Monday, June 30, 2014

Steampunk Dreamcatcher

Another Eleventh Hour Challenge Entry 
June Challenge: Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust

I started out with a wooden embroidery hoop: Spray painted black, touched up with dark pewter acrylic by Martha Stewart.  The blue porcelain effect is made with a layer of Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Medium.  Once dry I colored it with Adirondack Alcohol ink in Stream, then I embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I think the middle, 3-sectioned circle is from a lamp shade, but I'm not positive.  It was in my stash.
The gears started out an insane bright plastic red.  I spray painted them black and then gave them a metallic look by adding metallic paint, metallic rub or embossing with metallic embossing powder.

To make rust I started out with a layer of Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Medium.  Once dry, using a hard paint brush I stippled over it with a mix of orange and burnt umber paint. Then I set my heat gun to it and fried it until the mixture began to darken, peel and crackle.  Rust!
I cut the feathers out on my Silhouette.
To make them metallic I followed the same procedure as for the gears.

Dream Punk it is!

Added 7/5/2014
Yay!  Thank you!


  1. Dream punk? Love your play on words, and this is awesome! Can only imagine the dreams it catches

  2. What a lovely dreamcatcher for a steampunk Indian chief and it looks like it's working effectively. True steampunk colors and upcycling - LOVE it.

    Thank you for participating in Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.
    Hugs Susan

  3. This is awesome!!!! What a brilliant and unique idea and I love how it is carried out! Thanks for that fab last minute entry to our SASPC June challenge! This is sooo cool and beautiful!

    Claudia x

  4. This is a brilliant idea for a Steampunk piece, love it.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  5. I just came across is awesome !! may i ask what you used for the small circles by the gears????

  6. I just came across is awesome !! may i ask what you used for the small circles by the gears????


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