Besides our regular challenge we offer a special six-week-long extra challenge with an extra cool prize package to be won!
If you hop over to our challenge blog you will find all details and information (plus a bundle of inspiring creations by the DT) you need to successfully join in our summer steampunk fun and maybe even win the awesome prize!
And don't forget about our regular July challenge "Inventions&Inventors" which is open until the end of July and can be found HERE. If you have visited my blog or the challenge blog two days ago you have already seen the makes of Team B too - if not, HERE's the link for finding out what you have missed so far.
If you have missed my DT project for that challenge, I would love you to take a look at it HERE! Thank you for all the heartwarming and fantastic response and wonderful comments on this make so far! It's really overwhelming and so much needed right now! And I am so happy you like it that much! You are fab! XXX
But now to my inspirational project to get you on track for our Steampunk Summer Bonus Challenge :
I loved the encrusted look of the cogs from Agnieszka's moodboard and I also had a scrap from a background I did with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique that matched the colour scheme shown - so I went for little rust worshipping panel ;)
That key sat on my balcony for months - after I gave it a bath in salt and vinegar for a few days it was left to sun, wind and weather to do their job. And what a job they did! :)
I covered the die cut panel with DecoArt Decou-Page first and after that had dried I gave it a coat of DecoArt media clear "Crackle Glaze" varying the thickness from really thin to rather heavy to create cracks of different sizes with different areas.
I rubbed in some carbon black DecoArt media Antiquing Creme and wiped off the excess with a baby wipe. That made the cracks a lot more visible and one of the main focuses of my make.
The gears were painted with DecoArt Traditions "Burnt Umber" and while the paint was still wet I sprinkled some embossing powders onto it. I chose embossing powders that do not melt to a glossy sheen to achieve an even more encrusted look.
The key was fixed to the panel with two pieces of wire, which are closed on the back of the panel.
Good luck, enjoy, have fun with our Bonus Challenge event and a happy holiday and crafting time,