Another challenge at SanDee's And Amelie's Steampunk Challenges- my favorite challenge site. If you read my blog you know i love steampunk!!!! Here is my steampunk phone I created it with chipboard, cardstock, straws, and funky embellishments- what every i could get my hands on.
I started with box made from chipboard, i did make a cut out from the bottom so it was more dimensional. I brought craft foam at the dollar store, did you know you could get it 0.25" thick??? and it is super easy to cut. I used the craft foam to add panels and rotary dial. I cut gears out of cardstock from my silhouette and layered onto frame.
Straws are my new go to, once painted they look like piping. My friend has these FAB bendy straws with extra long bendy coils, makes them fun to manipulate.
Add some wire that I twirled around a pencil. Next added some metal embellishments
Then the top of the phone, i wanted to create bells like on an old phone so i cut a foam ball in half and glued onto top. Finished with more twirled wire, glass domes and light bulbs.
Now the magic- i painted the whole piece black. Next added metallic finish by dry brushing on gold metallic paint. While the paint is still damp i added more color with Finnabair mica ingredients. Ahhh i love it when a plan comes together.