Hello Monday, and welcome friends! We have a new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything but a Card! So, it's time to pull out those projects you've been waiting to work on and join us this week.
I decided to create in a steampunk/industrial style this week and make a home decor piece. It is a plank box that also has a twine hanger or a box hanger on the back if you want to hang it up. I was thinking about different inventions that came about with electricity...clocks, lightbulbs, telephones, fans, and how these and so many more inventions are part of our everyday lives. So here's a peek back into the early days of electricity.
I started by staining the wood with distress stains, working in a couple of layers all around the box frame.
I love the beautiful design in the wood that really comes out with the staining.
Then, I used rust pastes to make the clock look really old and rusty, and patina pastes for the fan and telephone.
While those were drying, I stamped my images and blended on Distress Inks, spritzed them a bit with water, an set them aside to dry and cut out.
After that, it was pretty much just finding fun details and paper dolls and building the piece.
I even had some electrical bits and bobs in my stash and added these in.
I also used the rust pastes on the Foundry piece.
Any thoughts and theories on electricity?
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I've inspired you to join us in this week's challenge! Every week, our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer a $50 voucher to one participant.
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Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from my awesome teamies, they are super creative!