Today I want to share with you my latest DT project for SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. This month we have a theme and it is
New Stash/Forgotten Stash
which means that we want our players to create a steampunk or industrial style project on which they use either an almost forgotten item from their stash or something new (that they got for Christmas for example). Or both. ;)
After long consideration I finally decided to give to myself for Christmas the lovely Tim Holtz "Village Brownstone" die from Sizzix. And as I wanted to create a little steampunk house I also decided to use my (never really forgotten) Tim Holtz Diamond Plate and Riveted Metal embossing folders.
Alongside with these I used quite a collection of DecoArt's fab Metallic Lustres to give my steampunk house a metal look.
I used some heavy black cardstock for cutting out the house parts and then gave them a coat of Black Shimmer Metallic Lustre for the roof and Silver Spark for the other pieces. I applied the Metallic Lustres as you would apply normal paint - simply wet a bristle brush and the Lustre too so you can take up enough "paint" for brushing it on.
Afterwards I dry brushed the dried pieces with DecoArt media black Gesso for a grungier look.
The windows and door were given a coat of Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre.
To make my house sturdier I cut out a base plate from a piece of foam board so I could glue the house "around" it.
Using my mini hot glue gun I assembled the house parts after I had glued the door and window frames in place using DecoArt matte Decou-Page.
Then I distressed all the edges with black soot Distress Crayon.
To add a bit more colour to my house I added dashes of Copper Kettle and Gold Rush Metallic Lustre here and there:
If you hop over to our challenge blog you will be able to learn about the new or forgotten stash my teamies and our players have used so far. I would love to see you play along! As always we have two prizes to give away - generously donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! So don't miss the chance to win!
Hugs and happy crafting!