... No Cards, Tags or ATCs
Moving Along With The Times ... Anything but a Card

Monday, June 4, 2012

Steampunk Heavy Metal Altered Sardine Can


I had such a great time making my last Steampunk creation, that I decided to create another one, only this time I built a little Steampunk scene framed inside a sardine can. I have been saving sardine cans with something like this in mind for some time now and it was fun to finally get to do it . The main focal point for this as well as all the other paper elements I used are designs from my  new Steampunk Collection.

The designs have been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine.

I also made the gold colored coils out of some brass wire I bought for making stickpins some time ago. The round wheels are vintage buttons, I bought a couple of years ago, the are all metal and very heavy, so think they fit this project perfectly. The sardine can was a recycle from my Hubby, he no longer asks and just assumes if it's weird I will want it.

I created this piece especially for the Heavy Metal challenge on Art With No Boundaries which was just  posted today. 

My Steampunk Heavy Metal Altered Sardine Can is also being featured along side the fabulous examples by the CS Design Team, on our Art With No Boundaries challenge blog. If you haven't checked out this challenge, be sure to do so as the examples by the Design Team are amazing and will knock your socks off.


New Designers: We have also added 3 new designs to the CS Designs Team, so be sure to stop by their blogs, congratulate them and have a look around at their bog at all the beautiful art they have created..

Every one has been enjoying the double challenge at Art With No Boundaries so much that we have decided to make it a standard pratice. The challenge for this fortnight challenge is Anything Goes & Heavy Metal for our Bonus Round, and you guessed it you have to use something metal. Those who play in our Bonus Round will also have a chance to win one of the sentiment collections from my new Steampunk collection. One of the New Design just posted today. can be seen above

Want to win one of the designs from my new Steampunkk collreciotn? 
have a look at my previous post.


My Steampunk Heavy Metal Altered Sardine Can is playing in the following challenges: 
Art With No Boundaries ...  2 challenges Anything Goes & Heavy Metal... Fortnight
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent  ... 2 challenges Anything Goes & Heavy Metal... Monthly
Make it Monday ... Link Party, I always love playing in this one.
Smudy Antics ... Anything Goes & Skull Appreciation
Inspire Me Fridays ... Anything Goes 61
Our Creative Corner ... Embellished Frame  ... (My Steampunk Scene framed inside a Sardine Can) ....  I just found this last challenge blog and the work there is just amazing and is a must see.