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.



Black luxury. An altered bottle for Art Daily Cafe

  The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel pa...