Sunday, 17 March 2019

Spring project for Calico Crafts

A friend of mine was having a clear out and she gave me a box of treasure to use in my crafting. In the box was a little alarm clock case with no back.
I’ve used it along with some Calico Craft Parts to make a little spring time assemblage.
I’ve used whole parts but I also often break off bits to fit my needs. The grass, daffodils and bird are all piece of a larger shape. I have to admit that this is a project that, in my mind, didn’t work but it’s not bad enough to say it went wrong. It’s just not what I had hoped. But it still gives a bit of inspiration and maybe you could do a better job 😉





Craft Parts used:
Alert hare and sitting hare
Daffodils 
Grass
Bird
Cog

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Altered lunchbox style tin.

 

In return for supplying me with some fabulous bits of preloved treasure, Ive altered this tin for my friend Sheilagh. It used to contain a game and it’s just slightly smaller than a typical lunchbox tin.






Friday, 8 March 2019

Altered cigar box.


As the title says...
I had this old wooden cigar box and decided to alter it to use as a box for a necklace I altered. They will be raffled for fund raising for my steampunk society and our next AGM.









Thursday, 7 March 2019

Pimping a cheap fancy dress hat.


Top hats can be expensive. Too expensive to experiment with mixed media on.
So I got a cheap fancy dress one and gave it a steampunk makeover.






Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Pimp my nerf...

altering toy guns is quite popular among steampunks. I’ve given it a go a couple of times and recently I found this Tek 6 in a charity shop.

I took it home and gave it a makeover.
As a basic guide I give The nerfs a gentle sanding before giving them a coat of primer. (Try getting a small spray primer from a car paint shop). I then use “treasure gold” gilding waxes in various colours. Then glue on embellishments...




And here is a previous altered Nerf. This is a Nerf Maverick 




Saturday, 2 March 2019

Phileas McFly

I found a giant plastic fly in a charity shop. Its about 3.5 inches long.
I gave it a steampunk makeover.



Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Winter gift boxes.

I’m struggling to use blogger on my iPad so I’ve not been using my blog and promoting it to visitors in the way my design team commitments require.
There’s this whole issue with scrolling up and down a page to edit it. The issue being, I just can’t. So once I’ve added text, I can’t scroll through it to add photos in the righ place etc.
It’s made me lax.
Now I know, in the great scheme of things, nobody gives a hoot if I blog or not and it’s just one more blog for you to feel obliged to visit, but it’s the agreement we make when joining a design team. We are expected to promote the companies, retailers, manufacturers we design for when appropriate, on our personal blogs and other social media. Facebook I do. (Too much of).
I may have to dig my laptop out again and go back to blogging from there.

So I’ve got a lot of projects to catch up on and a lot of work to do to get visitors back in the numbers they used to visit.
I’ll start by simply adding images, over the next couple of posts, of my Yuletide and winter makes that I’ve done since November.
Starting with a couple of wintery gift boxes.







Spring project for Calico Crafts

A friend of mine was having a clear out and she gave me a box of treasure to use in my crafting. In the box was a little alarm clock case ...